The body of a missing Kitchener man has been recovered from the Elora Quarry.
Wellington Provincial Police were called around 6:15 Monday evening, after getting reports about a
swimmer in distress at the quarry.
The victim was found around 10 Tuesday morning, near where witnesses said they saw him go underwater.
He has been identified as 32-year-old Thanh Le, a Kitchener real estate agent.
Police say a post-mortem has been scheduled and that they continue to investigate.
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. It’s 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.
Declining enrolments mean job losses at the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
It’s approved a 95.2 million dollar budget for next year: down 1.3 million from this year.
The equivalent of about 24 jobs will be cut in both teaching, and non-teaching areas. Most of those cuts are expected to occur through retirements.
There will also be a curtailing of professional development programs.
The board is forecasting a 3.5 percent drop in elementary enrolment while second enrolments are project to decrease 2.6 percent.
Last night, the public school board elected to have Sir Issac Brock School teach grade 7 students, beginning in 2015. a full 7 and 8 program will be available at the school, the following year. Parents at Rickson Ridge Public School fear that in the future, their grades 7 and 8 program will now be vulnerable, without the Brock Students.
It won’t be her first rodeo.
Guelph’s Kim Iezzi is heading to Calgary today with the Canadian Red Cross, to help with the flooding relief efforts.
She says she could be coordinating things from an office, or working the front lines, doing wellness checks on people, at their front door.
She won’t know until she gets there.
The red cross also sent her to Goderich after the tornado.
And before that, she was deployed to New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina, as a mental health team leader. She helped people who were seeing their homes, for the first time since the storm.
Centre Wellington High School teacher Jack Frimeth is again this year, paddling to fight diabetes.
Last year, he paddled down a Northern Ontario river to Moose Factory.
This year, he’s tackling a river in Labrador. He sets off next week, headed for the Atlantic Ocean, and an Inuit village.
Any money raised, he’ll donate to the local aboriginal diabetes initiative.
He’s promoting “paddle”: paddling against diabetes.
Similar to a diabetes fund raising walk, a “paddle” was held last year at Six Nations.
He hopes similar fund raising events can be held in Guelph and Centre Wellington.
You can check out his progress, or make a donation, by googling paddling against diabetes.
Former premier Dalton McGuinty says justice committee hearings
into cancelled gas plants are just a partisan effort to unseat the
minority Liberal government.
McGuinty made his second appearance before the committee
yesterday and says he’s not concerned by the O-P-P investigation
prompted by Conservative complaints about the mass deletion of
McGuinty says the Tories called the police in attract media
attention and predicts it won’t result in anyone being charged.
Progressive Conservative energy critic Vic Fedeli says McGuinty
likes to dish out the partisan attacks, but he doesn’t like taking
The cancellations of the gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga
have cost taxpayers at least 585 million dollars.
In sports, the Royals beat the Burlington Bandits 3-2, in a game shortened to 7 innings by rain.
The start time for the contest was delayed until 9:15. Andrew Vant Wout went the distance, allowing just 4 hits. Dan Treccia homered and doubled for the Royals and scored twice.
The Royals visit London, Friday night.