Construction will be starting at South End Community Park on Wednesday.
The project will include new washroom facilities and a splash pad, the widening of the existing stone
laneway, landscaping and two barrier-free parking spaces.
Community feedback from an open house last april, helped the City determine preferred water features
for the splash pad, and the layout for the washroom and change room facility.
The City plans to open the new facility next summer.
Guelph police have kicked off their Fall Seatbelt Campaign, so make sure you buckle up.
Police say wearing a seatbelt is the single most effecting thing you can do to protect yourself and
passengers in a car accident.
Over the next two weeks, officers will be enforcing seatbelt laws and education.
Every person travelling in a motor vehicle must buckle up and make sure child are properly secured in
a child safety seat. If not, you can be hit with a fine of anywhere between 200 and 1000 dollars, as well
as two demerit points.
A 47 year old Mapleton Township man is dead, after a tractor left Side Road 19 just north of County Road 8 around 5:15 this morning, and rolled over.
22 year old Howard Brubacher was operating the tractor with his father, Orvie Brubacher, when the crash occured.
The elder Brubacher was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was uninjured.
Wellington County OPP are still investigating the crash.
Just after 4 yesterday morning police were called to the area of Dawson Road and Shelldale Crescent, where officers found four damaged vehicles in a parking lot. The driver of one of the vehicles was located a short distance away, and a 23 year old man from Guelph is charged with impaired driving.
Yesterday morning, some sprinkler heads for an underground lawn watering system were damaged at a plaza at the corner of Woodlawn and Silvercreek Parkway. A 22 year old man from Cambridge was busted in that case, and charged with mischief.
Another individual was charged with mischief, after a window was smashed out at Mary Phelan School. A 14 year old youth is charged.
Two break-ins discovered yesterday afternoon are under investigation. Police say some electronics were tajen from a home on Cole Road, after thieves walked through a couple of unlocked doors.
And a locked shed was damaged, and a 14-hundred dollar bicylce was stolen from a home on Paisley Street.
Police are also reporting six more vehicles being entered over the weekend. The streets hit include Waterloo Avenue, Hyland Drive, Deerpath Drive, and Dublin, Baker and Cork Streets.
The names of eight police and peace officers killed last year in
the line of duty were read out yesterday at a ceremony in
Thousands of officers from across the country, including a large contingent from Guelph, took part in
the 36th National Police and Peace Officers Memorial.
The Guelph officers were there to honour Constable Jennifer Kovach, who was killed in March, when her cruiser collided with a Guelph Transit bus.
The Memorial Honour Roll contains the names of more than 700
officers who have died in the line of duty.
The woman in charge of the prison where Ashley Smith killed
herself is set to testify today at the Toronto inquest into the
Cindy Berry has faced fierce criticism from other witnesses at
The deputy warden testified Berry wanted to minimize use-of-force
incidents and ordered guards to stay out of Smith’s cell as long as
she was still breathing.
As a result guards stood by and watched Smith choke herself to
death in October 2007.
A group that’s fighting a proposed underground nuclear storage
facility in Kincardine says 34-thousand people have signed its
petition against the plan.
“Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump” spokeswoman Beverly
Fernandez says signatories include the Canadian Association of
Physicians for the Environment and the American Academy of
She says the group intends to pressure Canadian and U-S
politicians to block the storage facility.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is sticking
to his guns on a controversial proposal to end mandatory union
membership, even though his party appears to be split over the
The idea got the green light at last weekend’s Tory policy
convention, but only by a narrow margin.
It passed with 53 per cent of the delegates supporting it, and a
party member who participated in the closed-door debate said the
audience was divided on the union issue.
Other Tory members voiced similar concerns that some of the
party’s policies, such as opposing off-duty paid jobs for police
officers _ could drive away unionized workers.
If it ends up in their campaign platform, it could spark a
backlash among the thousands of broader public sector workers in
vote-rich Toronto, which the Tories need to form a majority
In sports, the Storm scored 3 times in 5 minute span in the third period, to beat the London Knights 6-3, and improve to 3-and-0 on the season.
6 different players scored for Guelph.
The Storm hosts Owen Sound, Friday night.
In Junior B action, Elmira shut out the Hurricanes 3-0, while in Junior C, Midland beat Erin 8-6.