In 2020, Guelph Police Saw Decrease in Property Crime, Increase in Other Areas

Since most people spent a significant portion of the last year in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was some curiosity about what the crime rate would look like. According to the annual report from the Guelph Police Service, there was a decrease in several different crimes year-over-year in 2020, advancing the trend of a falling local crime rate even though Guelph does see an increase some different areas. Continue reading “In 2020, Guelph Police Saw Decrease in Property Crime, Increase in Other Areas”

Guelph Library Says It Was a Busy Year Despite the Pandemic

It was a very busy year at the Guelph Public Library even though they were closed for a big portion of it, and many members of the library staff were laid off. In terms of in-person operations, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the library, and library services, hard, but the newly released annual report from GPL tells a more interesting story, a story about why the library is still an essential community service even though it’s not technically “essential.” Continue reading “Guelph Library Says It Was a Busy Year Despite the Pandemic”