Guelph Protesters Warm Up Before Country-Wide Freedom Rallies Next Weekend

Next weekend, there are a series of so-called freedom rallies planned for our region, around Ontario, and across the country. Perhaps as a warm up act, or perhaps just to warm up, about two dozen people gathered at Wellington Street and Gordon Street to protest the new provincial lockdowns, vaccine mandates, masking rules, and the general malaise of the pandemic. Continue reading “Guelph Protesters Warm Up Before Country-Wide Freedom Rallies Next Weekend”

Public Health Changes Who Can Drop-In, and Who Has to Book For a Shot

It’s been a long week of bad news and it’s only January 5, whether or not the following news is bad may depend on your point of view though. On Wednesday, Wellingt0n-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced that they’re changing who can just drop by a vaccine clinic, and who has to go through regular channels to book an appointment. On the bright side, if you still need a first shot, this is your time! Continue reading “Public Health Changes Who Can Drop-In, and Who Has to Book For a Shot”

School Board Adjusts to the New Face of the Pandemic

School begins on Wednesday, but unlike the original plan just a week ago, students across Ontario are going back to school at home, and on their computers. On Tuesday night, the Program Committee of the Upper Grand District School Board had to deviate slightly from their previously released agenda to deal with the numerous changes to education created by the Ontario government over the holiday break. Continue reading “School Board Adjusts to the New Face of the Pandemic”

Moore COVID Update Postponed as COVID Cases Go Higher

It made sense given the recent trend of new COVID-19 cases, not to mention the fact that there aren’t any rapid tests to be had and we’re now less than a week away from schools re-opening, but Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health was supposed to give a press conference today. Despite the growing cases, and the growing questions, the presser was delayed as Ontarians waits at least another day for pandemic insights. Continue reading “Moore COVID Update Postponed as COVID Cases Go Higher”

Mayor Guthrie Talks to Open Sources About Another COVID Year

It’s almost the end to 2021, so it seems like a good time to talk with the mayor about what kind of year it’s been. The story of the year was COVID-19, again, and there was a lot of action at the City of Guelph from lockdowns to re-open strategies to vaccine rollouts, and a lot of information about all that stuff passed through the office of Cam Guthrie. Guelph’s Mayor appeared on the most recent edition of Open Sources Guelph to talk about it all. Continue reading “Mayor Guthrie Talks to Open Sources About Another COVID Year”

U of G Goes Back to Remote Learning Till Late January

It was kind of big deal with the University of Guelph campus re-opened for in-person classes this past September, half the current compliment of the U of G’s class of undergrad students had never known a year of post-secondary school without an interruption caused by COVID-19. and now, COVID has struck again. After their holiday break, all students at the University of Guelph will have to kick-off their winter semester from home. Continue reading “U of G Goes Back to Remote Learning Till Late January”

Boosters For Everyone 18 and Over on Monday, New Capacity Limits on Saturday

With the resurgence of COVID-19 and the concern around the Omicron variant, Premier Doug Ford and his advisors took to the media studio at Queen’s Park to announce a major shift in direction. Starting Monday, everyone over the age of 18 in Ontario will be eligible for their third shot of a COVID-19 vaccine even if its been just three months after completing their first two shots. There are also some other new developments to note. Continue reading “Boosters For Everyone 18 and Over on Monday, New Capacity Limits on Saturday”

Moore Offers “Precautionary Measures”, No Change in Direction (For Now)

In the wake of growing concerns over the Omicron variant, and the increased number of COVID-19 cases, many people thought that Tuesday’s update from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore was going to make more news than it did. Instead, Moore offered some concern about the stats, but he didn’t really change the game plan for fighting COVID, at least in the short-term. Continue reading “Moore Offers “Precautionary Measures”, No Change in Direction (For Now)”

Protestors Say They’re Fed Up With “Scariants” and the “One More Con” Virus

The wind didn’t howl so much as whistle though downtown Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t the only thing making noise. Three weeks after a large protest among the pandemic skeptical in front of City Hall, about 60 people met again at 1 Carden Street to express their ongoing disgruntlement about the current state of things. In other words, it’s all going according to plan and they don’t care for it. Continue reading “Protestors Say They’re Fed Up With “Scariants” and the “One More Con” Virus”

As Omicron Arrives in Guelph, Ontario Changes Their Pandemic Plans

For two weeks, we’ve watched the global spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and wondered when it would be detected here. Wonder no longer. On Friday, Wellington-Dufferin-Gulph Public Health announced that they’ve detected the first local case of Omicron locally. Meanwhile, Queen’s Park announced Friday that they’re departing from original post-new year’s plans to wind down vaccine certification. Continue reading “As Omicron Arrives in Guelph, Ontario Changes Their Pandemic Plans”