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Today's date: Monday December 10, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 49
   
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Lightning causes house fire, major damage

WELLINGTON NORTH - No one was injured but a home here received major damage in a fire officials say was caused by a lightning strike.

Evening fire sends three to hospital with burn injuries

Evening fire sends three to hospital with burn injuries

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - A fire on the Eramosa-Erin Townline on Dec. 2 sent three people to hospital with serious burn injuries. At least one of them was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital, said Guelph-Eramosa deputy fire chief Jim Petrik.

Impaired driving

On Oct. 31 at about 10pm, Wellington County OPP officers received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Marden Road, north of Guelph. Police say officers found a blue sedan in the ditch, with the driver trying to “free the vehicle.”

Speeders of the Week

On Nov. 2 at about 9:30am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 109, east of Teviotdale. Police say the officer observed a silver passenger vehicle that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 135km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Crime of the Week

ARTHUR - At 8:44pm on June 1, a gas theft occurred at the Petro Canada station on Wellington Road 109 here. The suspect vehicle is described as a navy blue newer-model Chevy Silverado pickup truck. It was last seen travelling south on Highway 6.

Hold and secure at Erin schools result of nearby gunshot

Hold and secure at Erin schools result of nearby gunshot

ERIN - The reported discharge of a gun near Erin Public School triggered a hold and secure precaution at the school shortly after noon on Monday as police swarmed the area.

Crash near Drayton claims life of Moorefield man

MAPLETON - A funeral service was held Monday for a young Moorefield man who tragically lost his life in a traffic accident near Drayton last week.

Truck, bus collide

WELLINGTON NORTH - On Dec. 4 at about 7:36am emergency crews were called to a collision involving a tractor trailer and school bus on Highway 89 near Wellington Road 16.

‘Intoxicated’ carolers fight, urinate near park

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - Police say a group of Christmas carolers has made Santa’s naughty list.

Serious crash

WELLINGTON NORTH - On Nov. 26 at about 8am emergency crews responded to a serious collision involving two motor vehicles on Concession Road 6N, south of Highway 89 and east of Mount Forest.

Wrong way

ORILLIA - A rash of incidents involving vehicles travelling the wrong way on a highway or road has the OPP raising awareness about what drivers should do when this happens.

Fire marshal investigating apartment fire that sent one man to hospital

Fire marshal investigating apartment fire that sent one man to hospital

MOUNT FOREST - One man was sent to hospital with second-degree burns on his hands and arms after a fire in his apartment at 235 Egremount Street on Thursday. Wellington North Fire Chief Dave Guilbault said the cause of the fire is under criminal investigation based on evidence at the scene. The call to the Wellington North fire department came in at 5:44am on Dec. 6. When firefighters reached the building, “There was heavy smoke and fire in the apartment on the lower level” of the two-storey building, Guilbault said. Thirty-seven firefighters in total helped at the scene. Teams from the Mount Forest, Arthur and Harriston stations were assisted by the West Grey fire department. The building’s 10 tenants were all evacuated and the estimated damage is $100,000.
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