In August, Guelph Police began an investigation into a theft of multiple credit cards, from a residential day care centre. An arrest was made after one month of investigation. A 43 year old Guelph man has been charged with break and enter, and seven counts of fraud.
On Woodlawn Road West, thieves pried open a rear door and some cash was stolen. Then on Grange Street, a 300 dollar welder was taken from an unlocked shed. Polcie are investigating both break ins. They were discovered early yesterday morning.
Project Safety of Convenience saw several charges and warnings handed out as children headed back to school. The initiative saw increased police prescence in school zones in Guelph. Officers handed out 152 warnings for various offences, those warnings were accompanied by a special handout. School staff members also distributed the handouts to drivers. Police also laid 91 highway traffic act charges, for such things as speeding, disobeying stop signs and other signs, as well as making illegal u-turns.
Tomorrow, Pollination Guelph plans to plant the first acre of the new pollinator park, on the former East View Land fill property. The event was previously rained out, but things look like a go for tomorrow. Victoria McPhail of Pollination Guelph says “the third time is a charm” and they do not anticipate any further delays.
The two local school boards have released grade 3 and 6 literacy and math test results.
At the Upper Grand District School Board, they are concerned about declining math scores.
In both grades, the province wide score is down one percentage point from last year.
But locally, grade 3 students dropped 3 points, while the grade 6 students are down two percent.
In reading and writing, the Upper Grand students either matched, or lagged slightly behind provincial scores, except grade 6 students. They missed the writing average by 6 point.
At the Catholic school board, where students topped the provincial average in every category, the downward trend in math scores was also evident.
Grade 3’s were down 5 points, while grade 6’s dropped 3 points.
A 28 year old Guelph man is charged with possession, distribution and accessing child pornography.
Members of the Guelph Police Technological Crimes—Child Exploitation Unit, searched a home on Bridlewood Drive.
One man was renting a basement apartment, there.
Police received a complaint from the United States law enforcement agency, that involved online child exploitation.
Police seized computer systems, hard drives and other items.
Police say their investigation continues.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne admits the
Liberal government has made decisions that were not necessarily in
the best interest of rural communities.
Wynne was greeted by anti-wind power protesters as she attended
the annual International Plowing Match today in Mitchell, a
huge agricultural fair.
The Liberals are also under fire for cutting a $340-million
annual subsidy to the horse racing sector, which the industry viewed
as its share of revenues from slot machines at race tracks.
Wynne says rules were changed to give local municipalities more of
a say in where green energy projects are built, but critics point
out communities still don’t have a veto to block wind farms or
large-scale solar panel installations.
Wynne also says Ontario’s horse racing industry will be smaller
but it will benefit from being linked with the OLG.
A committee of city council has passed the issue of what to do with the Wilson Park Farmhouse, onto city council.
City staff have recommended that the building be demolished to make way for a park.
But neighbours are split on the issue. And so too, is the committee: 2 members including
Mayor Karen Farbridge voting in favour of demolition, two voting against.
Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the County of Wellington to a double-A credit rating with a
Warden Chris White says the improved credit rating allows the county to borrow money at competitive
interest rates and pass on the lower costs to taxpayers.
The rating service highlighted several areas, including predictable and well-balanced local government framework, strong budgetary performance, and low debt burden.
In conjunction with the safe semester intitiative, Guelph Police ran some ride spot checks last weekend.
They checked 800 vehicles, and tested 22 drivers with the roadside screening device.
A 40 year old Guelph man was arrested for impaired driving while a 32 year old Guelph man was arrested for driving with over the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
In both cases, their cars are impounded for a week, and their licences lifted for 90 days.
Four drivers were suspended for 72 hours, for blowing in the “warn” range.
And one driver with just a g-2 licence was suspended after registering the presence of alcohol.
Police also doled out tickets for 3 liquor licence act offences, and 7 highway traffic act violations.
The Guelph Police service has donated four, used, some might say, abused bikes, from its impound lot, to College Heights Secondary School.
there, Teacher Ben McCabe will work with students to fix up the bikes.
Students will work on the bikes over the lunch hour as an extra-curricular activity.
McCabe says the bikes will be raffled off, and the funds put back into the program, to buy more parts to fix more bikes.
He says he’d prefer b.m.x. bikes to start, because that’s what the students are interested in.
And he says he’d gladly take donations of used bikes from the community.
And, two teenagers on their way home from a
midnight video game launch are being credited with helping rescue a
man trapped in a burning house north of Toronto.
Richmond Hill Fire Chief Steve Kraft says the teens were
returning home when they saw smoke pouring from the 70-year-old
man’s home around 1 yesterday morning.
The 16 and 17 year olds kicked in a door and tried
to get inside but were forced back by heavy smoke.
they then called 911 and fire crews arrived on the
scene within minutes.
Kraft says the man was found semi-conscious in his living room
and rushed to hospital with major smoke inhalation, where he remains
in stable condition.
The Gryphons have moved up to 6th, in the national university football rankings, following their victory over Toronto last weekend.
Laval is still first, followed by Western and Queens.
The Gryphs host 9th ranked McMaster this weekend in the home coming game.
Alumni Stadium is a near sell out for the event. It will be the largest crowd in Gryphons history.