Guelph Police are once again warning the public about the “Grandparent” or “Emergency” Fraud scam. Police have recieved calls regarding this scam, from residents living in retirement homes. Usually the scam invloves a senior, who recievs a call from someone claiming to be their son or daughter. The suspect is able to get the unsuspecting senior to provide them with information regarding their child, then tries to convince them to send them money immediately. Police are advising everyone to never give out personal information over the phone to someone you dont know, and to always verify details by calling your family. Police also stress the importance of never wiring money.
Six youths will have to deal with school administrators after they were busted over the noon hour yesterday, behind the River Run Centre. Members of the Guelph Police Bike Unit nabbed the youths, and they were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphanelia. Police say they wont face criminal charges.
Butterflies are a symbol of hope, peace, friendship, love and rebirth, and later this month the Wellington County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is hosting a release of butterflies. MADD describes it as an opportunity to reflect on the lives lost, or the injuries suffered by victims of impaired driving. The monarch butterflies will be released in one large scale, and individuals can also release butterflies, for a donation to MADD. The event will take place on the 21st, at the Wellington County Museum, on county Road 18, at 3:30.
A Guelph company is adding 9 new employees, thanks to 250 thousand dollars in funding from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
M.S.W. Canada Plastics, makes p.v.c. wall panels and ceiling liners.
The firm, with 12 employees currently, will be adding 4 new production lines, and will expand to international markets.
The city will deliver the second round of waste carts to another 15-thousand households, starting
September 23rd. The delivery of the green, blue and grey waste carts, will take place over a six-week period.
The waste carts will replace household plastic garbage bags. The green cart is for organics, a blue cart is
for recyclables and grey cart will be for garbage.
The city says the carts will arrive at homes separately, on different dates, and collection will begin in November.
Halton Police chopped down hundreds of marijuana plants yesterday, bringing the total seizure around
2-million dollars. It was part of an outdoor bust on marijuana, called project agriculture, which started
Police seized about 750 pot plants from 14 different locations in halton region just yesterday.
In total, police say 25-hundred marijuana plants have been chopped during the project.
Clean Farms is running another pesticide collection in Ontario.
It will be visiting farms in the Guelph area next month, collecting unused chemicals that are stored in barns and sheds.
In 2009, 118 thousand kilograms of unused agricultural chemicals were collected up for disposal.
The program is free, but farmers must pre-register through the cleanfarms .ca website.
And on October 15, old pesticides and animal health medication can be dropped off at Woodrill Farms on Highway 7 east of Guelph.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling for any
future increases in the minimum wage to be linked to inflation.
The chamber represents 60,000 businesses across the province.
It says there is no clear outline on how the government
determines minimum wage, and the ad hoc process is unclear and
Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen for the past three years
at $10.25 an hour.
In a report released Wednesday, the chamber said tying increases
to the Consumer Price Index will make the process more transparent
and free of political influence.
Chamber president and CEO Allan O’Dette says tying the minimum
wage to the CPI will bring predictability to the process.
In sports, the Storm expect to be very short-handed for its final two exhibition games this weekend.
Only three players, Jason Dickinson, Zack Mitchell and Hunter Garlent, have returned from the pro camps.
3 other players, who would have played this weekend, are either sick or injured.
Guelph entertains the Barrie colts tomorrow night.
In Junior B hockey action tonight, the Hurricanes visit Brantford.
The ‘Canes are off to a 1-and-1 start.