Fire officials say a blaze that gutted a popular
farmer’s market in St. Jacobs, caused more than a million
dollars in damage.
Fire crews were called early yesterday morning to a major blaze at
the two-storey market, a 24,000-square-foot building that
housed around 60 vendors.
Woolwich Township Deputy Fire Chief Dale Martin says the fire
gutted the complex’s main building.
But he says the market’s outdoor section could once again be open
to food sellers and the public by Thursday.
Martin says there were no injuries and that it was not
immediately clear what caused the blaze, which is being investigated
by the Ontario Fire Marshal.
He says the wood building, as well as fabrics and other materials
sold by vendors, fuelled the blaze, which took 40 firefighters three
hours to put out.
Mayor Todd Cowan says the municipality will do what it can to get
the market open again.
The Canada Safety Council says statistically it is 16 times safer to travel by school bus than by family car, per passenger per kilometre of travel. Catherine Gaudreu is a spokesperson with the Canada Safety Council. She says it’s important to remember that with Back to School, comes regular routine, where for the last few months we haven’t seen school buses on the road. She adds it’s important to review the laws that regulate cars and school buses.
Gaudreau says school busses also have rules to follow. They are required to come to a complete stop at all railways crossings. Drivers are reminded to remain patient, and be prepared to stop as well at those intersections .
Police say a Toronto woman has died in a crash on
a highway near Barrie.
Provincial police say it happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on
They say a vehicle travelling south swerved into the ditch, then
back into traffic, hitting another vehicle that was heading north.
The driver, a 41-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the
scene. Her name has not been released.
Police say a passenger in her vehicle and the driver of the other
vehicle were seriously hurt but are expected to live.
That stretch of the highway was closed to traffic for several
hours but has since reopened.
An event tonight at the River Run Centre, will celebrate the introduction of a new research institute at the University of Guelph. The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation is backed by a seven year grant, of 2.5 million dollars and will use improvisation as a teaching and learning tool, and as a model for building successful communities. The institute brings together Partners from 4 other universities across Canada. Professor Ajay Heble (ah-Jay heb-lay), the Director says the institute is open to students, as well as scholars and researchers.
Professor Heble says the long term goal is to establish a graduate curriculum in improvisational studies, allowing students to eventually do the courses for credit. The event tonight kicks off at 7 with a reception, followed by music.
In sports, the Storm beat the North Bay Battalion 5-4 at the Sleeman Centre yesterday afternoon.
Ryan Horvat, Justin Auger, Scott Kosmachuck, Brock McGinn and Robbie Fabri scored for the home side.
It’s Guelph’s second win of the pre-season.
Barrie visits Guelph on the 13th of September.
The Guelph Gryphons drove 91 yards in the final minutes to yesterday’s game with the Windsor Lancers, to set up a winning 14 yard field goal with 3.9 seconds left, as Guelph walked off with a 24-23 victory.
It’s Guelph’s 9th straight win against O.U.A. opponents.
The Gryphons, 2-and-0 on the season, next play the Varsity Blues in Toronto on the 14th.