KENILWORTH – Main Street businesses The Imagination Space, a boutique store and play area, and The Tipsy Fox, a new pub, in downtown Mount Forest have been granted a total of $3,700 from Wellington North’s Community Improvement Program.
Participants sought for food and culture event at Harriston-Minto Fall Fair
MINTO – The Town of Minto Cultural Roundtable is partnering with the Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society to host a “Cultures and Foods of Minto” event during the 2023 fall fair.
Wellington North receives funding for Smith Street project in Arthur
PERTH-WELLINGTON – Wellington North will receive more than $1 million in provincial funding for the reconstruction of Smith Street in Arthur.
Council supports severance applications to create six new homes in Mount Forest
KENILWORTH – Six new single detached homes are being proposed for largely vacant land at 645 Martin Street in southwest Mount Forest, near the Louise Marshall Hospital.
MP says Ottawa protest should have been ended without Emergencies Act
PERTH-WELLINGTON – Despite the finding of a federal commission that use of the Emergencies Act to quell the February 2022 “Freedom Convoy” protest in Ottawa was justified, local MP John Nater maintains the government “could have and should have” resolved the matter through other means.
2022: The Year in Review
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The North Wellington Community News would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 2023 as we take a look back on an eventful year in 2022.
Mapleton receives federal funds to replace Drayton pumping station
DRAYTON – Mapleton Township and the federal government are partnering on a $5-million project for the design and construction of a new pumping station in Drayton.
Community News finalist for newspaper awards
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The North Wellington Community News has been nominated for several premier awards in the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s (OCNA) 2022 Better Newspaper Competition.
Soon to be Forgotten theme of Minto gallery exhibit
MINTO – The Minto Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Soon to be Forgotten is the first solo art show by Jessica McKenzie.
Legion hosts mini-golf dinner event
HARRISTON - Harriston Legion Branch 296 is hosting its annual mini-golf and steak dinner on March 12.
Drayton Defenders squads pick up a pair of Silver Stick titles
DRAYTON – It’s been 26 years since a team from Drayton won an International Silver Stick Tournament and on Jan. 22 the Drayton Defenders U11 Rep team became the second local team this year to claim the title of International Silver Stick Champions.
Foundation plans second Family Fun Day on Feb. 20
MOUNT FOREST – After a three-year hiatus, the Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation (LMHF) is set to host its 2nd Annual Family Fun Day.
Duos and duets focus of MooreBand Harriston concert on Valentine’s Day
HARRISTON – The third instalment in a concert series featuring popular local musical act MooreBand will include a Valentine’s Day theme.
Darren Jones receives Eugene McAdams award for service, commitment as building official
KENILWORTH – Wellington North chief building official Darren Jones was presented with the Eugene McAdams Memorial Award during the Jan. 16 council meeting.
Hockey team raising funds to assist teammate with travel for treatment
MINTO – A Palmerston youth is getting a boost from his hockey team as he prepares for a trip to Italy for medical treatment.