Top Wellington Advertiser tweets for 2020


Jan. 8 – BREAKING: Due to weather conditions, afternoon buses cancelled for all elementary and secondary schools in Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North (division 3 of Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services). Parents need to make alternate arrangements to get children home.…


Feb. 27 – Wellington County plows pulled off roads north of the Grand River due to poor visibility. Officials: “You are strongly advised not to travel on the roads.”


Mar. 23 – BREAKING: Premier Doug Ford announces all non-essential businesses must close by Wednesday for two weeks. More details, including a list of businesses allowed to stay open, expected tomorrow.


April 9 – ‘We must prevent all the deaths we can’: modelling shows 11,000 to 22,000 Canadians could die over course of #COVID19 pandemic.


May 1 – Arthur PS staff organized a car parade around the village this afternoon to reconnect with local students and families.


June  10 – ‘I hope this column makes you uncomfortable, because I was uncomfortable for 18 years.’ Black teen says she regularly encountered racism while growing up in Wellington County.


July 24 – The Wellington Advertiser has been named the top community newspaper in Ontario in its circulation class. The paper also won several #BNCAwards at the annual @OCNAAdReach event.


Aug. 7 – The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital is set to open Sunday at 6am. Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Health Christine Elliot, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott and Wellington County Warden Kelly Linton were among those celebrating a ribbon cutting today.


Sept. 28 – Emergency crews working to rescue two people from the Elora Gorge this evening.…


Oct. 19 – A group of students from Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest have installed a sign in front of the school thanking frontline workers for their dedication during the #COVID19 pandemic.


Nov. 12 – BREAKING: Public health has ordered the closure of schools and churches in Old Order Mennonite communities in northern Wellington County. Officials say repeated attempts to try to change behaviours in those communities ‘have not been successful.’


Dec. 20 – Reports: As of Dec. 24, the entire province is going into lockdown (for 28 days in our region). Schools also expected to extend Christmas break (one or two weeks). Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the official announcement tomorrow afternoon. #COVID19