KENILWORTH – Newly elected Ward 1 councillor Penny Renken was officially welcomed by returning members of Wellington North council at the inaugural meeting on Nov. 21.
Holiday event takes over Palmerston Lions Heritage Park
Light up the park – All Aboard Palmerston and the Palmerston Lions Club brought some holiday magic to Palmerston Lions Heritage Park on the evening of Nov. 18.
‘No job action’: strike averted as province, union reach tentative deal
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District School Board students will remain in classrooms this week following a tentative deal reached between the province and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Local pharmacists getting creative during children’s medication shortage
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Local pharmacists are getting creative to address a national supply shortage of child-dose painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication.
New parking arrangement to provide continued access to downtown Arthur clinic, library
WELLINGTON NORTH – A new parking arrangement in downtown Arthur aims to keep parking access open for a county-owned building on Charles Street that houses a clinic and library branch.
Wellington North taking another swing at provincial funding for roadwork
KENILWORTH – Wellington North is taking another swing at the province’s Connecting Link funding, hoping the application is knocked out of the park.
Salary inflation adjustments capped at 4% for Wellington North councillors, mayor
WELLINGTON NORTH – How much Wellington North councillors and the mayor earn remains unchanged after a market review, and salary increases will be capped at 4% due to rising inflation.
Experimental Acres pilot grows farmers’ curiosity
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The first round of the county’s Experimental Acres pilot may have come to an end, but the experiments don’t stop here.
Wellington North extending Guelph bylaw enforcement agreement
WELLINGTON NORTH - The Township of Wellington North is extending an agreement with the City of Guelph to provide bylaw enforcement services for an additional six months beyond an initial one-year trial period.
Education workers could be off the job Monday as CUPE issues strike notice
WELLINGTON COUNTY – CUPE Local 256 education workers could be back on strike and off the job again on Nov. 21 if a deal isn’t reached between the union and province. The union issued a strike notice on Nov. 16.
Property adjustment requested for possible 17-unit Mount Forest apartment building
WELLINGTON NORTH – An application by St. John’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church to part ways with under an acre of their property reappeared before council here on Nov. 7.
Food Day Canada Act passes second reading in House of Commons
OTTAWA – Bill S-227, known as the Food Day in Canada Act, passed its second reading in the House of Commons on Nov. 2, with parliamentarians unanimously voting to adopt the bill.
Ammonia leak results in evacuation of Centre 2000 in Erin
ERIN – An early morning ammonia leak at Centre 2000 resulted in the evacuation and closure of the community centre on Thursday morning.
‘Bluebird’ Alice Hindley cared for Canada’s wounded in First World War
ABOYNE – When nurse Alice Hindley boarded the S.S. Adriatic in Halifax on May 19, 1916, she couldn’t have known what lay in store on the other side of the Atlantic.
Harriston provides fresh start for family escaping Syrian civil war
HARRISTON - Harriston is a long way from the refugee camps of Turkey, crammed with displaced Syrians, and farther away still from Aleppo’s embattled streets. But for Obid Almohamed and his family, the small community of Harriston, with less than 2,000 inhabitants, is now home.