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Isabel Buckmaster, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Isabel Buckmaster covers Wellington County under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

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Recent Work by Isabel

Is Wellington North being too generous with its community grants?

Is Wellington North being too generous with its community grants?

Some councillors feel the $80,000 being handed out is too high and want the township to review its community grant allocations for 2025
Mission accomplished: Eden Mills environmental group disbands after 33 years

Mission accomplished: Eden Mills environmental group disbands after 33 years

After it completed its final project last summer, the group said it felt it had achieved its four core goals and said there was no interest in refocusing the mission
Annual Arthur newcomer and volunteer event welcomes hundreds

Annual Arthur newcomer and volunteer event welcomes hundreds

The event celebrated seven volunteers and senior of the year, in addition to its newcomer celebration
New historical mural planned for family restaurant in Teviotdale

New historical mural planned for family restaurant in Teviotdale

The mural should be installed in late May
RIDE WELL partners with Uber to improve service

RIDE WELL partners with Uber to improve service

Staff said Uber integration will open up more booking opportunities for passengers who require the service
Upgrades recommended for Centre Wellington's stormwater system

Upgrades recommended for Centre Wellington's stormwater system

A new report said only 43 per cent of Centre Wellington's storm sewers can handle water flow per township standards
St. David Street Reconstruction project tendered for almost $7 million

St. David Street Reconstruction project tendered for almost $7 million

The project is $959,665 under budget based on tender results
Centre Wellington inches toward transit solution

Centre Wellington inches toward transit solution

The anticipated timeline for the township's transit service strategy will be shortened by two years if its grant application for a transit service study is successful
49-unit residential development approved along Highway 6 in Fergus

49-unit residential development approved along Highway 6 in Fergus

But not every councillor was on board with the idea of constructing 12 single homes and 37 townhouse units on a 3.4 acre property in the north end of Fergus
Community pantry and public art project planned for downtown Clifford

Community pantry and public art project planned for downtown Clifford

If this pantry is successful, others could be installed in Harriston and Palmerston
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