A 65 year old Guelph man is charged after police conducted a traffic stop yesterday afternoon, on Lyon Avenue. Just before 1:30, police stopped a vehicle, after recieving reports of an erratic driver. After speaking with the driver police determined he was impaired, and he attepmpted to resist arrest. Once at the police station, police say the man refused to provide any breath samples. He was charged and has been held in custody until a bail hearing today.
Guelph Police are looking to speak to the driver of a silver vehicle, after a colission between an ebike and that vehicle, on Tuesday evening. At 10:30, a 24 year old man operating a red ebike, collided with a silver vehicle, heading in the same direction. While both drivers pulled over, and the ebike rider provided his information, they did not call police.
Yesterday morning just before 2, guelph police officers noticed a vehicle driving on Stevenson Street south, without any rear lights. They stopped the vehicle and upon speaking witht the driver, demaned a roadside breath sample, and the 22 year old male driver, from Arthur, was arrested and charged with drive over 80.
Eight more reports have come in about thefts from cars in the city. The latest located were on William Street, Hadati Road, Deerpath Drive, Pacific Place, Irving Crescent, Gosling Gardens, Leacock Avencue and Munroe Crescent. Police say this crime is easily avoided by locking your door and removing all valuables from sight.
And yesterday the Guelph Police Service celebrated the conclusion of their 15th annual Bike Helmet Ticket Program, by presenting 7 year old Brianna and 9 year old Connor with bicycles from George Vetor Cycle. This summer police handed out 853 tickets to youth in the area, who were found wearing their bike helmets. The tickets got the children a free smothie from Dairy Queen, and entered them into a draw for the bike. In fifteen years, Guelph police have given away 30 free bikes.
The Canadian Tax Payers Federation is touring the province with it’s debt clock.
It shows the current provincial debt: over 257 billion dollars.
And it also shows how much of that debt is yours: over 19 thousand dollars per person in the province.
The Federations Ontario Director, Candice Malcolm, says its fun to watch people’s reactions.
The clock will be at the GO train station first thing this morning, then at market square in front of
City Hall from 10 until 11.
During that hour, the provincial debt will increase 1.34 million dollars.
A Guelph police officer injured in a training accident Wednesday has been discharged from the hospital.
The eight-year-veteran of the force, fell about 40 feet to the ground, while descending from a rope during
a training exercise at the River Run Centre.
Police say he sustained an injury to his upper back, but is expected to make a full recovery.
The provincial labour ministry is investigating.
Halton police responded to two house fires in Milton last night.
The first home suffered structural and smoke damage, with a repair bill of 65-thousand dollars.
A neighbouring home ignited as a result of the first fire, causing another 15-thousand in damages.
Both fires were extinguished and there were no injuries.
The Fire department is investigating the cause of the blaze
The Guelph Food Bank will be set up tomorrow morning at the Guelph Farmers Market, as
part of their Buy Local Share Local Program.
Fresh fruits and veggies is something the food bank always needs, and while some of the
public is not aware that they can handle it, the food bank has fresh produce boxes and hampers
every morning, year round.
Operations manager Tracey Marchesic says they are still in need of non perishable food items.
Marchesic says they will have a tent set up, and are encouraging people who will buy their own
fresh produce, to pick some up for families in need, as well.
Union representatives for Ontario’s public school teachers say
members want to avoid labour disruptions during upcoming contract
negotiations with the province.
The unions add that members will stand up for their rights.
Months of labour disruption in the last school year meant
teachers stopped running extracurriculars in protest of legislation
that would impose a two-year wage freeze.
Existing contracts will end next August as they were applied
Charges against a Woodstock man have been upgraded to
first-degree murder following the death of an elderly woman.
Forty-one-year-old Stephen Dustin was originally charged with
Police found the body of 84-year-old Pearl Brown in her Woodstock
home Tuesday evening.
Two men from Hamilton are facing child pornography-related charges after an investigation
police say began last week.
Three women went to police with allegations of child porn offences on Aug. 7.
Investigators say that led them to seize images of child pornography dating from the
1990s up until 2011.
A 63-year-old man is facing charges of sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual
touching, and making child pornography.
An 83-year-old man is charged with producing and possessing child pornography.
It’s a must win game tomorrow at Hastings Stadium tomorrow.
The Royals were pounded by Brantford, 8-1, last night, with the Red Sox taking a 3-2 series lead.
The Royals need a win at home to keep their playoff series going.
The Guelph Gators are looking for their first win at the Canadian Senior Women’s Fast Pitch Championshps
at Exhibition Park. The Gators lost 7-nothing to Winnipeg. They play two games today.
The Guelph Hurricanes open their training camp at the Hespeler Arena tonight.
Registration at 6, is followed by fitness testing, and then the first one ice sessions begin at 9.
The first pre-season game against Elmira, is set for next Saturday at the University of Guelph.