Mount Forest Dominates International Silver Stick

A few weeks ago Mount Forest entered 3 girls hockey teams into the International Silver Stick in Port Elgin.  For the first time ever, all 3 girls teams made the gold medal finals in there respective divisions. The PeeWee C girls came away Gold medal Silver Stick Champions, and the Atom C girls and Bantam C girls both… Read More »

Record Year for Warm Winter Wishes!

The Warm Winter Wishes students at Wellington Heights School in Mount Forest have raised and astounding $42,477.39 this season. Organizers thank the students for their teamwork and generosity as well that of the teachers, parents and community members. Local businesses and corporate partners raised $17,400 and the rest was done by student fundraisers over the last 5 weeks.

Mount Forest Fire

Antiques and Accents on Main Street in the south end of Mount Forest has suffered extensive damage after a fire last night. Wellington North Fire Services were dispatched just after 4:00 PM December 8 and arrived to find the back of the building fully engulfed in flames. Guelph Wellington EMS transported one female to hospital due to smoke… Read More »

$3M in damages to new hay drying operation

Damage is estimated at $3M after a fire completely engulfed a large structure on Wellington County Rd. #16 last night. Wellington North Fire Services were called to the hay drying operation between Line 10 and Line 8 just after 6:00pm Monday night. Fire Chef Dave Guilbault told The River “it’s one of the largest fires I’ve experienced in… Read More »

Do you know this man?

On October 15, 2016 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a deceased male on the beach north of Port Albert Ontario and they your help in identifying him. Through the course of the investigation by the Huron County OPP Crime Unit investigators discovered that a journalist working in northern Ontario had captured photos of the victim near… Read More »

Cst. Rick Hopkins Bridge in Mount Forest Opens to Traffic

Wellington North, ON – Cst. Rick Hopkins Bridge is open this Labour Day weekend, the first long weekend this summer it is open to traffic. It was with great delight that Highway 6 access to Mount Forest from the south was re-opened on Friday, August 26th, when traffic flowed over the Rick Hopkins Bridge once again. The project… Read More »

Economic Development Action Plan Underway for Southwestern Ontario

GUELPH ON– The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) is working on an economic development strategy to grow the regional economy. The strategic action plan will underline the region’s commitment to working together and speaking with one unified voice on critical economic issues in southwestern Ontario. “A regional economic development action plan will explore the diverse needs of municipalities,… Read More »

Fire Ban Lifted in Wellington North

KENILWORTH – The Burn Ban imposed on July 5, 2016 has been lifted in the Township of Wellington North, effective July 20th. Please remember all Open Air Fires in rural areas require a permit prior to burning. The application for a permit can be obtained at http://wellington-north.com/government/permits and-applications or at the municipal office at 7490 Sideroad 7 W.,… Read More »