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Diabetes donation

Diabetes donation

The Fergus Lions Club recently presented Diabetes Canada with a cheque for $637. These funds were raised during the November Diabetes Awareness campaign, and include donations made by FreshCo shoppers at the cashiers’ till.

‘Continuum of Care’ cost pegged at $88 million

‘Continuum of Care’ cost pegged at $88 million

ABOYNE - A preliminary business plan for a “Continuum of Care” on Wellington Place lands here pegs the price of building a supportive seniors community for about 300 residents at around $88 million.

LHIN extends funding agreement with Seniors’ Centre

MAPLETON - Council here has authorized a three-year agreement with the LHIN on behalf of the Senior’s Centre for Excellence.

Insufficient refund of prepaid interment fee?

KENILWORTH - There was a refund, but is it enough? That is the concern raised by Joyce Huber after the township refunded pre-paid cemetery interment fees, with interest, dating back to 2005.

Big melt

Big melt

Some of the rural gravel roads in Erin were in rough shape on March 15 as rain and melting snow caused flooding and erosion. Sideroad 27 near Winston Churchill Blvd. was closed (seen here), while the Erin-Eramosa Townline had pylons warning of washed-out shoulders and road surfaces. Sideroad 10 between 9th and 10th Line was temporarily impassable due to water over the road, and Winston Churchill south of Sideroad 27 had a major shoulder washout that required emergency repair.

Citizen committee recommends pay increase for Mapleton council members

MAPLETON - A township committee has recommended that Mapleton’s mayor and councillors receive large pay increases this year to compensate for the loss of a federal tax exemption.

Urban priorities noted in source water discussion

KENILWORTH - Wellington County’s risk management official Kyle Davis provided a 2018 source water protection report to Wellington North council on March 11.

County report: Green Legacy committee  terminated - but program continues to thrive

County report: Green Legacy committee terminated - but program continues to thrive

WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington County’s Green Legacy Committee may be ending, but the program’s living legacy will carry on.

Health unit a finalist in MaRS Health’s national Opioid Data Challenge

WELLINGTON CTY. - The MaRS Discovery District, the world’s largest urban innovation hub supporting the health and tech sector, has awarded Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health $10,000 for being a finalist in phase 1 of the MaRS Health’s Opioid Data Challenge.

St. Paddy’s promo

St. Paddy’s promo

Bridget Ryan from Erin and niece Ella Eagleson from Lucken were excited to be spreading the news about Horse Day Erin on June 8th. Visitors were in the village March 16 and 17 for St. Patrick’s Day activities, in connection with the upside-down sale sponsored by the merchants of the Business Improvement Area.

Autism protest

Autism protest

Having a voice - Local protesters travelled to Queen’s Park in Toronto on March 7 to rally against the Ford government’s changes to Ontario’s autism program.

Council not impressed with subdivision plan

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa councillors have received an application for a new 40-home condominium subdivision in Rockwood, and they are not impressed with the layout.

Quarry opponents proclaim ‘future  flyrock danger zone’ on Highway 7

Quarry opponents proclaim ‘future flyrock danger zone’ on Highway 7

ROCKWOOD - Drivers on Highway 7 east of Rockwood could be hit by flying boulders if the “hidden quarry” is allowed to proceed, according to the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC).

Smoking to be completely banned on Minto arena, community centre grounds

MINTO - Signs warning that smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds of Minto recreational facilities will soon be in place.

Firefighters help after basements flooded near Eden Mills park

EDEN MILLS - Guelph-Eramosa firefighters were called out to assist with flooding that inundated Memorial Park and the basements of nearby homes on March 14.

New date for parks and recreation public meeting

ERIN - The date of a public meeting to get input on the Town of Erin parks, recreation and culture master plan has been changed to April 2 from 6 to 8pm in the Shamrock Room at the Erin Community Centre.

High honour

High honour

Jim Estill, left, CEO of Danby Appliances in Guelph-Eramosa, was one of 40 individuals to receive the Order of Canada medal on March 14 from Governor General Julie Payette at a ceremony in Ottawa at Rideau Hall. Estill received the Order of Ontario medal in 2017 for his work in bringing hundreds of Syrian refugees to Guelph. Payette said Estill’s ongoing “contributions to the Guelph and Waterloo technology communities” and his “philanthropic efforts benefitting refugees” contributed to his induction to the Order of Canada. Photo by Sgt. Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall

Township endorses Get InTouch For Hutch event

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council has given its endorsement to the 2019 1km and 5km run in memory of Steven Hutchison.

BMX/skatepark appointment

KENILWORTH - Wayne Horton has been appointed to the Arthur BMX/skatepark advisory committee as a replacement for Arthur Lions member Brent Barnes. Wellington North council endorsed the move March 11.

Legion contribution

Legion contribution

Members of Harriston Legion Branch 296 recently presented the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $10,000 from the branch’s Poppy Fund. The money will be used to purchase a specialized stretcher with the ability to weigh an immobile patient.

ATV meeting April 18

PALMERSTON - An ATV safety information night will be held here on April 18.

Guelph to host Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan meeting

GUELPH - The City of Guelph is hosting a public information session on the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan.

Health team to hold sessions on anxiety and depression

ROCKWOOD - A six-week series of group sessions using the concepts of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is designed to help people understand and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Registration open for Conservation Youth Corps

MISSISSAUGA - Registration is now open for the Conservation Youth Corps, which allows high school students to earn up to 35 volunteer hours in one week this summer by participating in environmental stewardship activities.

Council agrees to expanded footprint for shop

KENILWORTH - A local business is being granted a minor variance to allow a 4,000 square foot metal working shop near Highway 89.

Billboard will commemorate Canada Packers era in Harriston

MINTO - The Canada Packers era will be commemorated on a billboard in Harriston.

CIBC helps with blood drive

FERGUS - The Fergus branch of CIBC has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need.

Ramoth House donation

Ramoth House donation

Members of Ramoth House were given the opportunity to speak at the Neustadt Lions Club on March 11 and were presented with a cheque from the club.

New partnership for Canadian Mental Health Association and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

GUELPH - The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis are pleased to announce a new partnership to support the mental health concerns of women.

‘Destination Animation’ seeks funding applications to create new experiences in Centre Wellington

Local entrepreneurs with great ideas are being sought out for this year’s Elora and Fergus Destination Animation Strategic Co-Investment Project funding.

GHS: enforcement turmoil could leave animals vulnerable

GUELPH - The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) wants to ensure animals in Guelph and Wellington County continue to be protected, following a decision from the Ontario SPCA to end its work investigating and enforcing animal cruelty laws.
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