“Enough is Enough.” Police Board Moves to Recoup Party Costs from U of G

In the first meeting of Guelph Police Services Board since Homecoming, the Board decided that it would be the last Homecoming without the City of Guelph getting any compensation for the added security costs.  A motion from Mayor Cam Guthrie and Councillor Christine Billings, the two city council representatives on the board, sent a clear message to the administration of the University of Guelph: “Enough is Enough.” Continue reading ““Enough is Enough.” Police Board Moves to Recoup Party Costs from U of G”

Damage, Fireworks and a $30,000 Bill is the Homecoming Tally from Guelph Police

The Guelph Police Service released the tab for Homecoming 2021, and it comes in at 310 calls for service over a 17-hour period that will ultimately cost the City of Guelph over $30,000 in police time and resources. The price tag, and the fallout, will likely spurn a previously unfinished discussion pre-pandemic about where the financial burden of events from Homecoming will lie. Continue reading “Damage, Fireworks and a $30,000 Bill is the Homecoming Tally from Guelph Police”

Guelph Police Board Wants U of G to Help Cover Homecoming Policing Costs

After another Homecoming celebration this year that made more news about the after party than it made about the game, the Guelph Police Services Board is worried about the cost of celebrating in the city. At Thursday’s board meeting, options were explored about how they can approach the University of Guelph about making up some of those overtime costs.  Continue reading “Guelph Police Board Wants U of G to Help Cover Homecoming Policing Costs”

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”

Police Release Safe Semester Stats from Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming weekend is always the pinnacle of the annual downtown Safe Semester program, the busiest of the busy first few weeks of the fall semester. The City, the Police, and the University walk into a bar have gone to great pains over the last couple of years to make this as smooth an adjustment as possible for the People. So how did they do this past weekend? Continue reading “Police Release Safe Semester Stats from Homecoming Weekend”