Area fire departments got a call this morning around 8:45, about a plane crash near Wellington County Road 22. However, police searched roadways and private airstrips, and determined there was no plane crash after all. Around 9:30, the search was cancelled.
A report this morning in the Wall Street Journal says that Blackberry is seeking a sale by November.
The paper says Blackberry has had some preliminary talks with some parties that are interested in buying parts or all of the company.
The sales process could begin soon, and the report says any deal will likely involve more than one buyer.
Each would take over a portion of the company.
Two women from Quebec are charged, after Guelph Police were called to a south end bank where two women were attempting to open a bank account, using fradulent indentification. The women are charged with possession of identity information, personation, fraud, and possession of government identification. The pair was arrested, after they were found to be in possession of several bank and credit cards, and had defrauded several other banks in the city.
A 22 year old woman from Guelph is charged with impaired care and control of a vehicle, after Police responded to a report of an impaired driver earlier this morning. Just before three, police responded to the corner of Woolwich and Clarence Streets. They found a female driver slouched over, and partially hanging out of the open driver’s door.
Clothing and frozen food is missing, after someone broke into a townhouse on Willow Road. The owners of the townhouse, recieved a call from a neighbor, saying their dog was outside barking. However, they had locked their dog inside before leaving. Upon returning home they discovered someone had gained entry through a rear sliding door.
There were seven more vehicle break-ins overnight as well, three of those were on Grange. Division Street, Ironwood Road, Creekside Drive, and Franchetto Boulevard were also hit.
Since 1987, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has recognized the Special Olympics as their charity of choice, and in 2016 the provincial spring games are coming to Guelph. The president and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario, the mayor, and a representative from the University of Guelph, will be on hand for the kick-off announcement, this morning at 11. It will take place in front of city hall.
A million dollar gift from McIntosh Poultry Farms in Seaforth, will allow the University of Guelph to establish a new professorship in poultry nutrition.
James McIntosh earned a masters degree in poultry nutrition from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1961.
he and his wife Brenda, then started their company.
The million dollars will set up the McIntosh family professorship for the next 10 years, after which the college will then provide base funding to make the position permanent.
Premier Kathleen Wynne will visit the fire damaged St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market this morning.
She’ll be there for the first selling day after a $2-million fire destroyed the two-story main building early Monday. That building housed 60 vendors.
But the market’s owners say more than 300 vendors are expected to set
up shop today in outdoor stalls and in a building spared by the blaze.
The cause of the spectacular fire remains under investigation, and the Fire Marshal has wrapped up his
Investigators continue their work, having taken a number of items of interest from the site for further examination.
A local transport firm is building a new terminal. MacKinnon transport will construct a new terminal
for its flatbed trucking operations, and Altruck International will relocate to the existing facility.
The move in part allows Altruck to consolidate two Guelph operations on the MacKinnon land along Laird Road. Construction is slated to start next year.
President and Chief Executive Evan MacKinnon says his firm and Altruck will share the current facility temporarily while the new one is built.
4 years ago, Guelph General Hospital was designated one of 5 centre of excellence for bariatric surgery in Ontario.
Dr. Ken Reed has been doing these types of surgeries for a number of years. That’s one of the pre-requisites to become a centre of excellence, according to the director of the bariatric program at the General, Samantha Marsh: the availability of a qualified surgeon.
In its first year, the surgical program performed 100 operations. This year the team will do 380. More if there is additional government funding. There are 15 hundred patients in the surgical program.
But the hospital recently launched a less-invasive medical bariatric program. Patients take classes for 26 weeks, which includes meal replacement, and life-style changes.
They’ve graduated 30 patients so far. Another 80 are in the program.
The General is holding an open house for staff and volunteers, from 2 til 4 this afternoon.
A two-year-old child has been rushed to hospital with
serious injuries after falling from a high-rise apartment building
in northeast Toronto.
Reports say it’s believed the child fell from a seventh floor
balcony at about 9:30 p.m.
Ambulance officials say the child was awake when rushed to
Sick Kids Hospital, but there is no word yet on the severity of the
Barrie police have charged a man with harbouring a pair of red
tail Boa constrictors they say he kept in his apartment with two
They say the man had earlier received a bylaw notice giving him
30 days to get the snakes out, but didn’t comply.
Police say officers went to the apartment yesterday and charged a
man under a city bylaw outlawing the harbouring exotic animals,
which carries a fine.
In sports, the Guelph Oaks have moved back into a tie for second in the Kitchener and District Soccer League.
Last night at the University, they shut out city rivals, the Rangers, 2-0.