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Today's date: Friday March 22, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 12
   
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OPP: Scammers won’t stop phishing as long as victims keep paying

ORILLIA - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are warning Ontario residents to check their emails, phone messages and computer popups. All are tools that criminals can use to extort money and personal information from you.

Walking groups popular with local seniors

Walking groups popular with local seniors

WELLINGTON CTY. - While the bad weather might be hanging around, seniors across the county are taking the opportunity to get out, exercise and socialize, thanks to local walking groups. In Arthur, Palmerston, Drayton and Harriston, seniors have the opportunity to join walking groups most mornings at local arenas, thanks to the Seniors’ Centre for Excellence and the Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team.

Teacher, athlete start new wheelchair basketball program

Teacher, athlete start new wheelchair basketball program

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.

Guelph Arts Council announces Doors Open sites for April 27

GUELPH - Doors Open Guelph is a day-long celebration of Guelph’s finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites.

Romantic Impressions at Guelph Musicfest

GUELPH - The music of Claude Debussy will be a common thread in Romantic Impressions, the 13th season of the Guelph Musicfest The festival begins on May 31 at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) with the internationally-renowned Rolston String Quartet.

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.

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.

Drinking and driving

On March 13 at about 2:50pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at Wellington Roads 8 and 10 here. Police say a northbound flatbed truck was towing a hydro pole when it was rear-ended by a northbound SUV. Neither driver was injured as a result of the collision.

Speeder of the Week

GUELPH - On March 9 at about 8am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway near Laird Road. Police say the officer observed a black SUV that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 130km/h in an 80km/h zone.

POLICE BEAT: Harriston man accused of trying to run car off road

WELLINGTON CTY. - olice have charged a Harriston teen they say tried to force another driver off the road here last week. On March 12 just after midnight, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a dangerous driving incident earlier in the evening in Minto.

Scouts have craft fair

GUELPH - The 26th Guelph Scouts will hold their Spring Craft Fair on March 23 at Kortright Hills Public School Gym, 23 Ptarmigan Drive, Guelph, 10am to 3pm.

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.

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.

OMAFRA Report: Ministry: regular inspections help prevent barn fires

Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of barn fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of barn fires.

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.

Maple syrup season peaks with April 6-7 celebration

The launch of Ontario’s maple syrup season is right on schedule for 2019, and producers across the province are looking forward to showcasing a new crop of sweet liquid gold during the 5th annual Maple Weekend, April 6 and 7.

College Royal Open House draws crowds to U of G

College Royal Open House draws crowds to U of G

The 95th annual College Royal Open House took place at the University of Guelph on March 16 and 17.
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Health unit a finalist in MaRS Health’s national Opioid Data Challenge
Murder victim reported missing from Harriston
Autism protest
Smoking to be completely banned on Minto arena, community centre grounds
OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior
College Royal Open House draws crowds to U of G

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