Local News

Statement Regarding Staffing from Oxford County CAO Peter Crockett

Oxford County has not laid off any staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic at this time. The article includes a statement and the full interview with CAO Peter Crockett.

Latest COVID-19 Numbers From Southwestern Public Health

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Oxford County has dropped from 10 to 7, that is because 3 people from the City of Woodstock have fully recovered.

Oxford County to Waive Late Fees and Lower the Farm Tax Ratio

Oxford County has passed a motion to waive late fees for interim tax revenue from area municipalities and for water/wastewater payments. They also lowered the farm tax ratio from 0.235% to 0.2117%.

Government of Canada Releases Projections

A best case scenario would see the initial peak, the top of the curve to happen in late Spring, with the end of the first wave in the summer.

City of Woodstock Modifies Summer Hours at Enviro Depot

The City of Woodstock Public Works Department have modified the summer operation hours at the Enviro Depot to accommodate the overwhelming demand. 

Province Confirms 483 Cases of COVID-19 This Morning

The Province of Ontario has confirmed another 483 cases of COVID-19 this morning. They also confirmed another 26 deaths. We currently have 5,759 active cases in Ontario and 2,305 cases have been resolved.

Wanted Federal Offender Known to Frequent Oxford County

Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a federal offender, wanted for breaching his statutory release. He is known to have ties to Oxford County, London-Middlesex, the Waterloo region, Perth County and Huron County.

Grocery Store Clerk Assaulted By Senior

Police have charged a 77 year old man after he had an altercation with a teenage employee as well as the store manager at the Sobeys in Paris.

OPP Asking Everyone to Stay Home This Long Weekend

Normally on Long Weekends, the OPP put out a message about patrolling the Big Four. This year they want everyone to stay home, practice social distancing, avoid social gatherings and do not go to the cottage.

April is Daffodil Month

The Canadian Cancer Society of Oxford County will not be selling daffodils this month and are moving all fundraising efforts online for the time being.

Woodstock Police Briefs

Woodstock Police arrested three teenagers in a car who they found with cocaine and edibles overnight Tuesday. They are also investigating a suspicious person peering into windows overnight on Dufferin Street.