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  • About News & Announcements - Guelph Ontario Answers / FAQs on Guelph Now!
    Favorites can be accessed in the My Now area Print Listing Share on Facebook Tweet This News Announcements Question About News Announcements Answer About News Announcements The Guelph Now News Announcements channel is a community published news and information resource for Guelph Ontario It is a place to keep up with community news and announcements posted by local businesses churches schools and other organizations Continually updated and always available it s an electronic newspaper for any and all newsworthy local news and information Rather than being a news site with editors and reporters determining what s important News Announcements is a 21st century printing press We provide the tools to easily publish community news press releases stories and other information without our involvement Guelph Now is all about the community For the community by the community Any resident or business in the community can post a story or announcement They can also submit pictures to produce a photo gallery If it s news or information that serves the needs or interests of our community the News Announcements Channel will let you publish it in a timely and convenient way Featured News Announcements The News Announcements home page suggests Featured News Announcements we think you might want to read Local Emphasis Anyone who lives or works in Guelph Ontario can submit a news story or announcement As a news resource published by our community we actively welcome news stories from local columnists businesses and organizations Submit a News Story or Announcement Letters To The Editor The Letters To The Editor section is similar to an old fashioned Letters To The Editor Editorials or Opinions part of a newspaper Residents and businesses can submit an opinion or editorial on their views on issues places and things in the community Let your neighbors

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  • Storm Shut Out By Oshawa Generals In Thanksgiving Battle Guelph Ontario Guelph Storm News on Guelph Now!
    to get on the board falling 2 0 to the Oshawa Generals A lack of effort certainly wasn t the problem Monday afternoon in Oshawa The Guelph Storm strung together some of the best offensive pressure of the young 2015 16 campaign while visiting the Oshawa Generals for a 2 00 p m Thanksgiving Monday contest but couldn t get anything by Jeremy Brodeur The Generals netminder would take his fourth shutout of the season from the game making 24 saves Oshawa jumped ahead with less than five minutes remaining in the first period as defenceman Stephen Desrocher put a quick point shot by Storm goaltender Justin Nichols during some four on four play From there the Generals would maintain the lead keeping the Storm at bay to take a 2 0 final following an empty net marker credited to Kenny Huether Despite the goal the opening frame would be a close one setting the tone for the remainder of the game Both teams would create offensive chances with both Nichols and Brodeur standing their ground between the pipes Perhaps the best chance for the Storm came from defenceman Kyle Rhodes who would find himself on a breakaway with just under nine minutes remaining in the first Rhodes would come up with a nifty move to attempt to open the scoring but Brodeur had the final say coming up big with a cross crease pad save to keep the game scoreless Minutes later at the 14 48 mark Givani Smith and Alexandre Renaud would be awarded two minutes each for slashing off the face off prompting four on four play From that Desrocher would capitalize taking a step in off the blueline to put a quick wrist shot on net to open the scoring just under a minute later Anthony Cirelli and Huether would get the assists Getting better as the game continued the Storm would bring both strong offensive pressure and successful penalty killing into the middle frame With Austin Hall taking a tripping penalty at the 8 36 mark of the period Guelph would hold the Generals to limited chances keeping the score at 1 0 Minutes later with the line of Marc Stevens Tyler Hill and Isaac Ratcliffe generating good zone pressure on the Generals Vladislav Barulin would have one of his few chances on the game while in tight on the door step of Brodeur Jumping on the loose puck Barulin would waste no time putting it on net but the Generals goaltender once again turned the opportunity aside The final 20 minutes would begin with the Generals attempting to extend their lead however Nichols picking up right where he left off would keep his team in the game coming up with a big pad save on an early odd man rush to open the period Nichols would close out the game with 30 saves earning second star honours Continuing to try to tie up the game and get on the board the Storm would generate

