Guelph Police issued ten speeding tickets yesterday, for speeds ranging from 84 to 98 kilometers per hour in the 60 zone on Wellington Street West, between the Hanlon and Imperial. The traffic division responded to complaints from thh community, about excessive speeding, and say they will continue to monitor that area.
A 43 year old man from Guelph is charged with several child pornography offences, after the Guelph Police technological crimes child exploitation unit executed a warrant at a home in the city. Police say the warrant stemmed from an ongoing investigation into the distribution of child pron on the internet. A laptop was seized, along with cell phones, and external storage devices. The accused is charged with possession of child pronography, making child porn available for distribution,and accessing child porn.
Guelph Police are reporting a couple of break ins yesterday. One occured on Lorna Drive when culprits gained entry by kicking in a rear door, sometime between 10 and 11:25 in the morning. Then police attened to two attached businesses on Crimea Street about another break and enter sometime overnight. Entry was gained by prying open a rooftop entry point.
Early this morning just after 4:30, police attended to the area of Victoria Road North and Woodlawn, to investigate the report of some males going through cars. The suspects fled on foot and were last seen running through the park behind St Patrick School. Police say three vehicles had their windows smashed by a large rock, with damage estimated at ten thousand dollars.
The suspects are described as white, between 16 to 20 years of age. One wore a black hoodie and had long shoulder length hair, the other had on a black sweater, a baseball hat, and short cropped hair.
A University of Guelph chemist has received a funding boost for work on a study to help extend the
lifetimes of Canada’s heavy-water nuclear reactors.
Peter Tremaine is getting over 255-thousand dollars in a three-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering.
The latest grant brings Tremaine’s government and industry support to more than 550-thousand dollars
a year for basic research targeted at green energy and the reduction of carbon-monoxide emissions.
The Canadian Blood Services “Blood Signal” has been extended until September 3, as a result of nearlt 12-thousand unfilled appointments to donate blood. Blood Services is adding special clinics during the month of Augsut to help out, including one tomorrow at its location on Silvercreek Parkway. The clinic hours have been extended and run from 8 tomorrow morning until 1. The “Blood Signal” is a call to action for Canadians to rally together and book a donation time when the need is greatest.
Halton Region police say a 59-year-old Oakville man is dead after a single-vehicle crash last evening.
The man was driving an SUV when he swerved off the road into a ditch and began to roll.
Before stopping, the SUV sheared off a hydro pole and left many
residences and two intersections without power.
The unidentified driver was alone in the vehicle and pronounced
at the scene.
Police say the vehicle was a subject of a number of driving
complaints just prior to the collision and are seeking witnesses to
help explain what happened.
A post mortem will be conducted to see if there were any medical
conditions that could have contributed to the crash.
The two men accused of killing Tim Bosma have been remanded in
custody to next month.
Dellen Millard was inside Hamilton’s Courthouse just
long enough yesterday for a judge to put the case over until
September 12th for a judicial pretrial.
Co-accused Mark Smich made a video appearance and was remanded to
September 12th, when he’ll make another video appearance.
Millard and Smich were both charged with first-degree murder
after Bosma was killed after taking two men on a test drive of a
truck he was trying to sell.
The minority Liberals managed to retain two of the five seats up
for grabs in byelections across the province.
The Grits kept former premier Dalton McGuinty’s seat in Ottawa
South and Scarborough Guildwood in Toronto.
The New Democrats scored victories in Windsor Tecumseh and London
West, while the Progressive Conservatives’ lone win was in Toronto’s
Etobicoke Lakeshore riding.
The byelections were the first opportunity to see how voters were
judging Premier Kathleen Wynne in the wake of scandals inherited
from McGuinty’s administration.
P-C Leader Tim Hudak was beaming when Toronto deputy mayor Doug
Holyday captured the riding of Etobicoke Lakeshore from the
Former Guelph-Eramosa mayor Clint Martin has died at the age of 83.
Martin passed away suddenly at Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday.
He served as township mayor from 2003 to 2006 and was also a member and past president of the Guelph Legion Branch 234.
A memorial service will be held in Guelph tomorrow.
The City of Guelph wants to hear from residents if they spot any Giant Hogweed growing within city limits.
The plant is invasive and can reach a height of 10-15 feet when in flower and has hollow stems two to four inches in diameter with dark reddish-purple spots and bristles. The numerous umbrella shaped flowers emerge mid-May through July and it tends to grow in open undisturbed sites with abundant sunlight or in partially shaded forest edges.
Giant Hogweed is considered a public health hazard. Exposure to the clear watery sap, along with sunlight can cause skin inflammation, burns, and even blindness if it comes into contact with eyes.
The city advises residents to stay on established paths in city parks and trails to help avoid contact and protective clothing should be worn when handling the plant.
For more information on Giant Hogweed visit the Ministry of Agriculture and Food website.
The Grand River Conservation Authority is telling local residents to expect higher river flows for the next couple days.
The GRCA has increased discharge from the Shand, Consestogo, and Guelph Lake dams in order to manage reservoir levels.
Conservation Authority staff are keeping watch on reservoir inflows and may increase discharge even further to help stabilize levels.
Recreational river users such as anglers, canoeists and kayakers should be aware of the higher flows.
Parents are also encouraged to keep their children and pets away from water courses.
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph has been awarded $13,372 from The Home
Depot Canada Foundation for Guelph’s Home Depot fundraising efforts.
Home Depot staff in Guelph took part in the campaign selling $2 paper hammers.
The cheque will be presented this morning at The Home Depot.
The money raised will be used to supports the two homes being built in Guelph this year on Paisley Road.
The Royals lost 12-2 to the Baycats in Barrie.
With the loss Guelph will finish in last place and face the Brantford Red Sox in the opening
round of the playoffs.
Before the junior league playoffs resume, the Silvercreeks take part in the provincial championship tournament in Burlington. Their first game is this morning at 11 vs Pickering.