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Guelph, Wellington, Ont. part of electric vehicle charging station strategy – Guelph
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Guelph, Wellington, Ont. part of electric vehicle charging station strategy – Guelph

Pretty soon, finding a place to charge an electric vehicle will be as common as finding a gas station to fill up. Several southwestern Ontario municipalities, including the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington, have come together to develop an electric vehicle charging network strategy.The strategy would plan, among other things, where electric vehicle charging stations would be located along a corridor that stretches from the 401 Highway to the Bruce Peninsula.Karen Chisholme, climate change and sustainability manager with the County of Wellington, says with more people purchasing electric vehicles, they want to be in a position where they are ready to have these charging stations available.“It’s not that we think we will draw more people with electric vehicles to the area...
Federal funding will help Guelph organizations address overdose crisis – Guelph
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Federal funding will help Guelph organizations address overdose crisis – Guelph

Five organizations in Guelph, Ont., will be sharing in $2.9 million in federal funding to enhance and expand addiction support services. The funding is in response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis happening across Canada. Locally, it will be distributed as follows:Wyndham House Concurrent Specialized Youth Hub is receiving more than $1 million to expand their specialized youth hubMental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington will receive $149,000 for training and certifying peer support workers dealing with substance use concernsStonehenge Therapeutic Community Centre is getting $207,500 for the implementation of their peer-to-peer overdose response program, providing peer-led, low-barrier, urgent response to drug poisoningsHIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health will receive...