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Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017

WELLINGTON COUNTY- Last June, the County of Wellington received $215,076 from the Government of Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario Programme (EVCO) to fund the capital and installation costs of three level 3 charging stations. The stations were installed at the Puslinch and Arthur libraries, and the Social Services office located at 138 Wyndham Street in Guelph. The level 3 charging stations allow an electric vehicle to charge to 80% in only 20-30 minutes.
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Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FERGUS, ON - With support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, Wellington County officially opened the doors to Webster Place, a 55-unit affordable housing building for seniors aged 55+ today.
The four-storey apartment building, located at 169 Gordon Street in Fergus, is an ideal place for seniors who prefer small-town living close to a variety of amenities.
“The opening of Webster Place is a wonderful example of what can happen when the...

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Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WELLINGTON COUNTY - The Wellington County Library has received a 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects for their Rural Internet Hotspot Lending Programme. The award was presented by ALA’s 2016-2017 President, Julie Todaro, at the International Library Reception in Chicago, Illinois on Monday evening.
The Rural Internet Hotspot Lending Programme is a free initiative that allows Wellington County Library...

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Posted Sunday, June 25, 2017

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The County of Wellington will be opening three waste facilities on Monday, June 26, for residents to drop off flood damaged materials. All three waste facilities will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.
The following Waste Facilities will be open:
RIVERSTOWN WASTE FACILITY: 7254 Sideroad 5 W, Kenilworth, Township of Wellington North
HARRISTON WASTE FACILITY: 5668 Highway 23, Town of Minto
ROTHSAY WASTE FACILITY: 8495 Wellington...

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Posted Friday, June 16, 2017

GUELPH, ON - Interested in learning how to make cheese, gather wild edibles or raise chickens? At the upcoming Local Food Fest, visitors have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with traditional food preparation skills. Fermenting, foraging, butchery and cider making are just some of the ten exciting food skills workshops people can participate in.
On Sunday, June 25, everyone is invited to celebrate local food in Guelph and Wellington County on the grounds of Ignatius...

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