MAPLETON – Township council has approved a 2022 budget with a 1.64 per cent increase in the local municipal tax rate The increase means residential taxpayers will pay a total of $473 per $100,000 of assessment in 2022, an increase of $7.64 over 2021.
TORONTO - The province announced on Dec. 15 that COVID-19 booster dose eligibility is expanding Dec. 20, free rapid antigen tests will soon be available and capacity limits are back for high-capacity venues.
ELORA – In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Centre Wellington will close its municipal office to the public and it will not end the local state of emergency as planned on Dec. 31.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is reporting 100 new COVID-19 cases between Dec. 10 and 12. Active cases region-wide have risen to 224 as of Dec. 6, the highest total since late May.
TORONTO – The provincial government has announced measures to expand eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots and tighten proof of vaccination requirements in response to rising case numbers and the spread of the Omicron variant.
GUELPH – The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) board heard a lot about COVID-19 at its Dec. 1 meeting: vaccines for children aged five to 11, booster vaccines, and the new Omicron variant that’s throwing a monkey wrench into plans.