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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

'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
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
Alma residents pushing for new crosswalk on County Road 17

Alma residents pushing for new crosswalk on County Road 17

Parents want the issue dealt with now 'rather than reactively finding solutions to a tragedy in the future'
New park and accessible playground coming to Drayton

New park and accessible playground coming to Drayton

The approximately $180,000 project also includes nature trails and a lookout
County of Wellington to create habitat for threatened barn swallows at closed landfill sites

County of Wellington to create habitat for threatened barn swallows at closed landfill sites

The solid waste services department is in discussions about creating new nesting structures for the birds
Guelph/Wellington County piloting commercial food waste collection program

Guelph/Wellington County piloting commercial food waste collection program

Service will be available to businesses and institutions along Highway 6 corridor from Guelph to Arthur
Termites top of mind: Centre Wellington considers increased spending for treatment program

Termites top of mind: Centre Wellington considers increased spending for treatment program

'These things are continuing to expand outward and we need to stop them before more houses are affected,' councillor says
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