Wild weather whipped through the region last night. Sever thunderstorms warnings were in effect for most of the province with Cottage contry, Hamilton and the London area seeing the worst of it.
Here in Guelph, the strom uprooted trees and down powerlines. Guelph Police Services feilded between 120 and 130 calls in just over an hour while Guelph fire responed to 24 emercency calls. Royal City park took the brunt of the damage with many trees being downed, even a vehicle traveling on Gordon st was struck with debris. Guelph Hydro and Public Works will continue to asses the damage today.
Guelph Police are looking for information after a suspicious man tried to pick-up a child from a City of Guelph day camp. Police say they were notified after the man gave the name of a camper claiming he was there to pick-up his child. Concellors informed him that the childs parents had already been there. After giving an excuse for his presence the man left. Police describe him as white with a slim build, 6 feet tall, clean shaven between 35-40. If you have any information please contact Guelph Police services or Cimestoppers.
The death toll from the fiery train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec has been lowered slightly. Authorities say they now believe 47 died — three fewer than initially feared. Forty-two bodies have been recovered and five people are missing and presumed dead. Crews from the coroner’s office will take a break today after working every day since the disaster occurred exactly two weeks ago.
Paul McCartney is reaching out to Lac-Megantic residents by offering them free tickets to an upcoming concert in Quebec City. Organizers expect up to a-thousand tickets will be handed out today to the residents. McCartney will perform on the Plains of Abraham on Tuesday.
The stage appears set for even higher gasoline prices after oil closed at a 16-month high of just over 108 dollars U-S a barrel. The price has jumped 12 per cent in the past three weeks. Some industry analysts say speculators have helped boost the price of oil to the point where it’s about two-dollars higher than it really should be. According to GasBuddy-dot-com, the average price of regular across Canada has risen to just over $1.35 a litre — up 2.5-cents in the past week
The Guelph Fire Department wants to remind you that outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and chiminea devices are not permitted within city limits.
Deputy Fire Chief John Osborne says they want people to have a safe and fun summer with their family and friends. The fire ban is to avoid having a fire burn out of control in the city.
Open air burning is allowed if you are cooking food on a grill or a barbecue.
Under the Ontario Fire Code, propane fuelled or natural gas appliances that simulate a campfire or fireplace are permitted outdoors.
If you are caught with a fire you could be charged under the Ontario Fire Code and City of Guelph Fire PRevention By-Law
Quarter back Ricky Ray looked sharp for the Toronto Argonauhts before he was knocked out of the game with a knee injury but that didn’t stop the Boatman from besting the Winniopeg Blue Bombers 35-19 last night, It was an injury plagued game with argos Grey Cup MVP Chad Kackert and defensive back Jalil Carter both leaving the game and Winnipeg quarterback Buck Pierce had to leave the contest with an abdominal injury.
It was a slug-fest at the Rogers center last night. Jose Bautista hit his 21st home run of the season, Edwin Encarnacion, JP Arencibia and Bret Lawrie also went deep for the Jays but it wasn’t enought to hold off the Tampa Bays Rays who belted 4 solo shots of their own, and wound up on top 8-5. Bot5h teams go at it again this afternoon.
The NHL has announced their 2013-2014 regual season schedule and it most notibly features a giant 17 day break, as the NHL will head to Soci Russia for the Winter Olymipics. The league also unvieled the names of the re-aligned divisions. The names are the Pacific, the Central and the Metropoliton. The Leafs will play out the Atlantic Division.
Guelph Royals are in action tonight at Hastings Stadium. The London Major are in town for a 7:30 first pitch.
Vasity Football today, the Guelph Jr. Bears visit The Forest City Thunderbirds.
It’s moving day at the Brittish Open and Miguell Jiminez is on top the leaderboard with an even par 71. Jiminez is up one stroke on Lee Westwood, Henik Stenson, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods.