Erin Montgomery

Erin Montgomery

Erin is back at The Grand after a break to travel and be involved in several theatre productions. A Seneca Radio and Television Graduate, Erin is retired from Pearson Airport where she spent 21 years. She is a falconer and wildlife rehabilitator, freelance writer and photographer and theatre nerd. Her love of sunrises is epic. Erin loves life in Wellington County and lives with her husband and various wildlife in her grandmothers hometown of ...wait for it....Erin Ontario.

Posts by Erin Montgomery

Fergus Man Arrested

Posted on Wednesday, October 18 2017

Fergus Man Arrested

A 27 year old man from Fergus has been charged with impaired after WCOPP responded to a traffic complaint on Tower Rd last Friday night .

An OPP officer located the vehicle on Tower Street in Fergus and conducted a traffic stop. . A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The male was arrested  

Andrew MCARTHUR of Fergus Ontario has been charged  with impaired and also with driving without a license No licence.  . He is scheduled to attend Guelph Court on November 24, 2017. 

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, you can call police at 911 to report it.


Food Recall

Posted on Wednesday, October 18 2017

Food Recall

- Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand frozen uncooked breaded chicken products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


Mustangs Hockey Goalie Clinic

Posted on Thursday, October 05 2017

Mustangs Hockey Goalie Clinic

 

Mustangs are proud to announce the first goalie training session.
Mark your calendars 
Oct 15 @ 7am.
This is offered to all goalies.

More info: https://mustangsgirlshockey.ca/Articles/4794/Calling_All_GOALIES_/


Our Megan Thoms McDougall a Finalist

Posted on Thursday, October 05 2017

Our Megan Thoms McDougall a Finalist

The  finals for a local Karaoke contest will take place this Saturday at the Fergus Legion  and one of our own here at The Grand is in the top four to win the competition.  Megan along with Fiona McFadden, Joanne Gazzola and Tyson Spitzer will all compete for bragging rights in this fun contest. All the fun starts at 8:30 pm.  Megan can be heard on The Grand  every Saturday from 3pm til 6pm and Sundays Noon til 5pm


Pet of the Week

Posted on Thursday, October 05 2017

Pet of the Week

Ginger is a sweet but shy senior who takes awhile to warm up to people who is looking for a quiet, mature home for her golden years. Ginger loves to play with ribbons and toy mice, and loves her food and getting belly rubs (she'll roll over like a dog to get them!). She startles easily at loud noises, so unfortunately homes with young children or other pets wouldn't be a good match for her. 

Ginger currently has irritable bowel syndrome (IBD), but currently well controlled on a special vet gastrointestinal diet (Royal Canin Vet Diet GI Moderate Calorie and Fibre dry, Rayne Sensitive GI Wet food). Other diets have been tried, but unfortunately she doesn't do well on them. Stressful situations have also been known to cause a flare up in her IBD. 

Ginger is available for viewing at our satellite location at Guelph Animal Hospital. If you have any questions about Ginger, please don't hesitate to contact Guelph Animal Hospital. 


Caressant Care in Fergus to " cease admissions"

Posted on Wednesday, October 04 2017

Caressant Care in Fergus to

Caressant Care in Fergus along with two other Ontario nursing homes have been ordered to " Cease Admissions". The Minsistry of Health and Long Term Care has issued the order. It  means no new residents are allowed to move into the home.  The order was due to substandard care. The order affects other facilities operated by the Sharon Village Care Homes chain, Tyndall Nursing Home in Mississauga and Earls Court Long Term Care in London,


Belwood Lake Clean up Huge Success

Posted on Tuesday, October 03 2017

Belwood Lake Clean up Huge Success

Belwood Lake Shoreline Cleanup  was extremely successful and has really made a difference to the shoreline Here is a summary of everyones hard work:

Total weight collected: 521 lbs

Total number of bags filled: 17

Number of participants: 23


Missing Youth Found

Posted on Tuesday, October 03 2017

Missing Youth Found

*UPDATE*

OPP ASKING FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING MALE; CONTACT MADE, NO LONGER MISSING

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On September 23, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a missing male. Officers were searching for 17-year-old Anthony (Tony) SCHMITT of Drayton, Ontario.

SCHMITT has since made contact with family and police are satisfied that he is safe.

OPP would like to thank the public for their assistance.


This Way To Wellington

Posted on Tuesday, October 03 2017

This Way To Wellington

Wellington County’s Economic Development department officially unveiled the first sign of their “This Way to Wellington” Signage Plan at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Puslinch on Monday, October 2nd. The sign is the first of 31 gateway signs to be installed on key perimeter roads across Wellington County this fall. The “This Way to Wellington” Signage Plan is a three-phase strategy that is being implemented to offer a consistent visual communication system throughout Wellington County, in an effort to enhance tourism, visitor experience, and resident pride.


Arrest Warrant Issued

Posted on Wednesday, September 27 2017

Arrest  Warrant Issued

 Members from the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and West Region OPP Crime Unit are seeking help from the public in locating a wanted male. 

They are looking for  for 33-year-old Kyle MOORE. The suspect is wanted for a break, enter and theft to a commercial property located on Main Street in Zurich, Ont.

He is also wanted by Sarnia Police Service for Driving While Disqualified, Resisting a Police Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, Failing to Comply with Probation and Failing to Attend Court.

