Austin Cardinell

Austin Cardinell

Austin is back at The Grand after serving a two year service mission in the United States. A Centre Wellington District High School Falcon Graduate, Austin is no stranger to the community. He loves Radio and loves living in Centre Wellington!

Join Austin from 8-10 pm on Tuesdays and 7-10 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Centre Wellington's Best Music! He will aslo keep you up to date with the latest news and weather updates during the week 1-6 pm.

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Are you feeling peachy?

Posted on Friday, August 03 2018

Are you feeling peachy?

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Are you feeling peachy?

The Victoria Park Seniors Centre is getting it’s peach on – at the annual Peach Social!  There will be frozen homemade peach pies for sale, home baking, craft items and a silent auction, with all proceeds going to support the centre.  Why not stay for lunch, complete with a piece of peach pie or shortcake for dessert.   Admission is free.

 

Details:

Saturday, August 18, 2018

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Victoria Park Seniors Centre
150 Albert St. W. Fergus

(519) 846-9691 ext. 204


Body recovered from Belwood Lake

Posted on Tuesday, July 31 2018

Body recovered from Belwood Lake

OPP PRESS RELEASE:

TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON - On July 29, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a water rescue on Lake Belwood.

Four men had stopped their boat in about 6 Meters (20 feet) of water to swim. While swimming, one of the men was overtaken by water. Despite efforts to save him, he failed to resurface. OPP, Centre Wellington Fire & Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Paramedics Service attended and searched for the missing man until dusk.

On July 30, 2018, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (U.S.R.U.) searched the area and located the body in the vicinity where he was last observed.

He was identified by family at the scene as 31-year-old Sathees Gnanenthiran of Mississauga. The Office of the Chief Coroner is investigating the cause of the death. The deceased was not wearing a life jacket.

OPP are thanking the public for their assistance in keeping clear of recovery efforts.


Search continues for Brampton man in Belwood Lake

Posted on Monday, July 30 2018

Search continues for Brampton man in Belwood Lake

NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
***********************
TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON - On July 29, 2018 at approximately 4 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a water rescue on Lake Belwood. It was reported that two men were swimming and then appeared in distress. One male was rescued by another boater and rushed to a local hospital. The second male, a 31-year-old Brampton man, did not resurface.

OPP, Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Paramedics Service attended and searched for the missing man. Efforts to locate the missing male concluded at dusk but will resume at dawn. The OPP Drive Team has been called in and is expected to assist with recovery efforts.

OPP are asking for the public's assistance by remaining clear of efforts.


Structure Fire in Fergus

Posted on Thursday, July 26 2018

Structure Fire in Fergus

Yesterday afternoon around 5:30pm Centre Wellington Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire in the area of Gartshore St between Gordon St and Glengarry Crescent in Fergus.

When firefighters arrived on scene the structure was fully engulfed in flames. CWFR called in mutual aid from Wellington North FD, the Elora detachment was also called in to assist.

No injuries were reported. Gartshore between Gordon St and Glengarry Crescent was closed for several hours as fire Crews were able to take control of the blaze.

The cause of the fire and a damage estimate is currently unknown. An investigation is ongoing.

 


St Thomas man charged after crash sends woman to hospital

Posted on Wednesday, July 25 2018

St Thomas man charged after crash sends woman to hospital

On Thursday, July 19, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a two vehicle collision on Wellington Road 7, between Salem and Alma. Initial reports indicated that a southbound tractor trailer had collided with a southbound passenger vehicle. The passenger vehicle was stopped and awaiting clearance to pass through a single lane stretch of highway that was under construction.

OPP and Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Paramedics Service attended. The lone occupant of the passenger vehicle, a 48-year-old Town of Minto woman, was transported to local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic was delayed as a result of the collision.

Upon investigation, 29-year-old Jarrett Jose Keith Medeiros of St. Thomas was charged with careless driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on Sept. 5, 2018.


Ritz Crackers recalled

Posted on Tuesday, July 24 2018

Ritz Crackers recalled

NEWS RELEASE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY:

Mondelēz Canada is recalling Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches (cheese and pizza flavours) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name

Common Name

Size

Code(s) on Product

UPC

Christie

Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Cheese Flavoured

180 g

2019JA12
2019JA11
2019JA10
2019JA09
2019JA08
2019JA07
2019JA06
2019JA05
2019JA04
2019JA03
2019JA02
2019JA01
2018DE31

0 66721 00216 7

Christie

Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Pizza Flavoured

180 g

2019FE14
2019FE13
2019FE12

0 66721 00556 4

Christie

Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Cheese Flavoured

30 x 42 g (1.26 kg)

