WELLINGTON COUNTY – Public health officials say the air quality in the region is "high risk" and area residents should take precautions – at least for the next few days.
Lifeguard shortage impacting Town of Minto pools
MINTO – A shortage of lifeguards will result in modified schedules at swimming pools in Palmerston and Harriston this summer, including closing each of the pools for one day on weekends.
Willa Wick named Senior of the Year for Minto
MINTO – Willa Wick has been named Senior of the Year for the Town of Minto. Mayor Dave Turton announced the award at the June 6 town council meeting.
Canada Post: mail delivery could be disrupted province-wide due to poor air quality
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Mail delivery could be delayed across the county until air quality conditions improve, according to Canada Post's social media channels.
Pride banners vandalized in Fergus
FERGUS – Two of four Pride banners hung in downtown Fergus for Pride month have been vandalized. Mayor Shawn Watters says the vandalism “will not stop our unwavering support for the 2SLGBTQI+ community."
Police investigating more suspicious fires in Mount Forest
MOUNT FOREST – Another vehicle fire in Mount Forest has the Wellington OPP crime unit investigating.
Ontario’s first Craft Gin Festival set for this weekend in Elora
ELORA – Gin lovers have a chance to taste more than 30 unique hand-crafted small-batch gins outside the Elora Centre for the Arts this weekend.
Grateful for his grandfather’s recovery, 16-year-old is walking for hospitals
ABOYNE – When Rajvir Khanuja’s grandfather was taken to hospital by ambulance in the middle of the night with COVID-19, fear rippled through his family.
Local teenager facing child pornography charge
WELLINGTON COUNTY – A local teenager is facing child pornography charges after distributing intimate images of another teen on social media.
Glass Tiger to headline Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
FERGUS – Glass Tiger will headline the musical lineup for the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games this summer. The Grammy-nominated band from Newmarket rose to international fame after the 1986 release of its debut album 'The Thin Red Line.'
Projections put Wellington North elementary schools over capacity by 2030
KENILWORTH – A recent Upper Grand District School Board report suggests student enrolment is projected to increase beyond capacity at Arthur Public School and Victoria Cross Public School due to housing development in Wellington North.
Apartment building removed from plan for Wellington Road 7 development
ELORA – The developer is walking back its original proposal for 350 Wellington Road 7 between Salem and Elora, removing the plan for an eight-storey apartment building in favour of adding more townhomes.
Poetry slam will showcase Indigenous ‘power and wisdom’
GUELPH – Power and wisdom will be showcased at an Indigenous-focused poetry event here on June 17, with “something unique to be gained for those who are willing to listen,” said poet Mike O’dah Ziibing Ashkewe.
Crime Stoppers launches new road sign campaign
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Road signs promoting Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) are being replaced as part of a new campaign.
Environment Canada issues air quality alert for Wellington County
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Environment Canada has issued a special air quality alert for Wellington County, and much of southern Ontario, due to smoke plumes from Quebec and northeastern Ontario. "High levels of air pollution have developed due to smoke from forest fires," the June 7 alert states.