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  • Storm Shutout By Rangers - Lose Fourth Straight Game Guelph Ontario Guelph Storm News on Guelph Now!
    someone Your Email Their Email Click Here To Add Your Comments Verification Information Type in what you see above Verification Information Please type the characters you see in this picture Note The characters are all lower case x Rangers Luke Opilka Shuts Out storm Storm Lose Fourth Straight in 2 0 Loss To Rangers It wasn t a good weekend for the standings but the effort was sure there The Guelph Storm dropped their fourth straight game and third in three nights Sunday night at the Sleeman Centre getting blanked 2 0 by their Highway 7 rival Kitchener Rangers Though all losses the Storm were competitive in all three games on the weekend and had a chance to win each one Justin Nichols who started all three stopped 101 of 108 shots over that span including 35 on Sunday Facing a tough Kitchener team who has yet to lose in regulation this year wasn t exactly the easiest way to end the weekend After a scoreless first period that saw the visitors outshoot the home team 12 6 the Rangers netted two second period goals that proved to be the difference Brandon Robinson s tally at 8 08 of the middle frame proved to be the winner Sunday night when Robinson skating down the right wing in transition wristed a shot over the left glove of Nichols Kitchener added to their lead with 2 55 left in the second when Brian Brosnan beat Nichols with a soft shot through a screen from the left circle The home team had a number of quality scoring chances throughout the game but it was Kitchener s Luke Opilka who kept all 30 shots sent his way out of the net Opilka turned aside two Tyler Boston one timers from the slot in addition to an Isaac Ratcliffe wrister from the top of the crease generated from a two on one with Nicolas Sicoly back in the first period Surprisingly the Storm still had some gas left in the tank in the final period Despite stretches of heavy pressure missed passes and shots proved costly as the Rangers emerged from the matchup with a 2 0 victory It was the fourth time this season that the Storm were shutout already surpassing last season s total of three Guelph s powerplay which ranked first in the league with a 27 8 success rate entering the game went 0 for 4 and struggled to create any real threats The Rangers powerplay unit was 0 for 1 Final shots were 37 30 for the Rangers With the loss Guelph drops to 1 7 1 0 while Kitchener improves to 6 0 3 0 The Storm will hit the ice next on Wednesday October 21 when they head north to Owen Sound Puck drop is slated for 7 00 PM GAME NOTES Guelph lost their 4th consecutive game and were shutout for the 4th time this season Last season Guelph and Kitchener split the season series each winning

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  • Rangers Ruin Storm's Special Day With Definitive Win Guelph Ontario Guelph Storm News on Guelph Now!
    their Highway 7 rivals to spoil the party On a day where the Guelph Storm s all time leading scorer Jeff O Neill was honoured with a banner raising ceremony the rival Kitchener Rangers came to town and ruined the fun The Storm 2 19 1 0 the OHL s lowest scoring team certainly could have used one of O Neill s 120 career goals scored in a Guelph uniform too Kitchener 18 2 3 0 used three third period goals to propel themselves to a 5 1 win over the Storm handing them their sixth straight loss Adam Mascherin scored 1 24 into the third period to give Kitchener a two goal lead and draining away any life Guelph had in the contest Playing four on four Mascherin scored after Storm defenceman Garrett McFadden rushed to the bench after breaking his stick The Rangers forward picked a spot short side on Bradley Van Schubert before McFadden could get back into the play The goal made it 3 1 for the visitors early in the final frame before Gustaf Franzen extended the Kitchener lead to 4 1 Franzen poked in an easy goal after Van Schubert delivered an incredible save on a Joseph Garreffa wrap around attempt With 5 24 remaining Jeremy Bracco made the hurt even worse for Storm fans when he tallied to make it 5 1 The Rangers only led 2 1 after 40 minutes Thanks to Van Schubert s start of the season Guelph trailed by just a single goal while being outshot 19 7 halfway through the game Vladislav Barulin knotted the game at one when he redirected a centering James McEwan pass who was standing to the right side of the Kitchener net past Kitchener goaltender Luke Opilka Just 37 seconds later the Rangers reclaimed the lead when Dylan Di Perna fired a slap shot to the left of the net past Van Schubert s blocker Despite a four minute penalty near the end of the middle frame Guelph s league worst home power play 10 8 could not capitalize Mason Kohn opened the scoring 8 30 into the game when his shot rang off of both posts before trickling over the line behind a sprawling Van Schubert Van Schubert stopped 35 shots in the loss while Opilka made 22 saves in the victory Final shots were 40 23 for Kitchener The Storm have now dropped 16 of their last 17 games Guelph returns to action next Friday November 27 when they begin a two game road trip in Kingston Puck drop is scheduled for 7 00 p m GAME NOTES Tonight s game was the 3 rd of 8 meetings this season Kitchener currently leads the season series 3 0 Guelph is 3 7 in their last 10 vs the Rangers Prior to the start of the game the Storm honoured their all time leading scorer Jeff O Neill with a banner raising ceremony Rangers forward Connor Bunnaman is a Guelph native Kitchener

