A 44 year old man from Guelph is charged with break enter and theft, after a break in yesterday, at a home on Janefield Avenue. Police say just before 9 in the morning, Police responded and surrounded the house, with the help of the canine unit. One man was taken into custody and police found exstensive damage was done to the inside of the house- about 22 thousand dollars worth.
Victoria Road, south of Stone Road, is undergoing some upgrades, and there is a single southbound lane open to traffic. Police set up a speed trap, in response to saftey concerns expressed by construction workers. In two and a half hours, 21 tickets for speeding were issued. Police say there are speed signs that clearly state you cannot go faster than 40 kilometers per hour in the construction zone. Police add, drivers can expect more random speed enforcement initiatives in the area. There were another 15 tickets handed out this morning.
Police seized cash, drugs and firearms after executing search warrants executed in Oakville this morning.
The haul netted halton police 50-thousand in cash, 25 grams in cocaine, and three shot guns.
A 28-year old Oakville man is charged with possession and trafficking of a controlled substance.
A 35-year old woman from Oakville faces possession charges.
The firearms investigation is ongoing.
Hot on the heels of the discovery of infected mosquitoes in Cambridge, mosquitoes in a trap in Erin have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Health protection manager with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Shawn Zentner, says this doesn’t mean that Erin residents are at a higher risk of contracting the disease than anyone else.
It just means that the disease is in the area.
He says you should avoid the outdoors at dawn and dusk, when the insects are present.
Use an insect repellent with Deet, and wear long sleeves and long pants.
Also, drain any standing water on your property, like water in an old tire or a garbage bin.
This is the 41st positive test in mosquitoes in the province.
So far this year there have been two confirmed human cases.
A Fergus teen, who hadn’t been seen since attending the Scottish Festival over the weekend, has been located.
Meagan Daultrey was found in Guelph and is fine.
A man and woman, fighting, in the buff, were arrested by Guelph police last night.
Officers were called to a home on Stevenson Street, after getting reports of two naked people, fighting.
Police arrested both parties, when it was determiend that they were under court orders, not to be together.
The man is also charged with obstructing police.
The Guelph Public library has created a new award, for budding writers. The “Robert Munsch Award” offers one thousand dollars for the best short essay, or position paper based on the works of Guelph children’s author, Robert Munsch in English Language Children’s literature. Kitty Pope, the library’s CEO says they are looking for a paper, between 1000 and 2500 words.
Pope says she knows there will be lots of interest from students studying Library and Information Studies, Children’s literature, early childhood education, or any other related field of study. However she adds the contest is open to anyone. Visit the library website for more details.
A professor at the University of Guelph has received a 1.6 million dollar grant to train and mentor
future environmental leaders.
Director of graduate studies in the School of Environmental Science, Paul Sibley, got the grant, from
the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Sibley was among the winners announced in Montreal for this year’s collaborative research and training
experience program. Sibley will head a project involving 10 universities in Canada and the United
States, as well as government agencies and conservation groups. The project will train a select
group of graduate students over six years with a focus on protecting the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence River basin.
Sibley is the first U of G professor to receive a ‘CREATE’ grant.
In sports, the Royals look to take a 3-1 stranglehold on their series with the Brantford Red Sox at Hastings Stadium at 7:30 tonight.
After dropping the first game in the series, Guelph has won the last two, and kept the number one Red Sox scoreless in the process.