The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019

The year is coming to close, and the non-stop news cycle is about to go on a holiday hiatus. There’s been so much news to cover these last 12 month that it’s hard to nail the Top 10 stories of the year, let alone rank them all in order, but that’s the cross we bear in the news business at this time of year. So, without further ado, shall we get to the Top 10 political news stories in Guelph for 2019? Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019”

Chief Cobey Says This Year’s Budget Crunch is a ‘Perfect Storm’

In a year that saw City of Guelph departments and boards do everything possible to keep their budget increase close to zero, the Guelph Police Service asked for a nearly 10 per cent increase. That accounts for over half of this year’s total tax levy increase, which currently sits at 3.78 per cent, but Guelph’s Police Chief is firm, his service needs those fund and the new people they will secure. Continue reading “Chief Cobey Says This Year’s Budget Crunch is a ‘Perfect Storm’”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 20 Meeting?

The final presentation for the 2020 Budget features a lot of the local services that people engage with daily in Guelph, including the police, the library, and the local public health unit. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 20 Meeting?”

Extra Buses for Homecoming and Other Reminders

It’s good news for everybody this Homecoming weekend, at least if you’re going to take the bus. All-day on Saturday, Guelph Transit will be free for everyone to ride regardless of whether you’re going to the game or not. But if you are going to the game, or hosting a party in your own backyard, take care to be on your best behaviour. Continue reading “Extra Buses for Homecoming and Other Reminders”

High Number of Overdoses Has Police and Health Workers Issue Warning

A high number of overdoses in the last 24 hours has both the Guelph Police Service and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health raising warnings about dangerous drugs in the area ahead of the long weekend. Continue reading “High Number of Overdoses Has Police and Health Workers Issue Warning”

City of Guelph Employee Assaulted, Man Arrested

Normally, trail maintenance is a relatively risk-less task with only, perhaps, the danger of heat stroke or dehydration on a hot day to be concerned about. Unfortunately though for a pair of City of Guelph employees, even staff members doing trail maintenance seem to have their critics. Continue reading “City of Guelph Employee Assaulted, Man Arrested”

Feds Announced More Money to Battle Opioid Crisis

On Thursday, Guelph Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield met with some of the people on the frontline of Guelph’s drug strategy, while highlighting millions in new funding to help combat the ongoing opioid crisis in Guelph and other Canadian communities. At the same time, Guelph Police are warning the public of a new drug treat tied to three overdoses. Continue reading “Feds Announced More Money to Battle Opioid Crisis”

Guelph Police Fleet Moving to All Hybrids Starting this Fall

At an announcement at Guelph City Hall Thursday afternoon, the Guelph Police Service announced their intention to move to an all hybrid fleet over the next couple of years. From this fall going forward, all new police vehicles will be hybrid models as our city’s law enforcement is staking their claim to go green. Continue reading “Guelph Police Fleet Moving to All Hybrids Starting this Fall”

Parks and Rec Master Plan and Police Diversity: Feedback Wanted

The City of Guelph is reaching out again to you, the citizens of the Royal City, for some feedback to a couple of different issues. Do you have ideas about the future of Guelph park infrastructure and its recreational programs? Do you have concerns about the diversity on the Guelph Police Service? This is for you. Continue reading “Parks and Rec Master Plan and Police Diversity: Feedback Wanted”

Guelph Police Says Collisions Up for the First Quarter of 2019

The first three months of 2019 has seen an increase in the number of collisions on area roads, according to the Guelph Police Service. In January, February and March of 2019, there were 846 vehicle collisions reported to the Police, and increase of 55 from the same period in 2018. Continue reading “Guelph Police Says Collisions Up for the First Quarter of 2019”