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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

Rockmosa Park closed for playground replacement starting Monday

Rockmosa Park closed for playground replacement starting Monday

The park will be closed for seven weeks starting April 15
Free feminine hygiene product dispenser at Mount Forest Arena starting today

Free feminine hygiene product dispenser at Mount Forest Arena starting today

An unveiling ceremony will take place this Friday April 12 at 4:30 p.m. on the arena side of the Mount Forest Sportsplex after which products will be available
Erin council proposes increasing community grants by $10,000 in 2025

Erin council proposes increasing community grants by $10,000 in 2025

In 2024, the town received 21 community grant applications for $42,650 but only had a total grant budget of $20,500
Hillsburgh development includes significant senior housing component

Hillsburgh development includes significant senior housing component

While the developer said they downsized the proposed residential units to 662 after public concerns, the newly proposed senior housing will increase its density
Community food pantries coming to three Wellington County libraries

Community food pantries coming to three Wellington County libraries

The new pantry pilot project is proposed to run in three branches this year: Elora, Palmerston, and Arthur
Minimum waste fee proposed for yellow and black bags in Wellington County

Minimum waste fee proposed for yellow and black bags in Wellington County

County council less sure whether to charge residents a minimum waste fee for using county transfer stations for weekly garbage needs
County recycling services to continue beyond producer pay transition

County recycling services to continue beyond producer pay transition

Currently, up to 50 per cent of the municipal recycling program costs are funded by producers
Commemorative plaque proposed for historic female politician from Arthur

Commemorative plaque proposed for historic female politician from Arthur

Arthur native Rae Luckock was one of Ontario's first two female MPP's
COVID outbreak closes Palmerston hospital to visitors

COVID outbreak closes Palmerston hospital to visitors

This does not include essential care partners
Approval recommended for downsized 660-unit development in Hillsburgh

Approval recommended for downsized 660-unit development in Hillsburgh

Formerly proposed to be 799 units, the updated development design has been downsized to 662 units following public comments
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