GUELPH - The Ontario government recently released its Crombie Report – draft plans on the 10-year review of four significant land use plans for Ontario.
PERTH-WELLINGTON - The Mapleton fire and building departments are recommending council endorse a private members bill aimed at improving safety for firefighters.
PERTH-WELLINGTON - On March 17, 2011, a fire claimed the lives of North Perth Fire Service members Ken Rea and Ray Walter. Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece is working on a new fire safety initiative to help address one of the factors in that tragic accident: firefighters had no way of knowing the building used truss and lightweight construction.
GUELPH - Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis’ 30th annual Take Back the Night will take place on Sept. 22 at 6pm at Marianne’s Park, 176 Gordon Street, Guelph.
WELLINGTON CTY. - During the week of Aug. 7 Wellington County Junior Farmers hosted five international delegates. They came from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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 - What if accepting death meant that we could find more purpose and meaning in our lives?
WELLINGTON CTY. - When voters head to the polls for the 2018 municipal election their ballots could look decidedly different. Earlier this summer, the province passed the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, which gives Ontario’s 444 municipalities the option of using ranked ballots, starting with the next election in two years.
GUELPH - In memory of Guelph visual artist Jane Graham the Guelph Arts Council offers an annual award to a regional visual artist(s) to pursue professional development opportunities. The 2016 application deadline is Sept. 30 at 4pm.
Kendra McFadden of Guelph won $500,000 with Lotto Max Millions in the Aug. 12 draw. The winning ticket was purchased at Zehrs on Kortright Road in Guelph.
GUELPH - The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) is working on an economic development strategy to grow the regional economy.
WINDSOR - Wellington County councillor Chris White will resume his position as director for the Rural Caucus for the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors.
ALMA - The 2016 Alma Car Show and Swap Meet take place on Aug. 27 at Wallace Cummings Park, Alma from 9am to 2pm.
Wellington County OPP received a call regarding an erratic driver on Alma Street in Rockwood on Aug. 12 at about 8:25pm. Police say officers located the 2016 Chevrolet on Main Street North, parked partially on a curb just prior to it reversing quickly and parking in a marked spot. Officers spoke to the male driver, conducted a roadside screening device test and transported him to a nearby OPP operations centre for further testing.
GUELPH - A Grand Valley man has been charged after a woman had something slipped into her drink at a bar here last weekend.