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Archaeological dig at Guelph's Baker Street parking lot starts

The City of Guelph will be conducting an archaeological investigation at the Baker Street parking lot starting on Monday. The area used to be a cemetery in the early to mid-1800s, an officials say it may have also been an Indigenous burial ground.

Employment market looks good for Region of Waterloo and Guelph

Jobs markets are performing well in the Region of Waterloo and Guelph, says a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

Guelph police officer charged with assault after SIU investigation

The province's Special Investigations Unit says a Guelph police sergeant has been charged with one count of assault after an altercation downtown in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2019.

Ontario Federation of Agriculture appoints first female general manager

Cathy Lennon has more than two decades of experience in agricultural policy — but the newest addition to her CV is a historic one for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Guelph playground closed after fire destroys play structure

The junior play structure in Guelph's Peter Misersky Park northeast end is "a complete loss" after a fire in the playground early Monday morning.

Guelph researchers develop food fraud detector you can use at home

Researchers at the University of Guelph have launched the LifeScanner kit, which allows people to identify the meat they're about to eat or the bugs in their backyard using a DNA barcode.

Little girl reunited with family after wandering away in the middle of the night: Guelph police

Guelph police say a six-year-old girl wandered away from home early Saturday morning, but was safely reunited with her father and grandmother.

Where to get a nice glass of wine in Waterloo region: Andrew Coppolino

Food columnist Andrew Coppolino takes a look at the local wine scene in a largely craft beer region. While the region may not have many wine bars, wine menus at many local restaurants are robust, he says.

3 lone star ticks have been found in Waterloo region: Public health

Region of Waterloo Public Health says in the past three years, three lone star ticks have been submitted by the public. Two were picked up while people were travelling in the southern United States and one was acquired locally.

Extreme heat warning issued for Wellington County

A heat warning has been issued for Guelph, Wellington County and Dufferin County as temperatures are expected to reach 30 C over the next two days.

Green fentanyl seized by Guelph police in motel parking lot drug bust

Police in Guelph have seized green fentanyl as part of a drug investigation. Police say the drug is "similar in appearance to cannabis."

Bat found in Guelph home tests positive for rabies

One person has been bitten by a bat that tested positive for rabies, says Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. The agency is reminding people to avoid wildlife as rabies is active in the area.

Woman sexually assaulted inside Guelph police station

A woman was at the police station on Sunday to report a matter when a man she didn't know walked up to her and grabbed her in a sexual manner, police say.

Man hit in face with bottle during beer theft, Guelph police say

A 29-year-old Guelph man faces a number of charges after police say he stole alcohol from two places and was in the process of drinking at another bar with no way to pay for it at a third establishment.

Comfort Inn target of early morning robbery, say Guelph police

Guelph police say a man entered the hotel at around 2 a.m. on Saturday, brandishing a firearm and demanding cash from a hotel staff member.

Guelph honours women in STEM with downtown banners

Banners along Carden Street in Guelph's downtown highlight the work being done by women in science, technology, engineering and math. It includes Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland, who was born and raised in the city.

School bus driver charged after car rear-ended in Guelph

A school bus driver has been charged after a car was rear-ended in Guelph Thursday afternoon.

Ojibwa to be offered at University of Guelph as school's first Indigenous language course

The University of Guelph is offering Ojibwa as its first-ever Indigenous language course. The course will be on offer to students this fall.

Man's body found behind Guelph plaza

The body of a 30-year-old man was found behind a plaza in Guelph on Tuesday afternoon, police say. The cause of death is not yet known.

Guelph study tries to bring human behaviour into climate change projections

Climate change can seem like a problem too vast for everyday people to influence, but research using computer models suggests that public attitudes and social learning can have a measurable impact on global warming.

Car shears hydro pole, flips and slams into Guelph house

Police in Guelph believe speed was a factor in a single-vehicle collision that saw a vehicle shear a hydro pole before crashing into a house.

Guelph residents to get reprieve from overnight train horns

Lloyd Longfield, the member of parliament for Guelph, says CN will be stationing flag people at intersections in the area overnight so that trains can pass safely through without having to sound their horns.

Delivery man robbed of pizza at gunpoint, Guelph police say

Guelph police say an unknown man approached the delivery person, brandishing a firearm and demanding money. No money was given but a pizza was taken.

Blaring train horns at all hours irk Guelph people living near tracks, city says hands are tied

People who live along Edinburgh Road in Guelph are expressing frustration that CN Rail trains are blaring their horns overnight, keeping people awake. The company says it has to operate this way until rail infrastructure in the area is upgraded.

Child's emergency near takeoff time voids rebooking despite 'Flex' airfare

A family from Fergus, Ont., says they were an hour from boarding the plane for a vacation in Cuba when their 3-year-old had an allergic reaction requiring a hospital. They had purchased Option Flex from Air Transat, but the airline won't rebook their trip without additional cost.

