Fire crews are still on site at the St. Jacobs farmers market this morning after a large blaze swept through the main building at the popular attraction just north of Waterloo.
Crews responded at around just after 2:00AM this morning to find the entire building engulfed in flames.
The flea market and livestock market were reportedly spared. No injuries are reported. Damage is pegged at around one-million dollars. Waterloo police say the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the cause. The St. Jacobs facility was billed as Canada’s largest year-round farmer’s market.
Guelph Police are investigating a break-in yesterday morning in the Edinburgh Road and Foster Avenue area.
Police say a house was entered through an open window just after 6:00AM.
The residents were home at the time and confronted the young male intruder, who appeared to have a knife.
The male left the house and fled on foot. A thorough search of the area by a police K-9 unit failed to track down the suspect.
Nothing was stolen from the home and no injuries are reported.
Two vehicles parked at the side of the house showed evidence of attempted forced entry and a house window screen was found to have been slashed. The intruder is described as white, 5’8″ to 5’10” with a thin build. He looked to be about 15-to-17 years old, had brown hair, and was wearing a blue sweatshirt.
Today is the Labour Day holiday and that means the usual list of closures and service reductions.
Its a day off for, banks and the postal service.
Most retail locations are not open, including Stone Road Mall and Old Quebec Street. Beer stores, LCBO outlets, and grocery stores – also shuttered for the day.
All Guelph libraries, rec centres, and other city facilities are closed, as are municipal offices and the Waste Resource Innovation Centre. There is no waste collection today – that moves ahead one day for the remainder of the week. The exception is transit services. Guelph buses will operate on a Sunday holiday service schedule.
Some city splash pads and swimming pools WILL be open today.
It is in an annual tradition in the Royal City.
The Guelph Labour Day Picnic is on today – running form 11:00AM til 4:00PM at Riverside Park.
Everything is free including hot dogs, local corn, and a drink. There will also be live entertainment, games, rides, and face-painting.
The picnic is hosted by the Guelph and District Labour Council.
Donations to the Food Bank are appreciated.
It’s going to cost more to be an Ontario driver — license renewal or validation fees, as well the cost of driver exams, are all going up. The province says the fees hikes are needed to pay for infrastructure costs, as well as services like health care and education. Passenger vehicle license validation fees will rise to 90 dollars — an eight dollar hike — for southern Ontario drivers. A driver’s license renewal is going up five-bucks to 80 dollars, and fees for driver examinations will also increase by five-bucks to 10 dollars.
The Guelph Storm got their OHL preseason underway with contributions across the bench.
Guelph defeated the Mississauga Steelheads 7-4 with all seven goals scored by different players. Hunter Garlent, who did not put the puck in the net, tallied three assists in the win.
Michael Nishi and Jason Da Silva split the goaltending duties.
Home fans will get their fist look at the Storm this afternoon. North Bay visits the Sleeman Centre in a 2:00PM start.
In OUA football, the Guelph Gryphons will try to stay undefeated when they welcome the Windsor Lancers to Alumni Stadium this afternoon.
Guelph defeated Laurier 21-7 last week to open the season.
Opening kickoff set for 1:00PM.