Ford Acts on Price Gouging and Limits Groups to Five

Social media posts in the last few days have indicated that there’s a general concern out there about businesses taking advantage of the pandemic by gouging customers on highly in-demand items. In an announcement on Saturday, the Ontario government introduced some new measures designed to make businesses think twice before trying to profit from the pandemic. Continue reading “Ford Acts on Price Gouging and Limits Groups to Five”

Q&A with Mayor Guthrie About the State of Emergency

On Thursday night, Mayor Cam Guthrie called a state of emergency in the City of Guelph. If you’re wondering what exactly that means for life here in the Royal City, you’re not alone. The mayor talked to Guelph Politico on Friday about what the state of emergency means for Guelph, what City Hall is doing to respond to the crisis, and his most important request to all Guelph residents right now. Continue reading “Q&A with Mayor Guthrie About the State of Emergency”

COVID-19 Outbreak Found in Guelph General

In what’s been a bad week in Guelph with COVID-19 developments, comes the late breaking news on Thursday evening that an outbreak of the virus has occurred in an entire ward of Guelph General Hospital. A joint statement from the Hospital and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says that all immediate measures are being taken to protect staff and patients. Continue reading “COVID-19 Outbreak Found in Guelph General”

10 at a Time is the New Rule on Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit will keep rolling through the extended COVID-19 response period, but the transit service has just announced that they’re making social distancing easier on all their vehicles. Starting today, less than a dozen people at any one time will be allowed on Guelph Transit buses as part of new, stricter measures to keep people moving while not letting COVID-19 spread. Continue reading “10 at a Time is the New Rule on Guelph Transit”

Government of Ontario Announces Billions in New Funding to Fight COVID-19

The original plan was to unveil the fiscal 2020/2021 budget in the Ontario legislature tomorrow. Instead, the Government of Ontario announced this afternoon that they’re going to spend billions of dollars in the short-term to help the province fight the COVID-19 pandemic with new health spending, and economic support for workers and businesses. Continue reading “Government of Ontario Announces Billions in New Funding to Fight COVID-19”

City Facilities Closed Till April 30, All Council Meetings Cancelled

The City of Guelph has announced that the closures of all City facilities will continue until the end of April. Although the original intention was that some facilities like City Hall, rec centres and the library were going to re-open on April 6, they will now remain closed till May. In-person council meetings will also be cancelled for the time being. Continue reading “City Facilities Closed Till April 30, All Council Meetings Cancelled”

GUELPH POLITICAST #214 – Food Security and Sick Pay

It’s been noted frequently that the COVID-19 pandemic is touching just about every aspect of our society, but aside from healthcare, perhaps no two areas of everyday life have been more affected than how we shop, and how we work. How fortunate then that the University of Guelph has two experts to help us out with understanding that! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #214 – Food Security and Sick Pay”

Two Healthcare Workers at Guelph General Have COVID-19

It’s been a busy couple of days in our area for breaking COVID-19 diagnoses, but the latest news hits Guelph General Hospital hard as two members of staff there have tested positive for the virus. The leadership of the hospital says that they’ve got things under control, but recent events should show the whole community that COVID-19 is here, and we need to take it seriously. Continue reading “Two Healthcare Workers at Guelph General Have COVID-19”

Ontario Government Reveals List of Essential Business, Plus Hydro Rate Cut

All non-essential businesses in Ontario will be closed by midnight tonight as mandated by the Government of Ontario, and they’ve released a comprehensive list featuring 74 categories of businesses that will be allowed to remain open. At the same time, the Government has also announced that they will be providing rate relief for hydro prices by suspending time-of-use metering for the next month-and-a-half.  Continue reading “Ontario Government Reveals List of Essential Business, Plus Hydro Rate Cut”

Guelph First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at St. Joe’s

It’s been a long time coming, but Guelph has its first confirmed case in COVID-19, and in terms of the people who are the most vulnerable to the pandemic, it’s been found in the worst possible place. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health confirmed Tuesday that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Guelph, and the patient is a resident of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Continue reading “Guelph First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at St. Joe’s”