The city of Guelph is preparing an action plan after a recently discovered termite infestation just
north of downtown. Termites were found on three properties, located on King Street, between Eramosa
Road and Palmer Street.
Termite control officer Tim Myles says they don’t know yet how the termites
reached the area, but says it’s possible that it could be from infested wood, such as mulch and firewood.
Myles says it’s also possible that the termites flew across the Speed River from a part of Guelph known
to be infected.
The City will survey 450 properties north of downtown Guelph in a bid to find out how much of the neighbourhood has been infested with termites.
The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of a fire at a residence in Centre Wellington Township.
Firefighters were called to the blaze on the sixth line, just before 7 Monday morning.
A 47-year old man was transported to Groves Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Guelph’s Liberal Member of Parliament thinks the Harper Conservatives will continue to focus on jobs, when the government presents a new Speech from the Throne in October.
But Frank Valeriote says last month we lost 30 thousand jobs, and he says Harper doesn’t seem to realize that jobs are tied to the environment, and not just the economy.
He has a list of things he’d like to see in the budget.
He wants to see more focus on the environment, farmers, and youth employment.
Valeriote says it’s the prime minister’s right to prorogue parliament, and start afresh with a Throne Speech.
But he believes this is just being done to dodge questions about the senate scandal.
Working with agents in a number of different countries around the world, the Upper Grand District School Board, next month, will welcome 60 foreign students from around the globe.
Director of Education, Martha Rogers, says this is the first time the board has been able to free up some staff time to join the international student program.
The crew from the board visited the different countries.
Rogers says international students desire this area of the country. It’s both urban and rural, has easy access to universities and colleges, and is close to Toronto.
It may sound hateful, but police say a letter sent to the family
of a 13-year-old autistic boy in Newcastle, Ontario doesn’t qualify
as a hate crime.
The boy’s grandmother, Brenda Millson, received the anonymous
letter on Friday.
It tells the family to move or have the boy euthanized.
Police say the letter doesn’t meet the high standards for what
constitutes a hate crime under the Criminal Code, but their
The family of a young man killed in an altercation with police
last month have cancelled an appearance with the media that was
scheduled for today to speak about his death.
Eighteen-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot multiple times and tasered
on an empty streetcar following shouts for him to drop a knife.
The officer charged in connection with the incident last month
was released on 510-thousand dollars bail.
Constable James Forcillo was charged with
second-degree murder earlier this week following an investigation by
the province’s police watchdog.
In sports, the Guelph Oaks beat the Polish Eagles, 3-1, in Kitchener and District Soccer League action last night.
The Oaks remain in a 3-way tie for second in the league standings.