POLICE NOTES: Assault Spree Stopped, Suspicious Fire and Video

There are 145,000 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 going 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: Assault Spree Stopped, Suspicious Fire and Video”

Women in Crisis and Zonta Launches “16 Days” of Activism

Lit in purple, Market Square hosted the launching of “16 Days, 16 Voices of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” on Friday night. Organized by Zonta Guelph and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, the in-person ceremony marked the beginning of 16 days that will spotlight one new message everyday that will talk about gender-based violence and how we can all do something to fight it. Continue reading “Women in Crisis and Zonta Launches “16 Days” of Activism”

Advisory Committee Lays Out More Specific Plans for Downtown

It happened in the middle of the fall election campaign, but the new Strategic Advisory Group on downtown Guelph released a series of short to long-term goals that they hope to achieve to create a safer and more welcoming downtown core. The City of Guelph released a new update on Thursday saying that their aspirations have started to take shape with more formal directions, a “high-level, tactical roadmap to achieving the objectives” if you will. Continue reading “Advisory Committee Lays Out More Specific Plans for Downtown”

CITY PAGES: Rec Programs, Library Robots and Open Houses

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Rec Programs, Library Robots and Open Houses”

POLICE NOTES: RIDE Begins, Assault Suspects Sought and One Bad Truck

There are 145,000 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 going 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: RIDE Begins, Assault Suspects Sought and One Bad Truck”

Guelph Schools Bracing For Potential Monday Strike. Again.

With CUPE and the Ministry of Education working towards a showdown on Monday as educations workers go back on the picket line, schools around Ontario are having to make alternative plans. Next week, schools in Guelph and area under the two English school boards are taking a similar approach to keep in-person going as long as possible in the hopes that cooler heads might still prevail. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Bracing For Potential Monday Strike. Again.”

Opening Words: The Complete Text of Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Speech

Last night, the new Guelph city council gathered around the horseshoe and took their oath of offices, pledging to King Charles III that they will be the best council possible and make smart decisions. Newly re-minted Mayor Cam Guthrie then outlined some of the challenges that this new council will be facing including, but not limited to, division and surprises. Here’s the full text of the Mayor’s opening address… Continue reading “Opening Words: The Complete Text of Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Speech”

A Living Wage in Guelph is Now Nearly $20 Per Hour

Coming off a municipal election that was, in many way, about affordability, comes a reminder of the stakes when it comes to what “affordability” really means. At the start of Living Wage Week 2022, the Ontario Living Wage Network has announced, perhaps unsurprisingly, that the living wage in Ontario has gone up once again. In Guelph and Wellington, that number is now $19.95, one of the largest in the province. Continue reading “A Living Wage in Guelph is Now Nearly $20 Per Hour”

POLICE NOTES: Fake Lawyer, New Scam, and Lots of Drugs Seized

There are 145,000 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 going 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: Fake Lawyer, New Scam, and Lots of Drugs Seized”

Federal Funds Will Help Bookshelf Scale Up Digital Sales

Do you like books? Do you like small, independent book stores like the Bookshelf in downtown Guelph? If you do, then this was a good news day because the Federal government announced funding for the Canadian Independent Booksellers Association, as well as funding for 180 booksellers across Canada, to help support Canadian literature by making those tomes easier to buy through digital storefronts. Continue reading “Federal Funds Will Help Bookshelf Scale Up Digital Sales”