WELLINGTON COUNTY - The county is home to a large rural community full of winding sideroads, picturesque barns and silos, and carefully manicured fields that seem to stretch out for miles.
Our Food Future funding ends in December but program is gaining momentum
GUELPH – With less than a year of funding left in the program, Our Food Future officials are looking for long-term sustainable funding if the program is to have a future.
Can Wellington North afford a new outdoor swimming pool?
KENILWORTH – The prospect of a new outdoor pool in Mount Forest appeared to dry up recently when township staff dove head-first into a discussion about the millions of dollars needed over the next decade ahead to keep other municipal infrastructure from breaking down.
County council remuneration cost just under $1.1 million in 2022
GUELPH – The cost of compensating Wellington County councillors was just under $1.1 million in 2022.
Hospital foundation seeks community members for MRI campaign committee
PALMERSTON – The Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation (PDHF) is looking for community members to participate in an MRI campaign committee.
Guelph/Eramosa council sticks with road naming policy, denies developer’s request
BRUCEDALE – A new Rockwood road will be named after one of the township’s war dead, not the Drexler/Dowler developer’s late wife.
Reflections: God is generous
The Psalmist reminds us that God is generous. We often act like God is stingy and hard to persuade…
Junior broomball tourney in Palmerston March 9 to 11
PALMERSTON – The Palmerston Junior Broomball Association is hosting a tournament featuring teams in the U9 to U16 age range this weekend.
Comedy show coming to Crown Harriston
HARRISTON – After selling out several stops on the first leg of their comedy tour, a “very adult” stand-up tour featuring Darren Frost and Lisa Baker are hitting various venues across Ontario, including the Crown Harriston Cultural Centre.
GRCA accepting campsite reservations
CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) campsite reservation system opened to take reservations online for the 2023 seson on March 1.
Local CMHA branch embracing equity this International Women’s Day
GUELPH - On March 8, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington joined individuals and organizations around the world to #EmbraceEquity in celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event held to mark the social, economic and political achievements of women.
Soup’s on at St. James church
FERGUS - The annual St. James Soup Take-out fundraiser is back with four kinds of soup on offer.
OFA Viewpoint: Woman increasingly at the forefront of agriculture
Women have long played a pivotal and often unseen role in Canadian agriculture. That role has traditionally been one of support, from doing the books and helping with chores, to raising the family or whatever else was needed behind the scenes.
Ignoring fatigue a slippery slope for health and safety on the farm
We often hear farmers say, ‘I’ll sleep when the busy season is over.’ But that outlook, even…
On-farm maintenance a long-term investment
Equipment maintenance can be a thankless chore and, even if done correctly, one that doesn’t pay immediate apparent dividends. Done improperly, or not at all, however, it can be the difference between safe operation and injury or fatality.