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Today's date: Friday October 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 42
   
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Seniors affordable housing an election topic

WELLINGTON CTY. - As election day draws closer, all eyes have been on the municipal all candidates meetings. Among rising taxes and new wastewater facilities, a common concern at the Wellington North and Erin meetings is the lack of affordable housing affecting senior communities in the county.

March of Dimes Linking Survivors with Survivors program marks 10 years on Nov. 1

GUELPH - This year marks the 10th anniversary of March of Dimes Canada’s (MODC) Linking Survivors with Survivors (LSWS) Hospital Visitation Program.

Ontario conservation officers urging safe and sober hunting

With the upcoming legalization of Cannabis on Oct. 17, 2018 the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to take this opportunity to remind hunters to always practice safe, responsible and sober hunting.

OPINION: Trade deal necessary but damaging

Most Canadians and business sectors are relieved that a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has been drafted. Canadian markets in agriculture, automobiles and services are highly integrated across North America.

Public health concerned about community impact of cannabis

GUELPH - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is working to inform residents about the health impacts of using cannabis as it becomes legal to possess, use and grow.

Affordable housing crunch inspires creative approaches

GUELPH - Employers in Wellington County are becoming creative in their efforts to combat a lack of affordable housing in the area.

County maintains AA+ credit rating

GUELPH - Wellington County’s credit rating remains strong.

Hospice Wellington open house to be held on Oct. 27

GUELPH - Hospice Wellington will hold a public open house on Oct. 27.

CVC seeks nominations for environmental awards

MISSISSAUGA - Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to protect the environment?

Fighter at major martial arts tournament

GUELPH - Nathan Skoufis, 24, of Guelph has qualified for the largest martial arts tournament in the world, Diamond Nationals World Championships to take place in Minneapolis.

Director Martha Rogers announces retirement

GUELPH - After more than 44 years working in education, Upper Grand District School Board director of education Martha Rogers has announced her retirement.

Packaging, market issues make recycling efforts uncertain

GUELPH - Increasingly-complex packaging and shifting markets for recyclables are creating uncertainty for Wellington County’s recycling programs.

Eramosa River Bridge EA now in public review stage

GUELPH - Wellington County is proceeding to the public review stage on an Environmental Assessment for replacement of the Eramosa River Bridge.

Jazz innovators in Guelph

GUELPH - The “Silence Presents” concert series is proud to present the award-winning, Toronto-based jazz duo David Buchbinder and Dave Restivo on Oct. 20.

KidsAbility opens new Guelph hub

KidsAbility opens new Guelph hub

GUELPH - The Guelph Hub of KidsAbility had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for its new premises on Oct. 10.

‘Operation Impact’ charges

During “Operation Impact,” which ran from Oct. 5 to 8, Wellington County OPP laid 59 speeding charges, five stunt driving charges, eight seatbelt charges, three distracted driving charges and six impaired driving charges.

Drinking and driving

On Oct. 6 at about 4:38pm, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Wellington Road 21 and Sideroad 4 in Centre Wellington.

Public health offers videos on impact of cannabis through variety of media

GUELPH - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is working to inform residents about the health impacts of using cannabis as it becomes legal to possess, use and grow.

Minto man faces numerous sex related charges

WELLINGTON CTY. - A Minto man has been charged in connection with a series of sexual assaults on young males. On Oct. 2, the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police received a report of several sexual assaults which occurred in Wellington North and Centre Wellington Township throughout the summer. The assaults involved the same male suspect but different young male victims.

Sharon and Bram farewell tour coming to River Run Centre

GUELPH - Sing along with Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison of the iconic Canadian children’s group Sharon, Lois and Bram when the pair bring their 40th anniversary farewell concert tour to River Run Centre on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2pm.
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