Deceased elderly male found in Wiarton

Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are hosting criminal record checks that will be completed while applicants wait. The event will take place at the Chatsworth detachment, when the office is not normally open, to make it easier for people who are at work during normal office hours. The opportunity is open to any resident of Georgian Bluffs, Chatsworth, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Southgate. Another blitz will be held at Wiarton detachment in the near future.

Grey Bruce OPP detachment (Chatsworth)
317057 Hwy 6-10
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If a vulnerable sector check is required, which would include anyone working with children or the elderly, applicants must bring the letter from the organization requesting that check.

Checks for employment purposes will cost $41 in cash (exact amount).

Two pieces of identification must be provided at the time of application (one must be photo identification). Copies of identification will not be accepted.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include Ontario photo ID (issued by the MTO), passports, LCBO Bring Your Identification cards, military employment cards, Canadian citizenship cards, First Nations status cards, permanent resident cards, Canadian National Institute for the Blind cards, firearms possession and acquisition licences, Nexus cards and Fast Pass cards.

Acceptable non-photo identification includes birth certificates, baptismal certificates, hunting licences, outdoors cards, Canadian blood donor cards and immigration papers.

Ontario health cards and social insurance number cards are not permitted to be used as identification due to legislative restrictions.

Anyone who has any questions is asked to call the OPP ahead of time so that the process can run smoothly at the event. Grey Bruce OPP, Chatsworth detachment phone number is 519-794-7827.


On October 8, 2019 at 6:07 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a missing person call at Berford Street in Wiarton. The complainant reported that her 83 year old husband went for a walk at approximately 11:00 a.m. and she had not heard from him since.

During the investigation, at 6:44 p.m., OPP officers were notified of a male found in Bluewater Park with vital signs absent. OPP, South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department and Bruce County Paramedics attended the scene. A designate from the Ontario Coroner’s office attended the scene and pronounced death of the male.

The death has been deemed as not suspicious. The name of the deceased is being withheld allowing for next of kin notification.