About 550-thousand dollars woth of tools are missing rom a Construction Site on Hanlon Creek Boulevard. Police were called yesterday morning, when employees discovered that four storage sheds had their locks cut off sometime over the weekend.
A Guelph man we reported yesterday was missing, has been found by Halton Police near the Wellington–Halton boundary. 56 year old James Hird was in good health, but was taken to hospital to be assessed.
The University of Guelph has received 1.6 million dollars in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
It’s part of 107 million dollars the council is investing in 760 research projects: 10 of them at Guelph.
Topics for the research, ranges from injustice to consumer and organizational behavour, to learning disabilities to multi-culturalism.
Sociology Professor Myrna Dawson gets 355 thousand dollars to sutdy how punishments for similar crimes, varry across jurisdictions.
This past weekend was the third, for the Project Safe Semester initiative. Police have stepped-up patrols to combat rowdiism in the downtown area, and near the university.
But the Guelph Fire Department has also been active. Working with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, they’ve been checking some the city’s bars and restaurants.
One downtown bar has been charged with overcrowding. And the fire department has discovered some fire code violations at another downtown establishment.
Meanwhile, the police laid another 34 alcohol related charges this past weekend. There were also 10 charges of public intoxication, 5 of impaired driving and 2 of public urination, related to the safe semester initiative.
Police also investigated 53 noise complaints.
Guelph businessman John Rennie is donating 50 thousand dollars, to get a playground project at the new King George school, off the ground.
When the school reopened last September, the only area that students had to play on was a soccer field.
A parents group decided to start fund raising, with the aim of building an 85 thousand dollar playscape for the children.
Rennie, who has lived in the area for years, happened to see one of the groups flyers, describing the project.
Wellington Provincial Police say a 15 year old boy who was airlifted to a Hamilton hospital Saturday afternoon has life-threatening injuries.
Marc Machado was struck by a utility trailer that came loose from the vehicle that was towing it in Arthur.
Police say he was hit by the home made trailer, after it began to sway, and then broke free, on county road 109.
Police say the driver is a 17-year old from Centre Wellington Township, and the investigation is on-going.
Andrea Horwath met with Kathleen Wynne yesterday but the N-D-P
leader says they didn’t discuss the premier’s threat to call a fall
election if the Liberals can’t get any bills through the
Horwath says she told Wynne the N-D-P expect her to use the fall
session to keep promises to cut auto insurance rates, lower home
care wait times and help young people find jobs.
She says she didn’t get the commitments she wanted from the
premier — but she wouldn’t say how long the N-D-P will wait for the
government to honour its promises.
Quarterback Jazz Lindsey of the Gryphons, is the OUA. male athlete of the weekend, and the offensive player of the week.
He led the Gryphons to a 38-12 victory over the Toronto Varisty Blues last weekend.
Lindsey completed 21 of 34 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns.
He carried the ball 3 times for another 25 yards.