Police are looking for a Dogde pick up and its driver, after a hit and run Sunday evening, just after 9:30, in front of the Starbucks on Clair Road. Police say a beige Nissan Sentra was parked, when an older model, green-blue pickup was reversing from a nearby parking spot, and struck the Nissan’s driver’s side. The pickup then fled the scene, heading eastbound on Clair. Damage to the Nissan was about 15-hundred dollars. The driver is described as a white female, about 18 to 22 years old, with a blonde ponytail. She may have been in the company of friends, and may have been in the Starbucks prior to the accident.
Work will begin later this month on a project to bring the 60-year-old Luther Dam up to modern safety standards. The work on the dam in Dufferin County, is expected to take about six weeks and will cost
Luther Dam is one of seven dams owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority to reduce flood
damages and augment river flows during the summer and fall.
The project will involve raising the height of the dam about one metre to provide more protection against waves spilling over the top.
Access around the dam may be limited during the construction.
A report prepared for the Ontario government
found no evidence of any malicious or deliberate attempts to dilute
drugs when about 1,200 cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick
received watered-down chemotherapy drugs. Doctor Jake Thiessen says
he has made a number of recommendations to improve patient safety
and prevent such mistakes in the future. Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews apologized to the
cancer patients who received the diluted medications, and said she
fully endorses all of Thiessen’s recommendations.
The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors has announced the names of the 2013 inductees.
They include athlete Todd Hlushko, veteran athlete Lt.-Col. John Steele, builder Steve Redmond,
official Frank Cecchetto and the 1939 Guelph Leaflets.
The induction ceremony will take place during the annual Kiwanis Sports Celebrity dinner on October 23
at the Italian Canadian Club.
Guelph Police have been appealing to the public to take precautions following high volumes of vehicle break-ins over the past couple weeks.
Now Provincial Police are out with a similar message for hikers using the trails
around Wellington County.
OPP have recently investigated three separate incidents where vehicle windows were
smashed and valuables were taken from parked cars near trails.
Police would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles, and leave valuables at
home or safely out of sight.
People using the walking trails are asked to contact the OPP with any information about
suspicious individuals near trail entry points, and their associated vehicles.
A 19-year old Guelph man faces three charges of Impaired Driving causing Bodily Harm
after an accident early Saturday night.
Wellington OPP were called to a motor vehicle collision on Side Road 20 North, near
Concession 4 in Puslinch Township just before 7:30.
Police say a jeep left the road and struck a hydro pole.
An investigation later revealed the driver had been drinking.
All four occupants in the vehicle were treated in hospital for minor injuries.
The driver also had his vehicle impounded for seven days and was served with a 90-day
The inquiry into last summer’s deadly collapse of the mall in
Elliot Lake moves into its second phase today.
The inquiry will begin dealing with the emergency response to the
tragedy that left two women dead when a rooftop parking area
collapsed into the mall in June of last year.
Many residents were livid when the search for survivors was
called off just hours after signs of life were apparently detected
in the rubble.
It took four days before the two victims — Lucie Aylwin and
Doloris Perizzolo — were recovered.
Their relatives are expected to be among those testifying over
the next two days.
A 31-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in Hamilton.
Police say the charges relate to a stabbing that took place in February.
Police responded to a call and found a man injured in his apartment.
The 34-year-old was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A 14-year-old is in a London hospital with serious injuries
sustained while working on a farm.
The youth had been sitting on a truck when the tail gate opened
Police are investigating after the youth was airlifted to hospital.
Opposition party members on the committee looking into the
cancellations of gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga are fuming
over a ruling by the committee’s Liberal chair.
The chair ruled yesterday that opposition questions about top
Liberals trying to pressure the Speaker of the legislature to change
a preliminary finding of contempt against the government were out of
Premier Kathleen Wynne denies N-D-P allegation the ruling was and
effort to shut down the committee’s investigation of Liberal
attempts to influence the Speaker.
Speaker Dave Levac did not change his ruling relating to the
release of documents about the cancellations.
An Ottawa-area soldier accused of killing his wife will be back
in court later this month.
Fifty-year-old Howard Richmond of Winchester is charged with
first-degree-murder in the death of his wife, Melissa, and was
remanded in custody at a brief video appearance yesterday.
He’s to return to court on August 20th.
Melissa Richmond’s body was found in a suburban Ottawa ravine on
July 28th, four days after the 28-year-old was reported missing.
Some O-P-P officers in Lambton County had impeccable timing this
Police say a marine unit was patrolling on Lake Huron on Saturday
when they happened upon three people in a canoe about two kilometres
off-shore without life jackets.
Officers ticketed one of the men for not having proper safety
equipment on board and then loaned the group three life jackets.
Moments later, O-P-P say the canoe was struck by a cross wave and
capsized throwing all three people into the water.
The life jackets kept the group afloat until the O-P-P officers
scooped them up.
An Ottawa doctor’s request to have his Order of Canada revoked
has been honoured.
Doctor Bernard Barwin was given the award in 1996 for his work in
women’s reproductive health.
However, between 1985 and 2007 it was discovered he artificially
inseminated three women with the wrong donor sperm.
He still practices in Ottawa but no longer performs artificial
The Stratford Festival is honouring William Shatner with this
year’s Legacy Award.
Shatner was a member of the Festival’s acting company for three
years beginning in 1954, the Festival’s second season.
Shatner’s career and contributions to the Festival will be
honoured at a gala in Toronto on October 21st.
Shatner says he’s “proud and happy” to receive the award.
Health Canada has issued a recall warning about some products
used by diabetics to test their blood.
It says some batches of Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips were
contaminated during the manufacturing process, and so may give the
wrong blood sugar reading.
That could lead diabetics to give themselves the wrong dose of
The voluntary recall also affects unused Nova Max Plus Glucose
Meter Kits, which contain test strips from the recalled lots.
The Royals played their last regular season game last night in London.
The Royals lost 19-11 to the Majors.
The first round of the playoffs start Thursday, when the Royals face the pennant-winning
Red Sox in Brantford.
Canada’s mens under-18 team play Switzerland this morning at the Ivan Hlinka tournament.
sweden blanked canada 4-3 in yesterday’s action.