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Today's date: Monday December 10, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 49
   
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UGDSB high school students move from classroom to Habitat build site

UGDSB high school students move from classroom to Habitat build site

GUELPH - Five local Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) high schools worked on Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (Habitat for Humanity WDG) build site – Cityview Village, recently.

Warm donation

Warm donation

The Four Corners Quilters’ Guild donated quilts to Warm Winter Wishes at Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest. The program is a campaign to collect gifts for less fortunate children in the area.

Tree of Remembrance

Tree of Remembrance

Remember - Hospice Wellington has launched its 2018 Tree of Remembrance fundraising campaign at Stone Road Mall in Guelph.

No violation after Erin Code of Ethics investigation

ERIN - The integrity commissioner has found no Code of Ethics violation after investigating a complaint made in the spring against councillor Rob Smith.

CW Community Dinner on Dec. 11 to raise funds for Kids Help Phone service

FERGUS - Centre Wellington District High School’s social justice class will co-host the CW Community Dinner Project on Dec. 11, as a fundraiser in support of Kids Help Phone.

Humane Society seeking information about dog found York/Watson road area

Humane Society seeking information about dog found York/Watson road area

GUELPH - The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information about a dog found wandering in the York and Watson Road area of Guelph.

Woodham expresses appreciation for support from citizens, staff and fellow councillors

Woodham expresses appreciation for support from citizens, staff and fellow councillors

MAPLETON - Outgoing Mapleton councillor Lori Woodham thanked municipal staff, councillors and local residents for their support over the past four years at the Nov. 27 meeting.

St. David Street bridge reopens in downtown Fergus

St. David Street bridge reopens in downtown Fergus

FERGUS - One could almost hear a collective sigh of relief across Centre Wellington on Nov. 30 with the reopening of the St. David Street/Highway 6 bridge across the Grand River here. There was cheering from the 100-plus gathered for the ceremonial ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling, followed by Mayor Kelly Linton riding in the antique Fergus fire truck, the first vehicle to cross the new bridge.

Emergency department wait times continue to rise at local hospitals

Emergency department wait times continue to rise at local hospitals

WELLINGTON CTY. - Emergency department wait times at three Wellington County hospitals have increased over the last two years, according to a recent report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Anderson, Linton seek Wellington County warden’s seat

Anderson, Linton seek Wellington County warden’s seat

GUELPH - The next warden of Wellington County will come from either Centre Wellington or Minto. On Nov. 29, Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton and Ward 1 councillor David Anderson have both announced their intention to seek the warden’s seat for the next two-year term.

Meet council

Meet council

Guelph-Eramosa Township held its inaugural council meeting on Dec. 3. The new council includes, from left, councillor Bruce Dickieson, councillor Mark Bouwmeester, Mayor Chris White, councillor Corey Woods and councillor Louise Marshall.

Linton addresses direction of council at inaugural meeting

Linton addresses direction of council at inaugural meeting

ELORA - The Centre Wellington council chamber was packed on Dec. 3 for the inaugural ceremony to induct council-elect members to the table.

More holiday heroes needed for Adopt-A-Family program

GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is putting a call out to help the 92 families who are still waiting to be matched with community donors for Christmas through the Adopt-A-Family Program.

Here 24/7 call volumes soar with increased need

GUELPH - Since May, Here 24/7 has seen a significant increase in calls resulting in over 1,000 unique callers per month. Here 24/7 is the single access point to the entire mental health, addictions and crisis sector in Waterloo Region and Wellington County and often serves as an indicator for what is happening in the community.

School board asks municipalities to opt out of cannabis sales

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is asking municipalities to opt out of allowing retail cannabis stores in Wellington County.

Report indicates provincial SWIFT funding still uncertain

GUELPH - Members of Wellington County council voiced support for an initiative designed to enhance internet service in rural regions, even as promised provincial funding now seems uncertain.

Puslinch still says ‘no’ to more noise studies

ABERFOYLE - Council members here continue to decline a request for additional noise studies for a residential subdivision in Morriston.

Centre Wellington seeks input about cannabis stores

ELORA - Ontario has given municipalities until Jan. 22, 2019 to opt in or out of allowing private retail cannabis stores.

Erin draft budget starts with 0.5% tax increase

ERIN - The draft 2019 operating budget prepared for Erin’s new council on Dec. 5 predicts a town tax increase of 0.5 per cent – but changes are expected before the final budget vote on Dec. 18.

Volunteers honoured

Volunteers honoured

Senator Rob Black, left, presents Senate 150 medals to, from left: Jack Benham of Damascus and Ethel McEwen and Ian Turner of Arthur. The ceremony was held Dec. 2 during a service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Arthur.

County officials celebrate political accomplishments of White and Lever

County officials celebrate political accomplishments of White and Lever

GUELPH - The final meeting of a council term is often an occasion for reflection and farewells. Wellington County councillors acknowledged the lengthy political career of outgoing Ward 4 councillor Lynda White at the Nov. 29 meeting.

Funds raised for Children’s Wish at Breakfast with Santa

Funds raised for Children’s Wish at Breakfast with Santa

CLIFFORD - Owners Jim and Joanne Weltz invited Santa Claus and welcomed patrons to bring their families to Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1 at Gramma Jo’s Restaurant here.

Bless this House project continues

DRAYTON - In the spirit of the old song Bless This House, local residents are being offered an opportunity to bless the households of many in the local community this Christmas.

Insurance switch expected to save township over $70,000

MAPLETON - The township will be saving thousands of dollars on insurance in 2019 after testing the market through the request for proposals (RFP) process.

Kelly Linton elected 2019-20 Warden of Wellington County

Kelly Linton elected 2019-20 Warden of Wellington County

WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton was elected warden of Wellington County for the 2019-2020 term at county council’s inaugural meeting on Dec. 7. As a county councillor, Linton has been a member of the economic development, roads and administration, finance and human resources committees. “I consider it an enormous privilege to be selected by my peers to serve as Wellington County warden for the next two years,” said Linton. “I look forward to being part of this team committed to delivering results and citizen-focused government,” he added.
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BUZZ

No violation after Erin Code of Ethics investigation
Linton addresses direction of council at inaugural meeting
School board asks municipalities to opt out of cannabis sales
Puslinch still says ‘no’ to more noise studies
Centre Wellington seeks input about cannabis stores
Erin draft budget starts with 0.5% tax increase
‘Intoxicated’ carolers fight, urinate near park

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