9 Out of 10 Guelphites Now Vaccinated, as City Struggles With Unvaccinated Staff

On Wednesday, the residents of Guelph reached an important vaccine milestone: 9 out of every 10 eligible people in the city have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. By comparison, only 83 per cent of people born in 2009 and before in the whole of Ontario are fully vaccinated, which casts Guelph as pretty enthusiastically vaccinated locality in Canada. Unfortunately, not all of us are enthusiastic, even the ones that need to be. Continue reading “9 Out of 10 Guelphites Now Vaccinated, as City Struggles With Unvaccinated Staff”

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”

U of G, Campus Police, and GPS All Warning People About (Non-COVID) Safety Issues on Campus

Heading into September, the big safety concern for the University of Guelph campus was around COVID-19, but news breaking from both the Guelph Police Service and campus police over the weekend warned students about another, sadly familiar, safety concern. The police in the city, and on campus, as well as the U of G admin are warning people to keep an eye on their drinks because “suspicious substances” are also flowing. Continue reading “U of G, Campus Police, and GPS All Warning People About (Non-COVID) Safety Issues on Campus”

U of G Students Face Big Transit Issues in the Fall

Students returning to the University of Guelph in a couple of weeks will notice several changes, and one of them will be access to their universal student bus pass, better known as a UPass. To put this bluntly, there will be no UPass this fall because the contract to provide one through Guelph Transit expired earlier this year, which added another logistical difficult for the U of G’s student government as they get ready to welcome their peers back to campus. Continue reading “U of G Students Face Big Transit Issues in the Fall”

Guelph Gets [Not Much of] a Response from Mulroney on Regional Transit Issues

Greyhound buses were a vital link for Guelph offering express services to and from Toronto and Kitchener. Those days are gone now, but don’t worry because the Ministry of Transportation Ontario has received the desperate letter from the Mayor, the University of Guelph and the Chamber of Commerce, and they are ready to help us! You know, if someone else wants to help us. Continue reading “Guelph Gets [Not Much of] a Response from Mulroney on Regional Transit Issues”

U of G Announces Vaccine Mandate for Everyone on Campus this Fall

Less than a month till move in day, and the start of the new school year, the University of Guelph announced to its community that whether you’re a student, faculty member or staff – both here in Guelph and at the Ridgetown campus – then you’re going to have be vaccinated if you’re coming to campus in September. The U of G joins several other universities in initiating a vaccine mandate, much of it at the instance of its own people. Continue reading “U of G Announces Vaccine Mandate for Everyone on Campus this Fall”

Get Any Dose, Any Time, as Public Health Winds Down Vax Clinics in August

In nearly seven months, the local COVID-19 vaccination effort has gone from a desperate quest to get more doses to the appearance that this widespread vaccination effort is nearing completion. On Thursday, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced that they will start winding down their mass vaccination clinics next month, and if you’re planning on staying in a dorm this school year, you better get to one fast! Continue reading “Get Any Dose, Any Time, as Public Health Winds Down Vax Clinics in August”

CITY PAGES: Get on GO, Toxic Drugs, and One Tree with One Bench

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Get on GO, Toxic Drugs, and One Tree with One Bench”

This Week in Lloyd: Plastic Research, Infrastructure, and Recipes

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield [usually works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Plastic Research, Infrastructure, and Recipes”

GUELPH POLITICAST #278 – A History of Violence

The discovery of 215 young Indigenous people buried on the property of the old Kamloops Indian Residential School re-opened a great many old wounds in this country, and just in time for National Indigenous History Month. Nation-wide, there may be between 11,000 and 15,000 missing children unaccounted for, which means this story is only going to get worse before it gets better. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #278 – A History of Violence”