The OPP Golden Helmets Motorcycle Precision Team will perform in front of the Guelph Police Service headquarters building this afternoon at 1:00PM. It is part of Canada’s 9-1-1 Ride in honour of Guelph Police Constable Jennifer Kovach, who died in a collision while on duty earlier this year. The ride started yesterday in Toronto, and rolls into Guelph from Stratford this morning. The ride is to raise funds and awareness, and help families of fallen emergency service personnel and children who were victims of violent crimes. It’s also working with the Mikey network to make public defibrillators more readily available – and supports returning military personnel, injured in the line of duty, through the “soldier on program”. It wraps up back in Toronto later today.
Grey County OPP are investigating the sudden death of an eight-year-old Owen Sound boy at a beach in the Township of Chatsworth.
Police say the boy was reported missing early yesterday evening on Williams Lake after last being seen in the public swimming area.
The eight year old was found about an hour later in shallow water just a few metres from shore.
Police say he was unresponsive and transported to hospital in Owen Sound after Emergency Medical responders were unable to revive him.
He was pronounced dead in hospital. Foul play is not suspected.
Peel Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Mississauga man. Police responding to a 911 call yesterday say they found Mario Barnes suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. Barnes died at the scene. Officers went door-to-door in the area looking for information about the suspect.
Protesters in Toronto have called for an end to the military regime that ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in July. Dozens of people chanted for freedom on the legislature grounds yesterday while others held signs or waved Canadian and Egyptian flags. Protest organizer Yaser Haddara urged Ottawa to pull Canada’s ambassador in Cairo to put pressure on Egypt’s military rulers. Similar demonstrations were held in Vancouver and Montreal.
Two members of Rob Ford’s entourage reportedly went looking for an alleged video that is said to show Toronto’s mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. The Toronto Star quotes a witness as saying an occasional staff member of Ford asked some known drug dealers where he could find the people who made the alleged video. The paper says Toronto police are investigating attempts by Ford’s associates to obtain the video. Police aren’t commenting, and neither is the mayor, but his brother, city councillor Doug Ford, has denounced the Star report as “just another attack” by the newspaper.
After a valiant effort versus the top seeded Brantford Red Sox, the season is over for the Guelph Royals in Intercounty Baseball.
Brantford edged Guelph 5-3 in game six at Hastings Stadium to take the best of seven playoff series 4-games-to-2.
The Royals tallied two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game 3-3, but the Red Sox notched a pair in the top of the eighth after a wild pitch to take a 5-3 lead, and the eventual win.
Brantford now faces Kitchener in the second round, while London takes on Barrie.
On the Kitchener and District Soccer League circuit – the Guelph Rangers host Banat at the Centennial Bowl tonight. Game time 6:00PM.