Two men facing murder charges in the death of an Ancaster father have had their
cases put over until August 1.
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, both plan to plead not guilty to first-degree
murder in the death of Tim Bosma, who disappeared May 6 after taking
two men on a test drive of a pickup truck he was trying to sell online.
His remains were found about a week later burned beyond
recognition at the roseville road farm belonging to Millard.
Millard’s lawyer he is being kept in a isolation, which has
been tough, and has to “mentally prepare for the long road ahead.”
The Progressive Conservatives accuse the Liberals of spending money the deficit-plagued
government doesn’t have to buy labour peace with teachers.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has reached a tentative deal with the Liberal
government that freezes wages of most teachers for two years.
However, Education Minister Liz Sandals happens to disagree. She says the tentative agreement guarantees public elementary
teachers will be paid the same as counterparts in the French and Catholic school systems starting in 2014-15.
Sandals says teachers will take at least one unpaid day off during the course of the contract to
help offset the cost of allowing raises for their younger colleagues.
This morning at Bishop Mac Catholic High School, the Guelph Police Service and Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln teamed up for a demonstration on distracted driving. Members of the media and some students from the school were invited to take part, to actually get behind the wheel, while being distracted. Drivers were asked to drive a quick course, then repeat it while texting. Chief Bryan Larkin was in the car with them.
Constable Mike Gatto says when dealing with distracted driving, under the Highway Traffic Act, its basically dealing with cell phones and electronic devices. However, he says some offences such as putting on makeup, could result in a charge of careless driving. Also on hand was Mothers Against Drunk Driving Wellington County, who had some motor skills impairment goggles for people to try on, and see just how much motor skills are affected.
Guelph Police are looking for a dark coloured vehicle that left the scene of an accident yesterday.
Just after 2:30, a female cyclist was hit by a car that was leaving a parking lot on Silvercreek Parkway North.
She was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
The vehicle left the parking lot before officers arrived.
Two people have been taken to hospital following a single-vehicle rollover near Rockwood.
It happened around 9 this morning, on Wellington Road 44, just south of highway 7.
Wellington Provincial Police are investigating and say two occupants in the vehicle suffered non-life
Four men have been arrested, after two seperate drug investigations in Georgetown.
Halton Regional Police seized cocaine, maijuana and almost 30 thousand dollars in cash.
A 20 year old Georgetown man and a 24 year old Brampton man are charged with trafficking.
Two 18 year old Georgetown men are charged with possession.
Yesterday, Wellington Provincial Police were contacted, about a man, riding a blue bicycle in the Puslinch Tract area. Between the 28th of May, and June the 11th, there were 3 reported incident of this man making inappropriate sexual comments to women, who were walking along the trail system.
He’s 5 foot 8, 160 to 170 pounds, with a prominent nose.
And he speaks with an accent.
500 health care professionals under one roof in the Hanlon Creek Business Park, taking care of 2 thousand patients every day.
When complete, the Ascencia Integrated Health and Wellness Centre will be the largest office complex built in Guelph in over 30 years. And builder John Verdone says it will be the most patient-friendly facility ever.
Construction on the 60 million dollar, 72 thousand square foot health care complex could begin next May, and will take about 18 months to complete.
Besides doctors and nurses, the facility will also house a walk-in clinic, a pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, labs, chiropractic and massage services, a fertility clinic, a women’s clinic, and other services.
Two men facing murder charges in the death of a
Hamilton father are expected to make video appearances in court
Dellen Millard’s lawyer says the appearance is a routine one to
track how the case is progressing.
Millard is facing charges of first-degree murder, forcible
confinement and theft of a vehicle in the death of Tim Bosma, who
didn’t return after leaving his home May 6 for the test drive of a
truck he was trying to sell online.
Bosma’s remains were found burned beyond recognition at Millard’s
Another man, Mark Smich, 25, is also charged with first-degree
murder in the Bosma case.
Police have said Smich and Millard know each other.
The second annual 2 Rivers Festival in Guelph, culminates this weekend with a couple of events.
The Wellington Water Watchers are sponsoring a gala evening of entertainment at the boathouse begining around 5, Saturday afternoon. It includes a boat procession.
And program team member Stan Kozak says on Sunday, there is the father’s day picnic by the river.
On Tuesday night, there was a poetry reading, by canoe.
And last night, the Guelph Hiking Trail Club conducted an information walk along the Eramosa River.
Her book is entitled “Undark: an Oratorio”.
Sandy Pool, who grew up in Erin, is one of the three finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in the English language.
She’ll be at a reading, Monday night in Toronto. The prizes are awarded Tuesday.
Pool, who is completing her Ph.d., admits that poetry is not an everyday vocation.
And she says you don’t get into it to make money.
Also up for a prize Tuesday night, will be Guelph writer Tom King.
He’s one of the 6 finalists for the Trillium Book Award.
In sports, tonight, the Ti-cats play their first pre-season game on the road in Montreal.
And the Royals game in Burlington has been cancelled due to rain.