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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Living on less workshop enters third year of community education
    workshops is to teach people to live on less financially and environmentally by bringing existing resources together different people lead each session focusing on such things as housing and health food and eating financial plans etc and the invitation is for participants to bring their own wealth of experience As part of the series there is also a community kitchen offered where participants can cook together using recipes that are health conscious and thrifty There is no religious focus to the workshop It is open to anyone and the encouraged atmosphere is sharing together There are some spots for childcare also free available but they are limited and registration is required September 30 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Rainbow Chorus brings Broadway to Guelph stage Arts council welcomes new executive director Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Board of healths elected officers Wellington North Health Care 66 000 surplus Animal tracking workshop to be held at Guelph Arboretum Researchers will learn more about river health through organisms Public health seeking clients of tattoo parlour Family Literacy Day joins forces with Food Banks Canada OFA President speaks to stand for green energy Auditions for Youth choir Concert band hosts celebration Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada Living with Less

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10000 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Group gets $114,000 grant to bring local food to public sector buildings
    make a dent in this budget with locally sourced food Duron explained If they can make a dent in the food budget they can make a big difference for the local food producers too Geography was also key Duron explained Because they are in the epicenter of the agricultural sector if GWLF is successful they will be an example of what can be done here they could be a beacon of success for this jurisdiction Recognizing the need for focused dedication and acknowledging the challenges in both the procurement needs and delivery issues Duron was confident that GWLF has the foundation in place GWLF have demonstrated a degree of success with their progress in the local consumer market he said They have the organizational capability to facilitate the program Sarah Megens outreach coordinator for the Public Sector Project will facilitate this grant initiative on behalf of GWLF to be completed by March 2012 Her role includes acting as a knowledge broker providing resources and tools to connect buyers and suppliers She recognized the obvious obstacles in local food procurement on a grand scale but she shares Duron s optimistic outlook for this project Purchasers don t always have the time or resources to search these opportunities out so that is our role Megens said We will look at what exists and what opportunities there are in place We have to consider the challenge of the different sizes and buying needs of each different facility and there is a lot of potential for this structure with an important economic development factor Among other agricultural producers on hand for the meeting last week was Arwa deGroot of Mapleton s Organic in Mapleton Township She represented her family s farm by participating in the discussions with keen interest From a philosophical perspective it is a huge issue for my Dad and I to have healthy food in our health institutions says deGroot There are environmental concerns too and this is a positive step As a producer of organic milk yogurt and ice cream among other items she understands the issues of local food suppliers and farmers trying to accommodate the public sector It s important for the suppliers to know what the buyers need and when so they are prepared We have the facility to produce large orders if we have the sense of schedule and order requirements Moving forward Megens and her advisory team will take the discussions from the Sept 20 meeting to build a framework going forward September 30 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9969 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Show Aug. 27 for Food Grains Bank
    the day New this year will be a live auction of donated items and a tractor parade Admission is by donation with tax receipts available for donations over 10 All proceeds are forwarded to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to be used in the fight against world hunger and are matched four to one by the Canadian International Development Agency The event begins at 10am and runs to 4pm The Bighead River Foodgrains Project was organized in 1997 by several churches in the Meaford area as a growing project for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank with 15 acres of mixed grain Since then it has expanded to include most of the churches in and around Meaford and now grows 42 acres of crops including hay wheat and soybeans Other fund raising events include an annual spring concert church dinners and refreshment booths at various events Since its inception the Bighead River Foodgrains Project has raised over 244 000 to help feed starving people throughout the world August 26 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Settlers Creek Band to compete in national online reality music show Truck Show pays share of profits to its volunteer groups Harvest for Hunger a huge success as cash raised nears 250 000 EWCSs fashion show is Oct 20 at Centre 2000 Combines set to roll for world record Sept 30 Nearly 100 combines have registered to set record in Harvest

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9687 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Backyard concert on Aug. 20 raises funds for local food bank
    came from her Newfoundland roots where music is a part of so many get togethers Admission is a donation of non perishable food or household items to help neighbours in need On the barbecue grill will be a choice of hamburgers sausages or hot dogs with a soft drink for a 5 donation and fresh corn for 1 Money will be raised through draws and a small silent auction for which local businesses and individuals have been generous in donating over 80 prizes Everyone is invited to this relaxing summertime event Those attending are asked to their own lawn chairs to Dream Corners Bed and Breakfast 498 St David Street North at Garafraxa in Fergus August 12 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Chong sees party stick to plans has two issues of his own Fur friendly fashion Creations by Rose McCulligh Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name more beneficiaries Farm and Food Care opens for business Kill Joy brings suspense to local theatre Settlers Creek Band to compete in national online reality music show Target plans to spend millions to renovate local Zellers Some contamination at site delays construction for Walmart Habitat event signalling return to township Family Literacy Day joins forces with Food Banks Canada Bears Cheerleading teams bring home provincial medals Student fundraiser features

