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Enraged Citizen Outs Council’s Double Standard Live On YouTube #WinghamWakening

(North Huron, ON) At last night’s council meeting local Right’s Activist confronted council about their double standard regarding by-law enforcement. North Huron by-law officers claim they are not allowed to enforce North Huron’s clean yards and property standards by-laws on North Huron’s property, which is their sole job.

The Activist pointed out the Corporation has been illegally enforcing NH’s by-laws on private property, yet NH does not enforce it’s own by-laws on its own property.

Watch the first few minutes of the meeting below to see the confrontation.

North Huron Council Contact Info:
Paul Heffer

280 Manor Road
(519) 357-3594
[email protected] 
Mitch Wright
63 Bristol Terrace
(519) 357-9497
[email protected] 
Lonnie Whitfield
94 John St. West
(226) 222-2585 
[email protected] 
Anita van Hittersum
84012 Hoover Line
(519) 523-4492 
[email protected]
Chris Palmer
39331 Belfast Road
(519) 357-3385 
[email protected] 
Kevin Fascist  Falconer
303 King Street
(519) 955-0301 
[email protected]
Ric McBurney
202 Thuell St, Blyth
(519) 441-7415 
[email protected]

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North Perth Police Press Releases WFP

Collision In North Perth – One Airlifted To Hospital

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in the Municipality of North Perth late this afternoon.

On May 17th, 2024, just after 4:30 p.m., Perth County OPP, Perth County Paramedic Services, North Perth Fire Services, and ORNGE responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles in the area of Line 87, and Road 165. 

One person was transported by ORNGE to a trauma center.

One person was transported to a local hospital.

Members of the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team are assisting Perth County OPP with the investigation.

Perth Road 165 is currently closed between Perth Line 86 and Line 88. Line 87 is currently closed between Highway 23 and Road 167. Please avoid the area.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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OPP Police Press Releases South Bruce WFP

44 Year Old From Walkerton Arrested – Cocaine A Factor

(SOUTH BRUCE, ON) – One individual is charged following a drug trafficking investigation and the execution of a search warrant at a residence by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) South Bruce Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

On May 17, 2024, at 10:24 am, members of Grey Bruce CSCU conducted a vehicle stop at a location in South Bruce. During the interaction, officers had sufficient grounds to arrest the driver for drug related offences. The driver was taken into custody without incident. A search of both the driver and the vehicle led to the discovery of a quantity of cocaine.

South Bruce CSCU with assistance of the Grey Bruce CSCU, executed a search warrant at the residence on Sepp Court in Walkerton. During the search officers discovered and seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, and psilocybin along with drug paraphernalia. The combined estimated value of the seized controlled substances is approximately $3800.00.

Charged with the following alleged offences is 44-year-old Paul Hauck of Walkerton with:

  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession Schedule III Substance

The accused was released and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton on June 26, 2024.

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Alerts WFP

Massive Victory For Canadian Freedom Movement – NH CAO Re-Confirms Never Had Authority On Private Land #StandYourGround

(Wingham, ON) Current North Huron CAO Dwayne Evans has confirmed via email, cc’ed to North Huron councilors, that their corporation’s by-laws only apply to lands owned by the corporation. This admission opens the corporation up to possible legal consequences if by-law enforcement continues to violate private property rights.

By-laws are rules and regulations set by local governments to govern the maintenance, standards and use of their assets. These by-laws are typically enforced by by-law officers, who have authority to ensure compliance with these regulations. However, it’s essential to note that by-law officers only have jurisdiction on the corporation’s property and do not have authority on private land.

In some cases, there have been incidents where by-law officers have attempted to exercise their authority on private land, pretending that they had the power to enforce bylaws in these areas. This intentional conflation of boundaries raises questions about overreach of authority and violation of property rights.

By-laws are meant to regulate behavior on the corporation’s land, such as maintenance standards,  noise levels, building codes, or animal control. By-law officers are tasked with enforcing these rules to ensure the corporation’s assets are maintained and not abused. However, by-laws do not apply to private property, as individuals have the right to govern their own land as they see fit, as long as they are not in violation of any laws or regulations.

