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Today's date: Monday August 21, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 33
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Cover crops, just the right thing to do

CAMBRIDGE - Cover crops grown over winter are just the right thing to do, according to some local producers who participated in the GRCA’s Rural Water Quality Program and received an incentive payment last year.


A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra.

Guelph Trial Garden open house set for Aug. 18-19

GUELPH - The annual open house for the Guelph Trial Garden will take place Aug. 18 from noon to 8pm and Aug. 19 from 9am to 3pm.

The amazing life of spiders at the Arboretum

Hunters, fishers and trappers: the amazing life of spiders. Guest instructor Dan Schneider will be at The Arboretum on Sept. 11 from 9am to 4pm to share fascinating life stories and identification tips about our most important invertebrate predators: Spiders.

Ecopsychology workshop to be held at Arboretum

GUELPH - The Arboretum is presenting an eight-evening series that will explore the principles of Ecopsychology and Eco Art Therapy.



Ethan Robertson, of Puslinch, and Nathan Whittom, of Centre Wellington, took home gold with Team Ontario at the Canadian Lacrosse Association Peewee National Championship on Aug. 6. The team went 7-0 in the national series. Brett Harrison, of Centre Wellington, settled with silver and losing 5-4 to Team Alberta in the finals of the Canadian Lacrosse Association Midget National Championship on Aug. 6. Team Ontario won six of seven games in the round robin play.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

The Guelph-Wellington Special Olympics Track and Field team shone at the 2017 Summer Provincial Games in Peel Region, July 13 to 16. The five athletes brought home 17 medals (nine gold, five silver and three bronze).

Emotionally supportive virtual assistant could help Alzheimer patients

WATERLOO - Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo are creating a prototype of a virtual assistant to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease. It will prompt them to complete day-to-day tasks by taking the person’s personality and current state of mind into consideration.

Long weekend stats

ORILLIA - With its traffic data now finalized, the OPP is reporting three fatal road collisions over the Civic Holiday long weekend and has updated its preliminary “Move Over” campaign results.

Cover crop incentive available

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority’s Rural Water Quality Program offers a per acre incentive to grow cover crops over the winter for applicants in Brant County, Waterloo Region, and Wellington County.
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