POLICE NOTES: Stolen Car Busts, DNA Match, and Lots of Speeding

There are 137,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot gong on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days. Continue reading “POLICE NOTES: Stolen Car Busts, DNA Match, and Lots of Speeding”

Board of Health Has Positive Outlook on Current Pandemic Conditions

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Board of Health met on Wednesday in a hybrid format. For the first time in over two years most board members and staff got together in the same room at Public Health’s Chancellors Way headquarters while others tuned in via Zoom, so one might be forgiven for assuming that the pandemic is almost over. Dr. Nicola Mercer made it clear though that there’s still some I’s to dot and T’s to cross. Continue reading “Board of Health Has Positive Outlook on Current Pandemic Conditions”

School Board Trustee Wants to Get Kids in Need a Free Bike

Good biking weather is finally here, but what if you don’t own a bike? What if your family doesn’t have the money to afford a new bike? This is the conundrum for young people across Guelph who like to have a bike, but find that getting one is a luxury. Well, one school board trustee thinks a kids’ bike is not a luxury, and he’s started a new program to refurbish previously enjoyed bikes for new adventures with new cyclists. Continue reading “School Board Trustee Wants to Get Kids in Need a Free Bike”

RECAP: Heritage Guelph Kicks Off Comments on Reformatory Heritage Area

At a meeting of Heritage Guelph on Monday, the members of the committee got a chance to talk to the consultant reviewing the Heritage Conservation District merits of the Ontario Reformatory lands. In the course of the workshop, we learned where we are in the process, what is happening next, and how Guelph area residents can help out with their own ideas and information. Check out the recap of the meeting below. Continue reading “RECAP: Heritage Guelph Kicks Off Comments on Reformatory Heritage Area”

POLICE NOTES: School Break-In, Big Drug Busts, and Thieves Wanted

There are 137,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot gong on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days. Continue reading “POLICE NOTES: School Break-In, Big Drug Busts, and Thieves Wanted”

Guelph Wants Stuff From This Provincial Election

The City of Guelph has issues, and they want the candidates running to represent Guelph in the provincial election to deal with them. On the first full day of the 2022 campaign, the City of Guelph formally released their Top Five election priorities for this election, and if you look at the list, and if you’re even slightly in tune with the political culture here, none of the picks should be especially surprising. Continue reading “Guelph Wants Stuff From This Provincial Election”

Another COVID-19 Outbreak at Guelph General Hospital

It’s lucky number seven at Guelph General Hospital with the announcement today that there’s another COVID-19 outbreak at that facility. Since just before Christmas 2021, it’s seemed like there’s been a new COVID outbreak every couple of weeks, the last one was on April 5 and cancelled about 10 days later, but this outbreak comes at a moment as many outbreaks in area healthcare facilities have come to an end. Continue reading “Another COVID-19 Outbreak at Guelph General Hospital”

Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph

Monday marked the first day that you could file the paper work to run for office in this fall’s Municipal Election, and when it was all said and done it was a pretty quiet one. While one person signed up to take on the incumbents, another long-time councillor announced that he is making this term around the horseshoe his last. Continue reading “Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph”

Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion

There’s an election coming. The writs must be drawn up in the next 48 hours, but in that time it looks like there’s going to be a lot of announcements from all parties about wonderful new spending initiatives. Guelph General Hospital was the recipients of one of those cool funding announcements today, but this one comes with the seal of approval from the Minister of Health herself. Continue reading “Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion”

HOPE House Celebrates the End of a Successful Capital Campaign

An in-person ceremony commemorated the completion of the capital campaign to buy and renovate the old Norfolk United Church, which you may know as the headquarters for HOPE House. Part of that ceremony was the official rename of the church as the David Barr Memorial Building, a rechristening of sorts that marked both the beginning of a new era at HOPE House and the continuation of their efforts to help Guelph’s most vulnerable. Continue reading “HOPE House Celebrates the End of a Successful Capital Campaign”