Fire Ban Lifted in Wellington North

KENILWORTH – The Burn Ban imposed on July 5, 2016 has been lifted in the Township of Wellington North, effective July 20th. Please remember all Open Air Fires in rural areas require a permit prior to burning. The application for a permit can be obtained at and-applications or at the municipal office at 7490 Sideroad 7 W.,… Read More »

Fire Ban For Wellington North

Pursuant to the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act the Wellington County Fire Chiefs have made the decision to prohibit all open air burning within the County. The ban is now in effect and remain so until further notice.  Open Air Burn is defined as any fire outside of a building.  This includes bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor… Read More »

Heat wave. Please stay cool if you can

3:09 PM EDT Saturday 18 June 2016 Heat Warning in effect for: Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County Summer arrives in a blaze of heat. Summer officially arrives on Monday, and Mother Nature is delivering weather to match the calendar. The most… Read More »

Two Former Trails Combine Forces

THE BUTTER TART TRAIL AND FORMER HORSE & BUGGY TRAIL MERGE AND GROW TO OFFER NEW TOURISM EXPERIENCE FOR THE REGION Northern Wellington & Southern Grey, ON – Explore the Simpler Life in the rural areas of Minto, Southgate and Wellington North. Discover butter tart flavours & inspirations. Experience a showcase of local food, handcrafted items, producers and… Read More »

Scheduled Power Interruption – Sunday May 15th

NOTICE: Mount Forest & Holstein SCHEDULED POWER INTERRUPTION Sunday, May 15th, 2016 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM The electricity supply to the Town of Mount Forest and Village of Holstein needs to be switched off for Hydro One workers to safely work on electrical equipment. During this time, Wellington North Power Inc. will undertake line maintenance activity. This… Read More »

Let’s help people afflicted with MS

For a lot of people living with MS, driving their car is an act of independence. This weekend, you can play a small part in ensuring people living with MS are a full part of their communities. Visit a Mr. Lube location from May 6-8 to get an oil change, and a $2 donation will go toward ending… Read More »


The Saugeen Maitland Lightning Bantam AA’s earned the title of being the best bantam girls hockey team in Ontario this past weekend after winning the Gold Medal against a tough Ottawa team 1-0. The Lightning started the weekend on Friday afternoon against the Oakville Hornets.  In a back and forth game, the Lightning finally found the back of… Read More »

Use Caution Near Rivers and Streams

Watershed Conditions Statement for Grand River watershed Residents reminded to use caution near rivers, streams and water bodies The Grand River watershed received 15 to 20 mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours. The watershed was already saturated from the flow event last week. The most recent rain and snowmelt from the warmer temperatures have run off… Read More »