- Wingham, Ontario
2001census population 2885) is a community located in the municipalityof North Huron Ontario, which is located in Huron County. Wingham became part of North Huron in 2001when the Ontario government imposed amalgamation on the former township of East Wawanosh, the village of Blyth, and the town of Wingham.
Wingham is located at the intersection of the old Highways 4 & 86. Responsibility for these highways was downloaded by the province in 1998, so they are now county roads. Most of Wingham is located between County Road 86 to the south and the
Maitland Riverto the north.
Business and Industry
Wingham has a number of manufacturing businesses as well as a variety of retail and service businesses. Wingham supports two grocery stores as well as a main street with retail stores and restaurants. The town has branches of the
Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Canada Trustbanks, as well as a branch of the Libro Financialcredit union. [http://www.wacc.on.ca/main_home.htm Wingham and Area Chamber of Commerce ] ]
The industries with a presence in the town include:
Wescast Industries, three manufacturing facilities for this auto-part producer.
BI-AX Internationalproduces plastic film for use in food packaging and industry.
Royal Homesis a manufacturer of pre-fabricated homes.
Radio and Television
Wingham has three radio stations CKNX 920,
CKNX-FM101.7, and CIBU94.5 THE BULL!, all owned by Blackburn Radio. There is also television station CKNX channel 8, owned by CTVglobemedia, it rebroadcasts the master signal of CFPL-TVfrom London, with the exception of local advertising. On April 9, 2007, it was announced that Rogers Communicationshas filed with the CRTC to purchase all of the A-Channelstations, including CFPL, CKNX, CKX-TV, Access Alberta and several cable channels being put up for sale by CHUM Limited in the wake of CTVglobemedia's pending acquisition of the CHUM group.
F. E. Madill Secondary Schoolis located in Wingham. Approximately 1000 students attend; most bussed in from the surrounding area.
Wingham Public Schoolis located in the heart of Wingham on John Street.
* Sacred Heart School, a Catholic elementary school located in the town's east end.
Wingham is located to the north of County Road 86 which connects to
Kitchener-Waterlooto the east. The main thoroughfare is County Road 4, called Josephine Street within Wingham, which connects to London, Ontarioto the south. Wingham/Richard W. LeVan Aerodromeis a general aviation airport to the southeast of Wingham with fuel services and private hangars.
Wingham is served by scheduled bus service to London and Owen Soundcite web|url=http://www.greybruceairbus.com/airbus/os-london.htm|title=Grey-Brue Bus Schedule|publisher=Grey Bruce Air Bus|accessdate=2007-04-18] as well as Stratfordcite web|url=http://www.cherreybuslines.com/scheduled_runs.html|title=Cherry Bus Schedule|publisher=Cherry Bus Lines|accessdate=2007-04-18] .
North Huron Museumprovides an overview of the history of the Township of North Huron beginning in the Paleolithic era and continuing into modern times.
William Crowell Bray- Head of Chemistry department at the University of California, Berkeleycite web |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=pLAPAAAAIAAJ&q=wingham+ontario+-munro&dq=wingham+ontario+-munro&pgis=1
title=Google Book Snippet on Bray]
W. T. "Doc" Cruickshank- Canadian broadcasting pioneer cite web |url=http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/personalities/personalities.php?id=220
title=W. T. "Doc" Cruickshank tribute]
Dave Farrish- NHL hockey player
Honoré Jackson- A leader of the North-West Rebellion
Alice Munro- Short story author, born in and wrote about Wingham,
Charles Alexander Moffat- Artist, born in Wingham and raised near Teeswater, Ontario.
Lesley Pike- Singer/songwriter born and raised in Wingham, currently experiencing success in Toronto, western Canada and California.
George Agnew Reid (Canadian artist)- Artist, raised near Wingham.cite web
title=George Agnew Reid
Caroline Wellwood- Early missionary nurse to China.cite web
title=CAHN Newsletter Spring 2002
publisher=Canadian Association for the History of Nursing]
William Aberhart- Premier of Alberta, 1935-1943. Taught public school in Wingham.
Murray Elston- Ontario MPP, 1981-1994. Born in Wingham.
George Johnston- Alberta MLA and Speaker, 1921-1936. Born in Wingham.
Robert Mooney- Manitoba MLA, 1922-1953. Born in Wingham.
George Spotton- MP, 1927-1935. Wingham businessman.
Robert Weir- MP, Minister of Agriculture, 1930-. Born in Wingham.
* The entire town is served by the single
postal codeof 'N0G 2W0'; a self-effacing mnemonicfor the code reads as No 0ne Goes 2 (to) Wingham, 0ntario.
* [http://www.townofnorthhuron.ca/ Town of North Huron website]
* [http://www.wescast.com/ Wescast Industries]
* [http://www.royalhomes.com/ Royal Homes]
* [http://www.townofnorthhuron.ca/webpages/tourism/museums.html North Huron Museum]
* [http://www.wingham.com Wingham Advance-Times]
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