Police have released some details about the death of a two-year-old boy in Milton.
An autopsy has confirmed the boy was exposed to extremely high
temperatures while left alone in a car for what police call an
“extended period of time.”
They say the boy was in the care of his grandmother yesterday
while his father was at work and his mother was at an appointment.
Police are waiting for toxicology tests and an exact cause of
death is not yet available but the investigation is continuing.
A teacher at a Cambridge high school is accused of inappropriate sexual interaction with two students at her school.
40-year-old Sonya Russell, who lives in Waterloo and works at Preston High School, was arrested Wednesday and charged
with two counts of luring via computer and one count each of sexual exploitation and invitation to sexual touching.
Police say the incidents with two male students occurred during the past year.
Provincial Police seized cash, drugs and weapons after executing two search warrants at separate
homes in Mount Forest.
First, officers searched a Waterloo Street residence, and discovered 15-hundred dollars worth of
morphine, meth, oxycodone pills and marijuana. They found trafficking equipment and 645 dollars in cash.
In addition, police seized ammunition and two prohibited weapons.
A second search was executed at a Main Street residence, resulting in the seizure of pot plants and
methamphetamine, worth about one thousand dollars.
Two men, aged 24 & 36, and two women, aged 41 & 26, all from wellington north, face multiple charges.
Wellington Provincial Police want the public to be aware of a ‘male person of interest’ that has been
seen throughout Mapleton township, as well as Waterloo Region.
The man has been known to approach young females, that are either walking or riding their bikes, in
rural areas, and attempt to engage them in conversation or take their picture.
He’s described as white, in his 40’s, heavier set, with short hair. He drives a dark-coloured 4-door older
Police have identified and spoken to the man, but want to hear from anyone who has had any dealings
with him or concerns.
The Upper Grand District School Board has approved next year’s budget.
It sits at just under 330-million dollars, and the board says it’s a good news story.
It doesn’t include a deficit, is balanced, and in compliance with the ministry’s requirements.
Declining enrolment in both the elementary and secondary panels, does mean fewer teachers in the
classroom. However, the board says this is offset with the introduction of full-day kindergarten in 42
schools this fall.
The University of Guelph is ranked among Canada’s top inventive universities.
A new survey, conducted by the Impact Group, puts Guelph in top spot for the number of inventions
in proportion to research funding, and in the number 2 spot for the number of inventions per faculty.
The survey ranked Canada’s universities and public sector research organizations for inventiveness
and research in 13 performance indicators. Those include total research cost, patents and licenses issued.
Guelph held its number one position in cost per invention in this year’s report, with researchers producing
1.28 invention disclosures for every million dollars of research funding received.
In total, Guelph had 181 invention disclosures, just behind first-place University of Toronto with 192.
The Volunteer Centre of Guelph needs your help, to work on Hamilton Ti-Cat game days.
They need 100 ambassadors for each game.
You will work in the downtown area, not at the football game, and you must at least 18 years of age.
You’ll help fans find parking, dining establishments, local entertainment, or emergency services.
Fire works displays will be very popular this weekend. But Guelph police advise that in the city, you are only allowed to set off fireworks on Canada Day, Monday, or the day before the holiday, which this year is Sunday.
And they are only allowed between the hours of 9 in the morning and 11:59 at night.
You also can’t use city parks, or any city owned lands for your display.
A number of fireworks offences carry 165 dollar fines: things like selling fireworks to a person under the age of 18, discharging fireworks on city owned land or discharging fireworks on unpermitted days or during unpermitted hours.
One other note: individuals caught discharging fireworks in the city, outside of the dates and times allowed, can face a fine of up to 5 thousand dollars, under the provincial offences act.
Former consumer services minister Margarett Best is calling it
The Liberal M-P-P says she is resigning her Scarborough-Guildwood
seat, but hasn`t said why.
Best hasn’t been seen in the legislature since being dropped from
cabinet last February after Kathleen Wynne took over as premier from
Best is the fifth Liberal to quit since Wynne replaced Dalton
McGuinty as premier in February.
Wynne will have to call byelections to fill those five seats this
In sports, tonight, the Hamilton Ti-cats open their C.F.L. season in Toronto.
In Junior B Lacrosse, the Regals beat Owen Sound, 17-14.
In Junior C play, Halton Hills knocked off the Fergus Thistles 7-4.
In soccer, Aurora battled the Guelph Rangers to a 1-1 draw.
A native of Guelph, is the new coach of the University of British Columbia women’s rugby team.
Maria Gallo has been an assistant with the Thunderbirds for the past two years.
She is also a consultant for the B.C. provincial para-alpine team.
The University of Guelph graduate is a former captain of the national 7’s rugby team, and a vice captain of the 15’s.
She was also a member of the national bobsleigh team from 2003 to 2004.