The Guelph Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire in a sixth floor apartment unit yesterday morning.
Crews arrived at 26 Willow Road just after 9:30 to find smoke coming from the top floor of the building.
Fire officials say they encountered thick black smoke from a bedroom. The blaze was brought under control and extinguished. No injuries are reported but smoke did permeate the entire sixth floor. A cat was also located and removed, unharmed from the burned apartment.
The residents of the 69-unit building were evacuated as a precaution.
An estimate of damage is not available at this time.
Almost 660-thousand emergency relief meals are destined for the West African country of Mauritania.
The meals were put together by about 16-hundred volunteers at the University of Guelph’s Gryphon Field House during the third annual World Record Event to Fight Hunger.
Yesterday morning’s effort lasted two hours, and more than doubled last years one hour output.
Each meal consists of rice, soy, vegetables, beans, and a vitamin packet.
The event was part of the University’s Better Planet Project and was an official Orientation Week event, involving new U of G students.
Dozens of demonstrators rallied across from the U-S consulate in
Toronto to protest the White House plan to launch a limited military
action against Syria.
The Obama administration says Syrian government forces fired
rockets loaded with a nerve agent on rebel-held areas on August
21st, killing more than 14-hundred people — about a third of them
But protest organizer Sid Lacombe said U-S evidence of the
alleged attack can’t be trusted.
Yesterday`s rally was one of several held across Canada and the
Ontarians are being warned about fraudsters claiming to represent
an agency of the provincial government.
Provincial police say the scamers claim to work for the Municipal
Property Assessment Corporation and then ask for personal
They say the agency never calls to collect personal information.
Henry Burris and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are making the C-F-L East Division interesting. Burris threw four touchdowns as Hamilton topped the B-C Lions 37-29 in front of over 13-thousand-100 fans at Guelph’s Alumni Stadium. The Ticats are now 5-and-5, putting them between Toronto and Montreal in the standings.
In Junior B hockey action – the Guelph Hurricanes dropped their home opener 5-3 to the Waterloo Siskins. Matt Lippa with a goal and an assist in the loss. Guelph visits Brantford to battle the 99ers on Thursday.
A tough day for both the Fergus Devils and Erin Shamrocks on the Junior C preseason circuit.
Fergus lost a pair of games. Penetang pounded the Devils 6-1 – then Fergus fell 4-1 to Port Perry in an evening matchup.
Meanwhile, a similar result for Erin. Little Britain skated past the Shamrocks 5-2, and then TNT squeaked by Erin 4-3 in a later game.
The regular season gets underway next weekend.