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.

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Hambly Brothers From Elora on Dragons Den

Posted on Friday, February 02 2018

Hambly Brothers From Elora on Dragons Den

Last night on CBC local brothers Luke , Mason and Jesse Hambly presented their Pressa Bottle to the Dragons on Dragons Den.  The Hamblys made a deal with Jim Treliving to become 25% partners with Jim ..Well Done!!!


Do You Know This Man

Posted on Friday, February 02 2018

Do You Know This Man

 

Wellington County OPP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection to a fraud attempted that occurred at the TD bank in Elora

OPP report At approximately 3:30 p.m. on January 24, 2018, an unknown male attempted to withdraw over $4,000 using a fraudulently obtained bank card. His attempt was unsuccessful.

 Investigation revealed that the man had previously gone to another bank in the area, provided  fake identification card and acquired a replacement bank card for a valid clients account.

 OPP is asking the public for their assistance in identifying the suspect from the photo associated with the fake ID. (See attached photo) Eye witness reports estimate the suspect's height as 178 cm (5'10").  Pic on our tweeter and website.

Any person with information regarding this person should 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 online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000. 

OPP would like to remind everyone that identity thieves can use your personal information against you. Fraudsters may target your mail, social media and garbage to victimize you.


Crime Stoppers Fundraiser

Posted on Wednesday, January 31 2018

Crime Stoppers Fundraiser

It was another successful fundraiser for Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington at Young’s Home Hardware. The January Bucket Sale, held in concert with Crime Stoppers Month, saw $566.45 raised for the Not For Profit organization. Young’s Home Hardware donated the buckets, which were then purchased by customers with a minimum $5 donation to CSGW. The customers then received a 20% discount on any item that fit in the bucket that was not already on sale. Those on hand for the announcement include, from left, CSGW Board member Rob Mattice, Young’s Home Hardware owner Marty Young, CSGW Vice Chair Deryck West and CSGW Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter


Greenbelt Protection

Posted on Wednesday, January 31 2018

Greenbelt Protection

Over 1.25 million people rely on drinking water stored and filtered by moraines, wetlands and headwaters. The province is considering expanding the Greenbelt to include areas that are experiencing significant growth and are under pressure from urban development. By growing the Greenbelt to protect water features we can secure clean water sources for future generations.

On February 1st, 2018, 58 members of the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance are gathering to champion water protection by expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt. Members will be releasing a map that shows where the province needs to extend Greenbelt protection to protect water sources and features at risk from urban expansion and climate change.

When:  Feb 1st, 2018 at 12 noon  

Where:  Guelph Arborteum, College Ave W, Guelph, ON

 

 


Golden Eagle Stolen

Posted on Wednesday, January 31 2018

Golden Eagle Stolen

A golden Eagle worth  $15,000 has been stolen from an aviary on 1st north east of Acton in the town of Erin and WCOPP are asking for the publics help in locating the raptor

 Sometime between January 27 and January 28, 2018, unknown suspects entered the facility and stole a Golden Eagle

The Eagle, known as Riff-Raff, is brown with white flecks and approximately 3 years old, 76 cm (2-1/2") tall and 6 kg (13lbs). While the eagle is a show & demonstration bird it is not a pet and should not be approached.

It is believed the thief would have extensive knowledge and training to handle a bird this size. There are no indications that this was an act of protest.

OPP is asking one with information regarding this incident 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 $2,000.00

 


Fergus Woman Charged with Shop Lifting

Posted on Friday, January 12 2018

Fergus Woman Charged with Shop Lifting

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a shoplifting theft at Zehrs Markets on Tower Street South, Fergus.

A loss prevention officer staff had observed a female filling up a bag with items and attempting to leave the store without paying for them.

37-year-old Kirsten WILCOX of Fergus has been charged with Theft Under $5000. She is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on February 9, 2018 to answer to the charge.


Fight at Boston Pizza leads to Arrest

Posted on Friday, January 12 2018

Fight at Boston Pizza leads to Arrest

last Night  at approximately 10:40 p.m. the County of Wellington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to a large fight in the parking lot of Boston Pizza, Town of Fergus.

