A truck rig narrowly avoided a train, but took out the barricade at the railway crossing on Woodlawn Road, in front of the Home Depot. Police say the lights were on and the barricade was lowered, and the truck was travelling Westbound. They are looking for a blue and white truck, with a van-type trailer, also blue, and may have blue and red lettering.
Police have determined it was more of a miscommunication between a day camp, and two families, rather than an attempted child abduction which took place last week. Guelph Police were called after a man arrived at a local day camp to pick up a child, he claimed was his. He was told that child had already been picked up, so he provided a reason for being there, then left. Police say all children are safe with their families, and there was no attempted abduction.
A couple of break-ins are under investigation. Culprits pried open a basement window, to a home on Valley Haven Lane and the home was entered. Then, a garage on Garibaldi Street was entered, when theives cut a screen on a wondow at the rear of the garage.
A public meeting is being held in the Galeria at City Hall tomorrow night, so you can learn a little more about Guelph’s first, permanent community skate park. It’s to be built next to the beach volley ball courts at the corner of Wellington Street and Edinburgh Road.
Guelph Youth Services co-ordinator, Adam Rutherford, says this skate park will be the envy of other cities. The park, which even features gardens in the middle, will be suitable for in-line skaters, scooters and bmx bikes, in addition to boarders.
10 homes were evacuated last evening in Cambridge, when a home owner accidentally dug into a natural gas service.
Fire fighters say there was the potential for an explosion on Robson Avenue around 8:30.
The line was repaired and residents were allowed back into their homes about an hour later.
The monarchy provides stability, security and tradition.
And the chair of the Waterloo-Wellington branch of the Monarchist League of Canada, Bradley Barbour, wouldn’t be without it.
The local branch is small by Monarchist League standards: 120 members.
And Barbour says they really focus on educational aspects.
But to mark the birth, they will be holding a back yard tea on August 3rd.
Barbour says by that time, we should know the new heir’s name.
Clean-up operations continue in Guelph, following Friday’s storm, using the city’s priority system.
First, roads and right-of-ways were dealt with.
Then came city owned trees from driveways, and they are now on the third priority, which is public parks.
Last priority is all other debris.
Public Works general manager Rod Keller says they expect to have about 80 percent of the clean up done in three weeks time.
You are urged to respect “do not enter” markings at parks and other treed areas.
It means there are damaged limbs that may fall.
But a city release stresses city crews can’t assist in clearing trees or debris on private property.
You’ll have to get in touch with a local tree service, and bring any fallen limbs to the waste resource
Police are concerned there may be more alleged victims after a
former home daycare operator in Kitchener was charged with poisoning
Waterloo regional police say a female suspect gave the children an
over-the-counter eye care product that can cause symptoms including
abnormal drowsiness, low blood pressure and respiratory problems in
Police say one of the children was a friend’s child under the
woman’s care in March, while the other incident occurred back in
Thirty-two-year-old Christine Allen is charged with two counts
each of aggravated assault and administering a noxious substance.
Two University of Guelph Researchers have received a grant from the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, to study privacy risks of online genetic testing.
People can now order genetic tests directly from private companies, rather than going through their doctor.
You can send in a genetic sample and receive a report about your health status.
One the researcher says some of the tests are available online, and people can share results with others.
She says this is a relatively new phenomenon, and they really don’t know what people understand about the possible privacy risks of doing this.
And she says some people may be ordering these tests from private companies, believing that their health information will be more private this way.
The grant will also allow researchers to learn more about people’s reasons for ordering these tests.
The Big Pink Bus makes a stop in Guelph, once again this year, as part of the second Pink Tour. It’s put on by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, to provide information on breast health and breast cancer screening to women across Canada. The Pink Bus will make three stops in Guelph, and Kathleen Gottes, Senior Manager of Health Communication at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation says the bus will be at the Downtown Community Health Centre, the Shelldale Community Health Centre, and at the Shoppers Drug Mark on Clair Road West.
Gootes says there will be a team of informed health educators on board to answer questions. In addition, women who are 50 and older, and are eligible for a free mammogram with the Ontario Breast Screening Program can come on board and book their mammogram.
An Ontario company and its directors will be sentenced today
after being convicted in a 2008 Toronto propane plant explosion.
The early-morning blast killed one man at the scene and was
blamed for a fatal heart attacked suffered by a 55-year-old
The Sunrise Propane explosion forced thousands of people from
The company, and directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov,
were found guilty last month of nine provincial-offences charges in
relation to the blast.
Toronto police are looking for three suspects after a
baby grand piano was stolen from a downtown hospital.
Police say two men lifted a Boston Steinway Baby Grand Piano onto
a dolly from a fourth-floor wing of the Toronto General Hospital at
1 p.m. on July 14.
They they then whisked the piano to a waiting red-and-white cargo
Police say a third male suspect helped load the musical
instrument into the van.
Police have released security camera images of the suspects and
They’re described as three 25-year-olds, with one wearing a black
T-shirt and jeans while a second wore a striped shirt and brown
In sports, the Silvercreeks scored 4 runs in the first inning, and went on to bury Cambridge 13-2 in the opener of a best 2 out of 3 series. Game 2 is Friday in Cambridge.
In Junior C Lacrosse playoff action, Wilmot edged the Fergus Thistles 7-6.