Local Longo’s Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Grocery stores have been called essential services by the Provincial government, which is why the workers there are vulnerable to catching COVID-19. It’s happened before, and now it’s happened in Guelph, specifically at the Clair Road location of Longo’s. According to a company press release, a worker at Longo’s Guelph has tested positive for COVID-19, but the chain’s owner is saying that they’re handling it. Continue reading “Local Longo’s Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19”

University of Guelph Names a Historic New President

In midst of a very disruptive school year where campus has been nearly emptied and all classes are going digital, the University of Guelph have announced the person they’ve hired to get things back to normal for 2020/21. Charlotte Yates, currently the provost and vice-president (academic), has been hired as the ninth president of the U of G, and the first female to hold the office. Continue reading “University of Guelph Names a Historic New President”

Ontario Government Reveals List of Essential Business, Plus Hydro Rate Cut

All non-essential businesses in Ontario will be closed by midnight tonight as mandated by the Government of Ontario, and they’ve released a comprehensive list featuring 74 categories of businesses that will be allowed to remain open. At the same time, the Government has also announced that they will be providing rate relief for hydro prices by suspending time-of-use metering for the next month-and-a-half.  Continue reading “Ontario Government Reveals List of Essential Business, Plus Hydro Rate Cut”

Guelph Arts Council Cancels Upcoming Events

In what might be the last holdout after days of cancellations, the Guelph Arts Council formally closed its office, and cancelled all upcoming events for the rest of March and April. The cancellation affects one of the biggest events on the Arts Council’s calendar, but it’s not the only shift to the cultural landscape to be announced in the last day. Continue reading “Guelph Arts Council Cancels Upcoming Events”

City Steps Up Facility Closures as COV-19 Concerns Continue

Before the work week has even begun, the City of Guelph has already made some tweaks to it’s plans to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Although there has yet to be any cases of COVID-19 in Guelph and Wellington County, the City of Guelph has announced that they’re taking enhanced precautions, and is temporarily closing down several facilities. Continue reading “City Steps Up Facility Closures as COV-19 Concerns Continue”

Guelph Police Adding Downtown Resource Officers

For months now there’s been a general discussion about the safety of people downtown, and it’s a discussion that got real earlier this year with two separate homicides happening within a block of each other in the span of a month. Sensing a need for a greater police presence in the core, the Guelph Police Service will be unveiling a six-month pilot project to have four additional full-time uniformed officers on the streets. Continue reading “Guelph Police Adding Downtown Resource Officers”

One Day in Guelph; Two Big Retirements Announced

This “hump day”, it seems like some people in upper management in Guelph are feeling like leaving work. Forever. In two non-associated announcements, one long-serving member of the Guelph Police Service, and one key general manager at City Hall have announced that they’re finally ready for what comes after work. Continue reading “One Day in Guelph; Two Big Retirements Announced”

Metrolinx Won’t Be Offering Anymore Discounts on Transfers Come April

If you’ve been enjoying the cost benefits of using your Presto card to transfer from the GO Train to the TTC, you’re going to have to make up that extra cost per trip starting April 1. Metrolinx has announced that the Discounted Double Fare program will be ending on March 31, when the multi-year agreement between the Province of Ontario and GO Transit’s parent company expires. Continue reading “Metrolinx Won’t Be Offering Anymore Discounts on Transfers Come April”

New City Engineer Takes Over for Promoted Dedman

A key vacancy in City Hall’s senior management has been filled after a year long game of music chairs among the ranks. A few months ago, Kealy Dedman made the move to becoming Deputy CAO of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services, which left her old position, City Engineer, vacant. But now Guelph’s got a new engineer. Continue reading “New City Engineer Takes Over for Promoted Dedman”

Guelphites Pretty Satisfied With Life in the Royal City, Says Survey

Almost nine out of ten Guelph citizens are satisfied with the delivery of City services, and nine-and-a-half out of 10 rate the quality of life in the Royal City as good or very good according to a new Citizen Satisfaction survey done by the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Guelphites Pretty Satisfied With Life in the Royal City, Says Survey”