2019MR13
2019MR12
2019MR11
2019MR10
2019MR09
2019MR08
2019MR07

0 66721 00609 7

Christie

Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Cheese Flavoured

42 g

2019MR13
2019MR12
2019MR11
2019MR10
2019MR09
2019MR08
2019MR07

0 66721 00608 0

Christie

Ritz Bits Sandwiches -Cheese Flavoured

180 g - 6 Snak Paks

2018NO24
2018NO29
2019JA23
2019JA24

0 66721 01623 2

What you should do

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.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

 


NEWS RELEASE (OLG)

Posted on Monday, July 23 2018

NEWS RELEASE (OLG)

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Friday issued a first-quarter (April to June, 2018) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $594,777 to the Township of Centre Wellington for hosting Elements Casino Grand River. Since December 2003, Centre Wellington has received more than $29.6 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

These payments are made under an equitable formula in the Municipality Contribution Agreement that determines the funds municipalities receive for hosting a gaming facility and are based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue that is consistent across all sites in Ontario.

At more than $2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue.


Single Vehicle Collision in Guelph

Posted on Monday, July 23 2018

Single Vehicle Collision in Guelph

A crash in Guelph Sunday evening left a driver escaping with only minor injuries.

It happened around 6pm when the driver lost on control of their car on Wellington Road 124 and Wellington Road 32.

The car rolled before crashing into a hydro pole, snapping it in half.

OPP say the driver will be charged in connection to the crash.


PRESS RELEASE FROM SIU

Posted on Monday, July 23 2018

PRESS RELEASE FROM SIU

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old man today in Guelph.

Preliminary information suggests the following:

  • At approximately 3 a.m. on July 21, 2018, Guelph Police Service officers responded to a medical assistance call at an apartment building in the area of Waterloo Avenue and Beechwood Avenue.  
  • Upon arrival, an officer located an unresponsive male and provided medical assistance to the man. EMS arrived shortly after and took over medical attention.
  • The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem took place today in Hamilton. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Human remains found identified as missing Mount Forest woman

Posted on Monday, July 23 2018

Human remains found identified as missing Mount Forest woman

OWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON - On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a wooded ravine near North Water Street, Mount Forest.

The remains were transported to the Centre of Forensic Science for the Corners Investigation.

The body has been identified as 50-year-old, missing woman Catherine Ann Buckle of Mount Forest. Foul play is not suspected in her death.


Loblaws recalls No Name brand Chicken Nuggets

Posted on Sunday, July 22 2018

Loblaws recalls No Name brand Chicken Nuggets

Food Recall Warning - Certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets recalled due to Salmonella

  • Recall date: July 20, 2018
  • Reason for recall: Microbiological - Salmonella
  • Hazard classification: Class 1
  • Company / Firm: Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Distribution: National
  • Extent of the distribution: Consumer

Recall details

Ottawa, July 20, 2018 - Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

No name chicken nuggets, 907 g size.

Codes on product:

Outer package 2019 MA 15
Inner package: 1358M
UPC code: 0 60383 89685 0

More information

Loblaw Companies Limited: 1-800-296-2332

Public Health Notice - Outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.


Loblaws recalls No Name brand $10 Chicken Fries

Posted on Sunday, July 22 2018

Loblaws recalls No Name brand $10 Chicken Fries

PRODUCT RECALL
CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY
*************************
Food Recall Warning - Certain $10 Chicken Fries recalled due to Salmonella

  • Recall date: July 21, 2018
  • Reason for recall: Microbiological - Salmonella
  • Hazard classification: Class 1
  • Company / Firm: Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Distribution: National
  • Extent of the distribution: Consumer

Recall details

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling certain $10 Chicken Fries from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

No name brand $10 Chicken Fries, 1.81 kg size. The best before date on the recalled packages is 2019 MR and the UPC code is 23 0 60249 01411 4

More information

Loblaw Companies Limited: 1-800-296-2332

Public Health Notice - Outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.


Local Elections

Posted on Monday, July 16 2018

Local Elections

Interested in running for office? Nomination Deadline is quickly approaching on July 27, 2018. Learn more at: bit.ly/2Nu9cus


FRAUD ALERT

Posted on Friday, July 13 2018

FRAUD ALERT

FRAUD ALERT: Identity Fraud

Todays “Fraud Friday” is about identity fraud. Identity fraud is the actual deceptive use of the identity information of another person in connection with various frauds (including impersonating another person and the misuse of debit or credit card data).

