GUELPH – County revenue from OPP false alarm fees is expected to rise beyond $100,000 for 2022, according to a January report to the county’s Police Services Board.
‘My story is finally heard’: Erin man sentenced to seven years for ‘horrific’ sexual abuse
GUELPH – For the first time in her life, Kelsey White-Sjolin doesn’t lie awake at night wondering if the man who sexually abused her as a little child will find his way back into her life.
Wellington North seeking provincial green light for new pedestrian crossings
KENILWORTH – Wellington North is hoping for a green light from the province to install pedestrian crossing infrastructure at three intersections in Mount Forest and Arthur.
Indigenous Gathering Circle expected to open in spring
ABOYNE – Nearly 400 trees, plants and traditional Indigenous medicines are on the way from Centre-Wellington’s Whiffletree Farm and Nursery for the county’s Indigenous Gathering Circle, where seeding is planned for the spring.
Wellington North council adopts work plan for Mount Forest outdoor pool
KENILWORTH– Wellington North council has given a partial nod to next steps in the design process for a proposed outdoor pool in Mount Forest that would replace the Lion Roy Grant pool.
Township accepts modified insurance policy
KENILWORTH – Wellington North finance director Farhad Hossain presented a sticker-shocked council with a slightly reduced municipal insurance premium at a Jan. 16 meeting.
Social services committee approves designs for transitional housing in Guelph
GUELPH – VG Architects managing partner Paul Sapounzi presented long-anticipated designs for the county’s newest transitional housing project to the social services committee on Jan. 11.
Earl Campbell heading Wellington County Police Services Board
GUELPH - Responsible for governing the police, the Wellington County Police Services Board has new members around the table for the 2023-34 term.
Policing to cost Wellington County taxpayers $18 million in 2023
ABOYNE – The cost to county taxpayers for policing is on the rise again in this year’s budget. Price tag expected to climb to $23.97 million in 2032.
Pharmacists welcome new prescription powers for common ailments
WELLINGTON COUNTY - As of Jan. 1, pharmacists across Ontario can prescribe within 10 drug classes for 13 minor ailments. Local pharmacists are welcoming what they say is a long-overdue advancement in their scope of practice.
County council has high-level look at budget proposing 3.8% tax rate increase
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Council got a high-level look at the latest iteration of a proposed 2023 budget during a special council meeting on Jan. 9, updated following adjustments made since November.
OPP investigating ‘anti-Semitic vandalism’ at three buildings
MOUNT FOREST – Police are investigating several potential hate crimes after swastikas were marked in the bathrooms at the library, arena and a restaurant here this week.
‘Very frustrating’: township responds to new legislation
KENILWORTH – Wellington North council discussed how to retain control and input into community growth as local bylaws are aligned with new provincial legislation passed last year.
Council denies rezoning for home on family’s land in Arthur
KENILWORTH – Wellington North council voted against rezoning land in the northern reaches of Arthur to permit the construction of a home, with Mayor Andy Lennox voicing several concerns with the proposal during a recent public meeting.
Residents troubled by 18-unit cluster townhouse proposal in Mount Forest
KENILWORTH - Some residents voiced concerns about an 18-unit cluster townhouse proposal for Mount Forest during a Dec. 19 public meeting.