When by-law officers attempt to enforce bylaws on private land, they are overstepping their boundaries and violating property rights. This can lead to legal disputes and conflicts between property owners and local governments. It’s essential for individuals to be aware of their rights when it comes to by-laws and property rights.

The focusing of enforcement on private property while ignoring infrastructure has cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to repair/replace neglected infrastructure that would have cost only a fraction of that amount if maintained properly.

Contact Dwayne Evans at 519-357-3550 for confirmation, or email [email protected]

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OPP Police Press Releases Southgate WFP

Phillip Baumlisberger Was Arrested

(SOUTHGATE, ON) – One individual is facing charges following a report of a break and enter at a property in Southgate.

On May 11, 2024, an individual broke into a seasonal property on Highway 89 in the Municipality of Southgate. The owner fixed the damage but did not report to police. On May 13, 2024, at 8:33 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter that occurred at the same seasonal property. Police attended and located an individual on the property. There is no evidence to suggest the same individual broke in both times.

As a result, Phillip Baumlisberger, 35-years-old of Amaranth Township has been charged with the following:

  • Break, enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence
  • Theft under $5000
  • Mischief – destroys or damages property

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 6, 2024.

It is important for homeowners to report all break and enters to police and reports of suspicious individuals or vehicles.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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OPP Police Press Releases Russell WFP

Fatal School Bus Collision

(RUSSELL, ON) – The Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fatal collision.  

On May 13, 2024, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a collision involving a school bus and a cyclist on St Joseph Street near Chene Street in Clarence-Rockland.

The cyclist, an 11-year-old child, was pronounced deceased. The bus driver was uninjured.

The section of St Joseph Street near the collision site was closed for approximately six hours.

The collision remains under investigation with assistance from an OPP Collision Reconstructionist and the OPP Technical Collision Investigation Team.

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OPP Police Press Releases Teeswater WFP

Driver Arrested In Teeswater

 (TEESWATER, ON) – On May 11, 2024, at 3:42 p.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol along Clinton Street, Teeswater in the Municipality of South Bruce noticed a vehicle driver known to police. The driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle while his licence was prohibited under the Criminal Code. 

A 29-year-old resident of South Bruce was charged with two counts of operation while prohibited, and two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence under the highway traffic act.

The driver was arrested and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date. The vehicle was immediately impounded for 45 days.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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North Huron OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Road Closed In Blyth Due To Fire

(BLYTH, ON) – On May 11, 2024, the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a residential structure fire in Blyth, North Huron.

Officers responded with members of the North Huron Fire and Emergency Services at approximately 11:43pm. The residence was unoccupied. 

Emergency Services will be on scene investigating. Dinsley Street will remain closed between Coombs Street and Morris Street in Blyth.

Updates on road closures to follow.

The Huron OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Alerts Kingston OPP Police Press Releases WFP

BAILEY Arrested For Child Pornography #PervertAlert

(KINGSTON, ON) –Police have arrested and charged a resident following a child sexual exploitation investigation.

On May 8, 2024, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU), Digital Forensics Unit and Kingston Police members executed a search warrant in the City of Kingston and seized a quantity of electronic devices.

As a result of this investigation, James Mark BAILEY, 41 years of age, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Two counts of Possession of Child Pornography, section 163.1(4)
  • Make Available Child Pornography, section 163.1(3)

The accused was released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear on June 25, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston.

Children are our most valuable and precious members of society. Many victims of child sexual abuse are so young that they cannot tell their story. Every time an image or video depicting that abuse is shared, that child is re-victimized.

 The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children. Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding Internet safety. Parents can find resources to assist them at cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca.

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OPP Police Press Releases Seaforth WFP

Fatal Collision In Seaforth

(SEAFORTH, ON) – A serious collision on Sparling Street Seaforth has resulted in the death of one person.

On May 8, 2024, at 10:27 a.m., the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron East Fire Department, and Paramedic Services responded to a report of a serious collision involving a motor vehicle on Sparling Street, Seaforth.