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  • Saginaw Spirit Uses Second Period To SINK Storm Guelph Ontario Guelph Storm News on Guelph Now!
    they defeated the Storm 4 1 Friday night at the Sleeman Centre Despite playing some solid stretches of hockey in the game it was their own mistakes and a solid opposing goaltender that ultimately cost them the game The loss was Guelph s 2 25 1 0 13th straight while it was the 20th consecutive game that the Storm had surrendered three or more goals Three of the four goals given up by the home team came in the second period while they didn t allow a goal in the final frame The Spirit 12 16 1 1 took a 1 0 lead into the first intermission thanks to an early Dylan Sadowy tally Just under five minutes into the contest Saginaw s leading scorer skated in on a two on one with Artem Artemov as a result of a neutral zone turnover by the Guelph Artemov dished the puck to Sadowy who blasted it past a sliding Michael Giugovaz The Storm goaltender turned in a strong game but was the victim of costly team turnovers Then came the second period dagger Saginaw s Chase Stewart released a low wrist shot from the blueline that sneaked its way past a series of bodies and past a screened Giugovaz making it 2 0 38 seconds later and after two huge saves by Giugovaz Mike Davies found the puck in the slot and fired the puck past the blocker of the Storm netminder The goal gave the Spirit a 3 0 lead midway through the evening There was a glimmer of hope for Guelph fans though 2 05 later Storm forward Matthew Hotchkiss scored his first of the season and first in 49 games to put a dent in the Spirit lead Playing four on four Guelph defenceman Garrett McFadden led a rush out of the Storm zone when he fed it to Luke Burghardt Burghardt gave it right back to McFadden who shot the puck towards the net when Hotchkiss deflected it past Saginaw goalie Evan Cormier to make it 3 1 The goal brought some life to the home team but in the end it didn t matter The visitors extended their lead with 1 45 remaining in the middle frame to give themselves a three goal lead and give us our final score 4 1 Giugovaz made 33 saves while Cormier also turned aside 33 shots Final shots were 37 34 for Saginaw Guelph is back in action this Sunday December 13 when they welcome the Sudbury Wolves to the Sleeman Centre Puck drop is scheduled for 2 00 p m GAME NOTES Tonight s game was the 2nd of 4 meetings between the two teams this season Saginaw currently leads the season series 2 0 Storm forward Matthew Hotchkiss scored his 1st goal in 49 games including playoffs Guelph has now lost 13 consecutive games Storm Captain C J Garcia needs one point to set a new career high 11 Scoring 1st SAG Dylan Sadowy 14 Artem Artemov

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  • One Fatality And Increased Emergency Calls For Powerful Fentanyl Patch Concern Guelph Police Guelph Ontario Police FILE News on Guelph Now!
    Powerful Fentanyl Patch Concern Guelph Police Fentanyl Patch 50 X More Powerful Than Heroin 100x Morphine Published 08 21 2015 By Guelph Now Local Police News Add To My Favorites My Favorites can be accessed in the My Now area Print Listing Share on Facebook Tweet This Send to Friend Send this listing to someone Your Email Their Email Click Here To Add Your Comments Verification Information Type in what you see above Verification Information Please type the characters you see in this picture Note The characters are all lower case x Increased Fentanyl Patch Use Fentanyl Patch 50 X More Powerful Than Heroin 100x Morphine The Guelph Police Service has not observed a significant increase of fentanyl related calls in Guelph The Guelph Police encountered fentanyl related incidents twice in 2013 four times in 2014 and three incidents so far in 2015 One overdose proved fatal The most common form of fentanyl is the patch The transdermal patch is prescribed to patients who are in severe pain around the clock The patch will provide a continuous pain relieving dose for a period of up to 72 hours Altering or using the patch in any way other than it was intended including improper handling can prove to be fatal Powdered fentanyl is a less common form and is very dangerous and deadly as it can be absorbed through the skin Persons may not know that they are using powdered fentanyl as it can resemble other street drugs such as heroin or cocaine The fentanyl overdose that occurred in 2015 was as a result of fentanyl powder Fentanyl in any form is dangerous In other parts of Ontario and Canada fentanyl has been hidden in pills that resembled oxycodone Many of the local Guelph pharmacies are actively supporting the Patch for

