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

Impaired Charge

Posted on Tuesday, May 23 2017

Impaired Charge

Early Monday morning., (OPP) received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver on County Road 19. 

Police attended and located the motor vehicle travelling westbound on County Road 19.  

23-year-old Bradley HOFFMAN of Woolwich Township has been charged with Impaired Driving. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on June 13, 2017.  His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days .


Motor Collision

Posted on Tuesday, May 23 2017

Motor Collision

 Friday night at  5:10 pm  WCOPP  along with Guelph-Wellington (EMS) and Centre Wellington Fire & Rescue responded to a two vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and minivan on Sideroad 15 and Second Line, West Garafraxa. The pickup truck was southbound on Second Line and the van was eastbound on Sideroad 15 when the collision occurred.

The male driver of the van was transported by air ambulance to Hamilton with serious injuries. A female passenger and three-year-old child in the van were transported by Guelph-Wellington EMS to a local hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured. The pick up driver has been charged with running a stop sign.


Fergus Teens Charged

Posted on Tuesday, May 23 2017

Fergus Teens Charged

Two 14 year old Fergus girls have been charged with mischief over $5000.00 and break and enter after Wellinton County OPP investgated at break in at 865 Gartshore last Tuesday. Police report 48 bags of resin were damaged with a cost of over $50,000.00. Two fire extinguishers were aslo emptied inside the building adding to the damage. Entry was gained through a broken rear window. The girls are scheduled to appear in Youth Court on June 28 to answer to the charges.


Blood Donor Clinic in Fergus

Posted on Friday, May 19 2017

Blood Donor Clinic in Fergus

Blood Donor Clinic in Fergus at the Sportsplex , Tuesday May 23rd  2pm until 7pm   1 888 2 DONATE or blood.ca online to make an appointment.  


Fergus Man Charged with Racing

Posted on Friday, May 19 2017

Fergus Man Charged with Racing

(NICHOL TOWNSHIP, ON) - On May 12, 2017 at approximately 7:50 p.m., a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Guelph Street near Second Line, Nichol Township. The officer observed a male driving a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle travelling at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted speed limit. The motorcycle was locked on radar at approximately 114 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

48-year-old Paul Tosh of Fergus has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and will appear in Guelph Provincial Court on June 21, 2017. His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.  


Meet Our Co Op Student Madison

Posted on Friday, May 19 2017

Meet Our Co Op Student Madison

Madison Galloway has been a wonderful addition to the team here at The Grand. She is an extremely talented musican, singer, song writer. Thank you Madison for everything you do for us.


Grand River Conservation Authority Scholarship

Posted on Friday, May 19 2017

Grand River Conservation Authority Scholarship

The Grand River Conservation Foundation offers three scholarships to help post-secondary students in the Grand River watershed prepare for a career in an environmental field. The winners of each scholarship will be advised in late June 2017.  The Scholarship is called the S.C. Johnson Environmental Scholarship

Applications are open to full-time students who have completed their third year or sixth semester of an honours program at a watershed university (Waterloo, Guelph, Laurier) or second year of engineering at Conestoga College.

Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, in the following programs of study: environmental sciences, engineering, chemistry and manufacturing. The value of the 2017 scholarship is $4,000.

To apply

  • Please complete the Grand River Conservation Authority website and provide the requested additional information.  The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Help Locate Missing Man

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2017

Help Locate Missing Man

 

Bruce Peninsula (OPP) are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of 30-year-old Niram SHOULDICE who was reported missing/overdue by family members on March 6, 2017. 

Investigators are requesting all residents and seasonal cottagers to check their properties and buildings, in the Lions Head and Ferndale area, over the May 24th weekend. 

Police believe the last known siting of Niram was in Ferndale on March 5, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.


Thief from Construction Site

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2017

Thief from Construction Site

 Yesterday morning  Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a theft of building materials from a construction site on Side road 2 West, south of Mount Forest. 

Sometime overnight, between Sunday May 7 and May 8, suspect(s) entered the site and stole 4 tons of sheet metal roofing material worth approximately $10,000.

 OPP are asking with info to contact them or Crimestoppers


Structure Fire

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2017

Structure Fire

Yesterday afternoon northeast of  Elmira,  in the Reid Woods Drive area, Fire fighters responded to a structure  fire . Reports indicate that a shed on the property  was damaged  , thankfully  a cattle Barn near the shed was saved


Collision victim Identified

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2017

Collision victim Identified

  The women killed in that fatal collision involving two motor vehicles on Wellington Road 9 at Concession Road 6, near Moorefield Tuesday night has been identified   A pickup truck ran a stop sign and collided with a minivan. 

