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Today's date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 11
   
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‘Attainable housing’ challenge facing rural communities

‘Attainable housing’ challenge facing rural communities

GUELPH - “Attainable housing” was the topic of a joint economic development meeting of northern Wellington municipalities on March 6.

‘Let’s Talk About Food’ community conversation set for March 19

GUELPH - Guelph and Wellington residents are invited to attend a free community conversation on March 19 from 6 to 8pm at the YMCA-YWCA Guelph.

OMAFRA Report: Partnership supports agri-food

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Guelph and Wellington part national effort to end chronic homelessness

WELLINGTON CTY. - Guelph and Wellington County are part of a new national effort to end chronic homelessness. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) launched the initiative March 6, after its 20,000 Homes Campaign successfully housed 21,254 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people.

Province seeking feedback on waste reduction

STRATFORD - Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece is urging Ontarians to participate in the provincial government’s consultation around litter and waste.

County receives supportive housing funding from LHIN

GUELPH - Wellington County has received an injection of funding from the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide supportive housing services, with a focus on suicide prevention.

Task force develops recommendations on homelessness, addiction, mental health

GUELPH - A task force on homelessness and community safety has compiled a list of five recommendations, with a total cost of just under $6.2 million.

Toronto measles exposure prompts warning from local public health unit

GUELPH - With news reports of an infant infected with measles in Toronto, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health officials say they are receiving calls from concerned parents about getting children vaccinated against the highly infectious and potentially dangerous disease.

County council remuneration totals over $800,000 for 2018

County council remuneration totals over $800,000 for 2018

GUELPH - The cost of compensating Wellington County councillors was over $800,000 in 2018.

Impaired driving

On March 1 at about 12:42am, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report of a possible impaired driver whose vehicle was stuck on a snowbank on St. Andrew Street here.

Speeders of the Week

On March 2 at about 9:21pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7. Police say the officer observed a black coupe that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar “consistently travelling” more than 49km/h over posted speed limits of 60 and 80km/h.

POLICE BEAT: Distracted driving campaign continues until March 17

Local police are reminding drivers that officers will be conducting their distracted driving campaign during March Break, ending on March 17.

Teacher, star athlete bring wheelchair basketball to UGDSB

Teacher, star athlete bring wheelchair basketball to UGDSB

WELLINGTON CTY. - A local teacher and an international star athlete are bringing wheelchair basketball to students and staff of the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB). Drayton Heights Public School teacher Andy Speers and Paralympic gold medalist and Fergus native Patrick Anderson are starting a new program in September with the board.
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Wellington North Guide 2018-2019

BUZZ

Donation brings cucumber trees to Guelph-Eramosa
Wellington North council paid $113,000 in 2018
Former county warden Ken Fisk dies at 92
Past Minto deputy reeve Bert Ross died March 2
Driver of SUV involved in March 6 crash has died
Task force develops recommendations on homelessness, addiction, mental health
County council remuneration totals over $800,000 for 2018

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