A 14-year-old boy is in a Hamilton hospital with life-threatening injuries following a collision just after 1:00PM yesterday afternoonÂ two kilometresÂ east of Arthur.
Wellington Provincial Police say a young cyclist was riding on County Road 109 when he was struck by a homemade utility trailer that became detached from a pick-up truck.
The teen was transported to Hamilton by air ambulance. Police continue to investigate.
Guelph Police are looking for a man who reportedly exposed himself to two 14-year-old girls Friday afternoon in the city’s northeast end.
Police say just after 4:30PM, the girls were walking on Eramosa Road near Orchard Crescent when a male exposed himself to them.
The suspect is described asÂ white, about 20-years-old, and approximately five-foot-seven. He had muscular build, and was clean shaven with gelled back reddish brown hair. He was wearing aviator glasses, a baggy jacket, and blue jeans.
Contact Guelph Police or Crimestoppers with any information.
Since 1982, supporters of cancer research have been participating in the Guelph Terry Fox Run. This year the event is being held at Silvercreek Park, at the corner of Edinburgh and Wellington. Organzier of the Guelph Run, David Picard, says about 60 to 70 percent of the funds raised locally for cancer research, comes from the schools. He adds they never have a monetary goal, and that everyone is welcome to participate today.Â The 10 k run kicks off at 8AM this morning.
Organizers in Centre Wellington township, through the “Power of Play” committee, raised over 200 thousand dollars to build a fully accessible park.
Located at Strait park in Fergus, the facility, design to accommodate the physical and developmental needs of all children, officially opens to the public today.
It features ramps and walkways, along with climbing bars. It’s built on a rubber base to cushion falls, and to allow for wheelchair and stroller wheels.
Four-time paralympic wheelchair basketball champ, Patrick Anderson, who is from Fergus, had a role in raising the money for the park.
The ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 11:00AM this morning.
There are several other events on today, besides the Terry Fox runs.
At the Guelph Via Rail station, the local Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire is holding a rededication ceremony for its war memorial.
The monument, constructed in 1924, was the first in the city to honour the dead from the first world war. In 1945, the second world war was added.Â And now the I-O-D-E has included the Korean war and Canada’s peacekeeping efforts.
The special service begins at noon.
Also there is a special rowing event at Guelph Lake. Its a head to head race involving the Guelph Police, Guelph Fire department and the Guelph-Wellington EMS
The race starts at 11AM, and there’s also a bar-b-q.
Â N-D-P and Liberal members are voting today to pick their
candidates for the upcoming byelection in a downtown Toronto riding.
Â Â Â The New Democrats have two high-profile candidates in author and
intellectual Linda McQuaig and former broadcast journalist and
digital expert Jennifer Hollett.
Â Â Â The Liberals supporters will choose between author and journalist
Chrystia Freeland, bank executive Diana Burke and Todd Ross, a
Â Â Â The Toronto Centre riding was vacated when former interim Liberal
leader Bob Rae stepped down this summer.
Â Some 27-hundred Unifor members at the General Motors plant in
Ingersoll will vote today on a new contract with the automaker.
Â Â Â The production and skilled trades workers at the plant — known
as CAMI — reached a tentative contract settlement with G-M
Â Â Â The chair of the union local’s bargaining committee says he’s
confident the contract will be ratified.
Â Â Â The plant manufactures the Chevrolet Equinox and G-M-C Terrain
Â The University of Windsor has reached tentative agreements with
two union locals, while a strike with nearly 300 other unionized
employees heads into its second week.
Â Â Â The school says the proposed deals with 388 clerical staff,
engineers, mechanics and community police represented by Unifor was
reached yesterday morning.
Â Â Â But a strike by 280 CUPE members in skilled trade and
professional jobs that began a week ago continues.
Â Â Â The university says classes are continuing as scheduled.
Â Provincial police say the public should be wary of anyone selling
industrial-sized fan blades used to ventilate poultry farms after a
theft that occurred north of London.
Â Â Â Police say 900 of the 3.6-metre blades were stolen this month
from a Seaforth manufacturer.
Â Â Â They say the stolen blades are worth nearly 70-thousand dollars.
For the second straight night, Â the Guelph Storm fell to the Barrie Colts in OHL exhibition play.
The Colts rolled over the Storm 6-1 in Barrie.Â Guelph trailed 4-nothing after the first period.
The Erie Otters visit the Sleeman Centre Friday night for the Storm’s regular season opener.
On the Junior B hockey circuit – the Stratford Cullitons edged the Guelph Hurricanes 3-1 at the Sleeman Centre.
This afternoon – the Hurricanes will try to salvage the weekend in Waterloo versus the Siskins. Puck drops at 1:30PM.
In Junior C action – it was Erin 3-2 in a shootout over Caledon.
Caledon welcomes the Fergus Devils tonight.
The Guelph Gryphons keep on rolling in OUA football.
Guelph remains undefeated on the season after dispatching U-of-TÂ 38-12.
A big game for Gryphons quarterback Jazz Lindsey. The Guelph pivot passed for 327 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.
The 3-and-0 Gryphons host McMaster next Saturday in their Homecoming game at Alumni Stadium