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Today's date: Friday December 09, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 50
   
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Rash of vacant building fires continues in Wellington County

Rash of vacant building fires continues in Wellington County

GUELPH - Two more vacant buildings have been destroyed by fire in the south end of Wellington County. On Dec. 5 at 1:30am the Guelph Fire Department responded to an abandoned workshop fire on Silvercreek Parkway North. Then, just two hours later, the department was called to an abandoned barn fire on Fife Road.

Carol sing Dec. 10

GUELPH - On Dec. 10, the St. George’s Choir and the Salvation Army Band will bring their annual Community Carol Sing to St. George’s Church.

OMAFRA Report

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.

Waterloo Wellington achieves a number of top results in Ontario for safe and efficient care

WATERLOO - Waterloo Wellington residents received some of the most efficient and highest quality care in the province according to data released on Nov. 30 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Guelph entrepreneurs included in book

GUELPH - Passion fuels the rocket, but vision - a big dream - points the rocket to its ultimate destination.

Tree of Remembrance up at mall

GUELPH - The Tree of Remembrance will be at Stone Road Mall in Guelph until Dec. 23.

Boreal to play River Run Centre Dec. 9

Boreal to play River Run Centre Dec. 9

GUELPH - Local songstresses Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon will welcome winter at River Run Centre when Boreal performs Songs for a Snowy Season on Dec. 9 at 8pm.

Local dancers set to perform in The Nutcracker - a Canadian Tradition

Local dancers set to perform in The Nutcracker - a Canadian Tradition

WELLINGTON CTY. - Several dancers from Wellington County will be performing in Canada’s Ballet Jörgen production of The Nutcracker - a Canadian Tradition.

Police investigate serious collisions

WELLINGTON CTY. - Police are looking for witnesses to two separate three-vehicle collisions earlier this week - one in Guelph-Eraomsa and one in Puslinch.
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Speeders of the Week

On Dec. 1 at about 8:35am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 near Laird Road in Guelph.

Marijuana charges

GUELPH - On Nov. 26 at about 11:18pm, a Wellington County OPP officer observed a 2003 Acura stopped on the shoulder of Highway 6 near Laird Road.

Greenback counterfeit

GUELPH - Guelph Police have recently received reports of $20, $50 and $100 counterfeit U.S. bills being distributed at businesses within Guelph.

Campaign exceeds goal for housing homeless

GUELPH - Six months after the Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign announced it intended to help 30 of the most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness find and maintain housing, the goal has been exceeded.

Equine Guelph offering horse racing industry survey

GUELPH - Members of the Ontario horse racing industry have the opportunity to participate in a new survey being conducted by Equine Guelph.

Pettapiece calls on government to justify hydro rates

QUEEN'S PARK - Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece said Mike Carter, owner of Milverton Foodtown, did all the right things. He installed energy-efficient lighting, and purchased new, efficient freezers and refrigerators. However, the MPP notes in a press release, Carter’s hydro bills are now up 30 percent and his delivery charge more than doubled.

Hydro One offers advice for energy efficient holiday decorating

TORONTO - Hydro One is offering advice to help Ontario residents bring holiday cheer to their home and neighbourhood without breaking the bank this year.
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Centre Wellington Winter 2016 Community Guide

BUZZ

Mount Forest Kin Club disbands after 50 years of service
Santa’s coming to town for special home visits
Puslinch believes more types of watertaking need to be considered with any new regulations
Draft budget projects 3% levy hike
Jean Campbell honoured posthumously for volunteer role with theatre

COLUMNISTS

Bruce Whitestone
Michael Chong, MP, Wellington-Halton Hills
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: The art of socializing

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