June unemployment reports out on both sides of the border this
morning were better than analysts expected.
The Canadian economy lost 400 jobs last month, and the
unemployment rate held steady at 7.1 per cent.
However, Guelph bucked the trend. The rate rose to 7.9 percent in June,
from 7.5. The previous three months prior, the rate in Guelph was below the national
average at 6.9 percent.
In the U-S, the economy created 195-thousand jobs in June.
The American unemployment rate also held steady, holding at 7.6 per cent.
Police are investigating a single vehicle crash on Sawmill Road between Conestogo and St Jacobs.
A car left the road, and hit a hydro pole, around 6:20 this morning
Reports say the driver was unconscious and had to be extricated from the vehicle.
He was rushed to hospital.
Sawmill Road was closed for several hours, while police investigate the crash.
The Ti-cats hold their home opener against Edmonton Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.
Although the CFL club is not playing in Hamilton this season, president of the team, Scott Mitchell,
says this year will be no different than any other home opener.
The festivities start at 1 Sunday afternoon, with the kick off at 5.
The Ti-cats played their first exhibition game in Guelph last month, and after some fan feedback,
Mitchell says they have tweeked a few things which include better lighting and signage for parking.
Turns out an unwanted visitor had gone to sleep in the wrong house.
Guelph police say the intoxicated man actually lived next door. Four residents found the man passed
out in one of their roommates beds.
Police say the univited guest was cooperative and apologetic, and no charges were laid.
City police are on the lookout for lion statue that was stolen from a business on Silvercreek Parkway.
Officers were called around 11:30 last night, after the manager watched six people load the large
statue into a vehicle and flee the scene.
Provincial police are investigating after the body of a man was found lying on the railway tracks, south of Maltby Road East, southeast of Arkell yesterday afternoon.
Puslinch Township Firefighters responded to the call after just after 3:00. The unknown male had no vital signs and emergency responders were reportedly unable to revive him.
Its not known at this time whether the death was suspicious in nature.
Wellington OPP are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a motorcycle and mini-van yesterday afternoon that left one man dead. It happened around 4:15, on County Road 109, near the 5th line in Minto.
Both drivers were taken to Palmerston hospital, but the bike rider, 48-year old Thomas Black of Harriston,
died in hospital. The woman driving the mini-van suffered minor injuries.
The World Centre for DNA Barcoding – the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics is officially opening
this afternoon at the University of Guelph.
The new facility more than triples the space available for identifying and cataloguing plant and
animal species using DNA barcoding technology invented at the UofG.
An open house and tours begin at 3:00 with the opening and remarks set for 5:00.
The Centre is located at the west end of the campus near the Animal and Poultry Science
Building and OVC Dairy Barn.
On July 16th the Guelph Public Library is launching the Robert Munsch Discovery Portal in
the Children’s department of the main library.
The objective of the new interactive portal will be to share the creativity of the world renowned
Guelph author and ensure our community benefits from lifelong learning opportunities.
The site will include children’s games and activities, stories and interviews with the author – and
curriculum support materials for teachers and care givers.
Kitty Pope is the library’s C-E-O. She says the Munsch portal may only be the beginning of the
library’s interactive web content. Pope says Robert Munsch has seen the portal and is honoured
that his hometown library is recognizing his work.
One pedestrian is dead and another is in hospital with
life-threatening injuries after they were hit by a car involved in a
collision in Markham last evening.
York Region police say two vehicles collided just after 6 p-m and one of
the vehicles then ricocheted into two women.
The names and ages of the victims have not yet been released
although police believe both women were in their 50s.
Police say no decision has been made yet on possible charges.
Three people are confirmed dead after a float plane went down in
Provincial police say the plane was coming in for a landing near
Griffith Island off Grey County, but crashed into the water about
200 metres short of the runway.
Police say the victims are three men, aged 72, 52 and 45, from
the Sudbury area, but won’t release their names until relatives are
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will have investigators
at the crash scene on Friday to try to determine what caused the crash.
Three men face charges after an off-duty Halton police officer
foiled a possible credit card scam in a Burlington grocery store.
The officer was shopping on Tuesday afternoon when he saw a man
trying to buy pre-paid credit cards with what appeared to be a
counterfeit credit card.
Police say the man fled with two other men but their vehicle was
The suspects face a number of fraud and theft-related charges.
Toronto police say a two-year-old girl has died in an apparent
bathtub drowning at a condo suite in the north end.
And, media reports say the child didn’t live at the condo, and
had been dropped off with an adult babysitter by the parents before
they headed to work.
An ambulance crew responded to a call just before noon yesterday
and rushed the child to hospital without vital signs where she then died.
Tonight, the Royals are in London to take on the Majors.
In junior c lacrosse, the Fergus Thistles host Caledon at 8.
And in soccer action, the Guelph Oaks travel to Stratford, while the Rangers are at HRVAT.
The N-H-L’s free agency period starts today at noon Eastern, but
a couple of clubs made a big splash Thursday on the trade front.
Boston dealt forwards Tyler Seguin and Guelph-native Rich Peverley to
Dallas for forward Loui Eriksson as part of a seven-player deal.
The Bruins drafted Seguin second overall in 2010 with one of the
picks they got from Toronto in the Phil Kessel deal.