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Puslinch Community Newsletter For November 2021


Badenoch Community Centre


The Community Centre is currently open but is not taking new rentals. If you had a booking that was cancelled in 2020 due to lockdown please contact to rebook.

County of Wellington Solid Waste Services


The HHZ Mobile Unit will be at the Aberfoyle Waste Facility for the month of November, which is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. For more information on what materials are accepted at the Mobile HHW Depot, please visit the Wellington County website at https://www.wellington.ca/en/resident-services/SWSHazardous-Waste.aspx

Engage Puslinch

HAVE YOUR SAY on the Township’s Proposed 2022 Budget! 

The Township has launched our Proposed 2022 Budget engagement project. Your feedback is important in setting priorities and guiding the vision and growth of the Township. Get involved today and have your say at EngagePuslinch.ca

Optimist Club of Puslinch


Sunday, Nov 28, 2:00-3:30 pm. Puslinch Community Centre Grounds in Aberfoyle. Due to COVID regulations we will be having a drive-thru this year. Families will remain in their vehicles while they drive past the decorated floats. Santa will be there in person for you to wave to. Bring your Santa letter with your return address on it and mail it in Santa’s mailbox. To enter a float, volunteer or further information call 519-763-0309

Puslinch Township Library

For current hours and services, please call the Puslinch Branch 519.763.8026 or visit us online at www.wellington.ca/Library.


Get creative with activity kits for all ages! Contents may include a hands-on activity, activity sheets, and suggestions for additional library resources. Quantities are limited. Pick up at your local branch on a first-come, first-served basis.


Join us virtually for live songs, stories, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Pre-registration is required to receive a kit and virtual meeting link.  If you would like to join us from another branch, please let the hosting branch know upon registration. Wednesdays, November 10, 17, 24 at 11:00 am.


Discussing “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Friday, November 5.


Discussing “The Golden Hour” by Beatriz Williams. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Thursday, November 16.


Get started on a new project by picking up a quilt block take-and-make kit. Each month features a different pattern. Fabric and instructions included. Basic sewing skills required. Pick up in-branch, November 16.


Wondering what to read, watch, or listen to next? Wellington County Library staff are here to help! Tell us what you love and we’ll hand-pick a selection of titles for you to borrow. For more information, visit www.wellington.ca/JustForYou.  

While you’re waiting for Just for You selections, check out this list of new books at the library:


Clinton, Hillary Rodham
State of Terror

Crutcher, Paige
The Orphan Witch

Grisham, John
The Judge’s List

Macomber, Debbie
Dear Santa

McKinlay, Jenn 
One for the Books!

Meyrick, Denzil
Jeremiah’s Bell

Stone, Emily
Always, in December

Strout, Elizabeth 
Oh William!

Taylor, Patrick 
An Irish Country Yuletide

Wallace, Auralee 
In the Company of Witches


Carpenter, Susan
The Ultimate Stay-at-home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-time Father

Casazza, Allie
Declutter Like a Mother: A Guilt-free, No-stress Way to Transform your Home and your Life

Chapin, Jen
Essential Pantry Cookbook: 80 Easy Recipes and 100 Creative Variations to Make the Most of On-hand Staples

De Vise, Daniel
King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King

Foster, Susan
Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

Jha, Amishi 
Peak Mind: Find your Focus, own your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes A Day

Jones, Lucy
Losing Eden: Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World and Its Ability to Heal Body and Soul

Orlean, Susan
On Animals

Ratchford, Sarah
Fired Up About Consent

Wilde, Kate C.
Autistic Logistics: A Parent’s Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Meltdowns, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges

Township of Puslinch


The following outdoor recreation amenities are open;

  • Optimist Recreation Centre Rink
  • Optimist Recreation Centre washrooms (Monday to Saturday during hours of operation)
  • Soccer and other sports fields
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Trails

The use of all Township facilities by the public is to be in accordance with the physical separation directives issued by the Province. Individuals using these facilities, except for members of the same household, are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres or six feet. All gatherings or events must comply with all Provincial directives as well as those of Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health. We strongly encourage individuals utilizing available facilities to adhere to all physical distancing requirements.

Failure to do so, may result in the Township being directed to close facilities again. Enforcement concerns should be communicated to the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

The following Township closures remain in effect:

  • Puslinch Community Centre
  • Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium and change rooms
  • Municipal Office

Township staff will be available to assist and serve residents by electronic means. Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at 519-763-1226. Email inquiries can be sent as follows:

For more information on COVID-19, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800- 265-7293 or 519-822-2715 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca

ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES. The Township of Puslinch partners with the Cambridge and District Humane Society for the following animal control services: dogs at large, injured dogs, injured cats, aggressive dogs, domestic animals that are deceased in the home, injured wildlife and exotic animals. Should you require these services, please call the Cambridge and District Humane Society directly at (519) 623-6323 or email [email protected].