Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is issuing its first heat alert of 2013. The alert is in effect today for Waterloo-Wellington and is expected to last last until about mid-week.
With humidexes set to climb above 40 – the City of Guelph is reminding residents that city pools, air conditioned libraries, and community centres are great places to stay cool.
The University of Guelph is receiving one-million dollars to support teaching and research in water and ecosystem monitoring and water treatment and conservation on First Nations reserves.
The cash comes from the RBC Blue Water Project and will support field projects to help students learn about water and biodiversity.
U of G President Alastair Summerlee says water contamination is one of the most important health-related environmental problems facing First Nations communities. He adds – those communities also face serious threats to ecosystem biodiversity.
Today, former scouts and the public are invited to come out and celebrate the 60-years of scouting at Barber Scout Camp. The 23-acre site was granted to local scouts in 1953 and has been used by tens of thousands of local youth for a variety of camps.
Dean Post is a volunteer with Scouts Canada. He says the event is a great opportunity to see how the camp has changed over the decades. Demonstrations and displays of scouting activites will be available to the public from 1:00 until 4:00 this afternoon. The camp is located in Guelph at 733 Stone Road East.
The O-P-P have concluded a two-month drug investigation in Hamilton. Search warrants were executed at several homes and business this
week and police officers seized both marijuana and cash. Eleven adult suspects have been charged with 48 drug related offences. The next court appearance for the accused is set for July 31st.
Barrie’s police chief says she’s apologized to a man who was viciously beaten by a Barrie police officer in November of 2010. Chief Kimberley Greenwood calls Jason Stern’s beating “a rare incident,” and says other officers are representative of the community and its values. Constable Jason Nevill was convicted yesterday of assault causing bodily harm, obstruction of justice and fabricating evidence against Stern. Nevill — a 14-year veteran of the force — is to be sentenced on October 17th.
Struggles continue for the Guelph Royals as they lost a squeaker to the Brantford Red Sox 9-8.
Josh Garton and Justin Interersano each belted home runs in the loss.
The Royals entertain Toronto this afternoon at Hastings Stadium. Game time is 2:00, weather pending.
In Junior Intercounty ball – Brantford doubled up the Guelph Silvercreeks 4-2 at Hastings stadium. Guelph loaded the bases loaded in the ninth inning before the Braves registered the final out.
Elora Mohawks beat Brampton 13 – 10 in Juior B lacross action last night. Tonight, the junior C squads hit the floor as Fergus hosts Shelbourn