Expanded GO Train Service Coming to Guelph this Fall

Although it’s not the two-way, all-day GO Train service that the region’s been asking for over the last decade, the Government of Ontario announced that GO Train service will be expanding again in time for the new school year. Continue reading “Expanded GO Train Service Coming to Guelph this Fall”

S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year

A prime indicator for the financial health of the Corporation of the City of Guelph, Standards & Poors has affirmed its AA+ credit rating for the City for a seventh straight year while adding that the outlook is still stable. Continue reading “S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year”

United Way Campaigner Shayani Takes the Helm of the Guelph Chamber

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce has announced its new President and Chief Executive Officer, and it’s a face that’s familiar to Guelph’s charitable pursuits and the non-profit sector. Shakiba Shayani  will be the new head of the Chamber effective September 9. Continue reading “United Way Campaigner Shayani Takes the Helm of the Guelph Chamber”

Public Feedback Wanted for Transportation Master Plan

How do you get around Guelph? How can you get around Guelph better? What do we need to do to have better roads, bike paths, walking trails, and transit routes? All these questions, and many more, are looking for answers by the City of Guelph, and they’re asking for your feedback for the Transportation Master Plan. Continue reading “Public Feedback Wanted for Transportation Master Plan”

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”

City Moves Water Restrictions Up to Level Yellow

As we’re about to head into the “dog days of August,” the City of Guelph is raising it’s water restriction level to 1 yellow, meaning that residents have to be even more cautious about their water use in the days, and likely weeks, to come. Continue reading “City Moves Water Restrictions Up to Level Yellow”

Vaccarino Stepping Down as U of G President, Search for New President Begins

A little over one-year from now, Franco Vaccarino will vacate his post as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. Vaccarino has announced his intention to leave his present office next summer, and the search for a new leader for the U of G now begins. Continue reading “Vaccarino Stepping Down as U of G President, Search for New President Begins”

Feds Announce Money for Small Businesses to Find Energy Efficiencies

If adapting to, and mitigating, climate change sounds like a big, expensive job, it’s because it is. Of course, if you’re a small or medium size business, just about any additional cost or project is big, so if you want to tackle a project to make yourself more environmentally-friendly, wouldn’t it be nice if the Federal government could offer some assistance? Continue reading “Feds Announce Money for Small Businesses to Find Energy Efficiencies”

ICYMI: Scott Stewart is the New CAO of the City of Guelph

Nearly seven months after the departure of the previous Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Guelph, city council announced Monday night that they had officially hired Deputy CAO Scott Stewart as the sole City employee directly accountable to council. Continue reading “ICYMI: Scott Stewart is the New CAO of the City of Guelph”