London man charged with murder out on bail

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:44 JW
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A London man charged with second degree murder is out on bail.

27-year-old Miguel Chacon-Perez was released on 150-thousand dollars bail after a hearing in Superior Court on Friday.

He's charged in the death of 27-year-old Chad Robinson of Guelph, who was stabbed in a parking lot outside the Imperio Banquet Hall on December 18th.

Robinson, who was a plumbing apprentice, was attending a Christmas party with co-workers at the time of the assault.

Chacon-Perez and three other men were charged with assaulting another man at the party.


London secondary school earns high marks

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:36 JW
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A London secondary school has earned high marks from a conservative think-tank.

London Central was ranked sixth out of 740 secondary schools in the province in the annual survey by the Fraser Institute -the highest in the southwest region.

Looking at other area rankings.....Glendale in Tillsonburg was ranked 385th.....East Elgin in Alymer 630th.....Ingersoll District Collegiate 509th....College Avenue in Woodstock 562nd.....Huron Park in Woodstock 591st......Valley Heights near Langton 530th.....Delhi District Secondary 371st....Simcoe Composite 420th and Paris District High 396th.

The Fraser Institute rankings are based on academic measures including literacy and math tests.


Scam alert from Haldimand OPP

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:12 JW
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is warning local residents after complaints were received from concerned citizens who were contacted by unknown persons and asked to provide personal information over the telephone in Haldimand County, Ontario.
On Friday February 10, 2017 OPP responded to a complaint after a concerned citizen said they were contacted by an unknown person claiming to be a representative from the Haldimand County Office and was requesting personal information to set up an appointment for them to attend the residence to check the air quality at the residence. No information was provided to the unknown person.
OPP confirmed with Haldimand County that they were not conducting any air quality checks at any residences.
OPP reminds the public to always protect your personal information and never give out personal information at your door, over the phone, through social media, or on dating websites.

Man drowns after falling through ice

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:40 JW
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County detachment is investigating an incident at a Concession 8, Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario address.
On Saturday, February 18, 2017 at approximately 5:08 p.m., OPP, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services, Paramedics and Air Ambulance responded to the Waterford North Conservation Area for a report of two (2) people falling through the ice.
Through the course of investigation, it was determined that a 68-year-old male from Hamilton, Ontario and a 9-year-old male from Burlington, Ontario were on the ice of the Waterford North Conservation Area.
Both were approximately 80 feet from the shore line when the 68-year-old male fell through the ice while ice fishing in approximately 15 feet of water. The 9-year-old child who was skating around the pond, attempted to save the male when he fell through the ice. Several bystanders came to the aid of both males, at which time a Good Samaritan pulled the 9-year-old child out of the water. Several attempts were made to remove the adult male however those attempts were unsuccessful.
Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services attempted to locate the male however the search for the male had to be suspended due to safety issues.
On Sunday, February 19, 2017, the OPP Under-Water Search and Recovery Unit attended the scene and assisted in locating the outstanding male. At approximately 12:15 p.m., members located the male and brought him back to the shoreline.
As a result, 68-year-old Jani DALIYANAZLOU of Hamilton, Ontario was pronounced deceased by the attending coroner.
"The OPP would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens that assisted with this incident. Their courageous actions resulted in saving the life of this young boy. I would also like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased." - comments Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP.


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Asphalt Woes Hit Municipalities

Sunday, 19 February 2017 20:36 BD
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The concerns around the quality of asphalt being used on highways in Ontario is also a problem for municipalities.  

The Ministry of Transportation, in response to a scathing report by the auditor general has announced it will no longer be giving contractors bonuses for asphalt quality.  Joe Tiernay, the Executive Director of the Ontario Good Roads Association says deteriorating asphalt quality was a province wide problem that also hit municipalities. He says the Hot Mix Producers Association set up a committee to look at the problem and the OGRA was part of the group.  They hit on a number of possible reasons for the poor paving and are attempting to solve them.  

Tiernay adds his group is continuing to monitor the situation in order to keep Ontario roads performing at a high level to keep the driving public safe. (bd)


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