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Keegan Kozolanka

Keegan Kozolanka

Keegan Kozolanka covers civic matters in Wellington County under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

Recent Work by Keegan

Flooding concerns dominate public meeting on proposed Rockwood apartment building

Flooding concerns dominate public meeting on proposed Rockwood apartment building

'I don't even know why this proposal is coming to us to be honest, I think this proposal is just insane,' says Guelph/Eramosa councillor Corey Woods
Retired Wellington County manager answers call to run vaccination hub

Retired Wellington County manager answers call to run vaccination hub

In this edition of Helpers, Paul Johnson's knowledge of the right people and the right places made him a suitable candidate as the county's vaccination efforts coordinator
'Ambitious' climate change plan endorsed by Wellington County council

'Ambitious' climate change plan endorsed by Wellington County council

'It's one of the most important documents probably ever to come before us, we're talking about trying to save the planet:' councillor Campbell Cork
County council reverses decision, approves cost of living wage increase for non-union employees

County council reverses decision, approves cost of living wage increase for non-union employees

Around 800 employees will get the increase in the second half of 2021 after the county's financial situation became clearer
Wellington County councillors weigh-in on UGDSB review of police presence in schools

Wellington County councillors weigh-in on UGDSB review of police presence in schools

At Thursday's council meeting, some county councillors expressed concern over losing the SRO program but one reminded them their experience with police isn't universal
SWIFT eyes lower density areas for next phase of rural broadband projects

SWIFT eyes lower density areas for next phase of rural broadband projects

Representatives from SWIFT told Wellington County council smaller ISPs will become increasingly important after larger projects from phase one are completed
Mapleton backs Wellington County call for regional firefighter training centre

Mapleton backs Wellington County call for regional firefighter training centre

Despite some unknowns about provincial funding, Mapleton's fire chief said it was important to get an application in to the province soon
Centre Wellington seeks public input on future of St. David Street

Centre Wellington seeks public input on future of St. David Street

The street is scheduled for a full reconstruction but staff are looking into the public desire for wider sidewalks or bike lanes
Anti-lockdown councillor ousted as Centre Wellington deputy mayor during heated meeting

Anti-lockdown councillor ousted as Centre Wellington deputy mayor during heated meeting

'I’m really sick and tired of the games and there’s a lot of members of the municipality who are as well:' councillor Ian MacRae
Erin car rally protest urges town to reconsider wastewater plant (8 photos)

Erin car rally protest urges town to reconsider wastewater plant (8 photos)

Locals and those from nearby towns drove in a loop around the proposed site in protest of what they call an unreasonable plan