The mayor of Waterloo is expressing hope her city can
weather the loss of jobs at BlackBerry.
Brenda Halloran says there has been a trend where those affected
by past layoffs have been absorbed by the over 800 tech companies
within the region.
She says there are more than one-thousand job opportunities in
the region’s tech sector alone.
BlackBerry announced yesterday it will be slashing 45-hundred
jobs, but isn’t saying how many of those will be in Waterloo.
BlackBerry also said yesterday that it expects to post a loss of
between 950-and-995 million dollars when it reports its
second-quarter earnings next week.
Halloran says the community has “confidence in the strength and
potential” of BlackBerry as well as the many other Waterloo-based
Waterloo Regional Police are investigating after human remains were discovered in Kitchener.
A man walking his dog in a park, in the Bridgeport area, found the woman’s remains, yesterday morning.
Police are treating it as suspicious.
A post mortem is being conducted, as the woman has not been identified.
Guelph residents should continue to expect enhanced policing in the University of Guelph Corridor this Homecoming weekend. In partnership with the City, Guelph Transit, the By-Law Department, Emergency Services, the University, and Alcohol and Gaming Commision – Guelph police will be working to ensure safe and fun homecoming celebrations.
The goals of the initiative include managing alcohol related crime and disorder. Licensed establishments will also be under the microscope to ensure they’re compliant with laws and regulations, and to identify people, establishments, or residences responisble for problems. Additional resources will be provided through the partners as well, including increased transit, police, and RIDE programs.
If you’re shopping in downtown Guelph today, you can also help out local charities.
10 percent of your purchase can be donated to one of 8 local charities, and you get to choose which one you’d like to support.
The first trial run of “Downtown Gives Back” was run in September of 2012.
It was such a success its being run for a second time this year.
The city’s tree planting program will be recognized with a ceremonial planting at the Waterworks department at 11:00AM this morning.
Guelph’s local tree planting program was made possible by a 15 thousand dollar grant from the TD Green Streets grant program supporting innovative urban forestry programs.
The first ever ‘Walk the Block’ event takes place this morning in Guelph.
The event is organized by the Vascular Team at Guelph General Hospital to raise awareness about
vascular disease, which affects close to one million Canadians.
The walk will also raise money to purchase surgical equipment, which is close to its goal of 30-thousand dollars. The walk takes place from 10:00 until 11:00 this morning at Royal City Park on Gordon Street.
The Transportation Safety Board says a Via Rail passenger train
hit the brakes just two seconds before colliding with an Ottawa city
bus on Wednesday.
TSB investigators say the train was moving at 75 kilometres per
hour at the time of impact, well below the speed limit at the
suburban Ottawa crossing where the crash took place.
The investigators also say all of the guard rails, lights and
alarms at the level crossing were working properly.
Six people on the bus, including the driver, were killed and
about 30 other people — all on the bus — were injured in the
Health inspectors are painting a grim picture of an unlicenced
daycare north of Toronto where a two-year-old girl died this summer.
A report from York Region’s public health unit shows an inspector
visited the daycare in Vaughan and found contaminated, expired and
Eva Ravikovich died at the allegedly overcrowded daycare, where
the inspector found numerous health concerns.
Eva’s parents have launched a 3.5-million-dollar lawsuit against
the owners and operators of the daycare and the Ministry of
Ontario Progressive Conservatives are gathered in London for a
policy convention and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union is
using the event to premiere a documentary about labour laws.
OPSEU says it’s gearing up to fight PC Leader Tim Hudak’s
proposal to enact US-style “right-to-work” laws if he is elected
premier in the next election.
Right to work laws allow people in unionized workplaces to
receive the benefits of union representation without paying the dues
that make those benefits possible.
Hudak is also under fire from within his own party as some Tories
are pushing for a change to party rules that would allow a
leadership review this weekend.
The Guelph Storm gave the home fans an entertaining season opener with a 4-3 overtime win over the Erie Otters.
Erie held a 3-2 lead heading into the third period before Tyler Bertuzzi tied the game at 3-all at 7:13 in the third. Zac Leslie would tally the overtime winner just 13-seconds into the extra frame for the victory.
Leslie also notched a pair of assists in the win. Fabbri and Dickinson with the other two Storm goals.
Newly acquired goaltender Guelph goaltender Justin Nichols made 36-saves for his first victory in a Storm uniform.
Guelph is off until next Friday when they host Oshawa.
On the Junior B hockey circuit – the Guelph Hurricanes entertain Brampton tonight at the Sleeman Centre. Puck drops just after 7:30PM.
And in Junior C action Fergus visits Erin to battle the Shamrocks. Gametime 7:30PM at the Erin Community Centre.
Its Homecoming weekend at the University of Guelph and that means FOOTBALL at Alumni Stadium.
The 3-and-0 Gryphons entertain the 2-and-2 McMaster Marauders this afternoon. Opening kickoff is set for 1:00PM.