Vandalism Hits Advocacy Groups Around the Region

The annual confluence of June festivities including Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month and Juneteenth make this month a cause for joy and excitement, but it also seems like a cause for consternation. A recent round of vandalism in the area has target Pride flags, Indigenous groups, and a local Black History landmark, and that’s creating concerns in communities that should be celebrating. Continue reading “Vandalism Hits Advocacy Groups Around the Region”

Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #6

It’s election season here in Guelph! The nominations are open for this fall’s Municipal Election, and interested residents are filing their papers to run for positions as mayor, for city council and for a spot on one of the local school boards. Each week, this space will break down who’s new to the race, who’s running again, and where we’re still waiting for someone to show an interest! Continue reading “Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #6”

POLICE NOTES: Traffic Issues, New Scams, and Woman Taking Pictures of Students

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: Traffic Issues, New Scams, and Woman Taking Pictures of Students”

Most Mask Mandates End on Saturday, But Not at Guelph General Hospital

Mask mandates come to a predictable and unceremonious end this Saturday with only a couple of exceptions. Just a few days after the election, and announced with a simple media release on Wednesday, the Chief Medical Officer of Health says that outside long-term care and retirement homes, masks in Ontario will be optional as of June 11, but at least one Guelph institution says that the masks will stay on for now. Continue reading “Most Mask Mandates End on Saturday, But Not at Guelph General Hospital”

Guelph in the Strike Zone for AAA Credit Rating with New Framework

It’s hard to find good economic news these days, but sometimes the good news finds you. In a media release on Tuesday, the City of Guelph announced that under the new framework of Standard & Poor’s Global, the credit agency responsible for assigning the credit rating for Canadian municipalities, Guelph has a AAA rating, but don’t pop the champagne cork just yet because there’s a catch! Continue reading “Guelph in the Strike Zone for AAA Credit Rating with New Framework”

Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #5

It’s election season here in Guelph! The nominations are open for this fall’s Municipal Election, and interested residents are filing their papers to run for positions as mayor, for city council and for a spot on one of the local school boards. Each week, this space will break down who’s new to the race, who’s running again, and where we’re still waiting for someone to show an interest! Continue reading “Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #5”

POLICE NOTES: Stolen Van Drug Bust, New Bitcoin Scam, and Child Porn Arrest

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 Van Drug Bust, New Bitcoin Scam, and Child Porn Arrest”

Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #4

It’s election season here in Guelph! The nominations are open for this fall’s Municipal Election, and interested residents are filing their papers to run for positions as mayor, for city council and for a spot on one of the local school boards. Each week, this space will break down who’s new to the race, who’s running again, and where we’re still waiting for someone to show an interest! Continue reading “Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #4”

POLICE NOTES: Storm Damage, Drug Bust, and Lots More Stunt Driving

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: Storm Damage, Drug Bust, and Lots More Stunt Driving”

Volleyball Referee Busted for Inappropriate Behaviour After U of G Tournament

It’s become a terrible and oddly familiar story in the world of junior sport: A man in authority taking advantage of underage women. It happened again earlier this month at the University of Guelph at a volleyball tournament, and after receiving reports from volunteers in attendance, Guelph Police have arrested a man who was one of the referees at the tournament and he’s facing now over a dozen charges. Continue reading “Volleyball Referee Busted for Inappropriate Behaviour After U of G Tournament”