Couch Surfing, Tree Climbing and Fires Mark Another U of G Homecoming

The University of Guelph is very disappointed with the party animals who came out to celebrate Homecoming (#HOCO) on Saturday. A large unsanctioned party broke out – as usual – along Chancellors Way, but this was bigger and possibly more dangerous as demonstrated through numerous posts on social media on Saturday. The U of G has said they don’t condone the behaviour, but they might end up paying for it. Continue reading “Couch Surfing, Tree Climbing and Fires Mark Another U of G Homecoming”

Police and U of G Get Ready for Homecoming Weekend

On Saturday, the Guelph Gryphons football team will face-off against the Queen’s Gaels at Alumni Stadium, but the real action might not be on the football field, but out in the city itself. With Homecoming comes parties, and that means there’s a danger of parties getting out of control, which is something neither the Guelph Police Service or the University of Guelph admin want to happen on what’s sure to be a very busy weekend. Continue reading “Police and U of G Get Ready for Homecoming Weekend”

GUELPH POLITICAST #340 – The Post-Pandemic Plastic Problem

Have you ever stopped to think about all the waste generated in the last 30 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? How many masks, gloves, wipes, syringes and containers we’ve thrown away? It’s an interesting question, and some scientists are trying to get answers about all this extra garbage we’ve created and the effect it’s having on our environment. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #340 – The Post-Pandemic Plastic Problem”

U of G Students Move In This Weekend, and Safe Semester Begins!

You know fall is close when the students return to the University of Guelph. This weekend, it might be best for you to avoid this particular stretch of Gordon Street because over 5,000 students will be moving in to their dorms, and the U of G admin has some notes for them and the greater Guelph community. Meanwhile, the City of Guelph is looking to next weekend, and the start of the annual Safe Semester program. Continue reading “U of G Students Move In This Weekend, and Safe Semester Begins!”

U of G Only “Strongly Encourages” Masks and Vaxes for the Fall Semester

Move In Day at the University of Guelph is on the Labour Day long weekend, which is only a little over a week away now. Two questions have been in the mind as we approach September: Will there be enough room for all the students looking for a spot in residence, and what will the COVID-19 protect rules be for everyone on campus? We now definitely know the answer to that second question. Continue reading “U of G Only “Strongly Encourages” Masks and Vaxes for the Fall Semester”

CITY PAGES: OR Lands Group, Parks and Rec Feedback and Rabies!

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: OR Lands Group, Parks and Rec Feedback and Rabies!”

CITY PAGES: Water Consumption, Movies in the Park, and Projects Completed!

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: Water Consumption, Movies in the Park, and Projects Completed!”

University of Guelph Pauses Mask Mandates as of July 1

The number of mandatory masking spaces in Guelph continues to grow smaller, and it will draw considerably smaller again on Canada Day when the University of Guelph ends all its masking mandates. Once delayed by the U of G administration, the masks will be able to finally come off while people are indoors on campus, but it comes with a caveat that masks might need to go back on sometime in the future. Continue reading “University of Guelph Pauses Mask Mandates as of July 1”

The Grove Official Opens U of G Hub Just in Time to Address Growing Need

Emblematic of the feeling that we’ve reached the end of the pandemic, it was a packed house outside the new location of The Grove Wellington Guelph Hub at the University of Guelph to celebrate its grand opening. In the midst of toasting this new Grove outpost though was the reminder of why it’s there in the first place, the growing, desperate need for mental health support for young people. Continue reading “The Grove Official Opens U of G Hub Just in Time to Address Growing Need”

Volleyball Referee Busted for Inappropriate Behaviour After U of G Tournament

It’s become a terrible and oddly familiar story in the world of junior sport: A man in authority taking advantage of underage women. It happened again earlier this month at the University of Guelph at a volleyball tournament, and after receiving reports from volunteers in attendance, Guelph Police have arrested a man who was one of the referees at the tournament and he’s facing now over a dozen charges. Continue reading “Volleyball Referee Busted for Inappropriate Behaviour After U of G Tournament”