Wellington Provincial Police have obtained a better description of a man, wanted for making inappropriate sexual comments to 3 women, who were walking in the Puslinch Tract area.
The man was riding a blue bicycle.
He’s now described as in his mid 40’s, with brown-coloured skin.
Earlier, police said he was 5 foot 8, 160 to 170 pounds, with a prominent nose.
And he speaks with an accent.
For three evenings this week, Guelph Police conducted a speed enforcement on Niska Road.
For a couple of hours each night, police set up between Ptarmigan Drive and the single-lane Bailey Bridge.
The piece of road, which is frequented by cyclists and pedestrians, is a 50 kilometer per hour zone.
Police dished out 29 speeding tickets, as well as single tickets for a seat belt infraction and ignoring a stop sign.
Police make special note of one driver.
On Wednesday night, a 42 year old Guelph man was clocked at 100 kilometers per hour, going over the bridge, heading east.
Police point out there is not out of court settlement for this ticket. he’ll have to appear in provincial offences court.
Members of the United Steelworkers Union at AO Smith in Fergus, will be holding a rally tomorrow morning, as they fight for their pension. 350 employees are losing their jobs, as the manufacturing of water heaters is moved to a plant in the United States. The company is keeping 125 employees in Fergus, in the sales, service and distribution departments.
When 305 employees are laid off in July, the union fears the pension program will be in a shortfall situation.
It wants the company to make a one-time, half million dollar payment to offset those losses.
But the company says it negotiated a closing agreement with the union.
In 1990 the union negotiated for, and won control over the pension plan.
The rally takes place at 545 St. George Street west, starting at 11.
The union has invited provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath to attend.
Starting this fall, St. James Catholic Secondary School in Guelph will offer an additional specialist
high skills major in health and wellness.
Its part of the provincial governments plan to prepare more local students for 21st century careers.
With the addition, there will now be 37 specialist high skills majors offered in Guelph-area high schools, both
public and catholic. The majors include agriculture, arts, business, construction, sports and non-profit.
The programs allow students to focus their learning on specific sectors for apprenticeship training, college,
university and the workplace.
The pacemaker clinic is leaving Guelph General Hospital for Kitchener’s St. Mary’s Hospital.
Right now, 700 patients go to the Guelph clinic, while 18 hundred are treated in Kitchener.
But the Guelph General Hospital couldn’t guarantee that all standards of care, as set out by the provincial body that oversees cardiac care, could be met at the Guelph clinic.
So yesterday, the local health integration network approved closing the Guelph pacemaker clinic.
But the General, with the help of the Victorian Order of Nurses, will assist anyone who need transportation to Kitchener.
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 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.
Two men facing murder charges in the death of a
Hamilton father have had their cases put over until Aug. 1.
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, both in orange prison jumpsuits,
said little during their separate video appearances in Hamilton.
Their lawyers say they hope to receive disclosure from the Crown
by Aug. 1.
Millard and Smich both plan to plead not guilty to first-degree
murder in the death of Tim Bosma.
Millard’s lawyer says there “shouldn’t be a rush
to judgment” in his client’s case.
More details are expected today on a massive police
operation against suspected drug and gun traffickers that resulted
in raids across southern Ontario.
The raids began early Thursday and involved police from multiple
jurisdictions including Guelph.
The investigation, known as Project Traveller, centred on the
alleged activities of a Toronto gang known as the Dixon
City Bloods or the Dixon Goonies.
Toronto police Chief Bill Blair says the investigation involves
such serious alleged crimes as murder, attempted murder, firearm
trafficking and drug trafficking.
Police say 19 people were arrested in Toronto and nine in
Windsor, adding that to date 43 people have been arrested in the
Locations raided around the Greater Toronto Area included an
apartment complex where reports have said an alleged video that
appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine was
Yesterday morning at Bishop Mac Catholic High School, some members of the media and students took part in a distracted driving event, to see just how affected they can become behind the wheel. Guelph Police and Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln teamed up for the event, and Mothers against Drunk Driving Wellington County was also there with some motor skills impairment goggles.
Constable Mike Gatto says when dealing with distracted driving, under the Highway Traffic Act, its basically dealing with cell phones and electronic devices, but there are other offences for other types of distractions.
Gatto says an officer can also pull you over, if they see a distracting occurrence, which yu could be issued a warning for, such as having a dog in your lap.
Canadian Country Music Artist Ryan Laird, a Fergus native, was bullied in grade 7 while attending Elora Public School. He wrote a song about his bully, called “Dear Ashley”, and shares the song with other kids during his anti-bullying mini tour of schools in Wellington County and area. Laird has performed at over a dozen schools inthe Upper grand district school board, and says the response from kids has been phenominal.
Laird says the next step is to bring the tour National, and they are looking for sponsor who understands his message, and wants to help, especially youth. Laird says he and his team have done a lot of shows in Wellington Country and have seen how much it has helped with the local youth, so they think it can work on a larger scale, if given the opportynuty. Todays final show takes place at Tytler Public School at 2. Visit ryan-laird-dot-com for more information.
In sports, Lindsay Lamar scored on an 88-yard punt return for Hamilton, and
the Tiger-Cats opened their pre-season with a 33-26 win over
Montreal. Anthony Calvillo completed a 50-yard pass to
Jamel Richardson on the Alouettes’ first play from scrimmage while
guiding Montreal on a five-play touchdown drive.
Next Thursday night the Tabbies host Winnipeg at Alumni Stadium
The Royals were rained out last night.
And Welland beat Guelph 13-10 in Junior B Lacrosse action.