Category Archives: Local News

Child hurt in Fergus crash

FERGUS – An 11 year old child suffered minor injures after he was hit by a car in Fergus. Wellington OPP were called out to St. Andrews Street yesterday afternoon after the kid was hit by a west bound vehicle. The child had darted into the street, causing the collision. He was taken to the hospital for treatment… Read More »

Judging next week for Communities In Bloom

HARRISTON – The Town of Minto is participating in the 2017 National Edition of Communities in Bloom for the Canada 150 category. Judges from Quebec and the USA will be evaluating the Town between July 16th and 18th. Minto is asking businesses and residents to tidy up their properties before they arrive. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit… Read More »

Charges Laid in School Bus Fire In Harriston

MINTO – A 12 year old kid has been charged with Arson after a school bus was set on fire in Harriston. Wellington County OPP and The MInto Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Webb Street in Harrison on June 30th at approximately 8:00pm. It was reported to police that a parked school bus was on fire.… Read More »

Multiple Charges After Vehicle Stopped in Mount Forest

WELLINGTON NORTH – Wellington County OPP has charged a 44 year old woman after receiving a traffic complaint. On Tuesday at approximately 8:40 pm Wellington County OPP received a traffic complaint on a burgundy truck that was traveling northbound on Highway 6 from Side road 5. An officer located the vehicle as it entered into Mount Forest. While police spoke with the… Read More »

Arthur Wastewater Project Update

ARTHUR – The Arthur Wastewater treatment plant will be getting an upgrade after Wellington North Council awarded a contract to CIMA Canada Inc. The project is going to cost $714,578. Over half of the cost will be covered by the Clean Water Grant and the Provincial and Federal Governments. Wellington North will be on the hook for $331,706… Read More »

Mount Forest Pizza Delight Break-In

MOUNT FOREST – Wellington OPP is currently investigating a break and enter at a restaurant on Main Street North in Mount Forest. Early last Thursday at approximately 3:30 am. The County of Wellington OPP was dispatched when an entry alarm at a restaurant on Main Street North in Mount Forest was set off. The person had gained entry by smashing… Read More »

WNFS Chief earns 40 year bar.

Wellington North Fire Services District Chief Bill Hieber (right) received a 25 year Service Medal from the Ontario Fire Marshal Ross Nichols (center). Fire Chief Dave Guilbault received a 40 year Service Bar. Event held this week in Brantford.

Elora Gorge fall victim now in stable condition

ELORA GORGE – A 20 year old man is now in stable condition after falling 60 feet into Elora Gorge. Emergency services responded to the banks of the Irvine River north of the David Street Bridge on Monday night around 5:15 p.m. When they arrived they learned a man had fallen into the gorge after trying to climb… Read More »

12 Year Old Dies In Fatal Farm Accident

A 12 year old boy has died after a fatal farm accident in the Township of Perth East.  Perth County OPP and the Perth East fire department were called out to the farm on Line 61 on Monday evening. The 12 year old had been working in the barn when he died. The child was rushed to a… Read More »

Elora Gorge Fall Sends Man To Hospital

ELORA – A man was airlifted to Toronto Hospital with life threatening injuries after he fell while trying to climb out of the Elora Gorge. The 20 year old was hiking the gorge with three other men yesterday evening. They climbed approximately 50 to 60 feet in order to get out, but they noticed they were about the… Read More »