The founder of Guelph’s Better Beef, has died.
Benny DeJonge was 76. He’d fought lung cancer for the past year.
In 2005, when Better Beef was sold to Cargill, 15 hundred employees were processing 2 thousand cattle a day.
You may want to think twice about cooling off at a couple of our local swimming holes today.
The main beach at Guelph Lake, and the beach at the Rockwood Conservation Area have been posted by the Grand River Conservation Authority for e-coli.
Beaches are posted when levels of the bacteria exceed the Ministry of Health guidelines. It’s recommended you avoid swimming in these areas or do so at your own risk.
So far this year, 281 people have reported thefts from cars to Guelph Police.
That’s 35 to 40 thefts per month.
But last year, these types of crimes were running around 50 a month; 644 for the year.
Police Constable Mike Gatto attributes that decline to the fact that people just aren’t reporting some of these thefts.
Police recently recovered 3 G.P.S. units, and none had been reported stolen.
Many times, people just don’t believe they are going to get their property back.
Gatto says if you don’t report it, police don’t know the crime is occurring in your neighbourhood.
Also, without all the reports, police can’t link different crimes, together.
On the Guelph Police Service web site you can find the online reporting tool, coplogic.
Gatto says it make is fast and easy to file a report.
Wellington Provincial Police are looking for three suspects in connection with an assault in Fergus.
On the first of this month, a man was attacked by three men outside O’Brien’s Tap House on St. Andrew Street West.
The suspects are all described as white men in their 20s.
The first anniversary of the new Hybrid Operating Room at the Guelph General Hospital will be marked with a new public awareness campaign.
The “Walk the Block” event aims to bring attention to vascular disease and raise money to purchase additional surgical equipment.
Dr. Hamid Nasser is Chief of Surgery at Guelph General Hospital and organizer of the campaign.
Nasser describes the event as a “leisurely information session”.
The event is slated for Saturday, September 21 at Royal City Park.
Go to walktheblock.me for further details and online registration.
Guelph Doc It! screens its final film for its summer series tonight.
And it’s the documentary that is making news around the world by Guelph filmmaker Shawney Cohen.
He says ‘The Manor’ is an intimate portrait of his family running a strip club in Guelph for the past 30 years.
Tonight’s pre-screening party starts at 6 at the E-bar, followed by a question and answer period with
Cohen. Tickets are 10 bucks.
More Guelph University co-op programs are receiving accreditations.
This month, the national organization that examines co-op programs, granted 6 year accreditations to the 29 existing co-op programs at the University.
Seven new programs are also being recommended for accreditation once they have their first graduates.
Last year, more than 2 thousand University of Guelph students were registered as co-op students.
A vendor at the C-N-E known for the “cronut” burger remains
closed as health officials probe 34 reports of food poisoning
symptoms from people who ate at the fair.
Public health officials say Epic Burger and Waffles will
voluntarily stay closed as a precaution during the investigation.
Paramedics treated 12 people who had symptoms of gastrointestinal
illnesses on Tuesday night and took five of them to hospital.
Officials say it’s not clear whether the vendor is the source of
The New Democrats say they won’t support new taxes to pay for
billions of dollars worth of public transit expansion in the
Premier Kathleen Wynne has said she wants to find new “revenue
tools” to fund badly needed upgrades to public transit and other
N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath says she acknowledges the need for
infrastructure investments, but says she doesn’t want to see new
taxes or road tolls biting into household budgets.
She says the N-D-P wants the government to drop plans for
corporate tax breaks and to maintain the extra levy on incomes over
500-thousand dollars to help fund the transit upgrades.