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  • OVC Helps Keep Guelph Police Canine Partners In Tip Top Working Condition Guelph Ontario Police FILE News on Guelph Now!
    Information Type in what you see above Verification Information Please type the characters you see in this picture Note The characters are all lower case x Police Working Dogs Must Be Ready To Go At All Times OVC Enjoys A Long Successful Relationship With Canine Squad Working dogs are akin to human athletes highly physical and in peak condition Like athletes preventive care is integral to staying at the top of their game That s the case for the working dogs with the Guelph Police Service We need to ensure they are in top physical shape says Tiffany Durzi veterinarian with the Ontario Veterinary College s OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital the official veterinary clinic for the three police dogs with the Guelph Police Service We re trying to prevent disease before it happens The clinic is in the Hill s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre on the University of Guelph campus While companion animals typically have an annual physical exam the dogs with the Guelph Police Service have physicals twice a year This ensures they are up to date on vaccines preventive bloodwork to check for anemia and kidney and liver function and parasite prevention explains Durzi As working dogs they have an increased risk of exposure to parasites while searching in the woods for example Their caloric intake also needs to meet their high energy needs We muscle and body condition score them during each physical to make sure they are getting enough kilocalories adds Durzi The dogs and their police handlers are partners and the human animal bond is particularly strong The bond with Charger is unlike any bond I ve experienced says officer Andrew Crowe Charger s handler He reads my body language and I read his body language and visual clues Charger was 10 months old when he was partnered with Crowe who completed all of Charger s training with him including obedience agility scent tracking as well as scent detection of narcotics firearms and Canadian and American currency He s committed to go into any situation I ask him to and I hold this in very high regard We do things as a team adds Crowe He will read your tone your sweat he knows you better than you know yourself Charger who turns five this fall is in great shape and very active adds Crowe On the days he isn t working Charger still needs at least one run a day The connection between the Guelph Police Service and OVC is a long term one The deep chested German Shepherd breed can be prone to gastric dilatation volvulus GDV commonly known as stomach bloat Nitro another canine unit member encountered GDV a few years ago and had to be rushed to the OVC Companion Animal Hospital a specialty referral hospital for emergency surgery in the middle of the night GDV is a life threatening condition in which the stomach expands flips over and twists inside the abdominal cavity trapping food air and water

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  • Police Continue To Charge Drivers As Distracted Driving Numbers Increase Guelph Ontario Police FILE News on Guelph Now!
    Guelph Now Local Police News Add To My Favorites My Favorites can be accessed in the My Now area Print Listing Share on Facebook Tweet This Send to Friend Send this listing to someone Your Email Their Email Click Here To Add Your Comments Verification Information Type in what you see above Verification Information Please type the characters you see in this picture Note The characters are all lower case x LOL Isn t Very Funny When It Kills Police Continue to charge Distracted Drivers Which Includes Texting And Other Distractions Ontario drivers face some changes on the road starting today that include a stiffer set of penalties for distracted driving and new rules to help protect cyclists and tow truck drivers Since 2009 more than 500 people have died in collisions in OPP controlled roads in which driver inattention was a causal factor said Sgt Dave Rektor of Ontario Provincial Police Statistically speaking distracted driving has exceeded impaired driving as a causal factor in fatal collisions Rektor said texting or checking a phone while driving aren t the only behaviours deemed as distracted driving which incorporates anything that takes a driver s eyes off the road Fussing with kids in the back of the car pushing buttons on a stereo reaching for something anything that distracts you from driving counts he said Driver Inattention Kills And Offenders Will Pay New Rules of the Road Effective September 1 2015 Fine as listed is set fine including Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs Current Penalty Effective September 1 2015 Distracted Driving 60 500 fine 490 fine and three demerit points minimum 30 day suspension for novice drivers Dooring of cyclists or vehicles 60 500 fine 365 fine and three demerit points Passing cyclists None Drivers must leave a one metre distance when passing cyclists or face a 110 fine and two demerit points 180 fine and two demerit points for failing to leave a one metre distance when passing cyclists in a community safety zone Improper lighting on bicycle 20 set fine 110 fine Slow Down Move Over Slow Down Move Over for emergency vehicles stopped at roadside to assist Slow Down Move Over requirement now also includes tow trucks stopped at roadside to assist 490 fine for violation More Changes to the Highway Traffic Act In addition to the above recent changes to the distracted driving and cyclist legislation there has also been a change to the Highway Traffic Act Regulation in regards to reporting of collisions A change to Section 11 Ontario Regulation 596 General now states the prescribed amount for damage to property is 2000 What does this mean for Ontario drivers As of September 1st 2015 if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision that involves property damage only and that damage is apparently more than 2000 drivers are legally obligated to report the collision to Police What do I do if I m in a collision If you re involved in a collision immediately determine

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