Area police departments are again warning computer users to be vigilant.
There are “phishing” and “scareware” scams being run in the area.
Guelph Police are warning about e-mail from phoney financial institutions, asking for personal information like passwords and credit card numbers. They suggest that if you don’t click on a link, your account will be suspended.
Police point out that no legitimate financial institution will conduct business in this manner.
And, Halton Regional Police warns that scammer are using the names of the RCMP, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. The e-mail ask that you pay a “fine” so that your computer can be unlocked.
Police say you should never click on links or attachments from someone you don’t know.
And always turn on your browser’s pop-up blocking feature.
The first payment under the new funding formular from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Township of Centre Wellington has recieved a cheque for 550-thousand dollars. Its the first quarter revenue for hosting the slot machines at the Grand River Raceway. This new formula is the same, across the province- something the government wanted. It also promises more money for municipalities.
An 11 year old girl was struck by a car yesterday afternoon, when she was riding her bike on Leacock Avenue. The that was backing out of a driveway, when the girl rode by. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries, after complaining of a sore leg.
A Guelph-based company has won two American Residential Design awards.
Murray Arnott Design, which also has offices in the United States, has been designing log and timber structures for almost 30 years.
The handcrafted log post and beam home is located in North Carolina.
It won a custom luxury home award and another for conceptual design.
A Guelph man, charged with attempted murder, had his case adjourned in bail court yesterday. 21 year old Alexander Venneman made a brief appearance, by video hook-up.
He’s been behind bars since his arrest, July 15, and will be back in court tomorrow.
A Guelph woman remains in the trauma unit at Hamilton General Hospital, recovering from stab wounds.
She’s listed in stable condition.
By sometime next summer, Guelph should have a new, permanent skate park, that, according to Guelph’s youth services coordinator Adam Rutherford, will be the envy of other communities.
It’s to be built beside the Speed River, near the corner of Edinburgh Road and Wellington street.
Rutherford says the design respects the landscape. He says you should put right out of your mind, visions of a grey, concrete rectangle, like skate parks of the past.
This design even includes a couple of gardens.
City officials along with the designers, will be on hand tonight at the Galeria at city hall, to discuss the plan and answer your questions.
The session runs from 7 until 8:30.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has decided to close all of its 7 offices for the last week of December. Other health units across the province have done the same thing in the past, but usually, the local health unit only closes for Christmas and New Years, as well as a half day on Christmas and New Years Eve.
All of the health protection and infectious disease reporting lines will be available, and staffed.
Employees are being asked to save 3 of their vacation days, to cover the Christmas shut down.
The owner of the Algo Centre mall will be back on the stand today
as the inquiry in Elliot Lake continues.
Bob Nazarian testified yesterday he had no idea the building was
in such poor condition when he purchased the “white elephant” in
Nazarian said the previous owners deliberately hid problems that
had beset the mall since it was built in 1980 — even after he
explicitly asked about any defects.
Two women were killed and several others injured when the mall’s
roof collapsed in June 2012.
In sports, the Royals lost twice last night. First, they lost 22-14, as they completed a suspended game from last week. The Burlington Bandits scored their 22 runs on just 14 hits.
In the regularly scheduled game, the Bandits held Guelph to just 6 hits, in a 15-7 victory. Burlington broke the game open, scoring 6 runs in the 5th inning.
Guelph’s battle with Burlington for last place resumes tomorrow night in Burlington.