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.
Firefighters beat police in charity hockey game
FERGUS – Police and firefighters may have duked it out on the ice last Sunday, but it was the Centre Wellington Food Bank and CrimeStoppers Guelph Wellington who came out the winners.
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.
After cutting hair for 50 years, Frank Moretti is ready to retire
FERGUS – Frank Moretti has spent more than 50 years cutting hair, 30 of those from his second-storey barbershop overlooking St. Andrew Street. And on May 20, he’s bidding Fergus farewell. Moretti’s for Men will close and Frank, who is 80, will retire.
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.
County doubles size of grants, bursaries for local students
GUELPH – The County of Wellington is doubling the size of the grants and bursaries it awards, in recognition of the rising costs faced by students.
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.
Planning department will move to new operations centre when constructed
ELORA – Centre Wellington anticipates having to almost double its planning staff over the next few years because of Bill 23. Council agreed planning staff should also work from operations centre when it's complete.
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.
Idling taxi stolen in Fergus, recovered at Pearson airport
FERGUS – Police are asking for help to find the person(s) responsible for stealing a taxicab here earlier this month.
Local seniors offer words of wisdom in anthology of true stories
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – Coming together to write an anthology of true stories had a local group of seniors laughing with and supporting one another in a “collective creativity” that had them feeling “like teenagers” again.