Wellington County News
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- More measures should be taken to protect residents in emergencies
An emergency preparedness report presented to council by Wellington County’s emergency management coordinator Linda Dickson has identified areas where more work has to be done to prepare residents and municipalities for emergency situations.
- Zymerman reports successful year for Puslinch Lake association
Things are finally looking up ... or deep as the case may be for dredging operations at Puslinch Lake.
Puslinch Lake Conservation Association (PLCA) chair Art Zymerman was at Puslinch council recently, outlining the success of dredging operations ...
- Amended resolution required for funding
Councillors here have revised an expression of interest in infrastructure funding for a West Garafraxa bridge.
On Nov. 18, councillors amended its Oct. 28 minutes stating council directs staff to submit an expression of interest for capital fundin...
- Mail procedure allows CAO to open confidential/personal mail
Though concerns remain, councillors here have endorsed, in a 3-1 vote, a proposed mail handling procedure proposed by staff.
Last month, council deferred a decision on the proposal pending a legal opinion.
The town solicitor found no issue with...
- Commissioner delivers scathing integrity report on Erin Mayor
While the decision was not unanimous, council here has agreed to suspend Mayor Lou Maieron’s pay for one month in response to a scathing integrity commissioner’s report that states Maieron has repeatedly violated council’s code of e...
- Decision on Maieron?s CVC code violations on hold ?indefinitely?
Erin council has agreed to sanction Mayor Lou Maieron in response to an integrity commissioner’s report stating the mayor has repeatedly breached the town’s code of ethics, but there will be no such decision coming from the Credit Valley ...
- Ways to help those in need this holiday season
The number of people in the community struggling to provide for their families is increasing, according to statistics collected by the Centre Wellington Food Bank. The need for help has increased substantially and food bank clients now include ...
- Lennox calls for tree assessment as emerald ash borer migrates north
A Wellington North councillor wants an assessment done of trees in danger of falling prey to the dreaded emerald ash borer (EAB). Councillor Andy Lennox said he has followed reports of the EAB migrating north in Wellington County and said the townshi...
- Maieron again disputes council minutes
Having Mayor Lou Maieron take issue with council minutes is a recurring theme these days and Nov. 19 proved to be no exception.
It started off with Maieron posing questions on the Oct. 29 special council meeting regarding Ken Chapman’s reque...
- Guelph-Eramosa council briefs
Guelph-Eramosa is seeking a $650,000 grant from the province to help reconstruct a portion of Speedvale Avenue West.
Township officials estimate the cost to rebuild Speedvale from Wellington Road 32 to the Guelph city limits will be $875,645.
- Pet food drive underway
The Heartland Animal Hospital’s of Listowel, Mount Forest and Drayton will be accepting pet food and treats for dogs and cats until Dec. 24 at 1pm at any of their three clinic locations.
Pet food and treats will also be available for purchas...
- Fire destroys Mapleton public works shop during flame-filled weekend
The township’s public works building near Drayton was destroyed by fire last Friday night, during one of the busiest weekends local firefighters have ever experienced.
Mapleton firefighters responded to a total of five fires between Nov. 28 ...
- Students go on food bank shopping spree in Arthur
The local food bank got an infusion of $1,000 worth of food after Grade 7 students from Arthur Public School went on a “Shop with a Cop” shopping spree at the Foodland store.
The students were split into 10 teams of five, scouring shel...
- New environmentally friendly termite solution is introduced
Trevor Aitchison and Paul Balfoort, owners of Balson Preventative Solutions believe the only way to eradicate termites in communities is to use a new and approved method that protects homes, the environment and communities.
The idea for Balson Pre...
- Lincoln Alexander Day proposal passed
Bill 125, An Act to Proclaim Lincoln Alexander Day in Ontario, was passed into law by the Ontario Legislature on Nov. 28.
The Private Member’s Bill introduced by Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott and co-sponsored by Liberal MPP Bas Balk...