Criminals can use your stolen or reproduced personal or financial information to

  • Access your computer/email
  • Access your bank accounts
  • Open new bank accounts
  • Transfer bank balances
  • Apply for loans, credit cards and other goods and services
  • Make purchases
  • Hide their criminal activities
  • Obtain passports or receive government benefits

While you probably can't prevent identity fraud entirely, you can minimize your risk. Identity fraud is on the rise and it can happen to anyone. By managing your personal information wisely, cautiously and with an awareness, you can help guard yourself against identity fraud.

Warning signs

  • A creditor informs you that an application for credit was received with your name and address, however you never applied.
  • Telephone calls or letters indicate you have been approved or denied by a creditor for which you never applied.
  • You receive credit card statements or other bills for accounts you do not hold.
  • You are missing mail you regularly receive (credit card statements, banking statements).
  • A collection agency informs you they are collecting for a defaulted account established with your identity and you never opened the account.

What you can do

  • Periodically have your credit checked to see if any inquiries or accounts have been opened under your name. 
  • Obtain a copy of your credit report from Equifax and Transunion once a year to review it for suspicious activity.
  • Do not allow anyone access to your computer remotely.  If you need it cleaned up, take it to a reputable computer store. 
  • Shred any garbage with personal information on it prior to disposing of it. 

Child Pornography Warrant Arrest

Posted on Friday, July 13 2018

Child Pornography Warrant Arrest

On July 10, 2018, members of the Guelph Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit and Technological Crimes Unit executed a Search Warrant on a single family dwelling in the east end of Guelph.  

A variety of computer systems and digital devices were seized as a result of the warrant.  Further investigation into these items resulted in the arrest of Steve LABRIE, a 46 year old Guelph male on July 12, 2018. LABRIE was charged with Accessing Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.  LABRIE is scheduled to appear in court on August 28, 2018.

This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.


Police concerned as they continue search for missing woman

Posted on Friday, July 13 2018

Police concerned as they continue search for missing woman

TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH - Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police continue the investigation into locating 50-year-old Catherine Ann Buckle, she was last seen in Mount Forest, Ontario on June 30, 2018.

She is described as 5'6" (168cm) tall and 140lbs (64kg) with shoulder length brown hair.

OPP are concerned for her safety and are asking for the public's help in locating her. Police urge any person with information regarding this missing person please contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips.


Township of Centre Wellington wants your thoughts

Posted on Friday, July 13 2018

Township of Centre Wellington wants your thoughts

The Township of Centre Wellington wants to remind you that this is your chance to have a final say on the Draft Transportation Master Plan and the Draft Parks, Recreation & Culture Plan before they go before Council for approval in the fall.

Visit bit.ly/2s63ZAy and share your thoughts with us!


Harriston Male Charged in fatal Side Road 15 crash

Posted on Friday, July 13 2018

Harriston Male Charged in fatal Side Road 15 crash

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON, ON - At approximately 8 a.m. on July 11, 2018 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious two-vehicle collision at Concession 16 and Sideroad 15, Mapleton.

Reports indicate that a pickup truck with three occupants collided with a pickup truck with a single occupant.

The single occupant, a 43-year-old male from Palmerston, was killed. Two passengers in the second vehicle are in critical condition in hospital.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 21-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Further investigation has revealed that the vehicle he was driving had been stolen.

21-year-old Ethan Robert Noble of Harriston has been charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Cause Death
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Cause Bodily Harm (two counts)
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving while Impaired by Drug Cause Death
  • Driving while Impaired by Drug Bodily Harm (two counts)
  • Driving while Impaired by Drug
  • Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired by Drug
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

He has been held for bail.


Centre Wellington Fire Permit

Posted on Thursday, July 12 2018

Centre Wellington Fire Permit

CW Fire & Rescue would like to remind residents that whether you are having a small backyard fire to cook marshmallows or clearing your property of brush, a permit is required. Purchase one online today at: bit.ly/2rrEPKV


Ted Arnott elected Speaker of the House

Posted on Wednesday, July 11 2018

Ted Arnott elected Speaker of the House

From the Canadian Press:

Ted Arnott, a veteran Progressive Conservative legislator, has been elected Speaker of the House for the Ontario legislature.

Arnott won on the first ballot against fellow Tory legislators Randy Hillier, Jane McKenna and Rick Nicholls.

Arnott was selected by a secret ballot of legislators and will serve in the role over the government’s four-year term, acting as an impartial arbiter over debate.

Arnott has served as a legislator for 28 years representing the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills and pitched his experience in the days leading up to the vote.

The election of the speaker begins a rare summer sitting at the Ontario legislature that is expected to last at least two weeks.

The new Tory government says during the sitting it will introduce legislation to scrap cap and trade, end the York University strike and cancel a wind project in Eastern Ontario.


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