A 15 year old Guelph boy remains under the care of doctors at Guelph General Hospital this morning.
Around 9:20 last night he was knocked from his bicycle, when it collided with a car in the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Victoria Road. He suffered head injuries in the crash.
Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found the bike, wedged in the front grill of the car, and its windshield damaged.
The 71 year old man driving the car was not injured.
The police investigation is focussing on whether the bicycle was within the intersection lawfully, whether or not the boy was wearing a helmet, and whether the bike had a functioning lighting system.
Waterloo Regional Police are looking for a man, after a woman in Waterloo was followed early this morning. The man is described as a 40 year old white male, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with a receding hairline and thinning blonde hair. He wore a yellow and blue plaid shirt. Police say, just before 2 this morning, the woman was walking home when she was followed. There was some sort of minor altercation, and the 23 year old woman locked herself in her vehicle, until the man left. Police add she wasnt hurt.
The Grand River Conservation Authority has posted three of its area beaches, due to poor water conditions. The main beach and the pit beach at Guelph Lake are posted, as is the Rockwood Conservation Area. The postings are issued when the levels of ecoli bacteria have exceeded the Ministry of Health guildelines.
The City of Guelph is reporting that its credit rating has been upgraded.
Yesterday, Standards and Poor’s increased the city’s rating from double-A to double-A-plus.
Mayor Karen Farbridge says the continued improvement in Guelph’s credit rating offers further evidence of the city’s thriving local economy.
City Treasurer, Al Horsman says the rating reaffirms their belief that the city’s financial position is not only healthy, but getting stronger.
This is goods exchange weekend.
Starting after 5 this afternoon, you can place any items you’d like to get rid of, at the curb.
People driving by can pick up your stuff, and you can tour the city and see what sort of deals you might be able to find.
There is one suggestion you should heed: make sure things like tools, bikes and kids toys, are left no where near the curb this weekend, or there could be a terrible misunderstanding.
And there is one rule: everything must be picked up from the curb and taken back inside by 7 Monday night.
If you leave items beyond Monday night, you could be hit with a fine and a clean-up charge by the city.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists is leading a program called “Eye-See-Eye-Learn” which allows children entering Junior Kindergarten to receive a free pair of glasses after their eye exam, if required.
The program is approved by the Ministry of Health and both the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic school boards.
Doctor Thadshika Parthipan is an optometrist based in Guelph and a spokesperson for the program. She says more parents need to recognize the importance of eye exams for their school aged children.
Parthipan adds it’s often difficult for young children to recognize a problem in their own vision and to let a parent know they cannot see well.
She says many eye problems need to be diagnosed and treated early to reduce the chance of future vision impairment.
Police say a man has died after falling from a tree in Mississauga.
Peel police say the arborist in his 30s was working at a home when he fell from the tree around 8:30 Thursday morning.
Paramedics say he suffered life-threatening head injuries after plunging around nine metres, or roughly three storeys.
Police say he was rushed to a Toronto hospital by air ambulance and died hours later.
His identity has not been released.
The Ministry of Labour is investigating.
In sports, in Junior B exhibition hockey action, the Hurricanes scored a couple of second period goals, and beat Ancaster 2-1. Ancaster pays a return visit to Guelph tonight.
Kafui Hotsayame scored a hat trick, to lead the Guelph Oaks to a 4-0 route of Sonnys F.C. in Kitchener and District Soccer League Play.
And the Guelph Rangers pummeled F.E.D.s United 4-1.
The Oaks are 3rd in the league standings, while the Rangers are 9th.