Steaming haggis – An animated John Campbell addresses the haggis (and seniors) at the Victoria…
Township’s workplace health and safety committee reviewed four incidents during 2022
WELLINGTON NORTH – The township’s Joint Health and Safety Committee looked into four incidents last year.
Settlement reached in Jones Baseline Ontario Land Tribunal appeal
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – An appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) seeking to reverse the rezoning of 27.8 acres of agricultural land to rural industrial in Guelph/Eramosa for a large factory has been withdrawn.
‘Celebrate your heritage’ with Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Library branches within the county and in Guelph are hosting events for Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27.
Rising costs mean fewer items added to county library collection in 2022
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Last year, the county library spent more money purchasing fewer items for its collection than it did in 2021, according to an annual statistics report.
County revenue from OPP false alarm calls to surpass $100,000 following fee increase
GUELPH – County revenue from OPP false alarm fees is expected to rise beyond $100,000 for 2022, according to a January report to the county’s Police Services Board.
‘My story is finally heard’: Erin man sentenced to seven years for ‘horrific’ sexual abuse
GUELPH – For the first time in her life, Kelsey White-Sjolin doesn’t lie awake at night wondering if the man who sexually abused her as a little child will find his way back into her life.
Wellington North seeking provincial green light for new pedestrian crossings
KENILWORTH – Wellington North is hoping for a green light from the province to install pedestrian crossing infrastructure at three intersections in Mount Forest and Arthur.
Indigenous Gathering Circle expected to open in spring
ABOYNE – Nearly 400 trees, plants and traditional Indigenous medicines are on the way from Centre-Wellington’s Whiffletree Farm and Nursery for the county’s Indigenous Gathering Circle, where seeding is planned for the spring.
Wellington North council adopts work plan for Mount Forest outdoor pool
KENILWORTH– Wellington North council has given a partial nod to next steps in the design process for a proposed outdoor pool in Mount Forest that would replace the Lion Roy Grant pool.
Township accepts modified insurance policy
KENILWORTH – Wellington North finance director Farhad Hossain presented a sticker-shocked council with a slightly reduced municipal insurance premium at a Jan. 16 meeting.
Social services committee approves designs for transitional housing in Guelph
GUELPH – VG Architects managing partner Paul Sapounzi presented long-anticipated designs for the county’s newest transitional housing project to the social services committee on Jan. 11.
Earl Campbell heading Wellington County Police Services Board
GUELPH - Responsible for governing the police, the Wellington County Police Services Board has new members around the table for the 2023-34 term.
Policing to cost Wellington County taxpayers $18 million in 2023
ABOYNE – The cost to county taxpayers for policing is on the rise again in this year’s budget. Price tag expected to climb to $23.97 million in 2032.
Pharmacists welcome new prescription powers for common ailments
WELLINGTON COUNTY - As of Jan. 1, pharmacists across Ontario can prescribe within 10 drug classes for 13 minor ailments. Local pharmacists are welcoming what they say is a long-overdue advancement in their scope of practice.