WELLINGTON COUNTY - Canada's biggest seniors' care providers are mandating staff vaccinations, but local providers are keeping policies in line with provincial requirements.
WDGPH cleared to administer Moderna vaccine to adolescents aged 12 to 17
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is cleared to administer first and second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 following Health Canada's approval for its expanded use on Aug. 27.
Police searching for information on outlaw biker brawl in Arthur
ARTHUR - Wellington County OPP are seeking information from the public surrounding Arthur brawl on Aug. 18 involving upwards of 30 people, some who police suspect have ties to motorcycle gangs.
The land, it beckons: Answering the call of the Yukon
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health nurses answered the call to help Yukon public health unit overwhelmed by spreading COVID-19 virus.
Town of Minto making room for additional doctors
HARRISTON – The Lions Medical Community Centre is getting closer to having 1,150-square-feet of additional space to accommodate two physicians, a reception area and nursing station as well as waiting, procedure and exam rooms.
Residents voice concern about potential Palmerston development
MINTO - Three Palmerston residents living adjacent a commercially zoned property eyed for development spoke up at an Aug. 17 council meeting. Sinclair Construction, a Palmerston-based home developer, sought approval for a minor frontage variance from town council.
Mapleton council taps brakes on speed limit around rural schools
MAPLETON - Council voted on Aug. 10 to reduce road speeds to a maximum of 60km/h around rural schools.
Mapleton’s depreciating assets a ‘warning sign’: finance director
MAPLETON - Township finance director John Morrison spoke to councillors on Aug. 10 about the township's financial health and infrastructure funding challenges.
Province sets COVID-19 immunization policy for schools, high-risk settings
TORONTO - The province will require high-risk settings and organizations to implement an immunization policy meeting the province's minimum requirements by Sept. 7.
Shine Your Light Sunflower Tour a shining success
MAPLETON - The second Shine Your Light Sunflower Tour held on Aug. 14 raised at least $20,450 for the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation.
Mapleton council approves seeking government loan for water tower
MAPLETON - Council here as approved the initial application stage of a long-term provincial loan to cover a portion of the cost for a new water tower in Drayton.
Public health reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases in region over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases between Friday and Monday (Aug. 13 to 15). Active cases in the region sit at 37.
Man killed in police shooting in Fergus; OPP officer seriously injured
FERGUS - The Special Investigations Unit is looking into the circumstances of a police shooting in Fergus, resulting in the death of 31 year-old Mathias Bunyan on Aug. 15.
No objections to 45-metre Xplornet tower near Spruce Green
MAPLETON - New telecommunications tower providing high speed internet is expected for 2021-22 in Mapleton after township agrees on tower location and impact.