Monthly Archives: September 2015

Saugeen Community Radio is broadcasting on 88.7

onair1Today at 8am 22 September 2015, Saugeen Community Radio officially launched at 88.7 on the FM dial broadcasting a signal from our transmitter site just South of Mt Forest.

We will continue to test the signal, but reports so far are very positive with a strong FM signal being heard over Mt Forest and North Wellington. John Tyson the chair of Saugeen Community Radio says “It was a great to see our FM transmitter finally turned on and I’d like to thank all those in the area who have been so supportive of the concept of bringing a local community radio station to Mt Forest. Now all the hard work begins.”

The station will continue in test mode for a few weeks while we build out the studios, recruit staff and get everything in place. If you live in the area, have some broadcast experience or feel you would like to learn about radio, and have a few hours to spare each week please fill out the volunteer form and we’ll be  in contact with you.



Please help Jasper

Foundation-DVD-9Jasper lives in Palmerston and suffers from a genetic, degenerative condition called MPS VI.

We have been working with the Isaac Foundation for 4 years now, raising money and funding research into a cure for Jasper, Isaac and all others in the world who are unfortunately affected by this condition.

The good news is we are getting close.  There is a project going on in Europe right now that has found away to replace the defective gene in small animals.  There is a human trial on the horizon but they need more funding to achieve it.

Help us find a cure for children affected by MPS throughout Canada and the rest of the world by sponsoring us as we RUN FOR A CURE! We’ll be taking part in the 5K event at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in Toronto in October.

You can read about MPS and our hope for a cure HERE. Please help us reach our fundraising goals. Just click “Sponsor us” to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Local Radio For Mt Forest & North Wellington Almost Here

IMG_20150917_122758_editThe board of Saugeen Community Radio have been working hard to bring local community radio to Mt Forest and North Wellington. In the past few days the rigging company have been on site installing our new FM antenna system which will allow you to hear local radio at 88.7 on the FM dial. The Industry Canada inspection team will be on site sometime next week and will hopefully give their approval to allow the station to begin testing at 88.7  on the FM band.

Saugeen Community Board Chair John Tyson says “We are excited to bring local radio to the area. Our goal is to provide local programs and information that inform, entertain and reflect the community in which we live.”

There will be opportunities for volunteers to become involved in this Community radio station at all levels. If you have a few hours a week you can spare, then please visit out volunteer page HERE and fill out the form. Someone will be in touch you you.

If you have any questions about 88.7 Saugeen Community Radio please contact us HERE.



Culture Days in Minto

logo_header_@2XIt’s all free and it’s all going on in Minto in September. Here is your opportunity to create, participate and share from September 25th to the 28th.

Come to the Harriston library Community Room from 7pm on Friday 25 September to learn about historical food preservation. Find out how culture and geography affects our food choices, and share your favourite food-related memories. Enjoy refreshments thanks to Minto’s Cultural Roundtable.


From 10am to 4pm on Saturday September 26th enjoy a free Culture Bus tour. Step aboard the free bus and sip snack and see around some of Minto’s finest growers, producers and restaurant.

On Sunday September 27th come for a “Sky Tour” at the home of David & Jean Anderson 6362 3rd Line RR#3 Palmerston. See the Lunar Eclipse from 10pm and enjoy an all ages Bonfire and snacks weather permitting.

For tickets and more details call Brenda at 519-338-2511 ext 241 or check out the  The Minto Chamber Of Commerce website here.


7 Candidates file for Ward 3 seat

bielectionMark Goetz resigned his Ward 3 seat and the end of June, and so far 7 candidates have filed papers for the November 16th  bi-election.

Council has decided on a mail-in ballot for the by-election, and will use the by-election to test the mail-in ballot system as opposed to polling stations where residents would directly cast their ballot on election day.  The mail-in system also eliminates the need for an advanced poll.

The 7 Candidates include Jens Dam and Ross Chaulk who ran against Goetz in the last election. Others Candidates include  David Culp, Shep (Gerald) Shepetunko, Stephen O’Neill, Lisa Hern and Clifford Heffernan.

Voters will receive a ballot in the mail, which they can mail back or drop off to the township office in Kenilworth. They will also be able to drop by the office on election day to register their vote.

Nominations close on 2 October but there is no word yet if there will be an all Candidates meeting.


Expect to pay a toll on September 19th in Elora

tollsIt will cost you money to drive across the Metcalfe Street bridge on Saturday September 19th as the Elora Fire-fighters will be charing a toll and operating a operate the toll booth. But don’t worry your money will be going to a good cause, raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy.

This annual “road toll” event happens Sept. 19 from 8:30am to 4pm.