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9589 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Groves Hospital Foundation earns international media attention
    of the Advancing Philanthropy article was about small endowment initiatives particular focus was paid to the Foundation s recent advertising campaign featuring GMCH s medical doctors in a series of poster ads themed as television medical dramas such as House Grey s Anatomy and MASH The advertisements released in June 2011 are part of the Foundation s fundraising efforts ask patrons to Help ensure your hospital and doctors have the best equipment possible Posted throughout the GMCH the familiar faces point to the connection between the need for funding support and the direct result it will make to medical care in the region Advancing Philanthropy is a publication that goes to organizations across Canada the United States Mexico and Asia Sutherland is proud of the attention this story brings to her organization It says everything I always say about this place we are very blessed to have the community hospital here and we have a very giving community she said Samples of the medical team posters and information on the endowment program can be found at www grovesfoundation com October 7 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Chong sees party stick to plans has two issues of his own Fur friendly fashion Creations by Rose McCulligh Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name more beneficiaries Kill Joy brings

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10060 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - C. Difficile outbreak declared over
    Bain vice president of patient services said Once C difficile establishes itself in the hospital it is very difficult to control The hospital relied on the expertise and teamwork of hundreds of staff to bring this outbreak to a close She also credited the hospital s close working relationship with Public Health We have a strong relationship and I appreciate their efforts in supporting us in getting this outbreak under control she said Medical Officer of Health Dr Nicola Mercer said I commend the entire staff at Guelph General Hospital for their cooperation and vigilance in bringing the outbreak to an end September 16 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Rainbow Chorus brings Broadway to Guelph stage Arts council welcomes new executive director Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Animal tracking workshop to be held at Guelph Arboretum OFA President speaks to stand for green energy Auditions for Youth choir Concert band hosts celebration Living with Less free workshops start Jan 16 Quilt raffle fundraiser to support Groves Memorial Community Hospital Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply Paper Hammers helps Habitat for Humanity Grain Farmers of Ontario add elevators to SellSmart app Board of Health approves budget The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9859 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - MPP Arnott applauds as Georgetown Hospital funding approved
    announcement that he would continue to push for support in Halton Hills but added he was not surprised at the announcements He said he is expecting the Liberal government to make hospital announcements in the weeks prior to the election so he campaigned constantly to ensure his riding was not left out He repeatedly advocating for the hospitals for over a year raising the issue many times in the Ontario Legislature writing numerous letters arranging meetings speaking directly with the Minister of Health and ministry staff and even initiating a debate in the legislature to support the project We made this a public issue he said I repeatedly called attention to the Georgetown project and I believe the minister felt she had no choice but to respond with a cheque Most recently Arnott hand delivered his Aug 16 open letter to the office of the Minister of Health He again reiterated his unqualified support for town council s request that the province contribute its share toward the project John Wilkinson the Liberal Minister of the Environment who made the Groves announcement praised Arnott s work Ted has been relentless as your representative It s important that you have an MPP in your corner he said at the Groves announcement event on Aug 25 Ted was able to get me as an ally to the cause September 9 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9807 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Walk of Hope organized by Drayton woman coming to Kitchener
    test to detect it But when found early and treated ovarian cancer survival rate is 90 That is the goal and hope for women battling the disease Failure to find the disease in its early stages is partly due to lack of sensitive detection tests and ignoring warning signs Registration for the Kitchener Mini Walk of Hope is free to all participants There are activities planned for the children including face painting and crafts refreshments and more Glynis Belec of Drayton an ovarian cancer survivor and one of the organizers of the Kitchener walk will be the guest speaker and share her story as she encourages women to realize that knowledge is power Belec a freelance writer and author has contributed a story about her cancer journey to a new anthology A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider That s Life Communications and signed copies of the book will be available at the event with 5 from each sale going directly to Ovarian Cancer Canada Another committee member Amanda Newton of Alma is impressed with the sponsors and volunteers who are finding important ways to support the Kitchener walk It makes me extremely happy that we have so many people to support us said Newton Everyone from sponsors to volunteers to participants and survivors they are the ones who help make this a special day for everyone Pre register online at www ovariancancerwalkofhope ca or register in person the morning of the walk For further information contact 519 638 3215 gbelec bell net or walkofhope kitchener gmail com August 12 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or

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