There was a brief power outage in the downtown area this morning. And the utility blames a loss of supply from the Hydro One transmission system.
There were traffic light issues along Gordon Street for about a half an hour.
Talks continue between the University of Guelph and cupe local 13-34. The two sides are facing a midnight strike deadline.
Cupe represents 230 trades, custodial and maintenance workers on campus.
A University release says any strike would involve picket lines and service disruptions on campus.
A 26 year old Guelph man has had his motorcycle impounded for a week, and also loses his licence for a week, after being charged with stunt driving.
Police saw a black motorcycle weaving through traffic on Victoria Road, at a high rate of speed.
On Speedvale, the bike went through a construction zone, with construction workers present, at 103 kilometers per hour in the 50 zone.
The law states that his fine could be doubled, because of the presence of those workers.
And around 1:30 this morning, police were told that a white pick up truck had entered a Southgate Drive business. Culprits removed a steel gate to gain access to the yards.
A witness told police that shortly after that, a dark coloured Honda civic left the yard, followed by the pick-up truck, which was now towing a flat bed trailer. Police are now reporting the theft of two, yellow, a.t.v.’s
Mayor Karen Farbridge says council was stymied and blocked, and she hasn’t seen anything like that in years, if ever.
After 4 and a half hours of delegations and debate, council couldn’t come to a decision on the old Wilson farmhouse.
Now, Farbridge says its urgent to get this matter back before council.
Her opinion hasn’t changed, though. She still favours demolishing the building and folding the property into the near-by park.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives describes a “living wage” as the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs. The figure takes into account things like the addition of the universal child care benefit. It also subtracts things like income taxes and employment insurance premiums.
According to the Guelph-Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, in Guelph, the living wage for a family of 4 is calculated at 15 dollars and 75 cents. For a family of 2, its 17 dollars and 50 cents. A single individual comes in at 14 dollars and 60 cents.
The figures don’t include such things as saving for a child’s education, or saving for retirement.
The group cautions, these figures should not be confused with the minimum wage which is 10 dollars and 25 cents.
The city wants input on the proposed Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation Area.
Yhey are holding a workshop at 7 tonight, at the Guelph Community Christian School on College Ave.
The proposed district would mean there would be guidelines for homeowners in the area.
Senior heritage planner, Stephen Robinson, says they may have to apply for a permit to make changes
to their property.
But Robinson also notes, that there may be alterations proposed that may not be required to have a permit. For example, painting your front door.
Robinson says the proposed heritage conservation district would allow a way to guide that change in within the
Brooklyn and College Hill area.
A man and woman were taken to hospital last night in Kitchener, when the motorcycle on which they were riding, collided with an S.U.V.
The accident occurred just after 9 at the corner of Duke and Cedar Streets.
The bike slid along Cedar for a distance, before coming to stop against the curb.
The extent of injuries is still being determined.
There are several health benefits to breastfeeding for both the mother and baby. Babies can be protected from a variety of health conditions including allergies and diabetes, and the mother can be protected against some forms of cancer. This is World Breastfeeding Week, and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is raising awareness about the importance of supporting women to breastfeed. Liz Robson with Public Health knows there are some women however, who are unable to or chose not to breastfeed, and she says Public Health is there to support them too.
Robson says there is a breastfeeding challenge this Saturday, at Old Quebec Street Mall, to set a world record of the most number of mothers and babies breastfeeding at the same time. Registration is at 10:30.
The Liberals vow to tighten expense guidelines for the Toronto
Pan Am Games amid criticism that they’ve mismanaged funding for the
international sporting event.
Ontario’s opposition parties learned yesterday there are two
budgets for the event, neither of which includes money for the
That’s led to accusations of incompetence and bad faith.
But the government says the athletes’ village was in a separate
budget because the province will recoup some of the costs from
groups that plan to use the units after the games end.
And it says any inappropriate expenses by TO2015 executives will
In sports, the Guelph Gryphons are now ranked 4th in the county, up two spots since last week.
Western is now the top ranked team, replacing Laval. Those teams split the first place votes, with the Mustangs getting 17 to laval’s 13. Calgary is 3rd, followed by Guelph.
And Alex Charette was named O.U.A. special teams player of the week.
He amassed 211 all-purpose yards in Guelph’s 41-19 win over Waterloo.