Upon arriving and separating the parties involved, police learned who the aggressor was. While trying to deal with the aggressor he fought with officers. 

20-year-old Ashtin James WATTS of Guelph has been charged with cause disturbance. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 16, 2018 to answer to the charge.

 

 


Ash Tree Removals Start This Week

Posted on Wednesday, January 10 2018

Ash Tree Removals Start This Week

Ash Tree removals will begin this week in Elora and then move to Fergus .

The Management Plan identified 2,681 ash trees found in the Townships parks and along urban streets. . 

In 2016, the Township began the implementation of an Emerald Ash Borer program along urban streets and public parks within its identified capital funding by taking the following actions:

  • Dead, high risk and poor conditions ash trees on urban streets and in public parks which pose a risk to people and/or property were removed.  
  • A plantable spaces inventory and planting strategy was developed along with tree planting along urban streets and in public parks​

Map can be found at centrewellington.ca


Man Who Stole Car with Toddler in it Arrested

Posted on Wednesday, January 10 2018

Man Who Stole Car with Toddler in it Arrested

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On December 25, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to St. David Street North, Fergus when a vehicle was stolen with a child in it. The child and vehicle were recovered shortly thereafter without harm and the thief fled, eluding capture. Photos were released to the public in the hopes someone might be able to identify the suspect.

 

With the help of the public, Wellington County OPP has charged 28-year-old Bradley Arnold JORDAN of Guelph. He has been charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property (over $5000), Dangerous Driving, Driving while Disqualified, Failing to Comply with Undertaking, and Failing to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to the Criminal Code. He currently stands in custody.

 

Wellington County OPP would like to thank the citizens who assisted in this investigation. Whether you called in with a tip or just paused a moment to see if you could identify the person in the photo, we do appreciate it.

 

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Arrest Made in Shop lifting Incident

Posted on Tuesday, January 09 2018

Arrest Made in Shop lifting Incident

-Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a shoplifting theft from December 28, 2017 at Home Hardware on St David Street North, Fergus. OPP appealed to the public for assistance in identifying the suspects captured on surveillance in the event.

Wellington County OPP would like to thank the citizens who assisted in this investigation. Whether you called in with a tip or just paused a moment to see if you could identify the person in the photo, we do appreciate it. 

34-year-old David Perry JACOBS of Arthur has been charged with Theft (under $5000) contrary to the Criminal Code. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on February 13, 2018.

 


Man Rescued From the Gorge

Posted on Tuesday, January 09 2018

Man Rescued From the Gorge

One man suffered an ankel injury after falling into the Gorge near Victoia Park on Sunday night around 6pm. OPP and Centre Welllington Fire responded to the call. they say two young men were involved in the incident but only one of the men needed to be extricated from the gorge.


Parking Reminder for Centre Wellington

Posted on Tuesday, January 09 2018

Parking Reminder for Centre Wellington

With the recent levels of snow accumulation, Wellington County OPP has seen an increase in the number of complaints pertaining to parking and snow removal access. OPP would like to remind everyone of some of the parking bylaws that exist in Wellington County.

  •  No parking in front of (or within 1 metre) of a driveway.
  • No parking within 3 metres of a fire hydrant.
  • No parking with left wheels to the curb or edge of the street.
  • No parking more than 0.15 metres from the curb or edge of the street.
  • No parking upon a street (or municipal parking) lot between the hours of 2 and 6 am of any day during the months of November, December, January, February and March.
  • No parking where painted guide lines exist except within such guide lines.
  • No parking on a street (or municipal parking) for a period longer than 24 consecutive hours.
  • No parking on or over a sidewalk.
  • No parking within 9 metres of an intersection, pedestrian crossover or crosswalk.
  • No parking in a school bus loading zone.
  • No parking on the street for the purpose of repairing, washing or maintenance a vehicle.
  • No parking within 15 metres of any railroad crossing.
  • No parking in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the street.
  • No stopping in a school bus loading zone.
  • No stopping with left wheels to the curb of the street.

Do yo Know this Man?

