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Alison Sandstrom

Alison Sandstrom

Alison Sandstrom covers civic issues in Wellington County under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

Recent Work by Alison

Mapleton and Erin end local declared states of emergency

Mapleton and Erin end local declared states of emergency

Declaration has been in place since March 2020 in response to the pandemic
Guelph TikTok creator dispels myths about dwarfism

Guelph TikTok creator dispels myths about dwarfism

Isabella Lamanna has nearly 1 million followers on the platform
'Halloween guy' unveils elaborate yard display inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion

'Halloween guy' unveils elaborate yard display inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion

Free show runs Oct. 23 to 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 20 Fox Run Drive in Puslinch, just south of Guelph
Guelph brewers report successful summer at local farmers' markets

Guelph brewers report successful summer at local farmers' markets

This summer marked the first that Ontario shoppers could purchase beer at farmers' markets
'I like to return the positive energy,' new barber shop opens in Guelph

'I like to return the positive energy,' new barber shop opens in Guelph

Mahdi Shamloo's Cut Bar on Gordon Street combines the best of the various places he's worked in his 12 years as a barber
U of G students pull together to raise over $12,000 for HOPE House <b>(9 photos)</b>

U of G students pull together to raise over $12,000 for HOPE House (9 photos)

The annual Tractor Tug for Tots event took place Tuesday on campus at University of Guelph
Construction of new wastewater treatment plant delayed as Erin struggles to find builder

Construction of new wastewater treatment plant delayed as Erin struggles to find builder

Town has reopened the tender process as the three bidders previously pre-qualified declined to make bids on the project
Opposition grows to proposed Guelph-Eramosa refrigeration plant

Opposition grows to proposed Guelph-Eramosa refrigeration plant

A group of neighbours opposed to the project have retained a lawyer and are being supported by the Wellington Water Watchers
Old Farmer's Almanac predicts snowy start to winter in Guelph

Old Farmer's Almanac predicts snowy start to winter in Guelph

The area could get a significant amount of the white stuff early in the season, but the worst will be behind us by the end of January, says almanac
Artists open their doors for 2021 Guelph Studio Tour (12 photos)

Artists open their doors for 2021 Guelph Studio Tour (12 photos)

Annual event wraps up Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.