A Guelph Police officer is in a Hamilton hospital after falling during a training incident yesterday morning.
The eight-year-veteran fell about 40 feet to the ground, while descending from a rope during training
at the River Run Centre.
The exercise was part of training for the Guelph police force’s tactics and rescue unit.
The officer was alert and responsive after the incident but the extent of his injuries is not known.
The provincial labour ministry is investigating.
Another Guelph resident is the latest winner with O.L.G.’s instant cash for life.
Heather Boughner won the scratch ticket for a thousand dollars a week for life. She opted to
take a lump-sum payout of 675-thousand dollars instead.
The winning ticket was bought at the Little Short Stop Store on Silvercreek Parkway.
Heather’s win was delayed while officials at O.L.G. investigated the ticket as an insider win.
Her son works for an O.L.g. retail location.
About 700 students in Guelph are in need of school supplies and backpacks, as the new school
year is just around the corner.
Lakeside Hope House is currently collecting these items to hand out to kids in the city.
Executive Director Karen Kamphius says it’s as little or as much as anyone wants to contribute. You
can drop off school supplies, backpacks, lunch bags or snacks.
You can drop supplies off at 75 Norfolk Street, as well as any TD branch in the city.
And for any families in need of assistance, you can call or go online to lakesidehopehouse.ca.
The cracks in Ontario’s Progressive Conservative caucus over the
party’s leader are showing as two veteran M-P-Ps battle over calls
for Tim Hudak to submit to a leadership review next month.
Longtime Tories Jim Wilson and Frank Klees squared off yesterday
in a war of words fuelled by an internal party revolt against
Wilson says calling for Hudak to agree to a leadership review is
pure sour grapes by two failed leadership candidates — Klees and
Klees says he’s not asking for Hudak to resign — he says he’s
just standing up for the rights of the party’s members to debate and
vote on the request for a leadership review.
In sports, the Royals are on the road in Brantford tonight, with the playoff series with the Red Sox tied at 2 wins apiece.
Last night, Barrie beat Hamilton while Kitchener knocked off Toronto. The Panthers and Baycats are up 3 games to 1.
At the Canadian Senior Women’s Fast Pitch Championship, the host Guelph Gators are 0-and-2.
They were beaten by a team from Quebec, and then by the defending champions from Whitby.
They play Winnipeg at 12:30 today.
The Guelph Oaks were beaten 4-2 by the number one team in the Kitchener and District Soccer League, the Leoes.