Posted on Tuesday, January 09 2018

Do yo Know this Man?

This is the second picture of the  shop lifing suspect that is wanted by police in connection to the stoen TV mount that was taken from Home Hardware in Fergus.


Shop Lifting Suspects

Posted on Tuesday, January 09 2018

Shop Lifting Suspects

Wellington County OPP are ASKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE in identifying two shoplifting suspects.. it happened  at Home Hardware on St David Street North, Fergus.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday December 28, 2017, staff  reported  a male and female acting suspiciously in the store. After the two left the store, staff found that a TV wall hanging kit was stolen.

The mount is a Bratech LCD-503A full-motion wall mount worth $69.99, used for 23''-42'' flat panel TVs (see photo). on our twitter fed and website

Anyone with info is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers


Grand Valley Woman Charged

Posted on Friday, January 05 2018

Grand Valley Woman Charged

A 33 year old woman from Grand Valley has been charged after Wellington County OPP conducting general patrol on Trafalgar Road at County Road 22, Town of Erin. New Years morning stopped her vehicle for an  obstructed rear licence plate. Investigation revealed that the driver was the registered owner of the vehicle and was to have a mandatory ignition interlock device on it. Police confirmed there was no ignition interlock device in the vehicle. 

33-year-old Jessica Marie CULSHAW of Grand Valley has been charged  and will be in court on t February 21, 2018 to answer to the charge.


Dog Falls into the Gorge

Posted on Friday, January 05 2018

Dog Falls into the Gorge

The OPP would like to remind everyone who is active around the Elora Gorge, the Grand River and other water ways to always obey signs and warnings and to not put yourself, your children or your pets at risk. This after they responded to an injured animal call around 1pm yesterday afternoon

. Initial reports indicated that a dog had fallen into the gorge and was trapped in the water.

OPP as well as Centre Wellington Fire & Rescue responded however the dog was deceased.


Child Toy Stolen From Vehicle

Posted on Wednesday, January 03 2018

Child Toy Stolen From Vehicle

- On Monday December 18, 2017 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received reports of a vehicle entry on Johnston Street North, Fergus. Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle sometime overnight between December 16 and December 17 and stole a child's three-wheeled-scooter. The scooter is a Micro Scooter brand, Maxi Micro Kickboard model, blue with black accents, and adjustable T-bar handle, valued at approximately $200 .

Any person with information regarding this or any other criminal activity should 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.

Wellington County OPP would like to remind everyone to "LOCK IT OR LOSE IT". Remove the motivation and opportunity for thieves to turn you into a victim. Lock your vehicle, remove the valuables and reduce the motivation. If you do suspect that your vehicle has been entered please report it.

 


Erin Man Arrested

Posted on Wednesday, January 03 2018

Erin Man Arrested

 An arrest has been made in connection to a break and enter at the Image Car Wash in Erin that occurred on Monday Dec 18

 An unknown person had pried open a door, entered and stole approximately $1000 worth electronics, tools and cash.

As a result of the investigation OPP charged 39-year-old Timothy Gordon DUFFIN of Erin. He has been charged with Breaking and Entering, Mischief, Possession of Stolen Property, Take Motor Vehicle without Consent, Driving while Disqualified, and Failing to Comply with a Probation order contrary to the Criminal Code. He was held for bail.


Tractor Stolen From Dealership

Posted on Wednesday, January 03 2018

Tractor Stolen From Dealership

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On Tuesday December 19, 2017 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen compact tractor from a retailer on Third Line near Rockwood.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. unknown suspects, driving an older model pickup, entered the property and stole a red 2017 Massey Ferguson TLB GC1720 compact tractor with a scoop and bucket. (see photo) The tractor is valued at approximately $18000.

Any person with information regarding this incident 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.

 

 


Hwy 7 Closed

Posted on Tuesday, January 02 2018

Hwy 7 Closed

Halton Police are investgating a fatal collision that occured this morning around 6am on hwy 7 in the Crewsons Line and Dublin Line area. Police had not released the indentity of the person killed and the hwy was closed for several hours as police investigated.