Police and U of G Get Ready for Homecoming Weekend

On Saturday, the Guelph Gryphons football team will face-off against the Queen’s Gaels at Alumni Stadium, but the real action might not be on the football field, but out in the city itself. With Homecoming comes parties, and that means there’s a danger of parties getting out of control, which is something neither the Guelph Police Service or the University of Guelph admin want to happen on what’s sure to be a very busy weekend. Continue reading “Police and U of G Get Ready for Homecoming Weekend”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 14, 2022

It’s the last meeting… before Election Day. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 14, 2022”

CRTC Demanding Answers from Rogers About Outage

Barely four days after a Canada-wide service interruption on the Rogers network, the head of Canada’s telecom regulator is calling the company out and demanding a fulsome explanation. A statement on Tuesday from the chairperson and CEO of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has a list of questions for Rogers, and he wants them answered almost immediately. Continue reading “CRTC Demanding Answers from Rogers About Outage”

Nation-wide Rogers Black Out Causes Local Issues

How’s you’re internet? As of Friday evening, reports starting coming in that some people were able to get reports again, and that news was that phone, TV, and internet for some Rogers customers had been restored. In the hustle and bustle to get Canada back online, there’s still no word on what went wrong, but the effects – both local and national – will likely be felt for days to come. Continue reading “Nation-wide Rogers Black Out Causes Local Issues”

This Month at Council: Tech Trouble, Bridge Debate, Water Plan Updates

If nothing else this month, Guelph is now officially a bird city, and we now sleep under the wings of our official bird, the Black-capped Chickadee, which was chosen by popular demand. At least that part went right because this month council had its first serious tech-glitch of these post-pandemic times. But most everything else was business as usual, so let’s review the business of June’s council meetings. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Tech Trouble, Bridge Debate, Water Plan Updates”

Schreiner Spends Last Weekend of Campaign in… Parry Sound-Muskoka?!

In what’s probably an indication about the odds here in Guelph, and maybe the odds up in Parry Sound-Muskoka, Guelph’s incumbent Green candidate and leader of Ontario’s Green Party,  spent the last Saturday before Election Day supporting another candidate in another riding. Schreiner’s visit to the eastern end of Georgian Bay sets up the Green Party’s best bet to double the size of their caucus this Thursday. Continue reading “Schreiner Spends Last Weekend of Campaign in… Parry Sound-Muskoka?!”

Public Health Canada Confirms Monkeypox in Canada

Monkeypox has officially landed. It had been suspected in the Montreal area along with other locations in the U.S. and Europe, but late Thursday night, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) confirmed that there are definitely two cases of the virus in the region. Although this virus is only fatal in a very small portion of cases, the idea that this could be another public health crisis on the coat tails of a global pandemic has people concerned. Continue reading “Public Health Canada Confirms Monkeypox in Canada”

FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington

The Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) spent the day in Guelph on Friday with nearly $13 million to burn in her pocket. Two stops on her public schedule delivered money for a new green technology innovation fund, and money to help improve area tourist attractions including Guelph’s biggest and most famous park. Continue reading “FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington”