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The Sunday Seven: GuelphToday's top stories of the past week

Community supports teacher after ALS diagnosis, Fergus man given $0.05 property tax bill and more in news this week
Hundreds of community members showed their support for the Guelph teacher by joining her for a walk/roll around the river during the fundraiser.

Longtime teacher blown away by show of support after ALS diagnosis

The Guelph community came together to show up for Margie Johnson, a local French teacher who was recently diagnosed with ALS. The walk/roll event at Royal City Park raised more than $17,000 for the ALS Society of Canada. READ FULL STORY HERE

Fergus man baffled by property tax bill for $0.05

Blake Kent's property tax bill is $0.05. He lives in a freehold townhouse condo community with 47 units. Kent was given a quarterly tax bill of $0.05 for shared elements of the condo community in the Storybrook subdivision READ FULL STORY HERE

Fill'er up: Windshield washer dispensers popping up at area gas stations

Windshield fluid dispensers are popping up at the end of gas station pumps as an alternative to buying jugs of washer fluid. There is a washer tank at the Canadian Tire gas bar at 843 Tower Rd. S. in Fergus and some Petro Canada sites in Guelph are in the process of getting tanks later this year. READ FULL STORY HERE

Couple displaced by west end fire touched by community response

Werner Eitzen and Debbie Sippel Eitzen home was damaged after their central vacuum system caught fire. The community has been supportive by asking what the couple needs help with. They have received food donations and items for their cats who were found safe after the fire. READ FULL STORY HERE

Guelph Giving Pledge gives back through small community investments

The Guelph Giving Pledge, a donor fund through the Guelph Community Foundation, aims to have Guelph residents taken care of by sharing community donations to multiple local charities. To date, the Guelph Giving Pledge has raised $150,000. READ FULL STORY HERE

Operational funds approved for supporting housing project

The supportive housing project at 10 Shelldale is set to open in June after the provincial budget included $9 million of funds, spread over three years for the project, which will go into the operating costs. READ FULL STORY HERE

Bike storage cars being added to GO trains through Guelph

Five cars with bike storage will be added to Toronto bound GO trains this spring to cope with increased demand along the line that goes through Guelph. READ FULL STORY HERE


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Santana Bellantoni

About the Author: Santana Bellantoni

Santana Bellantoni was born and raised in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. As a general assignment reporter for Guelph Today she is looking to discover the communities, citizens and quirks that make Guelph a vibrant city.
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