Wellington Provincial Police are continuing to investigate two fatal accidents which occurred yesterday morning in dense fog in the northern sections of Wellington County.
24-year-old Marshall Mccartney of Wiarton died of injuries sustained during a collision between two transport trucks just after 9, north of Rothsay.
Police say a tractor trailer collided with a tanker truck that was making a left hand turn onto County road 7, from a private driveway.
The tractor trailer burst into flames on impact, while the tanker truck rolled over.
Then, at 9:48 a second collision occurred just south of Highway 89 on County Road 14.
A car and S.U.V. hit, head on.
Wellington County Provincial Police have identified the woman killed when the SUV collided with a car yesterday morning. 61 year old Virginia Wiley of Meaford, was a passenger. The driver of that vehicle is in Louis Marshall hospital with serious injuries, while a man, driving the car, was taken to Hamilton General by ambulance, also with serious injuries. Police are also asking the public for help in locating a german shepard mix-breed dog, that ran from the scene of the crash, from one of the vehicles. The dog’s name is Sidney.
Yesterday afternoon, and into the evening, there were a bunch of accidents in the city. Guelph police say it started over the noon hour when a car hit a parked vehicle, then hit a tree. There were two-vehicle crashes on Woodlawn, Delhi, Clairfields Drive, and Edinurgh. Police add there were no injuries in any of the incidents.
Police are investigating some break-ins yesterday, where a bicycle and video equipment were stolen. The incidents occured on Lyon Avenue and Hanlon Road.
Several items, stolen from vehicles in the Downey Road, Woodland Glen Drive, and Brdilewood Drive areas have been recovered, and are availble to people to reclaim. It items range from sunglasses to GPS units. Contact Guelph Police.
Ontario’s governing Liberals are going to allow all
frontline police officers to carry stun guns following the fatal
shooting of a Toronto teenager last month.
the Community Safety Minister says it will be up
to local police forces to decide whether to equip their officers
with the weapons, and it will be up to those forces to pay for them.
Up to now, only supervising and specialized officers were allowed
to carry stun guns, setting police in Ontario apart from
counterparts in several other provinces along with the RCMP.
Police chiefs have been advocating for the expanded use of Tasers
Guelph Police Chief Bryan Larkin favours the move.
Tasers were deployed by Guelph police 3 times last year, and 3 times, so far this year.
Larkin says the next Guelph Police Services board is in September. It’s up to the board to decide which way Guelph police go, but Larkin says there are training and financing issues that have been dealt with, first.
Wellington Provincial Police have unveiled four, 40 second videos that deal with specific problem driving issues.
Police Inspector Scott Lawson calls them the “big 4”.
They are impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and driving near horses and buggies.
They will be on display at places like county libraries and Service Ontario centres.
Later this week, provincial police will show off their “automated licence plate recognition system”.
It’s a police cruiser with special cameras on the roof that takes pictures of licence plates, as the cruiser drives down the road.
Computers then compare the plate with police records, to see if there are any outstanding charges against the driver.
Lawson says it’s very fast. Much faster that an officer could do the work.
The Wellington Dufferin Guelph branch of Habitat for Humanity is hosting a ground breaking ceremony and “blessing of the foundation” at 297 Paisley Road today. It kicks off a new build for Habitat.
The event goes from 6 til 8 tonight.
You are invited to drop by, and find out ways you can support habitat through donations, or volunteering your time at the build site.
Last Saturday at Exhibiton Park, the Guelph Co-ed low pitch game collected 415 pounds of food for the Guelph Food Bank.
The Guelph Co-ed slow pitch All Stars beat the Guelph Celebrities 30-27.
The Progressive Conservatives say drivers in Ontario are being
forced to foot the bill for 10 years of scandal and reckless
spending by the Liberals.
Tory M-P-P Peter Shurman says Transportation Minister Glen Murray
noted increased licence fees are intended to cover rising costs.
Shurman says the Liberals are just treating the taxpayers of
Ontario like their own personal A-T-M.
The cost of renewing a driver’s licence or getting a new one will
rise five dollars, while the fees for various driver examinations
will increase by up to 10 dollars.
Toronto Public Health now has the maker of a maple bacon jam
topping under the microscope over an outbreak of food poisoning at
the Canadian National Exhibition.
The jam — made by Le Dolci — has been identified as the source
of a bacterial toxin that sickened people who ate cronut burgers at
the Toronto fair.
A statement on Le Dolci’s Facebook page said the company was
fully co-operating with Toronto Public Health.
Epic Burgers and Waffles — which was closed during the health
investigation — re-opened yesterday but cronut burgers are off the
In sports, The Guelph Storm have cancelled one of their exhibition hockey games. The game on September 6th against Mississauga is cancelled, because Guelph will have too many players away at pro camps.
And the game against the Colts in Barrie on the 7th, has been rescheduled to the 14th.
The first exhibition game is Sunday, in Port Credit versus Mississauga.
The University of Guelph Gryphons football team begins the year ranked seventh in the CIS rankings.
Guelph defeated Laurier 21-7 in their first game of the season on Sunday.
The Laval Rouge et Or start the campaign as the number one ranked team in the country for the seventh time in nine years.