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Council to consult with Minto and Mapleton on ORV regulations

KENILWORTH – The Township of Wellington North continues to debate the issue of all-terrain...

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Education

Parents seek council’s support in opposing French Immersion review recommendations

KENILWORTH – The proposals in the Upper Grand District School Board’s current review of the French...

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Councillor concerned about lack of funding being awarded to Wellington North

KENILWORTH – After receiving word that the township has been turned down for funding through the...

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Wellington County expanding garbage collection service to rural areas, fees to increase July 1

Rural residents across Wellington County will get curbside garbage and recycling collection...

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Wellington North council votes 3-2 in favour of changes to brush program

KENILWORTH – After much debate and a close vote, Wellington North council has made a decision on...

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IPM updates county council

“We are in for a busy five months,” International Plowing Match chair Ron Faulkner told Wellington...

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Wellington North decides on canine control services

KENILWORTH – After much discussion and time, Wellington North council has come to a decision on...

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Mount Forest man charged with posession of child pornography

MOUNT FOREST - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit have...

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Support System

Dozens of bowlers attended the sixth annual suicide awareness bowl-a-thon last Wednesday night in Mount Forest, where more than $4,000 was raised for the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin (SACWD). Pictured with Kim Kitchen (left), co-chair of SACWD, are long-time event supporters (from left) Tom Cowen, Gail Swaniga, Herb Cowen and Ivan Campbell.

LET THEM EAT CAKE

Student Katelyn McTavish (center) delivers a piece of cake to volunteers Bill Walker (left) and Linda Shupe (right) as she thanked them for volunteering at the school.

BRIDGE REPAIRS

This photo, taken last fall, of the Rick Hopkins Bridge shows some of the deterioration that has occurred to the bridge over the years. Council awarded the tender on Monday night that will see the bridge repaired this summer.

THANK YOU

Melissa Honour (front row, right) took over as associate dealer at the Mount Forest Canadian Tire store last month. She and her staff are thankful for the store’s loyal customers, because without them “there is no store.” Pictured in front of the Queen Street store are, back row (left to right): Lyall Eccles, Taylor Leybourne, Sarah Noble, Natasha Fosse and Brad Pinder. Front row (left to right): Lisa Lewis, Olivia Kenny, Natalia Fosse and Honour.

GRATITUDE

Brian Plume (right), president of the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, expresses his gratitude to the Mount Forest Lions Club for everything they have done for the hospital. Last Thursady night the Lions presented Plume with a cheque for $15,000 as part of their commitment to the hospital’s expansion and renovation project.

FUNDING

Southgate Mayor Anna-Marie Fosbrooke and Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, during a funding announcement in Southgate on April 11.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

On Monday morning students from the music program, along with teacher Kim Stewart, received the first shipment of new instruments and materials that were purchased through a $10,000 grant that Wellington Heights received from MusiCounts.

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