The body of a man believed to have drowned at the Elora Quarry has been recovered.
The 32-year-old Kitchener man went missing last evening. Wellington provincial police were called
around 6:15 about a swimmer in distress.
Police and the Centre Wellington fire department searched the water into the night, without success.
Search and rescue officers took over this morning, and the victim was found shortly before noon.
His name has not been released.
The Wellington Catholic School Board last night, approved its budget for next year.
At 95.2 million dollars, its down 1.3 million from last year.
The equivalent of about 24 jobs will be cut in both teaching, and non-teaching areas.
There will also be a curtailing of professional development programs.
And the budget will have a negative impact on resources and services.
The board is also forcasting a 3.5 percent drop in elementary enrolement while second enrolements are project to decrease 2.6 percent.
The city, in an effort to keep the project on budget, is re-tendering the renovation work on the Guelph Farmers Market.
Bids were accepted from 3 contracts earlier this month, but none were within the half-million dollar budget.
The city has now twice, reduced the scope of the work. Its also re-designed some of the systems, and changed the specifications on some of the materials, in the hopes that the work can be done on budget.
The project is being offered to a broader group of general contractors, today.
The farmers market is now set up at the exhibtion park arena, but the city is still hoping to have the market back downtown by the first weekend in september.
Two women, aged 19 and 23 were turned over to Waterloo Regional Police for further investigation, after Guelph Police stopped a car being driven erratically in the downtown area yesterday. When officers stopped the vehicle, the three occupants tried to flee on foot but were quickly aprehended. It was determined the car was also stolen. A 27 year old man was released uncondtionally.
The OPP underwater search and rescue unit will resume the search at day-break, for a man, who is believed to have drowned at the Elora Quarry.
The call came in to Wellington O.P.P. around 6:15 last night, about a man in distress.
Police and the Centre Wellington Fire Department searched the water, without success.
This morning, police are only saying that their investigation continues.
The quarry is expected to be closed for most of the day.
Guelph Police were called to the water feature in front of City Hall, over the supper hour last night.
Two women, at the splash pad with their children, complained that a man was exposing himself.
Police charged a 49 year old man with committing an indecent act.
Police say there have been an increase of reports of dogs being left in vehicles around the city on hot days.
In just the last six weeks, police have been called to seven such incidents.
Police say in warm and sunny weather, cars become ovens, so they warn to never leave your pet in there.
Anyone who sees a dog left in a vehicle, is asked to contact police or the Humane Society, so that the
animal’s wellbeing can be checked. And police add that the owner will be dealt with.
Late last week, the youth and crime prevention unit of the Guelph Police Service, went to all the city’s high schools. Officers inspected vehicles in the parking lots, to see if they were locked, and had no valuables in plain view.
861 vehicles were inspected, and on 136 vehicles, police left a notice, warning the owner that doors were unlocked, windows were left open, or there were valuables and keys in clear sight.
Police saw wallets, purses, cell phones, i-pods, G.P.S. units, and golf clubs .
In one car, on a hot day, police even spotted a propane tank on the front seat.
And police say in the past two days, they have received 7 reports of thefts from cars. They were spread across the city.
Police implore you to lock your vehicle, and keep valuables hidden from view.
Looking for a new way to beat the heat? Try the new splash pad at Elora Gorge Conservation Area.
The brand new facility went into operation over the weekend.
The 2,100 square foot water works has 18 spray and splash features to keep kids busy during the hot weather. The cost of the project was about $340,000.
The Grand River Conservation Authority decided to build the new splash pad after an old swimming pond was taken out of operation in 2010. The berm around the pond was starting to fail.
Former premier Dalton McGuinty returns to give more testimony
today at committee hearings into cancelled gas plants in Oakville
The P-Cs say they hope to hear some clear answers during the
former premier’s second appearance before the committee.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he’s not buying
McGuinty’s claim that he didn’t know senior staff in the premier’s
office were wiping out emails on the gas plants.
The New Democrats say a privacy commissioner’s report that found
senior Liberals deleted their email accounts “cast a tremendous
amount of doubt” on McGuinty’s honesty.
In sports, in junior baseball, the Silvercreeks beat Cambridge, 13-3.
Orangeville beat Elora 16-13 in Junior B lacrosse.