ELORA – Centre Wellington council approved the long-awaited strategic plan on May 29 that will guide the budget, priorities of staff, and establish new advisory committees to help council reach its goals before the next election in 2026.
Referendum: 98% against private, for-profit health care
GUELPH – The Guelph and District Health Coalition is hopeful the government will hear the message that people value public health care and don’t want it privatized.
Group hopes it will have more luck with new council to save Middlebrook bridge
ELORA – The Save Middlebrook Bridge group made another attempt to save the historic bridge that is slated to be removed in 2028.
The Grove youth hubs, Homewood Research Institute receive funding to evaluate services
GUELPH – The Grove Hubs and the Homewood Research Institute have received a $100,000 grant to evaluate the reach and delivery of services provided at youth hubs dotted across Guelph and Wellington County.
Centre Wellington firefighters kept hopping over weekend
CENTRE WELLINGTON – Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue volunteers were busy this past weekend, but no one was injured and all fires were extinguished with minimal property damage.
CWDHS Relay for Life raises $103,000 for Canadian Cancer Society
FERGUS – Centre Wellington District High School held its Relay for Life event on May 26 and raised $103,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
‘Bard of Colborne Street’ has written a book
ELORA – Known for being a local, eccentric character and attracting waves from neighbours and strangers alike, Jim Black has now published a book of poetry.
Puslinch Township will hire its own senior planner
PUSLINCH – The township is receiving enough planning applications that it needs its own planner – and on May 24, council agreed.
County to take over two Puslinch roads once Hanlon interchange complete
PUSLINCH – Wellington County will take over responsibility for two roads in the township when work on the new interchange at Highway 6 between Maltby Road and Wellington Road 34 is complete.
Equine Assisted Learning research suggests working with horses helps sexual trauma survivors
GUELPH – The only way the presentation on equine assisted learning could have been better would be if there had been a horse in the room.
Puslinch council defers decision on Wellington Motor Freight at company’s request
PUSLINCH – The community will have to wait a little longer to learn if Wellington Motor Freight can relocate its trucking hub to 128 Brock Road South.
Would you like pies with that? Top McHappy Days fundraisers rewarded with pie in face
Staff at the McDonalds restaurant in Fergus had some fun on May 18, tossing pies at their colleagues who raised the most money on McHappy Day
Growth the hot topic at township open house, mayor’s town hall
FERGUS – If the displays that drew the biggest crowds at the township open house are any indication, Centre Wellington residents are most concerned about the Fergus South Secondary Plan and the population growth that will bring.
Council approves monitoring systems purchase as it searches for new water sources
ELORA – In its hunt for new water sources to serve a growing community, the Township of Centre Wellington is exploring four new potential well sites. At the May 15 council meeting, staff asked council to approve the purchase of four water monitoring systems at a cost of $113,000.
Is the pandemic over? Yes and no, says Mercer
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 “global health emergency” over on May 5. Does that mean the pandemic is over?