88.7 The River Benefits From The Canada Summer Jobs Program

The MP for Perth Wellington has announced some funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program. John Nater says students will be eligible to gain valuable work experience this summer through the initiative.  “Creating summer jobs for students benefits not only youth and employers, but also local economies across the country. The Canada Summer Jobs Program provides students the opportunity… Read More »

Wellington OPP had a busy week.

Wellington County OPP handed out over 100 speeding tickets during Canada Road Safety Week. Police were targeting the big four factors in motor vehicle collision fatalities last week. The goal was to save lives and remind people that is not ok to speed, drive distracted, drive while impaired or not wear a seat belt. Results from the campaign… Read More »

Pellet Gun Fired in Downtown Palmerston

PALMERSTON – Wellington OPP were called out to Palmerston after a pellet gun was fired at a minivan and a local woman. Police say a man was driving down King street when he noticed two people were wearing camouflage clothing on King Street with what appeared to be a long gun. After he passed the two people, they… Read More »

Fatal 2 Vehicle Crash In Moorefield

The OPP have now released the name of the deceased. Here is an updated version of the story. MOOREFIELD – Wellington County OP responded to a fatal crash on Concession Road 6 near Moorefield last night. Police say a pickup truck ran a stop sign and collided with a minivan around 10:00 pm. The driver and passenger of… Read More »

Farmers Market Set For May 26

MOUNT FOREST – The Wellington North Farmers Market is opening up for the season next Friday. The Market will run every Friday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Victory Community Centre in Mount Forest on King Street East starting on May 26th. It will run until October 6th of this year. Several local vendors will… Read More »

Steel Stolen in Mount Forest

MOUNT FOREST – Wellington OPP are investigating after a 4 tons of sheet metal roofing material were stolen from a construction site near Mount Forest. Police say the material was taken sometime overnight between Sunday and Monday on Sideroad 2 West, south of Mount Forest. The sheet metal is worth an estimated $10,000. OPP Forensic Identification Services attended… Read More »

New Electric Car Charging Station Opened in Arthur

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington County has officially opened three Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations in Arthur, Puslinch and Guelph. They were able to do this thanks to receiving over $215,000 in Provincial funding from the Government of Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Grant Program. The grant program is in support of the Province’s Climate Change Action Plan. Level 3… Read More »

Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation Receives Fund Pledge

MOUNT FOREST – The Trillium Roots Community Fund has made a pledge of $5,000 to the Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. The donation will used to purchase an ear, nose and throat or ENT microscope, which s a priority equipment for the hospital. Having this equipment in Mount Forest will keep patients from having to go to… Read More »

Gas Theft

SALEM – Police are looking for a suspicious truck after the driver stole $60 in gas from a gas station in Salem. Eye witnesses describe the driver as a white man between 25 – 35 with short cropped hair. He was wearing a black jacket, grey sweater, blue jeans, running shoes, and dark sunglasses. The truck is a… Read More »