BlackBerry says it lost 965 million dollars in the
second quarter as revenue plunged 49 per cent from a year earlier
amid dismal sales of its new smartphones.
Revenue for the three-month period was $1.6 billion.
The results were in line with a warning issued last week by
BlackBerry, when it announced 4,500 jobs will be cut from
its global workforce.
Guelph Police have attended to no fewer than 7 reports of accidents over the past two days, involving pedestrians and cyclists. Just this morning, another cyclist was hurt, and Speedvale at Dawson was closed. Police say the causes of many of these accidents include failing to stop at red lights and stop signs, not making safe turns, improper lighting on bicycles, and riding a bike on the sidewalk, along with pedestrians failing to use a crosswalk.
Representatives of the Loblaw Company, suggest that an east end grocery store could be open in Guelph by 2015.
They attended a Ward One meeting last evening at the Italian Canadian Club.
But the store won’t be as elaborate as many in the east end were anticipating.
Councilor Cam Guthrie, who also attended the meeting, says Loblaw expects to build a 25 thousand square foot store. That’s about twice the size of the new Shoppers Drug Mart store on Eramosa Road.
But it’s a far cry from the 100 thousand square foot store, the city approved for the corner of Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway, about 10 years ago. That development was held up, because Loblaw wanted to expanded the project by 40 thosuand square feet.
That extra 40 thousand square feet of space is still in the new Loblaw proposal.
But it would be for other retail development, which could include things like banks and fast food outlets.
Turns out is wasn’t a bomb, after all.
The person who delivered a suspicious package to the Guelph Purolator office yesterday afternoon, was located by police last evening, and they have determined that there was nothing unusual about his delivery.
But that wasn’t the case earlier in the day.
Around 4:30, Guelph Police were told that a package had arrived “under suspicious circumstances”.
Police, who agreed with that assessment, called in the Waterloo Region Bomb Squad, who then, in police jargon, “disrupted” the package, around 8 last night.
Police aren’t saying what they found inside.
When a Guelph police officer resigns from the force in 7 months, police service act hearings into his case will have no further jurisdiction. That means that efforts to dismiss Constable Chris Panylo from the Police Service, are now at an end.
During a brief hearing yesterday he announced his intention to resign.
Panylo pleaded guilty to 5 Police Service Act violations, including one count of taking drugs while on duty.
He admitted to stealing and consuming a quantity of methadone that had been seized in a police raid.
High school students with the Upper Grand District School Board, have an 82 percent success rate on the Ontario Secondary School literacy test. The test is a prerequisite for getting a high school graduation diploma.
While their score is down two percentage points over last year, it matches the provincial result, which was unchanged from a year ago.
At the Wellington Catholic District School Board, the success rate improved 1 percent from last year, and is three percent above the provincial average at 85 percent.
The test assesses reading and writing skills that all students are expected learn by the end of grade 9.
The Guelph Fire Department is holding their annual Fire Prevention Day event, tomorrow morning. Taking place at the headquarters downtown, there will be educational and family oriented activities to help raise awareness about preventing kitchen fires.
Fire Prevention Officer Matt Valeriotte says people leave their stove top unattended, and think it’s ok to leave the area to do something else, or they get distracted. He says that’s when stovetop items heat up to ignition temperatures, and fire occurs.
The former deputy warden of the Grand Valley Institution in
Kitchener says she was only following orders.
Joanna Pauline told the inquest into the death of Ashley Smith
that she was following orders when she directed guards to stay out
of Smith’s cell unless she was in medical distress.
Pauline says the orders on dealing with the troubled teenaged
inmate came from warden Cindy Berry.
Berry is due to testify at the inquest on Monday.
Toronto police say they’re still investigating eight people
they’ve already implicated in four homicides and two attempted
Investigators say they suspect the eight — who they describe as
“ruthless” — may have been involved in other criminal activity.
Police say two of the homicides were targeted, but the other two
slayings and two shootings were random acts of violence.
Officers executed six search warrants while making the arrests
yesterday in incidents that occurred between September 2008 and
In sports, the Storm host the Oshawa Generals at the Sleeman Centre tonight, in their second game of the season.
C-joy has the broadcast, starting at 7:15.
Last night, Barrie beat Owen Sound 7-5.
At the National Street Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia, the Guelph Storm are perfect at 4-and-0 in the Enforcers Division, after the first day of action.