ARTHUR - This year is a big one for the Arthur Optimist Club. Not only is it Canada’s 150th year since Confederation, but the local club is celebrating 50 years in the community. That is why the club is planning something big.
KENILWORTH - The province has provided a financial boost to help repave a section of Queen Street in Mount Forest this year. On April 10 Wellington North council shared a letter from transportation minister Steven Del Duca that announced the township will be awarded just over $233,000 for the project.
KENILWORTH - The Wellington North fire department is getting a new pickup truck for its fire prevention officer.On April 10 Wellington North council approved a request to purchase a $40,000 pickup truck for the fire department’s full-time fire prevention officer.
The Soes are moving to Toronto and, on April 2, the congregation of the Mount Forest United Church along with the United for Refugees Committee that brought the family to Mount Forest, formally said farewell and presented them with gifts.
Despite the rain on April 15, a large crowd attended the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell DeVore Park in Mount Forest hosted by the Mount Forest Optimist Club and supported by the Mount Forest Lions Club. Sophia Fischer, who is one year old, was enthralled with an egg she found.
The Carriere siblings - Nate, 9, Abbi, 11, and Sophie, 5 - came prepared for the weather with their umbrellas at the April 15 annual Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell DeVore Park in Mount Forest. The event is hosted by the Mount Forest Optimist Club and supported by the Mount Forest Lions Club.
WELLINGTON NORTH - The OPP is investigating after a young girl was approached by a naked man here last weekend. Police say the incident may be related to two others in the area involving children being approached by a “suspicious” man.
KENILWORTH - Wellington North council has approved the purchase of a new plow truck for the roads department to replace an aged vehicle.
KENILWORTH - Former Erin interim CAO Derek McCaughan has been hired as interim public works director in Wellington North.
MOUNT FOREST - The Annual Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards will be taking place on April 21, at the Mount Forest sports complex.
MOUNT FOREST - North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) now offers free WiFi service throughout its two hospital sites in Mount Forest and Palmerston for patients and visitors.
DAMASCUS - On March 25, the first meeting of the Damascus 4-H Cookie Club was held in the Friendship Hall of the United Church in Arthur.
Taylor McLellan, Dani Gordon and Gillian VanDerMeer from the Wellington Heights Secondary School Hockey Team in Mount Forest were chosen to play in a recent all-star hockey game at the University of Guelph.