The penalties were handed out yesterday to a Guelph Police constable who admitted helping a fellow officer buy anabolic steroids in early 2011.
Constable Matthew Drenters will give up 160-hours of pay and do 40 hours of community service for the offence.
Drenters pleaded guilty last month to “neglect of duty” and “discreditable conduct” charges.
Constable Chris Panylo told an earlier hearing he received drugs from Drenters after evidence of steroid use was found in his locker in July of 2011. Panylo had admitted to using the drugs while at work.
An S.U.V. ended up partially inside a Guelph apartment building over the noon hour yesterday.
Police say a woman, with a child inside the vehicle, had tried to make a u-turn on Guelph Street, when the mishap occurred.
The two people in the S.U.V. and two people in the apartment that was struck, only suffered very minor injuries, and no one went to hospital.
The matter is still being investigated by police.
Guelph’s Cox Construction is moving to bigger offices. The company says its outgrown its location at Eramosa Road and Speedvale Avenue.
It’s in the process of renovating a building at the corner of York Road and Watson Road.
Cox has been in Guelph since 1946.
Reconstruction of the Drimmie Dam in Elora will allow more water to flow through the town and reduce the potential for flooding during periods of high flow. Chucks of concrete have also been falling off dam’s facade during high flows
Xterra Construction of Kitchener has started to prepare its staging area for the project on the south side of the Grand River in the downtown. The company is expected to begin work on the dam itself after Labour Day.
Costs of the $1.2 million project will be split between the GRCA, the township of Centre Wellington, and half will be paid for by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
The majority of the river work should be completed by January with some final site cleanup slated to finish in the spring.
The Grand River Conservation Authority has owned the 19th century structure since 1984.
Toronto police are hoping surveillance video will help lead them
to suspects in the fatal shooting of two teens.
Sixteen-year-old O’She Doyles-Whyte and 15-year-old Kwame Duodu
were shot last Friday afternoon in northwest Toronto.
Investigators say also say they have located a bicycle believed
to have been involved in the incident near the scene.
Officers are also appealing to anyone with information who has
not yet spoken to police to contact police investigators.
The governing Liberals are expected to announce changes
today to use of force options for police, which have come under
scrutiny following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teen last month.
Eighteen-year-old Sammy Yatim died after being shot multiple
times and hit with a stun gun by police during a confrontation on an
The Special Investigations Unit has charged Toronto Police Const.
James Forcillo with second-degree murder in Yatim’s death.
Following Yatim’s death, Community Safety Minister Madeleine
Meilleur said the government would conduct a use of force review to
examine officer training, equipment and how use of force incidents
The Globe and Mail, citing unidentified sources, reported today
that Meilleur will announce that all front-line officers in Ontario
will be permitted to carry stun guns if their forces so choose.