Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal will revisit the agreement between Nestle Corporation and the Ministry of the Environment.
The province reached a deal with the Swiss company in February allowing water to be withdrawn from an aquifer about 40-kilometres north of Guelph, during low water or drought conditions.
The tribunal now says that removing conditions requiring Nestle to restrict reduce its water intake during low water or drought conditions is not in the puiblic interest.
The Wellington Water Watchers, the Council of Canadians, Ecojustice fully support the decision to review the agreement.
Police in Brantford are continuing to investigate after 40 pythons and several children were found in a motel room. A guest in a neighbouring room at the motel says the residents had five young children with them, including a baby. The ball pythons — which are illegal in Brantford — were seized Thursday night and are in the care of the Brant County SPCA. The snakes ranged in length from 30 centimetres to 1.4 metres and were found in several plastic storage bins. An SPCA official says ball pythons are docile and not a threat to people.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has cleared a London police officer of any wrongdoing in relation to a motorcycle collision. On the evening of June 25th, an officer ran a check on a speeding motorcycle and found the owner’s license was suspended. The officer followed the motorcycle, but called off the pursuit as the motorcycle took off. The 25-year-old motorcyclist, however, crashed the bike and was seriously injured.
The R-C-M-P say two central Ontario residents are facing charges after police in Germany seized about 10 kilograms of opium. The Mounties say German authorities intercepted a parcel containing opium that was addressed to a business in Burk’s Falls. RCMP and OPP officers searched a Burk’s Falls business on Tuesday and arrested two men. A 64-year-old from Huntsville and a 53-year-old from Burk’s Falls are charged with drug trafficking.
General Motors is recalling 300-thousand Chevrolet Cruze cars in Canada and the U-S because the power-assisted brakes can fail. The recall affects the 2011 and 2012 model years. GM says the power brake boosters can fail and in rare cases, drivers may have to put extra pressure on the pedals to stop the cars. The automaker says the brake problems have caused 27 low-speed crashes but no injuries.
The Guelph Royals host the Red Sox tonight in their best of seven first round Intercounty Baseball series.
Guelph needs a win to stay alive with Brantford leading the set 3-games-to-2.
First pitch – just after 7:30PM at Hastings Stadium.
In Kitchener and District Soccer League action – The Guelph Oaks fell to Aurora Lodge 4-3 last night at the University of Guelph. The Oaks’ next game is Tuesday night versus Polish Eagles – also at the U of G.