A 74-year-old individual from Seaforth was transported to hospital and pronounced deceased.

The OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team assisted with the investigation.

Sparling Street between John Street and Market Street has since reopened at 1:05pm.

The Huron OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Police Press Releases WFP York Regional Police

Police Officer Gets Paid Vacation For Sexual Assault & Forcible Confinement

A York Regional Police officer has been charged with three counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Forcible Confinement following an investigation by the York Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau.

The investigation began in March 2024 when York Regional Police investigators learned of allegations against the officer.

Detective Andrew BURFORD was suspended with pay beginning March 4, 2024, under the provisions of the Police Services Act, which was in effect at that time.

Detective BURFORD has been a member of York Regional Police since 2004.

In the interest of victim protection, no further information will be released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Professional Standards Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6676.

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Clarence-Rockland OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Bomb Threat At High School

(Clarence – Rockland, ON) – Members of the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a bomb threat at the Rockland District High School and the Rockland Public School.

On May 7, 2024, shortly before 8:00a.m. the OPP responded to a call regarding a bomb threat. Both schools were evacuated, a perimeter was established, and a search of the properties was completed. Once the properties were cleared and no safety issues identified, students were permitted to return to school. This is the second such threat involving Rockland District High School in the last two days.

Russell County OPP along with other OPP Units continue to investigate and would like to remind members of the public that such events are punishable under numerous sections of the criminal code.

If you or anyone you know have any further information regarding these events, please contact the Russell County OPP at 613-443-4499 or OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Georgian Bluffs OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Fatal Collision On Hwy 21

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – A collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 21 leaves one individual deceased.

On May 7, 2024, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Grey County Paramedic Services and the Intertownship Fire Department responded to a report of a serious collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

One individual was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the collision.

The OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team is on scene to assist with the investigation.

Highway 21 is closed between Grey Road 18 (Springmount) and Grey Road 3 in Georgian Bluffs for the investigation. Please avoid the area.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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OPP Police Press Releases South Bruce WFP

OPP Learning To Ride Bicycles – Patrols Start Once Training Wheels Removed?

(SOUTH BRUCE, ON) – Members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be out in the communities on bicycle patrol this summer. Several new officers have been trained on how to operate police bicycles. One of the biggest advantaged to bicycle patrol is its ability to go where traditional patrol vehicles can’t. Trail systems will be patrolled throughout the South Bruce Detachment area. 

“Our objective is to put officers in our communities engaging with the public on trails, beach fronts and areas that see a large amount of foot and pedal traffic”- Detachment Staff Sgt. Deb McClure.

Community education and engagement is a summer focus for the members of South Bruce OPP. 

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Chatsworth OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Chatsworth Assault – 3 Arrested

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – Three individuals are facing charges following a report of an assault at a residence in the Municipality of Chatsworth.

On May 2, 2024, at 8:57 a.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an assault that occurred on John Street in Chatsworth. Officers attended and learned that three suspects left the address in a vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries from the assault. At 9:55 a.m., the suspect vehicle was located, and the three occupants were arrested.

Charged with the following alleged offences is 41-year-old Ryan Desroches of no fixed address:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Aggravated assault
  • Imitation firearm – use while committing offence
  • Possession break in instruments
  • Discharge air gun or pistol with intent
  • Break and enter a place – commit indictable offence
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with probation order
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Trafficking schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine

Charged with the following alleged offences is 46-year-old Jason Landry of no fixed address:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Discharge air gun or pistol with intent
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Imitation firearm – use while committing offence
  • Possession break in instruments
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Trafficking schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Break, enter a place – commit indictable offence
  • Unauthorized possession of weapon (two counts)
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order (three counts)

Charged with the following alleged offences is 34-year-old Kimberly Rawn of West Grey:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Aggravated assault
  • Imitation firearm – use while committing offence
  • Possession break in instruments
  • Discharge air gun or pistol with intent
  • Break, enter a place – commit indictable offence
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Trafficking schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine

The accused parties were held pending a bail hearing.