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Today's date: Wednesday August 15, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 32
   
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OMAFRA Report

A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra

Three local fair ambassadors headed to annual CNE competition

Three local fair ambassadors will compete in the upcoming 2018 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Ambassador of the Fairs event. Rachel Smyth will represent the Arthur Agricultural Society, Maegan Snow will represent the Palmerston Agricultural Society and Nicole Oelschlage will represent the Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society.

ROI welcomes Ferguson as new leadership programs director

ROI welcomes Ferguson as new leadership programs director

GUELPH - The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is pleased to welcome Gabrielle Ferguson as the new leadership programs director. In this new position, Ferguson will be directly responsible for managing ROI’s long-running Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program, and continuing to develop the organization’s other leadership program offerings.

Arts & Agri-Culture Fiesta! Uniting arts and agriculture

MILTON - Twenty two selected artists, including John McGill (Fergus), Susan Powell (Erin/Hillsburgh) and Rhonda Hewitson (Guelph), will showcase and sell their original works on Aug. 12 from 10am to 5pm at at Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road in Milton.

Tea 'n' Tales on Aug. 10

GUELPH - The Guelph Guild of Storytellers will present Tea ‘n’ Tales with Sarah Abusarar and the Brenda Lewis/Gayle Ackroyd Duo on Aug. 10. The show will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Guelph Enabling Garden in Riverside Park.

Health Canada warns against over-exposure to UV rays

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to protect themselves and their families from the sun. Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays without sunscreen can cause much more than a sunburn, the agency warns. It can lead to sun damage (such as skin wrinkling and hardening, dark patches, precancerous skin changes) and can increase the risk of skin cancer.

Wellington County fire departments take part in annual FFAO convention

Wellington County fire departments take part in annual FFAO convention

GRAND VALLEY - Some Wellington County fire departments took part last week in the annual convention of the Fire Fighters’ Association of Ontario (FFAO).

Speeders of the Week

On June 26 at about 8:30am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Winston Churchill Boulevard here. Police say the officer observed a grey sedan that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 120km/h in a 70km/h zone.

MNRF lays 31 fishing-related charges over three-day blitz

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) laid 31 charges and issued 48 warnings during a three-day enforcement blitz along the Grand River in Wellington, Brant and Haldimand counties and Waterloo Region.

MPP: Arthur Tim Hortons’ fire illustrates need for passage of Rea and Walter Act

QUEEN'S PARK - Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece believes that although there was no loss of life in a July 21 fire at Tim Hortons in Arthur, the outcome could have been far worse.
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Update confirms historic research data, paves way for house demolition
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