The suspect has known ties to Huron, Perth, Lambton, Wellington and Bruce counties.  If you have any info call Huron police


Missing Person

Posted on Wednesday, September 27 2017

Missing Person

Police are requesting assistance in locating 35 year old Monique (Monica) Benthin from Guelph. Monica is described as 5’5”, 100 lbs with multiple tattoos. Monica was last seen in Guelph on the weekend, where she was heading to Acton for a fall fair. Nobody has heard from her since Sunday afternoon.

If you know Monica’s whereabouts, please contact D/Cst. Scott Wright at 519-824-1212 ext. 7330. If you want to stay anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.csgw.tips .


Missing Youth

Posted on Monday, September 25 2017

Missing Youth

The Wellington County OPP are asking the public for their assistance in locating a missing 17-year-old boy from Drayton

Anthony (Tony) Schmitt was last seen leaving his home last Thursday around 4:00 p.m. He was leaving on his Bike and had a red bag with him at the time.

The OPP say that he is known to frequent the areas of Elmira and Kitchener.

Anyone with information regarding Schmitt’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Wellington County OPP immediately as they are looking to check in on his well-being.


Bio hazardous Materials Found in Fergus Dog Park

Posted on Thursday, September 21 2017

Bio hazardous Materials Found in Fergus Dog Park

 

 A warning for residents who frequent the Fergus dog park at 930 Glengarry Cr.

Police say they’ve received numerous complaints about potentially biohazardous materials in a leash-free dog park

They believe people are leaving the materials in nearby parking lots. Residents we have talked to say they have found condoms at the park and last week one resident reported after leaving the park last week  his dogs had contracted Kennel cough.

OPP will be increasing their patrols of this area in the evening hours to promote community safety

Anyone who spots any suspicious activity at the park is urged to contact OPP or Crime Stopper


ATM in Town of Erin Robbed

Posted on Wednesday, September 20 2017

ATM in Town of Erin Robbed

 

Wellington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a theft from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) that occurred at 152 Main St, Town of Erin. 

On September 18, 2017 at approximately 1:04 a.m., three suspects entered the Royal Bank Branch at 152 Main Street, Erin and obstructed the security cameras in the area. Over the next hour and a half the suspects used tools to pry open the ATM and removed three cash trays. The suspects then departed the bank with the cash trays and all the equipment they brought to the scene. The cash trays were located emptied and discarded near the bank. 

All three suspects wore motorcycle helmets and used gloved to conceal their identity. 

The investigation is ongoing at this time and any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. OPP are also asking that anyone who observed suspicious parties in the area in the days prior to this incident to please call. The suspects may or may not have been operating motorcycles.


Fergus Man Injured, Ministry of Labour Investigates

Posted on Wednesday, September 20 2017

Fergus Man Injured, Ministry of Labour Investigates

 

The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a 25-year-old man was seriously injured yesterday afternoon after he became trapped when a bus he was servicing fell on him. It happen around 1:15 pm at a business on Glengarry Cres. In Fergus

The man was  treated on the scene and then transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Ultimately he was   airlifted to a trauma centre. The mans name has not been released.


Stolen Vehicle Found in Flames

Posted on Wednesday, September 20 2017

Stolen Vehicle Found in Flames

- On Sunday September 17, 2017 at approximately 8:00 a.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with The Centre Wellington Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Sideroad 9, Belwood. It was reported that an SUV was off highway on fire. The vehicle, a stolen blue 2014 Chevrolet Traverse from Guelph, was destroyed in the blaze.

OPP, Guelph Police Service and Centre Wellington Fire Rescue are currently investigating. 

Anyone with any information about this occurrence is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

 


Boot Drive Huge Success

Posted on Tuesday, September 19 2017

Boot Drive Huge Success

The Fergus Fire Fighters Boot Drive was a huge success raising $8069.35 . All the money will be donated to Muscluar Dystrophy . The fire fighters would like to thank everyone who contributed to this amazing event!


Culture Days

Posted on Tuesday, September 19 2017

Culture Days

 September 29th to October 1st, Centre Wellington along with the entire country will celebrate culture through a variety of Culture Days festivities.   Local culture contributes heavily to our vibrant community

Events and activities will take place across the community and this year’s passport showcases many local cultural groups, individuals, spaces and activities.  Culture Days is very interactive encouraging people to participate in everything from music to local history, dance, theatre to agriculture and so much more.  The best part is - all events are free. 

Passports are available online now at centrewellington.ca/passport or they can be picked up in person at the Elora Tourist & Information Centre, Centre Wellington Sportsplex, and Chamber of Commerce as of September 25th or at any of the passport locations on Culture Days weekend.


North Wellington Economic Committee

Posted on Tuesday, September 19 2017

North Wellington Economic Committee

Last week, as part of North Wellingtons community engagement process,   The Economic Development committee  reports  100 residents attended the Public Open Houses and provided the committee  with  input on the Community Growth Plan. The committee is also encouraging residents to complete an on-line survey . To date over 140 survey’s have been entered. The survey will be available for completion until the end of the month it takes  about 10 minutes to complete appreciated. …..surveymonkey.com/r/WellingtonNorthCommunityGrowthPlan


Green Legacy Tree Orders

Posted on Tuesday, September 19 2017

Green Legacy Tree Orders

 

The County of Wellington is distributing over 160,000 free trees this year. The County, along with its partner Conservation Authorities, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry promote the planting of trees and care of forests in Wellington County. To get your free trees one stipulation:

Trees must be planted in Wellington County and may not be used for resale.  To Submit a Tree Request visit: wellington.ca and orders must be in by October 1st