CALEDON – Champion junior athletes will be skiing at the Caledon Ski Club from March 8 to 12.
‘Let’s Go Zero Waste’ directory highlights 21 county businesses
WELLINGTON COUNTY – “Let’s Go Zero Waste” is an online directory of businesses that help people reduce household garbage.
GBHS relaunches Viola Desmond BIPOC business directory
GUELPH – The Viola Desmond BIPOC Business Directory lists information about businesses in Wellington County, Guelph, Waterloo Region and beyond whose owners are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.
Moreau wins 10th straight Trainer of the Year award
PUSLINCH – Richard Moreau has captured his 10th consecutive Trainer of the Year O’Brien Award.
Thorning’s long-awaited book about Elora launches in May
ELORA – The Model Village: A History of Elora, the book late historian Stephen Thorning started to write in the 1970s, is now available to pre-order.
UGDSB requests stop-arm cameras on school buses
GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is asking the province to consider installing stop-arm cameras on school buses after receiving complaints about drivers passing buses illegally.
Sacred Heart Catholic School hosts Feb. 21 pancake lunch, dinner
ROCKWOOD – Teachers, students and parents at Sacred Heart Catholic School worked together to host two Shrove Tuesday pancake meals for the community on Feb. 21.
OAAS offering courses for prospective fall fair judges
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) has five upcoming judging courses aimed at attracting new certified judges for fall fairs.
Guelph Black Heritage Society receives $100,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant
GUELPH – The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) announced on Feb. 1 it has received a $100,000 grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Resilient Communities Fund.
Groundwater festival coming to Guelph Lake island June 6 to 9
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – Thousands of students will gather on the island at Guelph Lake Conservation Area in June to learn about groundwater.
Eating disorder journeys shared by ‘Faces of Recovery’ panel
GUELPH – Four people recovering from eating disorders shared their stories during the 19th annual Faces of Recovery event.
People and Information Network closing permanently
GUELPH – After more than two decades connecting the Guelph and Wellington County communities with volunteer opportunities, resources and services, the People and Information Network (PIN) is closing its doors for good.
Wellington County Learning Centre launches competition for Black Heritage Month
ARTHUR – The Wellington County Learning Centre is celebrating Black Heritage Month with a creative competition. Youth aged 12 to 18 can submit projects ranging from essays and poetry to paintings and dance videos, with the chance of winning a laptop computer or $25 gift card.
Five horses die in equine herpesvirus outbreak on Puslinch farm
PUSLINCH – Officials at Irish Creek Stables here are hopeful the worst is over after five horses died on the farm in January due to equine herpesvirus. “It’s a bit of a nightmare,” said Melissa Laird-Arroyo, who boards a horse at the farm. “I don’t want another one to die.”
Black heritage exhibit curated by GBHS opens at museum
ABOYNE – The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) celebrates Black Heritage Month with an exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.