Guelph police say two young cyclists will face charges, after two seperate bicycle accidents late yesterday.
Just before 6, one boy rode through a stop sign and was struck by a pick up truck. The 13 year old suffered a minor injury to his leg.
Then just before 8, an SUV struck another boy on Hadati Road.
Police say the 14 year old was not wearing a helmet or any reflective clothing. The bike didn’t have any lights or reflectors.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance with an injury to his arm.
The Guelph robocalls case won’t be back in court until next June.
Michael Sona, who was Tory candidate Marty Burkes director of communications in the last federal election, is charged under the Canada Election’s Act with “willfully preventing or attempting to prevent an elector from voting”.
He has denied allegations that he was behind the Robocalls in Guelph, on Election Day.
Many people received pre-recorded phone calls, saying their polling station had been moved.
5 people have been arrested, after Guelph Police seized drugs, cash and weapons; the culmination of a cocaine trafficking investigation that began in May.
Police executed search warrants at 4 homes in Guelph and one in Fergus.
Over 105 thousand dollars worth of drugs were seized along with 31 thousand dollars worth of weapons and a large quantity of cash.
Four men and one woman from Guelph face multiple drug related charges, and police say the investigation continues.
A collision between a buggy and pickup truck near Floradale sent three people to hospital Wednesday morning. A pickup hit the buggy’s side mirror, while passing it on Ruggles Road.
They pulled over, when a third vehicle crashed into the back of the truck, which pushed the buggy into a ditch. Police say charges are pending, and the early morning sun is considered a factor in the crash.
The horse and buggy driver were not hurt, but three occupants in the other two vehicles suffered minor injuries.
Southwood Secondary School in Cambridge, will remain closed for the rest of the week, following a fire, Tuesday.
And investigators have increased the estimated damage in the blaze to 100 thousand dollars. And they suggest that figure could go higher.
High school students with the Upper Grand District School Board, have an 82 percent success rate on the Ontario Second School literacy test. The test is a prerequisite for getting a high school graduation diploma.
While the local score is down two percentage points over last year, it matches the provincial result, which was unchanged from a year ago.
The test assesses reading and writing skills that all students are expected learn by the end of grade 9.
The board promises to concentrate on improving the scores for boys. They achieved a 76 percent success rate, while girls scored an 89.
And the grade 9 math scores once gain surpassed the provincial score, in the E.Q.A.O. test.
Results from the academic and the applied program, have topped the provinces scores over the past 5 years.
Academic students with the Wellington Catholic District School Board scored an 87 percent success rate
for the past three years, while applied students checked in at 56 percent – an 8 percent increase from last year.
87 percent of academic students were successful with the Upper Grand District School Board, compared to the provincial score of 84 percent. At the applied level, it was 52 percent, compared to 44 percent provincially.
It will be a second day on the stand at the Ashley
Smith inquest for a former deputy warden.
Joanna Pauline will face cross-examination on exactly what she
told guards about entering Smith’s cell and the relationship with
Pauline has denied telling front-line staff to stay out of the
cell as long as the teen was still breathing.
She did say the warden was concerned about how often guards were
intervening with the troubled teen, who regularly tied ligatures
around her neck.
She has also described a short-staffed Grand Valley Institution
in Kitchener as under severe stress because of Smith’s
Smith was 19 when she choked herself to death at the prison six
In sports, at 9:40 this morning, the Guelph Storm take on the Ottawa Golden Seals, in their first game at the Hockey Night in Canada’s “Play On” Street Hockey Tournament in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
The five 17 year olds attend four different high schools in Guelph.
Most of them have played hockey together since Guelph Minor Hockey’s house league.
They qualified for the national championship, by going undefeated at a tournament last May in Hamilton.