|• Total||2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,118.0/km2 (2,896/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code||N0G 2W0|
Coordinates: Wingham (2011 census population 2,875) is a community located in the municipality of North Huron, Ontario, Canada, which is located in Huron County. Wingham became part of North Huron in 2001 when 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 County Roads 4 & 86. Most of Wingham is located between County Road 86 to the south and the Maitland River to 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 Trust banks, as well as a branch of Libro Financial Group credit union.
The industries with a presence in the town include:
- Wescast Industries, three manufacturing facilities for this auto-part producer.
- BI-AX International produces plastic film for use in food packaging and industry.
- Royal Homes is a manufacturer of pre-fabricated homes.
Radio and television
Wingham has three radio stations CKNX 920, CKNX-FM 101.7, and CIBU 94.5 THE BULL!, all owned by Blackburn Radio. There is also a television station CKNX channel 8, owned by CTVglobemedia, it rebroadcasts the master signal of CFPL-TV from London, with the exception of local advertising. On April 9, 2007, it was announced that Rogers Communications has filed with the CRTC to purchase all of the A-Channel stations, 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. CTV will not renew the licence for CKNX-TV in Wingham upon expiration at the end of August 2009. On May 1, 2009, Shaw Communications offered to buy the station for $1 from CTV (along with other underperforming stations in Brandon and Windsor), but scuttled the deal two months later.
(Despite this reported 'shut-off', the station remains on the air pre digital transition (as of July 2011). It is unclear what will happen once larger metropolitan areas switch to Digital at the end of August. CKNX became merely a rebroadcaster of CFPL London on August 31, 2009.)
Wingham is also served by a CBC English outlet (Channel 45) and again, it is unclear what will become of this station post digital transition.
- F. E. Madill Secondary School is located in Wingham. Approximately 1000 students attend; most bussed in from the surrounding area.
- Wingham Public School is 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-Waterloo to the east. The main thoroughfare is County Road 4, called Josephine Street within Wingham, which connects to London, Ontario to the south.
Wingham/Richard W. LeVan Aerodrome is a general aviation airport to the southeast of Wingham with fuel services and private hangars.
- Dave Farrish - NHL hockey player and current assistant coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
- Honoré Jackson - A leader of the North-West Rebellion
- Andrew Kaufman - Writer/film director, raised in Wingham
- Bob McDonald - Science journalist; Officer of the Order of Canada, raised in Wingham
- Alice Munro - 2013 Nobel Prize laureate for literature, short story author, born in and wrote about Wingham
- George Agnew Reid - Artist, raised near Wingham.
- Doug Wood - Canadian record holder in pole vault, raised in Wingham
- 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 code of 'N0G 2W0'; a self-effacing mnemonic for the code reads as No 0ne Goes 2 (to) Wingham, 0ntario.
- London Free Press, Wed, February 25, 2009 || CTV shuts A stations in Wingham and Windsor[dead link]
- Shaw wins three CTV stations - for $1 each[dead link]
- "Shaw cancels purchase of 3 CTV stations". The Star (Toronto). July 1, 2009.
- "ABOUTOWN NorthLink". ABOUTOWN. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- "George Agnew Reid". Museum London.
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