KENILWORTH - Farmers with livestock on the loose in Wellington North will have to fork out more cash to have their animals repatriated.
Council to mull sale of township-owned land next to Riverstown dump
KENILWORTH – Wellington North council will consider declaring township-owned property along Highway 6 surplus and entering a purchase and sale agreement on Feb. 21. The land has recently been rezoned to permit commercial agricultural and rural industrial uses.
‘What do you do for us?’: councillor questions value during GRCA budget presentation
KENILWORTH – Councillor Steve McCabe is questioning the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) about what the township receives in return for taxpayer dollars.
Council pre-approves Cork Street road work ahead of budget deliberations
KENILWORTH – Wellington North council has pre-approved a budget for rehabilitation of Cork Street, between Waterloo and Princess streets, in Mount Forest.
Over 3,000 tickets issued during second year of downtown parking enforcement
WELLINGTON COUTNY – A parking enforcement pilot project in Centre Wellington is generating an influx of tickets and revenue.
Wellington North sees 4% increase in provincial grants
KENILWORTH – Wellington North is receiving more money from provincial infrastructure grants than it did last year.
Council considers bending rules for ground-floor residence in Mount Forest
KENILWORTH – A developer is asking council to make an exception to Wellington North’s zoning bylaw prohibiting ground-floor residential uses in commercial zones.
Annual Wellington North seniors award to be presented April 20
WELLINGTON NORTH – The township will be presenting its annual Senior of the Year award in Arthur on April 20.
Erin girl makes sparks fly for school project
ERIN – She may only be nine years old, but Hayden Chard already knows her way around a welder and a plasma cutter.
Wellington Heights student starts education scholarship
WELLINGTON NORTH – High school student Joey Townsend believes higher education is crucial for the betterment of society but he says for many it’s out of reach.
Land rezoned for townhouse development in Mount Forest despite residents’ opposition
KENILWORTH – Following three delegations and much discussion, Wellington North council has approved the rezoning of land in Mount Forest, allowing a proposed 18-unit cluster townhouse project to proceed.
Board closes the book on library vending machines in Wellington County
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Book vending machines at sports complexes in Fergus and Mount Forest will be removed in light of low circulation numbers and an abundance of technical problems.
‘Loud and clear’: voice of Erin businesses to be heard by new liaison committee
ERIN - A liaison committee is being formed to help mitigate wastewater plant construction disruptions for Main Street businesses.
Above average number of new building permits issued in Wellington North for second consecutive year
KENILWORTH – For the second year in a row, the number of building permits issued by the Wellington North building department has surpassed a 10-year average.
Impasse over snowmobilers’ use of Elora Cataract Trailway could be nearing its end
ERIN – Three years after the Hillsburgh Snow Roamers were forced off a 14km stretch of the Elora Cataract Trailway owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority, the club is calling on town council to advocate for its return.