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West Grey Library Board to receive provincial award

WEST GREY — The West Grey Library board is this year’s recipient of the Ontario Library...


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Dundalk man caught driving with an open liquor container

DUNDALK – On Jan. 18, 2017 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police...



Mount Forest Fireworks Festival holding main stage auditions Feb. 4

MOUNT FOREST — The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival, one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario for the...



Mount Forest concrete plant thanks Minto Fire for its response to Christmas Day fire

NORTH WELLINGTON — Minto’s volunteer fire department was recently recognized at Minto council by an...


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Arthur man charged after striking neighbour in the face with a sledgehammer

ARTHUR – On Jan. 14, 2017 at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial...



Wellington North council cuts $972,000 from proposed 2017 capital budget

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council trimmed some $972,000 from its $8.6 million proposed 2017...



Builder wants tougher property standards enforcement in West Grey

WEST GREY - West Grey builder Don Tremble is making some major investments in the Durham area with...


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Drug related charges laid after warrant executed at Dundalk home

DUNDALK – On Thursday, Jan. 12 the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau –...

Second generation entrepreneur

Mount Forest’s Eric McLeod (right) is following in the footsteps of his father Shawn (left) in “going into business for himself.” Eric recently purchased Uptown Entertainment Centre on Main Street in Mount Forest, while Shawn just celebrated the 20th anniversary of his business, McLeod’s Painting and Decorating.

Pledge completed

The Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary have started their 95th year on a very positive note, as it was revealed on Jan. 11 that they have fulfilled their $50,000 pledge to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation’s Always Here For You campaign one year ahead of schedule. The group pledged the money over five years, but after a lot of hard work and dedication from their more than 80 members, they reached their goal in four years. Present for the announcement were, from left: Auxiliary secretary Wendy Rogerson; Auxiliary president Linda Dunk; Foundation president Donna Leach; Auxiliary vice-president Penny Renken, and; Auxiliary past-president Wreatha Speers.

Recognized for 30 years of service

The Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation recognized long-time volunteer Verna Batenchuk (right) on Jan. 11 for her 30 years of volunteer service to the hospital in a number of roles. Batenchuk was presented with a cake by foundation president Donna Leach (centre) and John Dale (left), incoming auxiliary liaison to the foundation, to celebrate her achievement.


Marty Young (left), owner of Young’s Home Hardware in Mount Forest, and his staff were presented with the Cornerstone Award by Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington program co-ordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter (right) on Jan. 12. The award is presented each January during Crime Stoppers Month to one individual, business or organization in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the program.

Fly the flag

As a part of Crime Stoppers Month, the organization’s flag was raised in front of the Mount Forest Museum and Archives last Friday to kick start the month in Wellington North. On hand for the flag raising were, from left to right: Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox; Wellington County OPP Sergeant Patrick Horrigan; Rob Mattice, member of the CSGW board of directors; Wellington County OPP Constable Gary Barnhardt; Wellington North fire chief Dave Guilbault; Wellington North fire prevention officer Marco Guidotti; Sarah Bowers-Peter, program co-ordinator with CSGW, and; Kieran Bates, winner of CSGW’s Sound of Crime Stoppers contest.

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Events in Southwestern Ontario

Walk For Alzheimer's 2017

Sun Jan 29 | 9:00 AM

Reunion Session

Sat Jun 24 | 12:00 PM


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