The jobless rate slipped to 7.1 per cent last month from July’s
7.2 per cent. Statistics Canada says most of the 59-thousand net jobs created
were part-time. Employment increased in Ontario and Alberta, while it fell in
Manitoba and was little changed in the other provinces. The gain was 44-thousand in Ontario, where the jobless rate was
7.5 per cent. The province’s employment growth of 2.2 per cent outdid the
national average of 1.4 per cent.
Guelph’s unemployment rate, which had hovered around 7.7. percent for the previous three months, dropped sharply, to 7.2 percent.
In Waterloo Region, the rate is 8 percent. Brantford’s unemployment rate is 6.9 percent
The dollar has risen sharply on the numbers, up 97-100ths of a cent to 96.15 cents U-S.
The first week of the Guelph Police Service’s “Project Safe Schools” is wrapping up, and during the first three days of the effort, 40 highway traffic act tickets were handed out. The focus is on school zones, and police add this is an education effort as well. 90 warnings were issued and pamphlets were handed out to the public. Additional charges laid in the last few days include 35 speeding charges, and 5 for disobeying a sign.
A 19 year old man is charged with assault causing bodily harm, after a fight early this morning at an establishment on Woodlawn Road. One man was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. The incident occured just after 1.
And there were five more reports of vehicle break ins over night. Merion, Liverpool, Dublin, Guelph Streets, and Hadati Road were all hit.
On September 18 there will be an information night for youth interested in becoming a Police Venturer Scout. The program, while new to Guelph, is featured across Canada, and demonstrates a strong partnership between the Guelph Police Service, and Scouts Canada. Guelph Police Chief Bryan Larkin, previously worked with the program in Waterloo. Scouter Dean Post, and Group Comissioner for the GPS, says Police Venturer Scouting is a themed based program, which allows teens to explore a career such as policing, under the core of scouts Canada, which embraces the outdoors. The program is open to new members as well as Scouts, for teens aged 14 to 17. The info and registration night is September 18, at the Police Headquarters downtown on Wyndham.
A serious collision just before 5 yesterday afternoon in Centre Wellington Township, has left one woman in Hamilton General Hospital with life threatening injuries.
She had just pulled out of a private driveway, onto County Road 7, near Side Road 5, north of Salem, when her car was struck by a transport truck.
Centre Wellington Township fire fighters had to cut the woman from the wreckage of her car.
She was taken by ambulance to Groves Memorial Hospital, then airlifted to Hamilton.
The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.
A 32-year old Wellington North Township man has died of injuries sustained in a car crash last week.
Wellington O.P.P. say Christopher Cary was the lone driver of one the vehicles involved in the two-vehicle collision
On August 27th, two cars collided head-on on County Road 14, south of Highway 89, in Wellington North Township. A 61-year old Meaford woman, who was a passenger in one vehicle, died of her injuries.
Police say dense fog was reported in the area that morning.
Officials at the Oakville and Milton Humane Society say they are removing more than
100 cats from a home in Milton.
The humane society says it was alerted by an anonymous tip.
Spokeswoman Brenda Dushko says the seizure is putting a big strain on the humane
society’s resources because they already have about 300 cats at their shelter.
Dushko says they are arranging to have a trailer delivered to the
site to house the cats because there wouldn’t be enough room in the shelter.
She says they are also looking at using local boarding
facilities, veterinary clinics, and foster homes.
The Special Olympics Provincial Spring Games are coming to Guelph, in May of 2016.
Not many detail are being released, but there will be an official announcement this morning at 11 in front of city hall.
Since 1987, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has recognized Special Olympics as their charity of choice.
So it’s not surprising that police, along with the President and C.E.O. of Special Olympics Ontario, the mayor, and a representative from the University of Guelph, will be on hand for the kick-off announcement.
There are two events on today, aimed at assisting the less advantaged in our community.
Starting at 11 at the Italian Canadian Club, is the Poor Boy’s Luncheon.
The event raises money for the Community Living Association of Guelph and Wellington County.
It helps out people with learning disabilities.
Lunch is yours for 10 dollars.
Then from 4 til 8, Guelph Independent Living is holding its fall fair in the gym at ARC Industries on Royal Road. It features games for children, bingo for adults, craft and raffle tables, and a bar-b-q.
Proceeds will go toward purchasing a mobility vehicle for G.I.L. clients, for emergency and out of town medical appointments, as well as recreation and leisure activities.
Gueph Independent Living provides personal care and support services for adults with permanent physical disabilities and frail seniors.
Participants will be seeing double this year, at the annual World Record Event to Fight Hunger, at the University of Guelph tomorrow. Students, staff, faculty, and members of the community will spend two hours, instead of one, packing 650-thousand emergency relief meals to send to Mauritania, West Africa. That goal is also doubled from last year. Organizer Gavin Armstrong says the event has grown in the last three years.
Armstrong says the event is scheduled as part of orientation week. He adds it’s important to get first year students connected with members of the community, and connect the world record event to a social issue such as world hunger.
The University of Guelph will establish a new professorship in poultry nutrition, thanks to a huge gift from an O.A.C. graduate.
One million dollars will fund the McIntosh Family Professorship for 10 years. The college will then provide base funding to make the position permanent.
James McIntosh earned a masters degree in poultry nutrition in 1961. He and his wife Brenda, established McIntosh Poultry Farms in Seaforth.
In sports, the Guelph Storm have released one of their goaltenders, as he’s going to university.
Overage goaltender Michael Nishi played back up to Garret Sparks for much of last season.
The Storm host the Barrie Colts next Friday at the Sleeman Centre in exhibition action.
The Junior B hockey season begins tonight. The Hurricanes are in Listowel for a 7:30 start.
The Brantford Red Sox kept the Intercounty Baseball Season alive, with a 2-1 win over the Barrie Baycats.
The Baycats still lead the series 3 games to 2, and host game 6 tomorrow night.