Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for
Ontario and Quebec as the two provinces bake in scorching heat.
Forecasters say temperatures will soar above the 30-degree mark
for several days, and that humidex values will be in the 37 to 40
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Has issued a heat alert for Guelph, as well.
Eight new faces joined some old hands Monday as Prime
Minister Stephen Harper gave his cabinet its biggest shakeup since
his Conservative government first came to power.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Foreign Affairs Minister John
Baird and International Trade Minister Ed Fast all held on to their
key economic portfolios, while backbench standouts Shelly Glover,
Michelle Rempel and Kellie Leitch all got promotions as Harper named
four new women to his cabinet.
Long-serving ministers Peter MacKay and Rob Nicholson swapped
jobs. MacKay is now the justice minister and Nicholson becomes
The news came out via Harper’s official Twitter account in
advance of a formal announcement about the cabinet shuffle.
Rona Ambrose, previously minister of public works, has been
appointed minister of health.
Julian Fantino becomes minister of veteran’s affairs.
Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq moves to minister of environment from health.
halton m.p. Lisa Raitt was named the new transport minister.
The shuffle has been billed as the biggest since Harper took
power in 2006, although a number of Conservative stalwarts,
including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, are believed to be staying
Police say a thief cut through a screen at a home on Water street, and reached into the home to steal whatever they could reach. A second window was also cut, but police say the family dog may have scared the culprit away. The items taken were recovered in the home’s backyard.
A woman from Guelph faces charges, after the Guelph Police bike unit spotted her writing an anti-government message on the back of a building at 27 Cardigan Street. A 23 year old is charged with mischief.
Guelph police are looking for a car, after the driver left the scene of an accident Friday afternoon, at the corner of Willow Road and Silvercreek Parkwayy. Police say one driver pulled into a gas station after the accident, got out of his vehicle, then jumped back in and drove away. The driver is described as being white, in his 20’s with short blonde hair, and about 5 foot 10. The car is a white Chrysler Pacifica, with significant damage to the driver’s side.
A 36 year old man from Erin faces several charges after a vehicle sped away from a ride check in Puslinch Township. Provincial Police operated the ride check last Thursday, at the corner of Gore Road and Townline Road. Police say there were three young children in the vehicle. Charges include dangerous driving, flight from police, driving while under suspension, and failing to provide police with a breath sample.
A 19-year-old woman is in hospital with serious
injuries after a tubing accident in Ontario’s cottage country.
Provincial police say three young women were tubing behind a boat
near Bracebridge Sunday afternoon when the
boat attempted to make a turn in a narrow stretch of water.
The tubes went outside the vessel’s wake and then into a rock
Police are reminding people to be aware of their surroundings
when out on the waterways and to enjoy their water sports
Police in Wellington County say the body of a 15-year-old boy who
disappeared in the Grand River’s Elora Gorge while inner tubing on
Wednesday has been found.
Bryce Hogg’s body was discovered Sunday morning by a private pilot, who was assisting in the search.
The teenager was in the water with two friends Wednesday evening
and all became separated from their tubes because of the turbulent
fast flowing river.
The other two teens made it to shore safely.
The Grand River Conservation Authority had issued a warning
against tubing in the Gorge due to high water levels.
OPP are working with the coroner to determine the exact cause of
Meanwhile, the search continues for a two-year-old boy who
disappeared during a dairy barn fire Friday night in Woolwich
Police say the toddler lives at the farm and neighbours
and police have been searching for him.
The Ontario Fire Marshal is also part of the investigation.
Damage from the fire is estimated at $400,000.
The province’s police watchdog is
investigating after five people were injured in a crash in Wasaga
The Special Investigations Unit says a vehicle that had driven
away after a minor collision sped off when provincial police tried
to get the vehicle to stop.
Investigators say the vehicle lost control and crashed into a
Five people in the vehicle were taken to a Collingwood hospital.
A 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were airlifted to a
Toronto hospital with numerous fractures.
Ontario’s chief coroner releases a review today of the
deaths of people who were transported by the province’s beleaguered
air ambulance service.
A panel of experts in air ambulance, pre-hospital care and
emergency medicine was enlisted to determine whether Ornge transport
played a role in any of the deaths.
The review was launched after the release of cabinet documents
that showed the government investigated 26 deaths involving its
troubled air ambulance service over a six year period. The
government probe related to 145 incidents.
They included delays in dispatching air ambulances, paramedics
unable to perform CPR due to cramped conditions in the helicopters,
staff shortages and paramedics running out of supplies like oxygen
Ironically, the chief coroner who ordered the review, Dr Andrew
McCallum, has since left the job to become head of Ornge.
Ornge has been the subject of intense scrutiny in the past year
for the management of its finances and the hefty $1.4-million
compensation given to former CEO Chris Mazza.
The inquiry into last summer’s Elliot Lake mall collapse enters
it’s final stage today.
Levon Nazarian and Bob Nazarian — owners of the ill-fated Algo
Centre Mall — will both testify over the next two weeks.
Two women were killed and dozens more injured when the mall’s
roof-top parking deck caved in.
Decades of water and salt penetration have been blamed for
rotting the steel that supported the garage.
In sports, the Guelph Silvercreeks took both ends of a double header with Hamilton, 8-0 and 5-4.
In soccer action, Sonnys FC beat the Guelph Rangers 2-1.