Guleph police are investigating a sudden death.
Around 5:40 yesterday afternoon, emergency service workers and firefighters were called a residence on Watson Road North, about a female without vital signs.
An autopsy will be done in Hamilton. Police aren’t releasing any further details, as the investigation is ongoing.
Provincial Police divers are now on scene, searching for a 15 year old Elora boy who vanished last night, in Elora Gorge.
He was tubing with two other 15 year olds. All three were seperated from their tubes in the turbulent water.
His two friends managed to make it to the shore of the Grand River.
A seach of the river bank last night by police, fire fighters, the canine unit, and other emergency service workers, proved fruitless, and was called off for safety reasons.
This morning, water flows through the Shand Dam were reduced to assist the search.
The OPP underwater search and recovery unit, is being assisted in its search by a helicopter.
Most of the hydro outages in the Guelph area have been cleared up.
Earlier this morning, there were about 16 hundred Hydro One customers in surrounding the city, that were still off line, following a bout of severe weather that ripped through the area yesterday afternoon.
At last work, there were about 20 still without power, just north of Guelph along Highway 6, and another 20 or so customers without electricity, along County Road 124 at the Erin-Eramosa Townline.
A Guelph cyclist suffered minor injuries and was treated at the corner of Victoria and Hadati Roads by EMS workers, when a car and bike collided.
police are still investigating that accident.
And they are looking for a car, possibly a black cadillac, that was involved in a second accident in the parking lot at Stone Road Mall.
A cyclist wasn’t injured, but the car left the scene and was last spotted on Janefield Avenue, heading toward College Avenue.
Guelph Police are again warning you to lock up your vehicle, and make sure valuable are either removed or are out of sight.
This morning, police have reported numerous thefts from vehicles in the area of Victoria Road, Speedvale Avenue and Eramosa Road.
If you’re going to be in a wooded area this summer, be sure to cover up. That’s the advice from Ontario’s health authorities, who are monitoring the spread of ticks that cause Lyme disease. Bug expert Dr. Curtis Russell says for anyone in Southwestern Ontario, walking through tall grass or brush with exposed legs or feet is not a good idea because the ticks are well established. Dr. Russell stresses the ticks could be anywhere in the province. He says if you do find a tick attached to you, pull it off with a pair of tweezers, put it in a jar, and take it to the local Health Unit to be tested.
Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a suspicious death.
A body was found along the Grand River Trail near Homer Watson Boulevard. Police say there are some suspicious circumstances surrounding the victim’s death.
An autopsy will be conducted today in Hamilton.
The production of fourteen light rail transit vehicles for
Waterloo region will begin next year with delivery planned for the
summer of 2016.
Yesterday the Waterloo Regional Council approved an agreement
between Metrolinx and Bombardier Transportation for over ninety-two
The first stage of the region’s light rail transit plans includes a
nineteen-kilometre route between Conestoga Mall in Waterloo and
Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener.
A Fergus man has been charged with assaulting police after officers, concerned for his wellbeing, asked
him to move off the road.
Early Wednesday morning, Wellington Provincial Police observed the man dancing and singing in the middle
of an intersection on St. David street in Fergus.
When police asked him to move, he became argumentative with officers. He also
jumped on the hood of a cruiser, causing damage to it.
A 22-year old man is charged with causing a disturbance, assault on a peace officer and mischief.
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.
And 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.
Hot Summer Nights kicks off tonight, at the Market Square downtown Guelph. Every Thursday in July and August, the Guelph Fire Department will be on site to provide fire safety and accident prevention tips. This evening, a fire truck will be at the Square in front of City Hall, with a crew. Fire prevention officer Matt Valeriote says people will be able to sit in the truck, and take some pictures. While the fire trucks normally spray water at these events, since there is already a splash pad in Market Square, they are going to play it by ear whether they use the hose or not. Valeriote says they will definately be using the fire hose at the other summer nights, planned this summer. There will also be a police car, and possibly an ambulance.
All next week, Kidsability is holding its third annual ‘I Can’ Bike Camp, but it’s the first time it’s being held in Guelph. The last two year’s it’s been held in Waterloo. This year it’s at the West End Rec Centre.
The program teaches children and youth with special needs, how to ride a bicycle without training wheels.
C-E-O for Kidsability Linda Kenny says the transformation from Monday to Rriday, with just 75 minutes of instruction each day is amazing.
They have about 40 kids signed up, but Kidsability is still in need of 20 volunteers to be spotters or camp support. You need to be at least 16 years old and there’s an orientation this Sunday.
You can volunteer for the week, or even just 75 minutes. You can go online to Kidsability.ca to sign up.
In sports, in Junior B Lacrosse action, Niagara doubled the Elora Mohawks, 14-7.