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Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wellington County - Wellington County Council, at its regular monthly meeting today, adopted its 2016 budget with a 2.5% increase in the County portion of property taxes.
“This budget ensures the County is well positioned for growth in the years ahead”, says Warden George Bridge. “It balances a plan to renew and improve existing County infrastructure and services with key investments designed to ensure and enhance the County’s economic competitiveness...

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Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wellington County - Beginning this Spring, the Wellington County Library programme will provide the public with Internet Hotspots. This new service is the result of an Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund Research and Innovation Grant in the amount of $157,000, awarded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
The Library will be among the first libraries in North America to offer this service, joining such libraries as New York, Chicago and Kitchener, Ontario.
“This...

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Posted Thursday, January 07, 2016

Wellington County - Art and words come together in the newest exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA). Entitled “My Story, My Tattoo”, the exhibit will feature amazing tattoos, incredible stories and photographs of Wellington County residents - with their tattoos.
The exhibit opens with an evening reception on Saturday, January 16, 2016, beginning at 6:30 pm.
“The Museum is extremely excited about this exhibit,” says Amy Dunlop,...

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Posted Monday, November 23, 2015

Wellington County - Wellington County’s Taste Real Programme is the proud recipient of the Ontario CulinaryTourism Alliance (OCTA) Award of Excellence for Event of the Year. The Local Food Fest is held annually in June at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre and Farm, attracting families, students, seniors and professionals. More than 50 exhibitors also took part offering prepared foods, craft beer samples, fresh produce and flowers.
“We’re honoured to receive the...

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Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wellington County - The Chair of the Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus (WOWC), Mayor Randy Hope of Chatham-Kent, is happy to announce that Wellington County Warden George Bridge has been elected as the Chair of the Warden’s Caucus Economic Development Committee. The committee was established to fill the void left by the dissolution of the South Western Economic Alliance (SWEA).
“Warden Bridge is an excellent choice,” says Mayor Hope. “His background...

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