Crews are working hard to get the last few customers back on the grid after Friday’s thunderstorms rolled through the province. At one point more then 10-thousand Guelph Hydro customers were without power. Most have been been restored but there are still some intersections around the area without working stop lights. Guelph Police remind you that must treat those intersections like a 4 way stop.
There are still some 200-thousand homes and business without power in parts of southern Ontario and south western Quebec. Hyro-Quebec is saying it could take several more days to restore service even with crew working around the clock.
Searing heat, strong winds, even 17 stiches have not been able to keep Terry Manning from his goal. The Guelph man is riding his bike across the continant to raise money for the Guelph General Hospital Emergency room. So far he is halfway to his goal of $60 thousand dollars. Next weekend, Terry’s route will bring him through Guelph where he will visit the hospital and be the guest of honour at a fundraiser. Most notibly he will get to spend time wtih his wife who is in long term care. With less then 3 thousand kilometers to go, Manning will certainly be able to dip his bike in the Atalantic on August 5th as scheduled.
Iraqi authorities say two morning bomb attacks on the outskirts of Baghdad have killed six, as the death toll from a wave of car bombings in the capital the night before jumped to 57. Police and hospital officials say Sunday’s attacks included a blast in a market in the town of Taji that killed four and wounded 15. Another bomb exploded outside the house of a local Sunni militia leader in the town of Basmaiya, killing two and wounding four.
Some 20 cars have been torched and four people detained in a second night of violence in suburbs west of Paris. France’s interior minister said the incidents overnight targeted the town of Elancourt.
Police union official said on BFM television that about 50 assailants were involved, some firing weapons and a gasoline bomb at police. The night before, about 250 people clashed with police in the nearby town of Trappes in apparent protest over the enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls said police presence will be reinforced in the area until calm returns.
The search resumes this morning for more victims of the fiery train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Exhausted searchers took yesterday off after working every day since the disaster 15 days ago. So far, 42 bodies have been found, and five people are missing and presumed dead.
The Guelph Royals jumped out to a 6-nothing lead in the first inning on their way to a 12-5 drubbing of the London Majors at Hastings yesterday. Dan Treccia led the Royals with a double, two home runs and five RBI’s. The home stand continues today, the Royals take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at 2.
The Tampa Bay Rays took and early lead and it was too much for the Jays to overcome. Jose Baustisa hit his 22nd home run but the Jays fell short 4-3. RA Dickey gets the ball today in the final game of the series. Before the game Carlos Delgado will be added to the Level of Excellence at the Rogers center. Delgado is the Blue Jays all-time leader in almost every offensive categories.
A strange one in Seattle – Ottawa’s Erik Bedard took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the Houston’s Astros 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, but was pulled from the game after throwing 109 pitches. Bedard walked five
Mariners batters, and gave up two unearned runs.
The Stampeders stormed back from a 24 point deficit to beat the Alouettes 38-27 in Calgary. The BC Lions improve to 3 and 1 with a 31-21 victory over Edmonton yesterday. Tonight the Ti-Cats are in Saskatchewan.
The final round of the British open is underway. England’s Lee Westwood holds a 2 stroke lead over Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan. If he can hold on, this will be Westwood’s first major victory.