The Fire Marshall is investigating a barn fire north of Waterloo that may have claimed the life of a two year old boy.
Emergency crews arrived at the farm on Lobsinger Line near Martin Creek Road shortly after 7:00PM last night.
Officials say the barn, thought to be a diary barn was engulfed in flames.
While crews brought the blaze under control, a toddler living on the property was reported missing but a thorough search of the area failed to locate the boy.
No adjacent buildings were damaged in the fire. Damage is pegged at around 400-thousand dollars. The name of the boy and his family have not been released.
The family of a missing 15-year old boy who vanished after tubing at the Elora Gorge on Wednesday night are appealing to landowners throughout the Grand River watershed to help find their son.
Provincial police divers, a helicopter, firefighters and the canine unit have spent the last couple days searching for the teen. Two of the boys friends made it to shore.
Police say the search will continue, however it will be scaled back unless new information comes forward.
The OPP and the Grand River Conservation Authority are reminding people who may be near the Grand River that water levels will be gradually increasing and not to go near the river’s edge.
Autopsies on two Toronto men shot dead outside a bachelor party in Vaughan will be conducted today. Police say 41-year-old Salvatore Calautti and 35-year-old James Tusek were killed early yesterday morning outside the Terrace Banquet Hall in what appeared to be a targeted hit. Investigators say about 100 people were still at the party when shots rang out and they’re anxious to talk to anyone with information.
London police are continuing an investigation into human trafficking after charging two local residents with trafficking and related offences. Police say the victim is a woman in her late twenties from London who had met the accused early this year. It’s the first time London police have laid a human trafficking charge.
An Ontario Superior Court judge has reserved his decision on whether forcing people to pledge to the Queen to become Canadian citizens is discriminatory and violates constitutional rights. Three permanent residents who oppose the citizenship oath on religious or conscientious grounds appeared in court yesterday to argue against it. Justice Edward Morgan told them that swearing an oath to the monarch, doesn’t mean they can’t speak out against the monarch.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is out with a heat alert for the area, beginning tomorrow. Environment Canada is predicting temperatures around 30 degrees with high humidity for most next week.
Public Health advises people to take precautions during a heat alert.
They say to stay out of the sun, drink lots of water, and stay in air conditioned places. Limiting outdoor activity to morning and evening hours is also advised.
The City of Guelph is also reminding residents that air conditioned city facilities, including pools, splash pads, rec centres and libraries are great places to stay cool.
For more information on extreme heat and your health, visit the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers tonight at Guelph’s Alumni Stadium. The Ti-Cats are still looking for their first regular season win after starting their CFL campaign at 0-and-2. Opening kickoff gets underway just after 6:30PM.
The Guelph Royals are back in the win column after doubling up the Cardinals 6-3 in Hamilton last night in Intercounty Baseball.
The Royals snap a five game losing skid with the victory.
Ryan Greco allowed only one earned run on three hits over six innings for the win – his first of the season.
Guelph entertains the Kitchener Panthers tonight. Game time 7:30PM at Hastings Stadium.
Meanwhile – A double header this evening for the Silvercreeks on the Junior Intercounty circuit. Guelph is in St. Thomas for a pair with the Tomcats.
The Fergus Thistles fell 6-4 to Mimico in Junior C Lacrosse play. Fergus is now 8-and-8 on the season.