A 48-year-old man is dead after three-vehicle crash on Hwy 6 between Guelph and Fergus.
Wellington OPP say the crash occurred shortly before 7, just north of County Road 22.
Centre Wellington resident James Pronk was pronounced dead at a Fergus hospital.
A 74-year-old woman has life-threatening injuries. She was taken to Hamilton Hospital.
A third driver, a 19-year-old Fergus man, received minor injuries.
Tech giant BlackBerry has announced the
closure of its offices in the Halifax area, eliminating more than
The company based in Waterloo, issued a brief statement
Thursday saying its offices would be shut down as of Jan. 10. Most
of these employees work as technical support representatives.
BlackBerry said about 35 employees in Halifax will be offered
jobs, but they will have to work from their homes.
A 23 year old Guelph man was riding his motorcycle on Edinburgh Road, near Stone Road yesterday afternoon around 5, when he collided with an SUV and was thrown off his bike. Police say the driver of the SUV did not stop. The vehicle is described as gray or silver with possible damage to the driver’s side front corner and bumper area. The driver is described as having a darker complexion.
The motorcycle driver is in hospital with injuries to both legs.
Police have a description of a suspect after a break-in overnight was caught on video. On Silvercreek Parkway a business was entered after glass in the front door was smashed. A safe was pried open and cash was taken. The theif is described as 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing a dark jacket with the hood up and black shoes with a white Nike swoosh. The video also shows he used a yellow “Stanley” flat crowbar.
A similar break in occured at a business on Woolwich Street, when thieves smashed the glass in the front door.
Cars were also entered overnight, police say Barber Avenue, Glascow Street, Borland Drive and Meyer Drive were all hit.
After announcing just a couple of months ago that the city was facing a budget shortfall of 2.36 million dollars, the Mayor now says all’s good, and we are back on track.
Since city staff calculated the “variance” at the end of June, Mayor Karen Farbridge says they have been looking for places to save money.
She says it’s like what happens when the roof of your house leaks.
You change your priorities to fix the problem.
She says that’s just what the city has done.
And, she promises it won’t have an impact on services to the public.
Nestles Canada will accept restrictions, placed on its well in Hillsburgh.
When Nestles applied for a permit, to take water from the well, the Ministry of the Environment affixed some conditions to the deal.
The company was limited in the amount of water it could take during a drought.
The company appealed that decision, and then reached a deal with the province to have the drought condition removed.
That’s when environmental groups like the Wellington Water Watchers launched their own appeal.
Last night, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce held its 145th annual general meeting.
The President of the Chamber, Lloyd Longfield, says the Chambers priorities for the upcoming year include finding global opportunities for business in Guelph: connecting Guelph businesses, with businesses outside of Guelph.
He says they are also looking at talent development within businesses.
Since its move downtown to Farquhar Street, the Chamber has seen a 23 percent increase in attendance at events.
Bullying will be the main topic of conversation today, when the 14th annual Mayor’s initiative for World Mental Health is held at Guelph City Hall.
Organizer Sandy Parkinson from the Canadian Mental Health Association, says bullying just seems very timely and current, especially in light of a series of presentations that have been going on all this week at Guelph schools. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.
The event, which runs from 11:30 until 1, is open to the public, but many will be there by special invitation of Mayor Karen Farbridge.
Ontario’s embattled Liberals promised Wednesday to
introduce legislation requiring large chain restaurants to put
calories and other nutritional information on their menus and menu
The bill, which would make Ontario the first province to make
menu labelling mandatory, will be introduced this winter after
consultations with the food industry and health-care sector, said
Health Minister Deb Matthews.
Ontario’s top doctor is warning residents not to eat certain
frozen beef burgers because they may be contaminated with E coli
after seven people fell ill.
Arlene King says that as of yesterday, there are seven confirmed
and one suspected cases of E coli linked to beef burgers made by
Toronto-based Belmont Meats.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the burgers were sold as
Super 8 Beef Burgers, President’s Choice Beef Burgers and Webers
Bucket of Burgers.
Some cancer survivors say that Ottawa should institute a
nation-wide ban on youths using tanning beds after the province
yesterday passed legislation restricting them.
The bill will ban the sale of tanning services to youth under the
age of 18 and require operators to request identification from
anyone who appears to be under 25.
Cancer survivor Kate Neale watched the legislature unanimously
pass the bill, and says it’s now time for the federal government to
take action on the issue.