It was one week ago last evening that a 15 year old Elora boy vanished, while tubing on the Grand River.
Bryce Hogg was with two friends. when they were thrown from their tubes, the other boys made it to shore safety.
Bryce did not.
And at the time, the conditions in the river were so dangerous, that the Grand River Conservation Authority had banned all tubing in the gorge.
This morning, the GRCA lifted those restriction, and tubing resumed on the river.
On another note, the GRCA has posted the beach at the Rockwood Conservation area. Beaches are posted when e-coli levels exceed Ministry of Health guidelines.
Meanwhile, the Woolwich Reservoir near Elmira has been posted because of the presence of blue-green algae.
Exposure to the algae can produce headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting, when water is ingested. An itchy rash may develop, if you come into contact with the algae.
It can also effect animals.
The GRCA points out there is little activity on the reservoir. There is no beach and no public swimming area.
Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman, at the 100 steps between Elizabeth and Grove Streets. Police were called yesterday morning. The woman had been walking on the steps at the time. The man is descrobed as white, 30 to 40 years old, and was last seen getting into a smaller white car, similar to a Dodge Neon. He was wearing a white baseball cap, with dark shorts and a light, loose-fitting t-shirt.
A 53 year old man from Guelph is charged with tresspass by night, and theft, after a Police officer spotted a light, and what appeared to be a person crouched beside a van in a driveway on Pleasant Road. The officer was patrolling just after one this morning, and one man was apprehended in the back yard of the home. He was holding a flashlight and a small grey tool box. Police say about 6 thousand dollars worth of items had been taken from a company vehicle, and all the items were recovered.
Guelph Hydro is asking customers to save electricty.
Hydro matched its old consumption record of 297 mega watts of power Tuesday afternoon. That mark was passed yesterday afternoon with usage reported at 302.1 mega watts. Communications director Sandy Manners says the strain on the power grid has caused a few minor power outages.
What’s the biggest thing you can do to help?
Turn up your thermostat. That cuts down on the use of your air conditioner.
Don’t use the dishwasher or clothes dryer until late at night, or first thing in the morning.
And try a dinner that uses just the micro-wave, or the bar-be-que.
Police are reminding motorists that scorching heat can damage not
only pets and people inside vehicles, but can also put tire safety
Provincial police say there’s more tire and wheel-related
problems in the summer than any other time of the year, leading to
heightened risk of blowouts and wheel separation.
They say drivers should visually inspect their tires, check the
lug nuts and make sure inflation pressure is in line with the
An accident in Cambridge late yesterday afternoon, claimed the life of a 60 year old Aurora man.
A mini-van left Briardean Road, went through a farm field and struck a tree.
Police investigators say the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, suffered some sort of medical distress, prior to the crash.
A boy is recovering after being jolted by a power line in
Police say the child was about seven metres up a tree yesterday
afternoon when he accidentally touched live wires.
The shock caused him to fall and hit branches on the way down.
Police say the child was taken to hospital in serious but stable
Each November, Canadian men join an international effort. They grow moustaches and donate money to cancer research, in an effort dubbed “Movember”. 300 million dollars has been raised, internationally.
Now, a University of Guelph researcher has received a 200 thousand dollar grant from the “Movember” Discovery Grant Program.
Geoffery Woods says it’s become difficult to get this kind of funding.
He says without it, he would have had to consider switching into some other research area.
Wood uses genetically engineered mice that have the same genes that are found in prostate cancer.
He’s studying why this form of cancer becomes resistant to therapy.
The son of the owner of the doomed Algo Centre Mall in Elliot
Lake will face a fourth day of questions today at an inquiry into
Levon Nazarian testified yesterday that his family had no idea
the mall was in such bad shape when they bought it in 2005.
Nazarian denied a suggestion he and his father were trying to
quickly sell the mall to get out from its mortgage, and weren’t
serious about repairs.
Two women died and several people were injured when the mall roof
collapsed in June 2012.
In sports, It’s been two weeks since Steve Spott left his job as head coach and General Manager of the Kitchener Rangers to become the bench boss for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
Yesterday afternoon his replacements were named. Director of Scouting, Murray Hiebert assumes the role of G-M, while Troy Smith was given the head coaching reins. Smith served as assistant coach and assistant G-M under Spott.