Monthly Archives: January 2016

Guelph Police show support for Crime Stoppers

InstaCollage_1453996107000Guelph Police Service has added some new decals to all of their police vehicles in support of Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington is a community-based organization that brings the public, media, and police together in a cooperative team effort to help solve crime. This is accomplished by offering cash rewards and guaranteeing anonymity to callers.

Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington is NOT a police program but a non-profit charitable organization that is funded by donations from the private and corporate sectors and receives NO government funding to pay our callers.

A group of dedicated, concerned citizens make up the voluntary civilian Board of Directors and are responsible for all the decision-making and fundraising to promote awareness about the program and authorize payment to our callers for their information if it leads to an arrest or a closed case.

Crime Stoppers encourages people to call or submit a tip online and provide information anonymously about criminal activity that has already been committed, about to occur, or the whereabouts of wanted persons. Crime Stoppers is a program that allows you, the citizen, to get involved in solving crime with no risk to yourself.

When you call Crime Stoppers, you will never be asked to give your name, never have to testify in court, and if your information leads to an arrest or a closed case, you may be eligible for a cash reward from $50 up to $2,000.

Calling all Entrepreneurs

Training Ad_2nd Poster_landscape (1)The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) are pleased to announce the extension of the Hawks’ Nest submission deadline to March 11, 2016.

The Hawks’ Nest is a ‘Dragons’ Den’ inspired competition where entrepreneurs from various sectors will pitch their business ideas in an attempt to secure financial support from local angel investors coined the “Hawks.”

New and/or existing businesses/entrepreneurs are encouraged to make a submission to the Hawks’ Nest by submitting an application and business plan by March 11th, 2016. Prior to the deadline, applicants are encouraged to attend a free business plan training session to assist in developing or revising current business plans. The final three Business Plan Training Sessions will be held in February of 2016.

Wednesday, February 3rd
Walkerton Golf & Curling Club
9am – 5pm Friday, February 5th, 2016
Kincardine Lake Huron Learning Centre
9am – 5pm Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Owen Sound Days Inn
9am -5pm

After submissions have been received, seven finalists will be selected to ‘pitch’ their new business idea to the Hawks! With a minimum of $25,000 to be invested at the Hawks’ discretion, plus the People’s Choice award, the event on June 21st to be held in Kincardine promises to be very exciting!

If you are a new or existing entrepreneur who wants to pitch your business idea in an attempt to secure financial support from local investors, this is your opportunity!

For more information or to sign up for a free business plan training session please contact SEDC toll-free at 1-877-335-7332 / or Bruce CFDC toll-free at 1-888-832-2232 /

The SEDC and the Bruce CFDC offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth. In particular, they provide:
• Community strategic planning and socio-economic development
• Support for community-based projects
• Business information, training and planning services, and
• Access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises.
The SEDC and the Bruce CFDC are not-for-profit organizations that have partnered to provide an avenue for existing businesses looking to expand and entrepreneurs wanting to start a business.


Federal Economic Development Agency of Southwestern Ontario
Saugeen Economic Development Corporation
Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation

The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation and the Bruce CFDC are two of 36 CFDCs in southern Ontario funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) through the Community Futures Program. CFDCs are independent, not-for-profit organizations delivering programs and services that support rural economic development and small business growth.. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of local residents representing the community.

For more information, listen to 88.7 The River and click here.

Horse barn fire in Mount Forest

Wellington-North-Fire-Service-logo-col_ContentFirefighters from 6 area detachments were on scene of a large horse barn fire just outside Mount Forest last night. The call came in Thursday night at 7:07 and the barn was fully engulfed and there was heavy smoke when fire fighters arrived. Crews from Mount Forest, Arthur, Ayton, and Durham were all on scene with additional pumpers and tankers from Minto Fire Department called in to assist.

One horse managed to escape but 13 are believed to have perished in the fire. Wellington North Fire Services Chief Dave Gillbault has called in the Fire Marshall to investigate. Damages are estimated to be $500,000.

Arthur & Mount Forest Drinking Water Gets an A+

drinking-waterKenilworth, ON – The Township of Wellington North is pleased to announce that they have received recognition for the eighth consecutive year for achieving a 100% rating for both the Arthur and Mount Forest Drinking Water Systems.
The inspection report is provided to the Township by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) after a thorough onsite inspection of the Township’s water systems is conducted by a MOECC Provincial Officer. The inspection considers both operational risk and compliance and is completed annually. The inspection report provides the MOECC, Public Health and the system owner with a summarized quantitative measure of each Drinking Water System’s performance. The rating result is based out of 100 and is published in the Ministry’s Chief Drinking Water Inspections Annual Report.
“The Township’s water and sewer team should be proud of this achievement,” stated the Water Superintendent, Barry Trood. “We have a professional water and sewer team that has delivered eight consecutive years of superior performance which ensures safe drinking water for residents.”
For more information or to receive a copy of the report, please contact:

Melissa Irvine
Process and Compliance Analyst
Township of Wellington North

30 Minute Rush Show Tonight

Hey…. Happy New Year!!!!  Check out the 30 Minute Rush. 5 top artists for 2015. And one of those artists is the 2 4 1 artists????  Make your requests at

Happy New Year!

download (3)2016 is now upon us and promises to be a busy year. There will be a new American President, the summer Olympics are taking place in Rio and NASA plans on landing on Jupiter. Locally the Patriot’s look to make the play-offs, and the Mount Forest Fireworks Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.