Bill Richardson, Guelph’s Transit’s recently hired Supervisor of Transit Mobility, is no longer employed with the City of Guelph, effective this afternoon. At the time of Mr. Richardson’s hire, the City had no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding his departure from the City of Hamilton. Those circumstances came to light with the public release of a grievance arbitration ruling of which the City became aware yesterday. The arbitration ruling had not been released at the time of Mr. Richardson’s hire.The City of Guelph received very satisfactory references from two senior management employees from the Hamilton Street Railway.
If you live in the area of Stevenson Street, and believe your car may have been broken into, give Guelph police a call. This, after a 19 year old man was nabbed after he was caught going through a vehicle, by a homeowner. Police say the homeowner caught the suspect, who tried to run but was caught by another resident of the home. He was held until police arrived, and is charged with possession of stolen property, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Officers turned up multiple items from a number of other vehicles, and advise you to always call police instead of taking matters into your own hands.
Police say vehicles on Rosedale Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, and Harris Street are the latest to have reportedly been entered.
Meanwhile, at area high schools today, Police are spreading the message that crime is easily avoidable, with a “Lock it or lose it” campaign.
And, cash and two hard drives were taken from a business on Woodlawn Road, and a computer is missing from a Paisley Road home, after a couple of break-ins yesterday. Police are investigating.
A man, fired from his job at the Hamilton street railway in the midst of a hearing into sexual harassment, began working at the supervisor of mobility services with Guelph Transit, earlier this month.
Bill Richardson was dismissed from his Hamilton job in August of 2012, with a 200 thousand dollar severance package. The Hamilton Spectator reports this morning he also got glowing references, that helped him land the new job in Guelph.
He was dismissed after it was determined he lied about sending pornographic e-mails to a female inspector.
An arbitrator also heard complaints of unwanted touching and sexual comments.
Last week the arbitrator found that the woman was subjected to harassment over several years.
He said Hamilton’s investigation of her complaints was “seriously flawed”.
She was awarded 25 thousand dollars.
A 22-year-old milton man is facing stunt driving charges
after being clocked driving 186 kilometres an hour in a 70
kilometre-an-hour zone, on James Snow Parkway.
that’s 116 kilometers per hour over the posted speed liimit.
Halton reginal police say the incident occurred about 1 this morning.
Under the province’s stunt driving laws, the man’s car was seized
and his driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days.
Police said he’s also facing a huge fine and will likely see a
jump in his insurance premiums.
One of BlackBerry’s largest shareholders has made a
multi-billion-dollar offer for the troubled smartphone maker.
The offer is led by Canadian investment firm Fairfax Financial
and includes a consortium of others who have not been identified.
The letter of intent to acquire the
company values it at 4.7-billion dollars.
But it’s a tentative deal that could be sidelined by a variety of
Fairfax could back out if it’s not satisfied with its due
diligence on BlackBerry’s finances or if it doesn’t receive the
financial backing it needs.
Fairfax owns about 10 per cent of BlackBerry common shares, which
declined again yesterday to end the day at 9 dollars and 8 cents on the Toronto
The company has said it will cut about 40 per cent of its global
workforce, or 45-hundred jobs, as a way to save money.
BlackBerry will report its second-quarter results on Friday.
A 45-year old Wellington North Township woman is charged with uttering death threats in connection with an incident earlier this month.
On September 11th, police arrested the woman after she threatened to kill employees at Golden Ontario Products on Highway 89 in Southgate Township.
That morning, she called an employee at the plant, advising him that she had guns and was coming after him and two other employees.
Police went to her Kenilworth home, and seized six firearms and a quantity of ammunition.
Two local organizations will benefit from funding from the federal government.
In both cases, the grants are for two years.
The River Run Centre gets a total of 120 thousand dollars from the Department of Heritage, to support children’s programs, and assist in bringing touring acts.
And in Puslinch Township, the “Friends of Mill Creek” will be able to employ a team of four 17 year olds, along with a supervisor, to do some fish rehabilitation work.
Mill Creek is an important waterway that is home to brook and brown trout.
“Friends of Mill Creek” gets 35 thousand a year.
The University of Waterloo has been selected to continue studying
the safety of railway level crossings.
Transport Canada says the research began 10 years ago and is not
linked to the recent deadly bus-train crash in Ottawa in which six
The two-year, 120-thousand dollar study will look into whether
there are better ways for inspectors to assess the potential dangers
of railway crossings.
In addition to the six deaths, about 30 people were injured when
a city bus hit a Via Rail passenger train after going through a
safety barricade last Wednesday.
A coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith is
scheduled to hear today from a former warden at the prison where the
teenager choked herself to death while guards watched.
Brinda Wilson-Demuth, the former warden at the Grand Valley
Institution in Kitchener, is set to testify at the inquest.
The inquest heard yesterday from a senior manager at the prison
who testified she was unaware of any orders to officers to stay out
of the inmate’s cell as long as she was still breathing.
Current deputy warden Nicki Smith also said she could not
remember being asked directly by frontline staff for direction on
The troubled Smith, who was prone to frequent self-harming, was
19 when she died in her segregation cell in October 2007.
The inquest has heard from guards that senior managers ordered
them to stay out of Smith’s cell as long as she was breathing,
because they believed the teen was simply acting out.
In sports, three members of the Guelph Storm, are on the initial offerings this fall from the N.H.L.’s Central Scouting.
They break skaters and goalies into a, b and c list players.
“A”s are at the top, and likely to go in the first round.
Guelph’s Robby Fabbri is a “b” lister, while pius suter is on the c list.
Goalie Matthew Mancina makes the “c” list.