Two Assaults Among the St. Patty’s Charges from Guelph Police

Congratulations, you made it through another St. Patrick’s Day. For the first time in two years, people were invited to take part in holiday festivities in-person, but the question of the day was if the proverbial luck of the Irish would be with Guelph Police and Bylaw. In their post-St. Patty’s analysis, it looks like not all was quiet this past March 17 in town, but it was maybe not as bad as it could have been. Continue reading “Two Assaults Among the St. Patty’s Charges from Guelph Police”

St. Patrick Day’s Precautions Return Downtown on Thursday

The COVID-19 pandemic through the world into lockdown almost literally hours before St. Patrick’s Day 2020. Now, two years later, with hopes high that the pandemic is nearly over, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day might more closely resemble March 17 festivities of years’ past. Here in Guelph, both the City and the Police Service are ready for just such an eventuality. Continue reading “St. Patrick Day’s Precautions Return Downtown on Thursday”

Students in Guelph and Waterloo Mostly Heed Advice on St. Patty’s Parties

Guelph Police Service took an unusual step for a post-St. Patrick’s Day report and thanked the public for being dedicated enough to stop the spread of COVID-19 by not holding big outdoor gatherings. According to the daily report from Guelph Police, they answered 40 per cent fewer calls yesterday over St. Patrick’s Day 2019. Continue reading “Students in Guelph and Waterloo Mostly Heed Advice on St. Patty’s Parties”

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”

This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 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 19-23, 2018”

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”

Results for St Paddy’s Day Improved Over 2014

Perhaps because of an abundance of preparation, or perhaps because the weather was so-so, or perhaps because it was a Tuesday, the results from St. Patrick’s Day in Guelph was pretty good according to the Guelph Police Service. Continue reading “Results for St Paddy’s Day Improved Over 2014”

Police and University Encourage Safe Revelry on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of the year where you drink all the green beer you can until you’re green in the face, and in university towns it can represent a particular headache of the non-alcoholic variety for police and residents. Yes, Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day, and representatives of the Guelph Police Service and the University of Guelph want you to know that they are prepared to keep the revelry in hand, and make sure everyone’s having a good time whether they have a little Irish in them, or a lot. Continue reading “Police and University Encourage Safe Revelry on St. Patrick’s Day”