KENILWORTH – The former Sacred Heart School located at 9135 Highway 6 here could be demolished within the next few years, council heard at a Dec. 19 meeting.
‘Sticker shock’: 22% insurance premium increase surprises Wellington North council
WELLINGTON NORTH – The township's premium is up by 22% year-over-year from $265,738 in 2022 to $324,782 in 2023 thanks to inflation and additional building valuations.
Rezoning of farmland for county garage final after council vote
WELLINGTON NORTH - The final step in a zoning bylaw amendment process converting nine acres of agricultural land in Arthur to rural industrial for a future county garage has been finalized by council in a 3-2 vote on Dec. 19.
Council approves $10,000 grant to Seniors’ Centre for Excellence
KENILWORTH – Wellington North council has approved a $10,000 grant to the Mapleton-based Seniors’ Centre for Excellence following the centre’s request for funding for its ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) coordinator position.
Erin surveying downtown businesses following construction disruptions
ERIN – Following disruptions to Main Street businesses caused by ongoing work for Enbridge gas lines in the village of Erin, the town is asking how future disruptions might be mitigated – namely during construction of Erin’s new wastewater treatment plant.
Erin expresses Bill 23 concerns in letters to province
ERIN – Erin council endorsed comments to the province and briefly discussed some of Bill 23’s effects on the town at its Dec. 8 meeting, prompted by a report and letters from planning and development director Jack Krubnik and staff.
Erin tax bills increasing by 2.5% in 2023
ERIN – Town of Erin council voted to used tax stabilization reserves to reduce next year's tax rate increase from the proposed 4.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent.
Wellington North council endorses McCabe’s ROMA bid
KENILWORTH – Ward 4 councillor Steve McCabe hopes to take over from Guelph/Eramosa Mayor Chris White as the “Zone 2” representative at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) for the 2023-27 term.
‘Fit-to-sit’ program introduced at Groves in response to ambulance offload delays
WELLINGTON COUNTY – A new “Fit-to-Sit” program implemented at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Aboyne on Nov. 24 may help with a lack of available ambulances to respond to urgent and emergent calls in Wellington County and Guelph.
Hair With Care fundraiser supported Heart and Stroke Foundation
Hair with care – A Sept. 18 fundraiser held by Hair With Care owner Carrie Anne Kierstead, left,…
Well test results provide promise for new drinking water source in Arthur
KENILWORTH – A small test well drilled north of Domville Street in Arthur in 2021 has Wellington North’s water department talking about the potential for a new drinking water source following a recent report from R.J. Burnside and Associates on test findings.
Wellington North mayor, staff sound alarm over Bill 23 changes to development charges
WELLINGTON NORTH – Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, imposes changes to how municipalities can collect and spend development charge dollars. Wellington North officials are concerned with how the bill will affect the township's ability to pay for the costs of increased growth.
Rezoning of farmland for county garage in Arthur snagged in tie vote
KENILWORTH - A bylaw amendment to complete the rezoning of nine acres of farmland to make way for a Wellington County public works garage never made it before council for a vote at its Dec. 5 meeting.
Trial of personal support worker accused of voyeurism continues in April
GUELPH — A 23-year-old Cambridge woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of taking and distributing voyeuristic photos of a resident while working as a personal support worker at the Eden House Care Facility in Guelph/Eramosa.
Increase in Erin fire department calls unrelated to fires: chief
ERIN - Volunteer firefighters in Erin are responding to more vehicle crashes and spending more time on scene at medical calls in 2022 year than 2021.