- Jack MacDonald?s generosity knew no bounds
Today the name probably means nothing to newer and younger residents of Elora, but those whose memory reaches back 20 years will recall the name Jack MacDonald.
The businessman and investor, who has family ties to Elora, has died in his hometown o...
- CBO: 2013 activity to reach $20 million
Building activity in Guelph-Eramosa will likely surpass $20 million this year - the highest mark since 2009.
On Dec. 2 chief building official Michael Newark presented a report to council outlining activity to the end of October, including 1...
- Chong introduces bill to restore power to local associations
Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong introduced a private members’ bill on Tuesday aimed at giving local constituencies more control over their representative in Parliament.
“It’s the people of Wellington who want a Parliamen...
- Mount Forest named as Health Link hub
The local health team will now serve as the hub for coordinating community-wide health care services in Wellington North, Minto and Mapleton.
Guelph MPP Liz Sandals announced, at a press conference at the Claire Stewart Medical Centre on Nov. 29, ...
- Dog shot during walk on family?s property
A local family feels “violated” after their dog was shot - they assume by a hunter - while they were taking their pets for a walk on their 92-acre farm property here.
Sarah McKay and her husband Angus were taking their two dogs, ...
- Guelph-Eramosa to use vote-by-mail system in 2014 election
Despite an ardent objection from one councillor, Guelph-Eramosa will be using a vote-by-mail system in next fall’s municipal election.
“It’s a disaster. I hate it,” councillor Doug Breen said on Monday night of the mail-in ...
- Updated SSMP costs stand at $542,594
Erin’s Servicing and Settlement Master Plan (SSMP) costs could surpass the half million dollar mark by 2014.
In a recent update to local councillors, finance director Sharon Marshall said the estimated net costs from 2006 to 2014 will be $54...
A story in the Nov. 29 Advertiser incorrectly attributed a quote to Erin Mayor Lou Maieron stating Wellington County has $16 million in reserves.
The county, according to treasurer Ken DeHart, has $62.5 million in reserves.
The Advertiser regre...
- Country singer-songwriter Ryan Laird discusses bullying with CWDHS students
As part of its SAFFE CDUB Week, Nov. 18 to 25, Centre Wellington District High School (CWDHS) welcomed country singer-songwriter Ryan Laird and his message about bullies and chasing dreams.
Laird, a former CWDHS and John Black Public School studen...
- CWDHS fundraiser to benefit Philippines
Centre Wellington District High School’s social justice class is hosting an evening of music and desserts to raise relief funds for those affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines.
All money raised will go toward the Red Cross’...
- The Elora Adventure Club: Expanding horizons
Life is an adventure.
It is also the basis for a monthly gathering of curious people, adventure-seekers and enthusiasts, and even those who simply want to broaden their world view by experiencing journeys far from the comfort of home.
- Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington sets stage for new growth with staff changes
After several months of planning and discussion, the board of directors of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington has finalized a number of staffing changes and is happy to share the news.
Executive director Tania Framst has accepted a senior l...
- Winter programs at nature centre
Guelph Lake Nature Centre, 7677 Conservation Rd., Guelph, is hosting Christmas for the Animals on Dec. 15 from 2 to 4pm.
Participants will have an opportunity to feed chickadees and make Christmas treats for the birds to take home. Tracking ...
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- Council undecided on request for reimbursement for sidewalk repair
Mapleton council remains undecided on whether Heritage Funeral Home will be reimbursed for repairs made to its property following the Drayton sidewalk revitalization in 2011.
Funeral home owners Ken and Mary Thompson are seeking $1,865 from the mu...
- Fire chief to take training to ensure township meets prevention standards
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has implemented a new policy requiring local fire departments across the province to channel more resources into fire prevention.
This means stricter inspections of high-risk properties, including those with...
- Successful food drives in Erin
The annual food drive, sponsored by the Erin Station 10 Fire Fighters, is underway following a successful food drive following the Santa Claus parade on Nov. 23.
While the weather a little challenging, the community support matched the weather as ...