Canada’s unemployment rate rose 0.1 per cent to 7.2 per
cent in July, from 7.1 per cent the previous month.
Statistics Canada says 39,400 net jobs were lost during the month.
In Guelph, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in July, compared to
7.9 in June. In Waterloo Region, the rate jumped to 8 percent from 7.5
There’s a report new home construction held fairly steady in July.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is reporting 17-thousand,
993 housing starts, which works out to an annual rate of 192-thousand, 853 starts.
That’s down just slightly from June.
guelph bucked the trend. in the royal city, housing starts were trending higher last month
compared with june.
the federal agency says there were 772 units in july compared with 705 the month before.
Windows were broken, and some siding was damaged at a home on Memorial Crescent, while a window was broken on a home on Silvercreek Parkway North. Police say three males were reported to be walking on the train tracks that run parallel to Paisley Road, and they were throwing rocks at houses. Police say the males were located by members of the neighborhood servies patrol division and a canine track was done to confirm their involvement. An 18 year old from Guelph was charged with two counts of mischief under 5000, carrying a concealed weapon, along with possession of a controlled substance, breach of probation and breach of recognizance. And, two 15 year old males, also from Guelph, were charged with two counts each of mischief under 5000.
A 20 year old Guelph man faces speeding and stunt driving charges, after a Guelph Police stealth cruiser, headed southbound on highway 6 near wellington street west, was passed by a speeding 2000 Toyota. Police say the mobile radar unit clocked the car going 126 kilometers per hour in the posted 70 kilometer zone. The car was stopped near College Avenue west, without incident. The driver also loses his licnes and vehicle for a week.
And Guelph police are reminding people once again to be mindful of their security habits, after a report of more thefts from cars overnight. The latest thefts occured on Imperial Road North, and Clarence Street. Police add that window and door screens do not stop criminals, so make sure you lock all accessible windows and doors when going out, even if for a short period.
Those were tornadoes that touched down in as thunderstorms swept
across southern Ontario on Wednesday night.
Environment Canada confirms three tornadoes touched down —
bringing the Ontario total this year to 14.
The twisters touched down in Orillia, Carnarvon and Arthur-Grand
Valley, while a waterspout formed over Head Lake.
The province normally averages around 12 tornadoes a year with
extreme weather season usually taking place between late April and
Halton regional police say they’re looking for the driver of a
2001 to 2003 grey Nissan Sentra that was involved in an alleged
hit-and-run collision with a motorcycle.
Investigators say the vehicle will be missing the rear bumper and
have damage to the driver’s side tail light assembly.
Police say the incident happened last Thursday night in
Burlington and O-P-P had been following the vehicle before the
motorcyclist was struck.
The 56-year-old motorcyclist from Dundas was seriously injured
and is still in hospital.
Halton Regional Police say stolen property from three homes was recovered after thieves were arrested Wednesday morning in Halton Hills.
Police say a resident reported an unfamiliar pick-up truck in their neighbourhood after the vehicle stopped at a neighbouring house. The witness reported one man exiting the truck, knocking on the front door, and then going tot he rear of the house when nobody answered. The man then repotedly returned to the vehicle carrying a backpack.
The truck and its two occupants were located by police nearby.
Two Mississauga men in their 20’s face charges for Break and Enter and Possession of Break-In Instruments.
With the weekend coming up, you might be in the mood for some beach time.
But – four of the nine Grand River Conservation Authority swimming holes are posted for E-coli on
The posted beaches include the conservation areas at Conestogo Lake, Rockwood, and both the
“main” and “pit” beaches at Guelph Lake.
Beaches are posted when levels of E-coli bacteria exceed Ministry of Health guidelines and the public are advised to avoid swimming or do so at your own risk.
Check the GRCA website for more information and a full listing of local beaches.
While some Ontario Progressive Conservatives have been casting
doubt upon the leadership of Tim Hudak after last week’s byelection
results, one high-profile federal Tory is throwing him support.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the Tories improved
their vote counts in four of five provincial byelections last week,
even though they only won one new seat.
And Baird notes the party made an important breakthrough by
winning a seat in Toronto.
Two members of Hudak’s caucus are calling on him to allow a
leadership review at a policy conference in London next month after
some grassroots Tories filed motions requesting a leadership vote.
Baird dismisses the critics as “nervous Nellies,” and predicts
Hudak will be the next premier of Ontario.
The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on a Toronto
Streetcar has led to the launch of an investigation by Ontario’s
Andre Marin will be looking to see what kind of direction the
provincial government provides to police for defusing conflict
According to Marin, the province has the power to set standards
for police training or procedures, as was done in British Columbia
after a high profile Taser death in Vancouver.
Marin says he’s received more than 60 complaints, inquiries and
submissions relating to the Yatim case and expects to have a report
in six months to a year.
A multi-million-dollar lawsuit has been launched against a home
daycare north of Toronto where a two-year-old girl died earlier this
The parents of the girl claim the unlicensed daycare was an
unsafe environment and the operators failed to both monitor children
for potential health issues and respond properly to an emergency
The girl’s mother claims her daughter was a “absolutely
healthy” and happy little girl when the daycare operator picked her
up on July 8th.
The family is seeking two-million dollars in punitive damages,
one-million in general damages and 500-thousand dollars in special
Police in Barrie say they’re still seeking two suspects following
a drug sweep in the city’s downtown.
Twenty people are under arrest and are facing 156 charges in
total after investigators seized oxycodone and cocaine.
The undercover street level drug project involved an officer
infiltrating Barrie’s drug subculture and lasted for five weeks.
All those charged are from Barrie and range in age from 27 to 65
The Royals lost the first game of their playoff series against Brantford 4-1.
They host the Red Sox Saturday at Hastings Stadium in Game 2.
Canada’s Under-18 Team plays Russia in one of today’s semi-finals Ivan Hlinka tournament.
The Under-20 summer camp is going on in Lake Placid. Team Canada defeated Sweden 7-2 yesterday
-Storm captain/defenseman Matt Finn had one of Canada’s goals.
They play their final game against the US tomorrow.