Three men were tossed from a downtown bar around 1:30 this morning, for an altercation.
Once outside, one of the men sought out the other two, and continued the fight.
When police arrived, they chased one man through the downtown area, and once apprehended, he gave police a fake name.
An 18 year old Cambridge man is charged with causing a disturbance by fighting and obstructing police.
Police are also investigating the thefts of two vehicles in the city.
A 12 foot long dump trailer, valued at 10 thousand dollars, was boosted from a Taggart Street business.
And last weekend, a 180 thousand dollar truck was stolen from a business on Elizabeth Street.
The truck has signs on each door that read “Benmet steel and metal”.
Police are investigating another three break-ins.
A window at a business on scottsdale drive was smashed. Thieves reached in a took some display items.
Another business on Municipal Street is missing a load of metal, after a hole was cut through a fence.
And on Alma Street, cuprits got into a house through an unlocked garage and then an unlocked door, and made off jewellery.
A bus, carrying the Guelph Gryphons baseball team to a game at Brock, was rear ended on the Q.E.W. near Burlington, by a transport truck. The crash occurred at 4:35 in heavy traffic, when the bus made a sudden stop.
6 people on the bus were taken to hospital in Burlington as a precautionary measure.
All are o.k. and were later released.
Across the province, schools have seen a downward trend in grade 3 and 6 math scores.
Both fell one percentage point from last year.
And the declines were reflected at the local school boards. At the Wellington Catholic Board, grade 3 students dropped 5 percent, and grade 6 students declined 3 percent.
At the Upper Grand District School Board, Grade 3 students dropped 3 points while grade 6 students had a 2 point drop.
The board’s chair, Mark Bailey, says in spite of the provincial trends, the results are disturbing.
In reading and writing tests, grade 3 and 6 students at the Catholic board beat the provincial averages.
At the public board, grade 3 reading scores matched the provincial average. Other test scores are below the provincial average: grade 6 writing scores are 6 points behind.
91 highway traffic act charges were laid, for such things as speeding, disobeying stop signs and other signs, and making illegal u-turns. It was part of the Guelph Police Service initiative, “Project Safety over Convenience”. There was an increased police presence in school zones and children headed back to school. In addition, police handed out 152 warnings, for various offences, which were accompanied by special handouts. Police note that school staff also handed out those special handouts to drivers.
A new government bill would automatically strip Ontario
teachers convicted of sexual abuse or child pornography charges of
their certificates to teach.
Education Minister Liz Sandals says the automatic penalty
wouldn’t apply to teachers convicted of other criminal offences, but
that they can still lose their licence.
It’s currently up to the Ontario College of Teachers — the
provincial regulatory body — to decide the penalty, such as suspend
Sandals says the government bill would also ensure the convicted
teachers would have to wait at least five years before they could
apply to the College to return to the classroom.
College registrar Michael Salvatori says currently, teachers who
are convicted of serious offences often have their licences
The problem with burying a time capsule, is someone has to remember where it was buried.
Such is the dilemma at Waverly Drive Public School.
Principal Blair Conrad says he’s been told its some 10 paces in from the sidewalk, just outside the office.
They may take a metal detector to try and find it.
It was buried in 1988, and staff want to use the contents, as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The school would like to hear from anyone who was in a 1988 year book picture, taken as the time capsule was buried.
Previous efforts to plant the first acre of the new Pollinator Park have been rained out, but they plan on doing it today. The planting will take place on the former Eastview Land Fill property, and Victoria McPhail of Pollination Guelph says the “third time is the charm”. They don’t expect any more delays.
Centennial High School in Guelph will hold its annual Terry Fox run today, coinciding with Spartan Spirit day.
After an assembly in the gym at 10, the students head to the back fields for the run.
Centennial Students have raised over 200 thousand dollars for cancer research over the past 16 years.
An Orangeville man is due to appear in court today after a murder
charge against him was upgraded.
Twenty-year-old James McCullough was initially charged with
second-degree murder in the death and dismemberment of another
20-year-old Orangeville man in a London hotel room.
Police have upgraded his charge to first-degree murder.
Police found the body of Alex Fraser after responding to a 9-1-1
call the night of September 8th at a Travelodge hotel in the city’s
In sports, the Storm will have its full complement of players tomorrow night, when it hosts the Erie Otters at the Sleeman Centre. The Carolina Hurricanes have sent left winger Brock McGinn back to junior hockey.
He was the last remaining Guelph player still away at the pro camps.