Guelph man taken to hospital after motorcycle and car collide

A Guelph man is in stable condition following collision between a motorcycle and a car Friday morning near Guelph.

Bear sightings prompt OPP warning near Erin and Guelph

Black bears have been spotted near Erin and south of Guelph Lake. Wellington County OPP says one resident snapped a photo of a bear eating from a bird feeder.

Why this Guelph mountain climber says he won't climb Mount Everest

Alejandro Marangoni of Guelph says Mount Everest isn't on his list of mountains to climb. So far this year 11 people have died trying to climb Everest and some are speaking out about how much overcrowding they experienced while climbing.

Waterloo region leaders pleased with reprieve from provincial funding cuts

The Ford government is giving cities across Ontario a one-year reprieve from funding cuts.

Guelph Storm's Nick Suzuki earns sportsmanship award at Memorial Cup

The Guelph Storm will celebrate this year's team and their Ontario Hockey League championship on Monday afternoon with a parade.

Body found in Eramosa River, Guelph police say

Guelph police are investigating after the body of a man was found in the Eramosa River, in the area of Brockville Avenue and Hayes Avenue.

Finding extra 4% in budget savings no easy task, say Region of Waterloo and Guelph

Political leaders in Waterloo region and Guelph say it will be very difficult to trim their budgets to meet a request from Premier Doug Ford to find an extra four per cent in savings.

Guelph's Paul Bell dies after being hit by car while crossing the road in his wheelchair

An online fundraiser started by Paul Bell’s family, after he was injured in a collision last Tuesday, confirmed that the 56-year-old Guelph man succumbed to his injuries Monday night.

Charcoal a key solution to reduce fertilizer ammonia and greenhouse effect, Guelph prof says

A University of Guelph professor was part of a study that found charcoal may be a good way to reduce ammonia pollution and lower greenhouse gas emissions from crop fertilizers.

Juggling festival returns to Guelph this weekend

The University of Guelph is hosting its annual juggling festival this weekend, offering free workshops to the public and a variety showcase on Saturday night.

Driver strikes man crossing road in wheelchair: Guelph police

Guelph police are investigating after a driver struck a man in a wheelchair who was crossing the street Tuesday. The wheelchair user sustained several broken bones, police say.

Two men from Waterloo region charged after cocaine seized in Guelph

A Kitchener man and a Waterloo man face drug possession charges after cocaine was seized in Guelph on Tuesday.

Guelph man faces cannabis charges after failing roadside test, police say

A Guelph man has been charged with cannabis possession over the permitted quantity after police were called to a fender-bender in the city's west end Sunday evening.

Family returns to California park to search for missing Guelph man

Dawne Robinson led a search for her brother Paul Miller at Joshua Tree National Park in California over the weekend. The Guelph man has not been seen since July of 2018 during a hike of the 49 Palms Oasis trail.

Addiction support worker returns to Guelph and Wellington courtrooms

A pilot program that puts an addiction support counsellor in bail courts is now a full-time program in Guelph and Wellington County courtrooms.

Two men arrested after bear spray and pellet gun pulled during fight: Guelph police

Two Guelph man face charges after a verbal fight escalated to where one man was hit with bear spray and the second man pulled a pellet gun, Guelph police say.

Ontario Green party parodies Doug Ford's carbon tax stickers

The Green Party of Ontario is unveiling its own version of the Ford government's anti-carbon tax sticker Thursday, with a similar graphic design, lettering and colour scheme, but a completely different message about climate change.  

Ontario's tanning bed rules largely ineffective, University of Guelph study finds

A University of Guelph study has found Ontario's rules around tanning beds have been ineffective because the public health agencies that enforce the regulations are too strapped for cash to do so.

Guelph Storm to kick off championship series against Ottawa Thursday

The Guelph Storm will face off against the Ottawa 67's starting Thursday in the Ontario Hockey League championship.

27 Ontario mayors slam province for downloading costs, forcing possible tax hikes

The mayors of more than two dozen of Ontario's largest cities slammed the province Tuesday for "downloading by stealth," saying the government was passing on costs that were forcing municipalities to weigh tax hikes or service cuts.

Man used blowtorch to break into parking lot coin machine: Guelph police

Police say a man has been charged after he used a blowtorch to break into a parking lot coin machine in Guelph.

$6K worth of toothbrushes stolen in Guelph, couple suspected

Police in Guelph are looking for two people who stole $6,200 worth of toothbrushes.

Kitchener driver called police on himself after taking cocaine: Guelph police

A Kitchener man faces charges after police in Guelph say he called police on himself to report he had taken cocaine and was driving.

