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Farcical Candidates Meeting Only Missing Talent Portion

It was like a comical play put on to choose a prom king or queen. The questions were moot and irrelevant. The only surprise is they did not ask “if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be”, because that would have been in line with the other questions. The only thing missing was a talent portion.

NOTE: The live stream of the meeting was cut short, just as a candidate starts going after council during his closing statements, and video of the more embarrassing beginning part is also missing. Well timed “technical glitches” are being blamed.

The meeting started with the audience laughing at the incompetence of those hosting it, as the person in charge of making sure things run on schedule was running late. Then this person started blinding candidates with the glare from a tablet by using it like a mirror to reflect the theater lights. Apparently she was so bored with the questions “allowed” to be asked, she needed to amuse herself.

Despite the large pile of questions from the audience, only a few “approved” questions were asked. Pointless and moot was the theme. One question was about the volunteering experience of the candidates. Most candidates claimed their parenting counted as serving their community because they drove their kids to hockey, and/or held a door open for someone once. One candidate claimed her love of snowmobiling and participating in that leisure activity served our community, she even talked about butterflies. 

Panicked candidates started mimicking previous responses, or just outright stated they had no idea how to answer the question. One candidate complained about the compensation being too low despite the recent 20% raise, and also how the public is so thankless. 

Watch the meeting below, and you will notice that 1 of these things is not like the others! If you watch the meeting, or were there in person, you’ll already know why they cut the live feed.

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Wingham Taxpayers Scammed Out Of $1.2 Million – Taxes Could Have Dropped 32%

Wingham property owners could have seen their taxes drop 32% this year, instead they were scammed out of $1.2 million to run a water line out to 20 homes in East-Wawanosh near the sewage lagoon ( Hutton Heights).

The Wingham ward raises $3.77 million/year in taxation. If the $1.2 million was kept in the Wingham ward and used to reduce taxes, your tax bill would have dropped 32% this year.

This is just one of the reasons Wingham has the highest taxes in Canada. There is meeting at Wingham Town Hall tonight (29Sept) at 7pm, where some members of council will be present and the Public and demand answers and accountability.

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Edward A. OSTER – Assault, Trespass At Night & Theft

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) – One person is facing criminal charges after the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called regarding an unwanted person at an address in the Township of Puslinch.

On September 25, 2022, the Wellington County OPP responded to a report of an unwanted person at an address on Watson Road South, Puslinch. The homeowner located a person on their property who was allegedly trying to commit a theft. Upon confronting the person, the homeowner was assaulted. 

As a result of the investigation, Edward A. OSTER, 45-years-old of Moorefield, has been charged with the following criminal code offences:

·        Assault

·        Trespassing at Night

·        Theft Under $5000

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph, at a later date. 

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Media Blackout & Recording Ban For All Candidates Meeting – Free Handcuff Key Offer #EndCorruption

There will be a recording ban at tomorrow night’s (29Sept2022) All Candidates Meeting. The Public will not be allowed to video record themselves asking a question, or record the responses from the Candidates. Candidates can not record themselves for their own protection, nor will the Public be “allowed” to record the Candidates opening statements, responses or closing statements. The ban also prevents the traditional media from covering the event to their fullest ability.

At least one Candidate is going to openly defy this blackout/ban and record the meeting for their own protection. Several members of the Public have vowed to record the meeting despite the risk of arrest. This has prompted one Candidate to offer a free “Vote Buck” handcuff key to anyone that video records the meeting and posts it online, or gets arrested trying to do so.

The All Candidates Meeting starts at 7pm at Wingham Town Hall, Thursday 29Sept2022.

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Fatal Collision

(MEAFORD, ON) – Members from the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment remain on scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash that has taken place west of Meaford.  

This afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m., Grey Bruce OPP, Grey County Paramedic Services and the Meaford Fire Department responded to the collision scene located on Highway 26 just east of Grey County Road 112.

Upon arrival officers located a head-on collision between a compact vehicle that was travelling eastbound on Highway 26 and a pickup truck that was travelling westbound on Highway 26. 

The driver of the compact vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two passengers from the compact vehicle were airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The name of the deceased will be released pending next-of-kin notification.

Members from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team are currently on scene assisting with the collision investigation. 

Grey Bruce OPP has closed Highway 26 between Grey County Road 112 and 7th Line. 

Please use an alternate roadway to avoid a delay. 

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Attempted Abduction Update – Norman SMITH Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On September 25, 2022, at approximately 3:40 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male driver who approached a 13-year-old female and told her to get in his vehicle.  

As a result of police investigation, a suspect not known to the victim was located.

Norman SMITH, 61-year-old of Mount Forest, was arrested and charged with:

–      Criminal Harassment

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Stratford at a later date.

Anyone with information regarding these or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting.

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30 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On September 20, 2022, at 9:09 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a two-vehicle collision along McPherson Crescent in Kincardine. Officers arrived to find one of the involved vehicles was parked at the time. The driver was found to have been drinking alcohol.

Kody STEWART, 30-years-old, of Kincardine was charged with Operate over 80 milligrams. The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charge.

This charge includes an immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and an immediate 7-day vehicle impoundment. 

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Catalytic Converter Stolen

(PERTH EAST, ON) – On September 25, 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police investigated a break and enter at a Road 108, Perth East address.

Sometime between 7:00 p.m. on September 24, 2022, and 7:00 p.m. on September 25, 2022, unknown person(s) attended the address and gained entry to a shop on the property. Once inside, unknown(s) removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle.   

Police are continuing to investigate and ask the public to report suspicious activity immediately, and remember to lock doors to vehicles, houses, garages, and sheds. Do not leave keys with vehicles, including ATVs. Consider installing security features, such as increased lighting, cameras, or alarms.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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Business Scammed Out Of $150,000 USD

(PERTH EAST, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds public to be vigilant after a Perth East business was defrauded $150,000US.

On September 21, 2022, police responded to fraud incident at a business located on Line 34 in the Township of Perth East.

During the investigation, it was determined that a local business was working with a vender located in Burlington, Ontario to purchase a machine. The buyer sent a wire transfer to the vender via the email they were using to communicate. Allegedly the vender’s email was hacked, and the suspect was communicating on that email to the victim. The vender never received the money transfer.

The investigation is ongoing.

OPP is reminding the public to be aware of the warning signs, and to never give out any personal information to someone you don’t know. Always verify all contact information and don’t just call a number or email and address that some unknown person provides you with. The name on the caller display may be fraudulent. Give yourself some time to complete your own research. If someone calls you and identifies themselves as a bank representative, hang up and call your local branch to verify the call is legitimate.

To learn about ways to protect yourself from scams and frauds, the OPP encourages community members to stay educated on fraud prevention.

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Attempted Abduction Reported

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an attempt abduction from the area of Wallace Avenue North in the Municipality of North Perth.

On September 25, 2022, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a 13-year-old female was approached by a male driver who told the female to get into his vehicle.

The male is described to have dark skin, possibly in his 50’s, wearing a Gucci brimmed hat with a white beard.

The vehicle involved is described to be a white four door sedan with a Quebec licence plate.

Anyone with information regarding these or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting