Male arrested after weapons complaint
A Kingston-area male faces weapons charges after trying to hitch a ride in Guelph Thursday with a knife concealed in his sleeve.
Approximately 8:30 a.m., the Guelph Police Service received calls from two different members of the public about a male soliciting rides in the area of Edinburgh Road South and Water Street with a knife concealed in his sleeve. Both reported he was holding the knife by the handle with the blade inside his sleeve.
Officers arrived and located the male, but upon seeing police he threw the knife in some bushes. He was found to be bound by two different probation orders with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
A 19-year-old Prescott male is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing Friday.
Male taken to hospital after trying to stop car thief
A Guelph male was transported to hospital Thursday morning after twice being thrown off the hood of his stolen vehicle.
He had left his car parked and running outside a business in the area of Victoria Road South and York Road shortly before 7 a.m. While inside the business, the victim noticed his car’s headlights come on and ran outside as it was being reversed out of a spot. The victim jumped onto the hood then fell off when the driver braked abruptly.
The victim jumped back on the hood and was thrown off a second time when the driver pulled into a plaza and braked. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The stolen vehicle, described as a silver 2017 four-door Subaru Impreza STI, was last seen southbound on Victoria Road. The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build wearing a dark t-shirt with a large white logo on the front and a baseball cap. It is believed he arrived in the parking lot with a second male who left the scene in a small dark-coloured four-door car.
The theft remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Stephen Gawlik at 519-824-1212, ext. 7509, email him at email@example.com, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Male and female charged following disturbance
A Guelph male and female were both arrested following a disturbance at a north-end hotel Thursday.
Approximately 4 p.m., the Guelph Police Service was called to a reported disturbance at a hotel in the area of Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North. They attended a room where a female had reported being assaulted. Upon being allowed inside, officers immediately noticed a syringe loaded with fentanyl on top of a dresser. The female was transported to hospital for medical assessment.
The male had left before police arrival but was located a short time later. Investigation revealed the parties are on terms not to associate with each other.
A 40-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault, possessing a controlled substance and failing to comply with an undertaking. He was held for a bail hearing Friday. A 37-year-old Guelph female is charged with possessing a controlled substance and failing to comply with an undertaking. She will appear in a Guelph court January 21, 2022.
Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 211
Amazon reveals ‘Lord of the Rings’ subtitle that hints at storyline
The long-awaited, expensive Middle-earth fantasy series from Amazon.com Inc has a name: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
Amazon’s Prime Video revealed the full name of the fantasy series on Wednesday ahead of its planned streaming debut of Sept. 2.
The show’s storyline takes place thousands of years before the events in writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books, which are set in the fictional land of Middle-earth and were brought to life in blockbuster movies.
The subtitle foreshadows a story “that welds the major events of Tolkien’s Second Age together: the forging of the iconic rings,” Amazon said in a statement.
Creators J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said the series “unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Numenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.”
“Until now, audiences have only seen on screen the story of the One Ring,” they added. “But before there was one, there were many … and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
Amazon spent about $465 million filming the first season of the show, according to government officials in New Zealand, where the series was filmed. The company is expecting to make five seasons of the show, making it one of the most expensive TV series ever.
The first season will be available in more than 240 nations in multiple languages, Amazon said. New episodes will be released weekly.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Leslie Adler)
Media Advisory: Premier Furey, Minister Osborne, Minister Haggie and Dr. Fitzgerald Available to Media – News Releases – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Reporter reflects on relationship between athletes, media after testy exchange with Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl – Global News
A veteran Edmonton sports reporter whose career has seen him be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame says he believes it’s more difficult for journalists to smooth things over when there’s friction with an athlete than it used to be.
“It’s not supposed to be an adversarial relationship between the media and the players,” Postmedia writer Jim Matheson told Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED’s Inside Sports radio program on Tuesday night. “I’ve been doing this a long time. I think I’m very fair at what I do.”
“Obviously, something I’ve written or said has ticked him off, but I have no idea what that is,” Matheson said.
“It’s not the most pleasant situation to be honest.”
Matheson asked the German-born Draisaitl questions after the Oilers practised at Edmonton’s Rogers Place on Tuesday about the team being mired in a weeks-long funk after a dominant start to their NHL season.
The journalist, who has covered the Oilers for about 40 years, asked Draisaitl if, amid the team’s second six-game losing streak, he had thought the team was past getting into such slumps after the Oilers’ last two regular seasons were quite successful.
“Sure. Yeah,” Draisaitl said.
Matheson then asked Draisaitl for his thoughts on what the biggest reason is for the team’s recent losses and what the one thing is he thinks is most important for the team to improve on.
“Yeah, we have to get better at everything,” Draisaitl replied.
“Would you like to expand on that?” Matheson countered.
“No,” Draisaitl answered. “You can do that. You know everything.”
At that point, Matheson decided to ask Draisaitl why he was being so “pissy.” Draisaitl said he was simply answering the questions and Matheson suggested they weren’t very “good” answers.
“I have one more for you,” Matheson then said. “Leon, you show your frustration on the ice last game against Ottawa. Is that a good thing when you show it so the other team knows you’re frustrated?”
“Yeah it’s a great thing for sure,” Draisaitl answered.
After his answer, a voice in the background of the media availability can be heard saying, “I think we’re done.”
Matheson said he was aware the exchange blew up on social media almost immediately after it happened but pointed out that as a journalist, he does not want to be part of the story.
“And when I write my story tomorrow, I will not be the story either,” he said. “I will just say that Leon wasn’t very illuminating with his answers.”
The Oilers’ recent struggles have been compounded by the fact the team will have gone through a stretch this month of only playing one game in 15 days as an indirect consequence of pandemic-related public health restrictions. Some players have suggested having to stew in their problems as they wait to get their season back on track has been difficult.
Matheson told Wilkins that coincidentally, the pandemic may also indirectly be making it more difficult to smooth things over with a player when there is friction between him and a reporter.
“Things aren’t the way they used to be and they need to go back to the old days,” he said Tuesday night. “If I was having a disagreement with a player, you could sit beside him in the dressing room and say, ‘Have I done something to upset you? Tell me what it is and I can try to make it better if it’s something I said or did.’”
Matheson said if the player feels he is deserved an apology and he can understand why, he has no problem offering him one.
“I’ve written some things over the years… where you’ve tossed off some gratuitous shot which seemed like a cheap shot at a player and then you go to bed at night and you sleep and you toss and turn and you get up in the morning and you say, ‘That wasn’t very nice of me,’” he said. “And then the next day at practice, you go up to a player and you say, ‘I’m sorry, that wasn’t a very nice thing to say,’ and you can apologize and go on from there.
“But that’s not the way it works now in today’s NHL… because with COVID, you don’t get into the dressing room and so you can’t sit beside a player and say, ‘Look, have I done something to upset you?’”
Wilkins said he reached out to the Oilers to ask if Draisaitl wanted to appear on his program as he was going to speak with Matheson about the awkward media availability. He said the Oilers politely declined to make him available, saying they felt he did not need to rehash what was said.
“I thought I asked a couple of softball questions to start with,” Matheson said, noting that another Oiler answered many of the same questions on Tuesday without one-word answers.
“But Leon didn’t want to answer the question, so he just said, ‘Everything.’ OK. I thought it was just a normal, ‘Would you like to expand on that?’ and he said, ‘no.’ And that’s when I said, ‘Look, I’m getting one word answers, so…’”
While Matheson said he would like the opportunity to talk to Draisaitl to see if there is something he has done to upset him, he does not regret asking the NHL’s 2020 Hart Trophy winner why he was being “pissy.”
“If I walk away and just take what he said, then I don’t look very good, so I was just standing up for myself,” he said.
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