Guelph's recycling facility back in operation after fire on Saturday

Operations have resumeed at Guelph's Waste Resource Innovation Centre after a fire broke out at the centre's wet-dry facility Saturday.

Four suspected overdoses involving fentanyl prompt community warning in Guelph

Officials in Guelph have issued a community warming after four suspected overdoses involving blue-purple fentanyl occurred over the weekend.

Fire at Guelph recycling facility under investigation

The Guelph Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out at the Guelph waste processing centre Saturday afternoon.

Potentially fatal tapeworm spread by foxes, coyotes discovered in Ontario

A new study suggests that the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm that was initially confined to Western Canada has now spread to southern Ontario, posing a risk to dogs and their owners.

Traffic stop on Eastview Road in Guelph leads to arrest of 2 women

A traffic stop on Eastview Road in Guelph led to the arrest of two women after police determined they breached probation.

Steve Dyck named Green candidate for Guelph in this fall's federal election

Steve Dyck, the president of Guelph Solar Mechanical, will be the Green candidate in this fall's federal election for Guelph.

Man, 11-year-old injured in van-motorcycle collision in Guelph

A 65-year-old Guelph man has been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm after a collision between a minivan and a motorcycle.

Man faces attempted murder charge in Guelph

Police say a 26-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder early Friday morning.

Guelph invented the jockstrap and 9 other facts as Storm take on London Knights

Here are 10 facts about Guelph as the city's major junior hockey team, the Guelph Storm prepare to take on the London Knights in the OHL Western Conference semi-final that opens Friday at Budweiser Gardens.

University of Guelph's business school gets $21M donation, new name

The University of Guelph has received a $21 million donation from Stu and Kim Lang for the business school. It will now be named Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics for Stu’s father.

Scammers impersonate University of Guelph, target students on emails

Students from the University of Guelph say they've been sent spam emails from people who are pretending to be a part of the university's financial aid department. 

Kitchener MPP's private member's motion to call for government to reveal two-way, all-day GO plans

Kitchener Centre MPP Laura Mae Lindo is preparing to present a private member's motion at Queen's Park calling for the government to reveal its deadline for two-way, all-day GO trains between Waterloo region to Toronto by June 6.

Doug Ford wasting public money on anti-carbon tax campaign, Green Party leader says

Ontario's only Green Party MPP is calling on the Doug Ford government to stop spending public money on a partisan campaign to fight the federal carbon tax.

Guelph MPP says price Ontario is paying to fight carbon tax better spent elsewhere

Green Party of Ontario Leader and Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner says the cost of the province's fight against the carbon tax could go towards better things, such as public transit, retrofitting homes and getting more people into electric cars.

Guelph supervised consumption site gets provincial approval to stay open

The Guelph Community Health Centre has been given the green light to continue to operate its supervised consumption site. The provincial government announced on Friday it approved 15 sites across the province

Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph to be repaved this year: MTO

Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph will be repaved sometime this year as part of a new series of roads projects totalling $1.3 billion by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Vegan diet for Fido or Mittens? U of G study finds pet owners are thinking about it

A study from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph has found many pet owners have thought about switching their pet's diet to a more vegan or vegetable based diet.

Ontario announces $1.62B in joint transit funding as MPs complain about delay

Ontario's Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced $1.62 billion in joint provincial and federal funding for transit on Tuesday, but two Liberal MPs say the province has dragged its feet in providing money to municipalities.

Thieves target third elderly woman in distraction scam, Guelph police say

Guelph police have released photos of several suspects involved in two different thefts targeting elderly women. In both cases, the women were distracted and had their wallets stolen.

University of Guelph students walk out to protest tuition changes

Students at the University of Guelph gathered to protest new rules around student loans and fees, as part of a province-wide walkout on Wednesday. In January the provincial government announced it will give students the choice to opt out of ancilliary fees.

Two Guelph men charged in blue fentanyl investigation, police seize nearly $90K worth of drugs

Police in Guelph say two men have been arrested and face numerous charges following an investigation into blue and purple fentanyl in the city.

Guelph shelter gets mental health worker to help women facing 'significant stressors'

Women at a Guelph shelter now have access to a mental health counsellor who can help them access other programs from the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Drunk driver caught after doing donuts in an Elora parking lot, OPP say

A 27-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after allegedly drawing attention to himself by doing donuts in a parking lot in Elora.

Thieves smash windows at 6 Guelph businesses, police say

Guelph Police are investigating after the front windows were broken and thefts occurred at six businesses in the west end.

Guelph safety warning after reports of luring, following

Guelph police are warning the public about a series of incidents where a woman, a man and a teenager were approached or followed by a stranger and sometimes asked to get inside his vehicle.

Photos of Guelph Scotiabank robbery released by police

Guelph police have released photos of two men involved in an armed bank robbery at a Scotiabank located on Kortright Road W., on Wednesday.

