Bail to the Chief! DeRuyter Announces Retirement from Guelph Police

Though we’ve been wondering who might fill the 13 seats around the city council chamber for the next term, there’s now going to be an especially big seat to fill next year in an office on the other side of the tracks from City Hall. Continue reading “Bail to the Chief! DeRuyter Announces Retirement from Guelph Police”

GUELPH POLITICAST #116 – A St. Patrick’s Day Special

Things were going pretty well. It wasn’t perfect, but it seemed like Town and Gown had found a way to perfectly co-exist inside the City of Guelph thanks to the diligence of City Hall, the police, the university, and student groups. And then Homecoming happened… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #116 – A St. Patrick’s Day Special”

This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018”

Ceremony Kicks Off 154 Weeks of Renovations Guelph Police Headquarters

Now surrounded by blue construction fencing, the headquarters for the Guelph Police Service looks very different today than it will three years from now. After months, and years, of debate and planning, the $34 million renovation official began with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony this morning in front of the building. Continue reading “Ceremony Kicks Off 154 Weeks of Renovations Guelph Police Headquarters”

And Then There Were Two: Police Revoke Guelph Taxi’s License

With all the talk about Uber lately, the city seems to have overlooked the fact that there may be some issues with our licensed cab companies. In a surprise announcement, Guelph Police has declared that they’ve revoked the license for Guelph Taxi, an upstart outfit that started running cabs in Guelph in 2013. A Guelph Mercury article in August started highlighting concerns about the operation of Guelph Taxi, which has now culminated in them being effectively out of business in the Royal City. Continue reading “And Then There Were Two: Police Revoke Guelph Taxi’s License”

Guelph Police Board Hears About Uber

When Uber arrived in town this past July, whether intentional or unintentional, they debuted in a regulatory sweet spot; the Guelph Police Service, who is in charge of overseeing taxis and taxi licensing in Guelph, has no Police Board meeting in August. But it’s back to work now for the board, and the main topic of conversation at the meeting Thursday was Uber, and one Royal City taxi company went on the record to say it is not a fan. Continue reading “Guelph Police Board Hears About Uber”

PRESS RELEASE – DeRuyter Promoted to Police Chief

He’s been doing the job on a temporary basis since the fall, but the Guelph Police Services Board has made the promotion permanent for Acting Chief of Police Jeffrey DeRuyter. As of March 1, we can just start calling him Chief DeRuyter. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE – DeRuyter Promoted to Police Chief”