Morning Crash Leads to Impaired Charges

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:21 BD
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A crash just after 6 Tuesday morning has led to impaired charges against a Dunnville man.  OPP responded to the call in Cayuga at 6:16 and found a two vehicle collision blocking the road.  When they talked to one of the drivers officers noticed signs of impairment so he was arrested.  A breathalyzer showed that the 33 year old had a blood alcohol content level higher than 80 milligrams.  He has lost his license and his car has been impounded.  There were no injuries in the accident. (bd)


London Council to Record Closed Sessions

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:49 BD
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London City Council has voted to keep audio records of closed sessions.  
Those meetings are held out of public scrutiny to deal with a narrow range of issues allowed under the Municipal Act.  They can include real estate transactions, items of solicitor client privilege, a matter pertaining to an identifiable individual or labour negotiations.  The concern about recording expressed by the minority of Councillors is whether the city could be setting itself up for legal problems down the road if the closed door discussions were released.  Many councils do not keep any records, written or recorded of the private meetings.  The nature of some discussions only come to light if Council brings forward a motion based on the discussion held behind closed doors for a public vote. (bd)


Salt mine death raises concerns about workplace safety

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:22 Megan
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The death of a 36 year old man has put the issue of workplace safety back into effect.

Darcy Clancy, who lived in the Walkerton area died this past weekend at Sifto Salt Mine, the world's largest salt mine located in Goderich.

Ontario's Labour Ministry is investigating and the details of his death remain sparse for now.

This is the third death in a decade at the salt mine, which brings workplace safety back into play.

A 61 year old man was killed at the mine in 2011 when a tornado struck Goderich. Two years earlier, a 31 year old man died from asphyxiation after falling into a chute leading to a trench conveyor system. For this, Sifto was fined $140,000.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Guelph man pleaded guilty to a string of crimes

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 07:52 Megan
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A Guelph man pleaded guilty in Kitchener court on Monday to a list of crimes: robbery, fraud under five thousand dollars, breaking court orders and refusing to give a breath sample.

Jeff Guanzon, a 31 year old personal trainer has led a life of crime behind his profession including threatening to kill a small business owner if he did not hand over a laptop from the store.

Earlier this year, Guanzon was found driving while impaired and during a vehicle search police found empty beer cans, a black air gun, bullets, several knives, batons and a small amount of methamphetamine.

The court gave Guanzon two years probation, a one year driving ban and a life-time ban on possessing a weapon.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Chatham-Kent officer charged with sexual assault

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 07:33 Megan
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A Chatham-Kent police officer has been charged with sexual assault.

Ontario's Special Investigation Unit had been investigating this case since May 4th, 2013 of a sexual assault allegation made from a 33 year old woman.

Constable Kenneth Miller faces one charge of sexual assault and one count of breach of trust by a public officer.

Miller is set to appear in court in Chatham on April 4th.


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