With temperatures reaching the thirty mark for most of the week, the beach may not be a bad place to be. But there are a couple of local swimming holes you may want to think twice about cooling off in. According to the Grand River Conservation Area website, the Pit Beach at Guelph Lake and Rockwood Conservation areas are posted for E.Coli bacteria. Beaches are posted when levels of the bacteria exceed the Ministry of Health guidelines. A posting is a recommendation that swimming should be avoided or that individuals swim at their own risk.
The GRCA also reporting higher than normal flows on the Grand, Speed, and Eramosa Rivers. Discharges from the Shand Dam and Guelph Lake reservoir are being increased to regain flood storage capacity. Recreational users shold be aware of the higher flows and parents are encouraged to keep children and pets away from watercourses.
High humidity will be back with a vengeance this week in southern, central and eastern Ontario. Environment Canada says temperatures today will be near 30 degrees with humidex values making it feel more like the mid to high 30’s. The weather office predicts humidex values will hit the 40 degree mark by mid-week before a cold front moves in on Thursday. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public has issued a heat alert for the county, effective today.
A pair of local boys are still missing as searches continue.
15-year old Bryce Hogg disappeared after tubing with friends at the Elora gorge Wednesday night. The OPP coordinated search has been scaled back but hundreds of volunteers spent yesterday combing both sides of the Grand River for any sign of the teen.
And a two year old boy is still missing following a barn fire at his family farm in Woolwich township on Lobsinger Line near Martin Creek Road.
When fire crews repsonded to the dairy barn fire Friday evening. the toddler was reported missing. A thorough search of the area by police, family and friends failed to find any sign of the youngster.
No word yet on the investigation into the cause or their findings from the burned out barn.
A 45-year old man who police say pedalled his bicycle into the side of a city bus in London has died. Police say the man succumbed to his injuries last night. The accident occurred Friday afternoon in the area of Hamilton Road and Smith Street. Police would like to talk to anyone who witnessed the accident.
Some “buds” of a different kind were spotted in the garden of the Hamilton courthouse this week. A woman passing by noticed several marijuana plants growing in plain sight in front of the courthouse. Police later confirmed there were seven small marijuana plants in the garden. It’s not known who planted them.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats picked up their first victory of the C-F-L season, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25-20 at Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph. Ticats quarterback Henry Burris threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns, securing the win for Hamilton. Attendance was listed at just over 13-thousand – a near capacity crowd.
On the Intercounty Baseball circuit – The Guelph Royals managed just three hits en route to a 5-0 loss to the Kitchener Panthers at Hastings Stadium. Guelph starter Matt Atkins surrendered just two earned runs on five hits in seven innings in defeat. Next up for the Royals – a visit from the Burlington Bandits Tuesday night.
In Junior Intercounty ball – The Guelph Silvercreeks dropped both games of a doubleheader to the Tomcats in St.Thomas.
The ‘Cats edged the ‘Creeks 3-1 in the opener and St Thomas followed that up with a 10-0 pounding of Guelph in the second match.
The Silvercreeks host the Hamilton Junior Cardinals at Hastings Stadium this afternoon in another twin-bill. The first game gets underway at 2:00PM.
The Guelph Rangers visit Woodside Park in Kitchener to battle Sonnys FC tonight in Kitchener and District Soccer League action. Game time 9:00PM
And, in Varsity Football – the Guelph Bears Senior team travel to Toronto to lock horns with the Junior Argos.