69-year-old Brenda JONES of West Grey Township was killed when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and hit the minivan that Jones was a passenger. The male driver of the minivan sustained non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was cleared by paramedics at scene.

The cause of the collision is currently being investigated and charges are pending. 

The Wellington County OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to please call 1-888-310-1122.


Awards of Excellence

Posted on Wednesday, May 17 2017

Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Bruce McLeish who won the  Citizen of the year award last night at the CW chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence Gala. Youth citizen of the year award went to Monika Daultrey and Young entrepreneur winner was Dakota Rogers of DTS Dakotas Truck service. Larry Peters was named Corporate Citizen of the Year. For the second time. First  winning the award in 2007. For a full list of winners check the Chambers website.


Fire in Highland Pines Campground

Posted on Wednesday, May 17 2017

Fire in Highland Pines Campground

Near  Belwood yesterday  afternoon local fire crews responded to Highland Pines Campground. A fire destroyed a number of trailers in Phase 2 -134   area.  3  trailers  were damaged in total .  2 of those trailers were fairly new. Cause of the fire has not been determined and no injuries were reported. A reminder from the Fire department always have a working smoke alarm installed and remember to change the batteries at least twice a year.


Donation to Groves Hospital Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, May 17 2017

Donation to Groves Hospital Foundation

Yesterday a Presentation was held at the Grand River Raceway in Elora and  Groves Memorial Community Hospital Foundation  received it’s first of three donation commitments .The donation was made by the owners of GRR., The Grand River Agricultural Society funded $250,000 which will  be paid over the next three years. The total fundraising amount  is now $14.4 Million Dollars, that is 72% of its expected $20million. The new hospital is expected to open in 2019.


Vimy Oaks Planted in Victoria Park Fergus

Posted on Wednesday, May 17 2017

Vimy Oaks Planted in Victoria Park Fergus

 

Yesterday the Rotary club of Fergus Elora and Centre Wellington planted 2 Vimy Oaks legacy trees at Victoria Park in Fergus. The Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation. It is made up of volunteers promoting the memory and legacy of Canadians who fought in the First World War through the planting of “Vimy Oak” saplings that are descendants of acorns gathered after the Battle of Vimy Ridge and planted in Canada by a Canadian soldier, Lieutenant Leslie Miller.


Affordable Housing

Posted on Tuesday, May 16 2017

Affordable Housing

The County of Wellington is requesting approval from the Government of Ontario for the construction of an 11 unit affordable housing building for families in Palmerston.

Through the Government of Canada’s 2016 Social Infrastructure Fund and the Government of Ontario’s Investment in Affordable Housing Programme, funding in the amount of $1.5M has been allocated for the construction of affordable housing for families in Palmerston.

 Tentative occupancy in early 2018


Union Gas Survey, Take the Call!

Posted on Tuesday, May 16 2017

Union Gas Survey, Take the Call!

The Township of Centre Wellington would like to remind residents in Belwood that Union Gas will be calling to ask homeowners if they are interested in having natural gas installed.  This in NOT a scam  please take the call.  Your call display will say  "Access Research"  and the callers will indenify themselves as " Forum Research". The survey will run until May 28th.


Green Legacy Seed Collection

Posted on Tuesday, May 16 2017

Green Legacy Seed Collection

Help collect native tree seeds!


Mothers Day Fun!

Posted on Tuesday, May 16 2017

Mothers Day Fun!

 

The local Fire Department was at Leslie Public House For Mother’s Day  Serving up a brunch to the community  The Mother’s Day brunch was catered by Fraberts Fresh Food. The complimentary brunch was offered up everyone in our community. Donations were accepted for a local family who had have lost their home in a fire earlier this year  


Well Done Ally and Scarlett!

Posted on Tuesday, May 16 2017

Well Done Ally and Scarlett!

Two local girls , Ally 9 and Scarlett 5 who foster cats for Arthur Animal Rescue wanted to do more to help. The girls decided to have a bake sale to raise money to help with rising vet bills . They baked for 5 hours, set up their stand .  All the treats were sold out by 10am! . The event raised $350.00. The funds raised make it possible for the rescue to take in more cats…Well done girls!!!!