WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is reporting 26 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend (Nov. 19 to 21). The region’s active case count sits at 72 as of Nov. 22.
Health Canada approves COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11
OTTAWA - Five to 11 year-olds are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations after Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with a modified dosing formulation, for the age group on Nov. 19.
Children aged five to 11 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, here’s what you need to know
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health received 17,100 child-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine following Health Canada's approval of the pediatric vaccine on Nov. 19. Appointments can now be booked for children in the health unit's region with vaccination beginning Nov. 25.
The search is on for builder of Brent Barnes Memorial Skatepark
WELLINGTON NORTH - The bidding is on for design proposals for the Brent Barnes Memorial Skatepark, hoped to be built on Arthur's former fairgrounds, by June 15, 2022.
Family dog found safe and well following house fire; rebuilding of family’s life begins
GUELPH/ERAMOSA - A beloved chocolate labradoodle has been found after a Nov. 13 house fire displaced a Guelph/Eramosa family. Now, the family is embarking on a long journey to rebuild their lives.
Fergus Zehrs reopened after compressor explosion, release of Freon gas
FERGUS - The Zehrs at 800 Tower Street in Fergus was closed after what is being described as an explosion in a compressor room, resulting in the spreading of Freon gas in the store.
Pierpoint neighbourhood group regroups for future township delegation
FERGUS - The Pierpoint neighbourhood group is regrouping after its recent delegation before the county roads committee and honing in on a strategy to bring their cause before Centre Wellington council.
Residents displaced, dog missing after Guelph/Eramosa house fire
GUELPH/ERAMOSA - Residents are displaced and a family dog has gone missing after a house fire at 7696 Wellington Road 124 on Nov. 13. Damage from smoke, water and fire has left the home unfit for living in and a preliminary estimate from Guelph fire officials pegs the damage at $450,000.
Pearle Hospitality pausing Riverwalk idea; hoping for greater support in the future
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Pearl Hospitality has decided not to proceed with the Elora Riverwalk project at this time.
WDGPH reporting 22 new COVID-19 cases over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is reporting 22 new COVID-19 cases between Nov. 13 and 15. The region’s active case count sits at 83 as of Nov. 15.
Remembrance ceremony lit up front lawn of Wellington County Museum and Archives
ABOYNE - Wellington County residents placed remembrance candles at memorial markers commemorating the county’s war dead on the front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives on the evening of Nov. 10.
Pierpoint neighbourhood group opposes potential bridge over Grand River
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Fergus residents have banded together in opposition to a potential $6.2 million bridge suggested for construction over the Grand River to link Wellington Road 29 and Anderson Street.
Small-town infrastructure doesn’t mean small-town money for Wellington North
WELLINGTON NORTH - An asset management plan presented to council here suggests an additional $4.9 million in average yearly spending is needed to address infrastructure demands in the decade ahead.
County projects year-end surplus; tax rate increase around 2% expected for 2022
WELLINGTON COUNTY - A year-end surplus between $1.8 and $2.5 million is projected to come from this year’s $108.5-million budget. A preliminary county budget will be presented Nov. 16.
WDGPH reporting 37 new COVID-19 cases over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is reporting 37 new COVID-19 cases between Nov. 5 and 8. The region’s active case count sits at 70 as of Nov. 8, an increase of 39 cases reported one week ago.