LONDON – The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) joined the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in calling on the Province of Ontario to work collaboratively with municipalities on efforts to increase the supply of housing, and to tackle the growing homelessness crisis in Ontario.
Brown’s new book helps moms ‘worry less and live more’
MAPLETON – Instead of worrying what may go wrong, Alison Brown has learned to ask “What if this goes great? What if the best is yet to come?”
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.
Council requires tree compensation plan for severance proposal
MAPLETON – Township council has attached a condition requiring development of a tree compensation plan to its support of a severance and lot line adjustment required to facilitate expansion of a local business.
Soleki first 2023 Hawk’s Nest investor
NEUSDADT – The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) and Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) have announced Tony Solecki, President of Caframo Ltd. is one of the investors for the Hawks’ Nest a Dragons’ Den-inspired competition.
Horticultural society hosting festival, Garden of Month program
HARRISTON – The Harriston and District Horticultural Society met at the train station here on March 15 for its first in-person meeting of the year.
Mount Forest teen dead, two others injured following single-vehicle crash
MAPLETON – A Mount Forest teenager is dead and two other teens are seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash here on Sunday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene, on Wellington Road 12 in Mapleton Township, on March 19 at about 11:50pm.
Township issues building code order to Arthur Green Developments
ARTHUR - Wellington North has issued a compliance order to a Caledon-based developer adding 11 new rental apartments to the Sussman’s building at 143 George Street.
Farmers Plus in Arthur closing after almost 10 years in business
ARTHUR – The Farmers Plus on Smith Street in Arthur is closing its doors after nearly a decade serving the farming community in Wellington North.
Local ‘butter tart queen’ wins Ontario title
DRAYTON – The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies has named Helen Moffat this year’s Reserve Butter Tart Champion.
Ground-floor studio apartment approved for downtown Mount Forest development
KENILWORTH - Wellington North council is allowing a residential unit on a commercial ground floor, despite a recently amended bylaw prohibiting ground-level residential uses within commercial zones.
Wellington North council struggles with decision on Mount Forest pool
KENILWORTH – The projected cost of a new outdoor pool in Mount Forest is keeping at least two Wellington North councillors awake at night.
Dayson Industrial awarded $1.54-million contract for Mount Forest water tower work
KENILWOTH - Wellington North council has awarded Hamilton-based Dayson Industrial Services with a $1.54 million contract (tax-in) for work on the Mount Forest water tower.
Arthur seniors worry about losing citizen hall as lease expiry nears
ARTHUR – Local seniors are worried a long-standing and daily meeting place will be no more come December, after receiving news about the looming expiry of a 10-year lease for the Arthur Senior Citizen Hall.
Major capital costs taxing Wellington North budget talks
KENILWORTH – This year’s Wellington North budget is proving contentious as councillors confront major capital expenses and the rising cost of living for residents.