BlackBerry says it will cut 4,500 jobs across
its operations. the smartphone maker expects to report a second-quarter loss of
between 950 million to 995 million dollars US when it reports its financial
results next week.
Waterloo Regional police are investigating after human remains were discovered in Kitchener this morning.
A man walking his dog in a park, in the Bridgeport area, found the woman’s remains, around 7:30.
Police are treating it as suspicious.
A post mortem will be conducted, as the woman has not been identified.
Three people were taken to hospital this morning, with injuries.
They were driving three vehicles which collided, in dense fog, at the corner of Wellington County Road 35 and Concession 4, just south of Guelph in Puslinch township.
The vehicles involved were a jeep, a van and a pick up truck. The 53 year old Cambridge man, driving the truck, had to be cut from the wreckage by fire fighters. He suffered major injuries.
The other two drivers suffered minor injuries.
Police have closed the intersection, while they continue to investigate the accident.
Meanwhile, on the 401 at Cambridge, all lanes have re-opened to traffic following a car fire this morning, that caused some serious traffic problems.
Halton police took a 53-year old Georgetown man to hospital under the mental health act after a potentially
lethal encounter yesterday afternoon.
Around 1:30, a man drove into the police parking area of the Georgetown police station, got out of his car and
placed an axe on his roof. When two officers approached the man and started talking to him, he grabbed the
axe and began coming towards them. As the man raised the axe, one officer used a taser, and took the man into custody without further incident. he was then taken to an area hospital.
A 180-thousand dollar truck, stolen this week from a business on Elizabeth Street, has been recovered by Peel Regional Police, in Mississauga. The truck, along with a scrap bin, were taken from a fence compound. The scrap bin was not recovered.
Three years ago, a Guelph man knocked an escort unconscious, and held her in his Burns Drive home for several hours while assaulting her. Police eventually broke down the door and rescued the woman.
Trevor McNally pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement and possession of kiddie porn.
Now he’s been ruled a dangerous offender.
He’s been sentenced to another 11 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervision.
He’s banned for life, from possession weapons.
And the designation means that he will have to provide a D.N.A. sample to the national sex offender registry.
One man was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and he drove his car through the t-intersection at the corner of College Avenue and Victoria Road, and wound up on the soccer fields.
Police say that impaired driving charges are pending.
The president of Tanzania visits Guelph today.
Jakaya Kikwete will receive an honourary degree from the university. The presentation will be followed by a lecture on agriculture, food production and innovation.
The 4th president of Tanzania has been a pioneer and spokesperson for the “Grow Africa” initiative.
As well as a dinner with dignitaries and a tour of the campus, the President will also meet with faculty, students and researchers, who are working in east Africa.
The University of Guelph is establishing a Guelph East Africa institute, to help solve regional problems such as rising food prices, lack of reliable food and water, chronic diseases, pollution and urbanization.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is having a Kidney Walk this Sunday, taking place at Riverside Park. Registration at the large pavilion starts at ten, with a guest speaker at 10:45. Fund Development Officer Candice Coghlan says the fundraising goes mostly to research, including some people in the community.
Money raised also goes to patient visits in hospital, as well as fun nights, which include cooking demonstrations for anyone who has been affected by kidney disease.
The legislature has unanimously passed a motion opposing Quebec’s
controversial “values charter.”
The symbolic motion promises to oppose any bills that would
restrict people’s freedom of expression and religion in public
Quebec’s proposed charter aims to impose restrictions on
religious clothing and symbols on every public servant, including
judges, police, teachers and hospital workers.
Premier Wynne says the vote reaffirms Ontario’s commitment to
respect and celebrate diversity, which she says builds a strong
In sports, the Storm have acquired goalkeeper Justin Nichols, from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, for a third round draft pick.
The 18 year old is in his second season in the O.H.L. having played in 24 games last year, and recording a shutout against the Peterborough Petes in March. His record was 10 wins and 7 losses.
And the Storm have moved goalie Jason Da Silva to the Belleville Bulls, for a 7th round pick in the 2016 draft.
Guelph host the Erie otters at the Sleeman Centre tonight, to kick off the season.
C-joy has the broadcast, starting at 7:15 with the pregame show.
The Guelph Oaks have merged their adult recreational or Derby League soccer program, with Guelph Soccer’s adult program.
The move is aimed at harmonizing soccer in the community.
The president of the Guelph Oaks, Matt MacNeil, says instead of competing for players, they will be offering a league with more teams.
Executive director of Guelph Soccer, Christy Rumfeldt, hopes they can build on this and offer a pathway fro players from youth to adult.
The merger begins with the men’s fall indoor session which begins in October.