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Southgate Council Briefs from July 20

Dan Blenkinsop of the Junior Achievement Program made a presentation to council on July 20 and asked...



SWIFT receives $180 million in provincial and federal funding through Small Communities Fund

Ultra-high speed Internet connectivity is critical to rural economic development and Southwestern...


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Clifford man facing multiple charges after sexual assault investigation

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit investigated an allegation of historical...



Wellington North's municipal servicing standards plan sparks sidewalk debate

It was discussion about sidewalk standards that prompted some heated debate from council members.



Site agreement paves way for new Canadian Tire store in Mount Forest

Wellington North council has approved a site servicing agreement with Canadian Tire that clears the...


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Mount Forest male faces marijuana, fail to provide breath sample charges

A 37-year-old male faces multiple charges stemming from July 15 incident.



Wellington North council sets growth priorities

Topping the list of priorities decided by council at a special meeting last Thursday is a new sewage...



Wellington North construction values exceed $3.3 million for June

KENILWORTH – Construction value in Wellington North for the month of June exceeded $3.3 million,...

Sweet Deal

Tina Grant officially opened her new retail bakery and store, Tina’s Sugar Shoppe, on July 21 in the Forest Court Plaza at 392 Main St. N. in Mount Forest. The new business is the fourth launched by the Renew Northern Wellington program to date.

Right at Home

Right at Home Canada opened its newest location in the Forest Court Plaza at 392 Main St. N. in Mount Forest on July 21. Right at Home representatives were joined by several local dignitaries for the ribbon cutting, including Township of Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox, Perth-Wellington MP John Nater and Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce president Dave Ford.


Christa Cherrey (second from right) thanked the more than 160 people in attendance at the July 20 Mary Lynne Forrest Memorial Golf Tournament for their continued support at the event. Cherrey’s speech brought tears to the eyes of many, including, from left, father George Forrest, and sisters Sheree Bell and Brandy Miller.

Backbone of the Community

Birmingham Retirement Community hosted their third annual Senior Citizen of the Year award night on July 19, where Laura Marchment (center) was honoured with the award. A total of five nominees were recognized for their contributions to the community. Pictured with Marchment are fellow nominees, from left, Bill Tobey, Stella McCabe, Rita Caughlin and Penny Renken.

Safe Access

No Frills has installed a new access point to their store for the Mennonite community off of Sligo Road. This horse and buggy only road is 100 per cent funded by No Frills, and according to Gary Williamson of Safe Communities Wellington North, will be the start of a series of roads in the north end of Mount Forest that will make access to businesses much safer for the Mennonite community.

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Spring Cleaning Part III

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