Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Guelph, Wellington County and Waterloo Region.
A cold front will move through the area later this afternoon and this evening.
With that cold front, comes the possibility of some severe weather.
And that could include heavy rain, thunder and lightening.
A series of accidents yesterday morning, all separate incidents, has led to charges laid in all three cases.
Just after 7, a cyclist struck a car, that was making aturn at the corner or Gordon and Edinburgh. The 21 year
old suffered injuries to his hand, legs and face.
Two cars collided in the intersection of Gordon and Stone Road, around 7:30. Police say one car was
sent off the road, and the driver of the other vehicle was cut from the wreckage, and taken to hospital
with non life threatening injuries.
And later around 10:30, another colision, also on Gordon, left a cyclist with minor injuries
to his arms and legs. police say the bicyclist ran into the side of an suv that turned into
the McDonalds parking lot.
A 25 year old Mapleton Township man is charged with racing a motor vehicle, and loses his ride and his
licence for a week.
Provincial Police were doing radar on the Elora Road near County Road 12. A car was clocked
ripping along at 145 kilometers per hour in an 80 zone.
Wellington Provincial Police stopped to check on a man, who was trying to re-start his
pocket dirt bike on St. Andrew Street at Tower Street in Fergus.
They determined the man had been drinking. In addition to that, the bike was uninsured,
and the man’s driver’s licence is under suspension.
A 23 year old Fergus man is charged with impaired driving and a number of other offences.
Police want parents to talk to their kids about railway safety after two young girls were spotted
trying to jump onto a train in Kitchener.
CP rail security called police around 1:20 yesterday afternoon.
Police say train employees saw two girls, about 4 years old, attempt to board a slow-moving train near
King Street and River Road.
Police did not find the young girls.
Two University of Guelph professors have been named to a new provincial working group on honeybees.
The group of scientists, beekeepers, farmers and government staff, will make recommendations by next spring, on how to reduce the risks to honeybees from exposure to a pesticide, used to protect corn and soybeans.
Ernesto Guzman heads up Guelph’s honey bee research centre.
His research in 2010 showed that a parasitic mite was the main culprit behind die-offs of honey bee colonies in Ontario.
Peter Kevan is environmental sciences professor emeritus. He’s a leader in pollinator conservation. In fact, a new bee species, discovered in Brazil, is named in his honour.
In this province, 3 thousand registered beekeepers manage 100 thousand honeybee colonies.
Honey production is worth some 25 million dollars annually.
More rain was headed to the Toronto area as it continues to mop
up from Monday`s torrential downpour.
Environment Canada had issued a special weather statement warning
of scattered thunderstorms that could produce ”torrential downpours
and damaging winds” across southern Ontario.
but that statement was cancelled at 4 this morning.
Monday`s record-setting rainfall caused widespread power outages
and Toronto Hydro said early today that about 20-thousand customers
remained without electricity.
Toronto’s five westernmost subway stations remain closed due to flooding.
Some heavy rain fell Monday night in the northern end of the Grand River Watershed: about 60 millimeters of rain hit Dufferin County.
And the ground was already saturated from weekend rainfall.
The Conservation Authority is warning for high water flows throughout this week.
Anglers, canoeists and kayakers should be aware of the increased flows.
Water levels in Lake Belwood and Guelph Lake will be affected, and some low lying areas will be flooded.
Meanwhile, the city of Guelph is also warning residents to keep pets leashed and away from riverbanks.
The banks of the Speed and Eramosa rivers are overflowing near Royal City Park and Silvercreek Park.
A Guelph police officer has pleaded guilty to neglect of duty and discreditable conduct over his role as a middleman in a steroid purchase.
Constable Matthew Drenters is an eight-year member of the force.
The Guelph Police Services Board heard that Constable Chris Panylo asked Drenters to get him anabolic steroids. Drenters didn’t profit from the transaction, but gave the drugs to Panylo inside a police building while both were on duty.
Sentencing will take place August 26.
A committee of city council agreed yesterday to carry on with Guelph’s policy of no open back yard fires.
Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong says it’s safer that way. And he says he doesn’t have the staff to handle any sort of permit system for campfires.
And the committee agreed to a noise exemption for the Costco construction site. They’ll be able to work until 9 in the evening.
The company wants to be open by Christmas, and also asked for a weekend noise by-law exemption, but that was turned down.
Wellington North Township takes it butter tart trail very seriously.
They issued a cease and desist letter to the organizers behind the Kawarthas Butter Tart Tour, ordering
them to change its name.
Since its inception in 2006, the butter tart trail is trademarked, and a major part of Wellington North’s
Wellington North’s Butter Tart Trail was a finalist for the best printed program award from Festival and
Events Ontario this year and has been promoted through the Ontario Culinary Tourism Association.
It appears the request worked. The festival in the Peterborough area, has been renamed the Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour.
Several roads will be closed, in the downtown area and outskirts, as the Guelph Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Nights Classical Five-k run takes place this evening. The GSO and the Speed River Track and Filed CLub are teaming up once again this year, for the event, which is a fundraising race for the orchestra. The course begins at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, through neihborhoods, the Homewood grounds, and returning through the Transcanada Trail. Each kilometre mark will feature live musicians. The event starts at 8:30, with registration starting at 7. Some of the affected road closures include the following: Cardigan St- Norwich to London
London Road- Woowlich to Cardigan
Dufferin St- London to Clarke
John St- Dufferin to Rail Trail
Arthur St- Norwich to North Limit
Emma St- Delhi to Marlborough
Marlborough Rd- Emma to Sppedvale
Speedvale Ave- Marlborough to trail access (only eastbound lane closed)
The Ontario government is seeking help from bee experts in order
to address growing concerns about the number of bees dying.
A working group will meet this month to discuss the potential
risk posed by a certain pesticide to honey bees.
The group will include beekeepers, farmers, people in
agri-business and scientists as well as government staff.
They will make recommendations by next spring.