OPP increasing traffic enforcement for March break

Expect to see more officers on the road in Wellington County over March break.

Kitchener man arrested twice in 2 days in Guelph

Police in Guelph say a man was arrested Saturday for allegedly shoplifting $550 worth of hockey cards from Walmart, then arrested again on Sunday for allegedly driving a vehicle with stolen plates.

Woman stabbed in the chest, pushed down stairs during fight at Guelph apartment: Police

A woman is recovering from non life-threatening injuries after she was stabbed in the chest and pushed down a flight of stairs at a downtown Guelph apartment building Sunday afternoon.

Here are the worst times and intersections for collisions in Guelph

Guelph police say the worst month for collisions is November and the worst day of the week is Thursday.

Message in a bottle leads to a decades long marriage for Guelph couple

14 year-old Audrey Monroe was in search of a pen pal when she tossed her message in a bottle into the English channel in the late 1940s. Not long after, it found the man she would eventually marry.

In job interviews, 100% of respondents willing to stretch the truth, study finds

Researchers from the University of Guelph examined the conditions that inspire people to embellish, mislead during job interviews, and the findings are counterintuitive.

Guelph filmmaker bringing Franco-Ontarian perspective to Canadian film industry

Karolyne Pickett is producing and acting in her first feature-length drama, Broken Waters or Eaux Troubles, a bilingual film centred on two Franco-Ontarian women in the 1980s.

Guelph plow out scheduled for 10 p.m. Wednesday

Guelph is asking residents to move parked vehicles off city streets ahead of a full plow out Wednesday night.

City bus-Tesla crash in Guelph under investigation: Police

Police in Guelph are investigating after a city bus collided with a Tesla on Monday. Investigators are reviewing footage from a dash cam that was waiting at the intersection where the collision occurred.

Homes in Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph unaffordable for single buyers, says study

A new study found that on average, single people looking to purchase homes in Kitchener, Waterloo or Guelph do not make the income necessary to qualify for a mortgage on the average home.

Guelph Hydro shares new details about 'sophisticated' phone scam

Alectra Uitilities says customers are receiving calls about overdue accounts, in "sophisticated" phone scam.

Man reports car stolen, then drives home drunk in it after officers find it

​A 29-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly told police his vehicle was stolen and then drove home drunk in it after officers found it nearby.

14 per cent of sausage tested didn't specify all meat on label

A federally funded study has found 14 per cent of sausages sold in grocery stores in several provinces contain meat not declared on the label. That's down from 20 per cent in a similar study two years ago.

Homeless in Guelph: Where people seek refuge in winter storms

Gail Hoekstra, the executive director of the Guelph Drop In Centre, says usage has been up at the organization’s two shelters, the Stepping Stone Men’s Shelter and the Dwelling Place Women’s Shelter.

Guelph customers warned of scam threatening electricity cut

Alectra Utilities is warning customers in Guelph of a phone scam. The caller says the person must pay bill immediately or the power will be cut in 45 minutes.

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and wind: More winter weather on the way for Tuesday

Up to 15 centimetres of snow and ice pellets could fall in Waterloo region, Wellington county and Guelph Tuesday, Environment Canada warns.

Goal therapy treatment helps ease life for veterans with PTSD

Goal Management Training (GMT) is designed to help improve abilities like attention, memory, focus and organization. The Homewood Research Institute in Guelph recently received funding to offer the training in outpatient clinics for military members.

Woman charged with assault after snow fight in Guelph

Police in Guelph say an argument over snow clearing escalated and became physical after one woman threw snow at another.

Woman or girl slain every 2.5 days in Canada in 2018, new report finds

A woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days on average in Canada last year, according to an inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings.

Extreme cold and snowfall warning for Waterloo region and Wellington county

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold and snowfall warning for the area.

Kitchener seances subject of new audio documentary, archives exhibit

Seances recorded in the early 1960s in Kitchener are the subject of a new audio documentary and University of Waterloo archives exhibit.

Guelph asks drivers to move cars off city streets by noon for plowing

The City of Guelph is asking drivers to move parked cars off city streets so staff can plow residential streets Wednesday afternoon.

Three suspected opioid overdoses prompt warning from Guelph police

Guelph police have issued a public safety warning after three suspected overdoses over the weekend. It's believed the people took cocaine mixed with opioids.

Gordon Cobey appointed Guelph's chief of police

The Guelph Police Service has appointed Gordon Cobey their new chief of police.

SIU terminates investigation into Guelph man's death

The province's Special Investigations Unit says a 72-year-old Guelph man's death last month was not related to an officer being at his home to investigate a possible break and enter.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner questions response to jet fuel spill now contaminating creeks

The jet fuel spill on Highway 401 happened on Sunday morning, but clean-up efforts didn't start until Monday at noon, Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner says.