New bus service

A new bus service has come to Wellington County.

Kasper Bus Lines is now running a 14-person bus from Owen Sound to Guelph, with the hopes of building a reliable, affordable and comfortable option to rural residents.

All I can say is, it’s about time. Now if you want to go up north there is a bus that will take you right there.

The current Wellington County stops include: Tim Hortons in Mount Forest, Petro-Canada in Arthur and the A&W in Fergus. In Guelph the bus will end its run at the Central Go station.

The bus will run Monday to Saturday, leaving from Owen Sound at 8am and arriving in Guelph at 10:25am. It will then return to Owen Sound with an arrival time of 1:11pm. The bus will once again leave Owen Sound at 2:30pm and arrive in Guelph around 4:55pm. It will then head north and finish the day in Owen Sound at 7:41pm.

Owner Kasper Wabinski has a service like this in Thunder Bay but, being from Guelph, he said it was easier to set up a second base here because he has family in the area and other connections.

For more information visit

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Wellington County is once again asking for employer input. The economic development department has recently opened up its 2020 EmployerOne Survey, which seeks feedback about workforce issues facing local businesses and industries.

Business owners, it may be a good idea to take 10 minutes out of your day and fill out the questionnaire to help shape the programming available.

The survey is open until Jan. 31 at

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Wellington County is looking for representatives from the commercial and industrial sectors of the economy to participate in a Community Advisory Group to support the development of a county-wide community energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan by:

– ensuring the plan aligns with community programs and activities;

– providing insights on community culture; and

– providing feedback on deliverables and outcomes.

To learn more about the volunteer position visit To view the volunteer posting or to apply visit

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The Bunker Sports Bar and Golf Simulators is now open in Mount Forest at 392 Main St. N., Unit 9 (at Main Street and Sligo Road).

Part golf enthusiast haven, part pub food, this business offers golf simulators for pros and novices.

One hour rentals for one simulator are $30, increasing by $30 increments per hour, up to four hours. The website suggests one hour per person to complete a full 18-hole game.

Owners Bill Torek and Clint Baker invite those interested to take in a round of winter golf and stay afterwards for some eats.

For more information visit