The province’s auditor general says a number of what she calls
“questionable decisions” by the office of former premier Dalton
McGuinty significantly drove up the cost of scrapping an Oakville
gas plant to at least 675 million dollars.
Bonnie Lysyk’s hotly anticipated report puts the total cost of
cancelling the Oakville project and another gas plant in
neighbouring Mississauga at a minimum of 950 million dollars, and it
could reach almost 1.1 billion.
Premier Kathleen Wynne has apologized for the way the Liberals
cancelled the gas plants, and says she too disagreed with the way
the energy projects were handled.
Waterloo Regional police have located a child stroller in connection to a Kitchener homicide.
On September 20th, the body of 55 year old Mary Anne May, was discovered in a park area near Tyson Drive.
Investigators were trying to locate a bright yellow and red stroller which can be attached to a bicycle.
They believe it may contain important clues to the murder.
It was discovered Monday at a Bridgeport Road address in Waterloo. Police say it will undergo further
The former Canadian astronaut who gained a global audience with his musical performances
in space will be taking on a new job as professor of aviation at the University of Waterloo.
Chris Hadfield’s first task on campus will be assisting research into why some astronauts get
fainting spells when they return to Earth _ knowledge, the university says will also be useful for
elderly people prone to falling.
The school announced the appointment of the
guitar-playing ex-astronaut, who retired in July shortly after
getting back from five months on the International Space Station.
During the mission, Hadfield became the first Canadian commander
of the space station and performed more than 130 science experiments.
About 300 Blackberry employees in Waterloo have received, or will this week, a lay off notice. It’s all part of the latest round of job cuts announced by the company. In all, 45 hundred employees around the world are being cut by Blackberry, after a dismal financial update.
Police are looking for a man after a report of an indecent act in St George’s Park yesterday afternoon. Police were called around 3:40 by a woman who spotted a man while walking her dog. He was sitting on a bench near the basketball nets, exposing himself. Police say the man is white, around 16 years of age with dark hair. Hes described as 5 foot 7 with a slim build, and was wearing a grey and black jacket with a plaid design. The male also was wearing a blue and black touque. Police say when he left the park, he was headed towards Metcalfe Street.
Cigarettes were taken from the convenience store in the Grange Plaza, after it was broken into for the second time in three days. The glass in the front door was smashed, and it happened sometime overnight.
On Willow Road a woman and her young son were home when someone came in through the back door and took money from the woman’s purse. Electronics were taken from a home on Auden Road when thieves walked through an unlocked garage door, then through another unlocked door into the house.
At the Iron Dog Challenge in Toronto over the weekend, the Guelph Canine Until placed first in their category. The team finished fourth overall, out of 21 teams. Police Constable Andrew Crowe and Police Service Dog Charger were put through a five kilometer obstable course.
A 12 year old Guelph Cub Scout, has accomplished something that is quite rare.
Ryan Kielar with the 1st Guelph St. James Cub Pack, has earned all of the 50 merit badges, stars and awards, available to cut scouts in Canada. These badges include diverse things like astronomy, first aid, religion, pet care, swimming and emergency preparedness.
Dean Post of Scouts Canada says in his 20 years with the organization, he can recall only 2 other boys who earned all 50 badges.
Now a member of a scout troop, Ryan was presented with a crystal wolf shaped memento to commemorate his achievement.
At the same ceremony, four scout leaders were also honoured.
Phil Woodhouse, Henry Kielar and Brian MacIsaac were presented with medals of good service, while Jeff Hilborn was presented with a bar to the medal of good service.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says figures now indicate there were1063 starts in September of this year in Guelph. That’s up 21 from the figures in August. However, CMHC says greater apartment construction is offsetting a slower year for single family homes.
A 15-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered last month, after he was struck by a trailer near Arthur.
Marc Machado died on Thursday in a Hamilton hospital.
On September 14th, he was hit by a utility trailer that became detached from a pick-up that was towing it on County Road 109. No charges have been laid.
The driver of the pick-up, was a 17-year-old from Wellington North Township.
Late last month, a woman, using a washroom at the Old Quebec Street Mall, complained that a man was watching her through a crack in the wall.
Now, Guelph police have charged 26 year old ryan holt with voyeurism.
Earlier, similar charges were laid against him in connection with other incidents at the University of Guelph and the Guelph Public Library.
And Holt was previously given a suspended sentence and probation, after he was charged in connection with similar incidents which occurred in 2010 in Kelowna B.C.
it’s been almost 5-years since a fatal hit and run that claimed the life of a Fergus teen.
18-year old Lucas Shortreed was struck by car on October 10th, 2008, while he was walking along
Wellington Road 17 near Alma. Provincial Police are still looking for the vehicle, which is described as
a 1995-1997 white Neon. It would have had damage to the front, passenger side or windshield.
Police are still looking for information, and will hold a press conference, along with the victim’s family,
on Thursday morning.
One of the organizers of a group, that is pushing the provincial government to build a highway by-pass around Morriston, says he’s heard that the ministry of transportation has started to acquire land.
Bill Knetsch says the Ministry is acquiring land from willing sellers.
He says it’s a small step, but one in the right direction.
M.P.P. Ted Arnott has been attempting to get the by-pass placed on the Ministry’s 5 year building plan.
But in the meantime, Knetsch says there have been a number of improvements made through the village.
There are new, larger, speed limit signs, and new community safety zone signs, that double your speeding fines.
And Highway 6 through Morriston has been repaved to cut down on the vibrations of transport trucks going through the village.
October is libraries month and CUPE’s Ontario President Fred Hahn was in Guelph yesterday to celebrate.
Guelph was one of the first two places, including Toronto, to develop public libraries, in the late 1800’s.
Hahn says books cannot be replaced by E-books and other online sources, for those who feel that books
Hahn joined Guelph’s library workers to raise awareness about public library funding and services.
There are about 75 million girls in the developing world who do not have the opportunity to receive an education. International Day of the Girl is a day to celebrate what it means to be a girl, as well as learn about the challenges girls face at home and abroad. Today at Peter Clark Hall, the University of Guelph will be celebrating with workshops and keynote speaker Jennifer Hollett. The award winning broadcast journalist says even though there are still challenges for women in girls in Canada, we have got it good.
Hollett says its unfair to think that someone who was born in a poorer country is going to be treated differently because of where they were born and because of their gender.
The event kicks off at 10, and is open to all community members.
In sports, the Storm’s Brock McGinn has been named player of the week.
McGinn was the Storm’s leading scorer this weekend picking up five points in three games.
The Storm is in Ottawa on Friday.