Topic: guelph news

Blood stolen from front porch in Guelph

Police say blood samples left on a front porch for a company to pick up on Monday were stolen. It prompted police to remind residents not to leave any packages outside, particularly during the holidays, as they can be a target for thieves.

Creative cuisine: New campaign encourages you to use imperfect food

Guelph and Wellington County want people to think more about where their food comes from — and where it ends up. The communities are launching a public awareness campaign called Be a Food Future Star, with a goal of educating residents about nutrition and food waste.

Stolen truck recovered, then stolen, then recovered again: Guelph police

The owner of a pickup truck had his truck stolen twice on the weekend. The second time, the owner watched someone else drive away with the truck after Guelph police had located it.

Guelph breweries team up to promote their suds

Guelph's commercial breweries are collaborating to promote the city's beer culture.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Nov. 16 to 18)

Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend plus there's a poetry reading, some basketball and oh so many craft and artisan sales.

Overnight parking bans in K-W due to snow

Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo have declared overnight parking bans Thursday due to expected snowfall.
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'The longest moment of my life': Guelph prof Evren Altinkas recalls day he fled Turkey

Evren Altinkas was forced to resign from his teaching position at a state-run university in Turkey. He applied to the group Scholars At Risk to find a job outside the country and was hired by the University of Guelph.

From public art to city plows — these maps show a different side of Guelph

If you've ever wanted to take a tour of local public art or find out when the grass in your neighbourhood park was last cut, Guelph has a map for that. The city has created a new online home for a series of interactive and informative maps, called the GeoDataHub.
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John McCrae was much more than a single famous poem

The Canadian surgeon was nearly 42 when he went to fight in the First World War. He is best known for his poem In Flanders Fields. But he was also remarkable in other ways.

Driver smashes police cruiser, nearly hits officers at Guelph check stop: OPP

Wellington County OPP are looking for a man who allegedly rammed a cruiser and almost hit officers at a RIDE check stop in Guelph on Wednesday.

Family accused of distraction theft of chair in Guelph

Police say a chair worth $440 was taken from a store at Stone Road Mall in Guelph Monday night.

Marijuana smell leads to impaired charge for driver in Guelph

Guelph police have laid impaired driving charges against a 28-year-old man after smelling marijuana during a traffic stop.

Man charged for exposing himself to boys in Guelph sauna: Police

A Brampton man is facing a charge of indecent act and exposing to a person under the age of 16 after police say a man exposed himself to two boys at a Guelph business.

Guelph man found in trunk of car after gas theft, police say

A 29-year-old Guelph man is facing charges of possession of stolen property and theft after police investigated a gas-and-dash early Saturday morning in Guelph, then later allegedly found the suspect in the trunk of a car.

School bus carrying 25 kids hits parked car in Guelph

Guelph police are investigating a crash after a school bus hit a parked taxi on Wednesday.

Guelph man arrested after three day theft of $880 worth of beer, meat

Police have arrested a 53-year-old Guelph man after shop owners allege someone tried to take several hundred dollars worth of beer from a Paisley Road business during a three-day theft spree.
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Ban on whales and dolphins shortsighted, University of Guelph prof says

A University of Guelph expert in animal welfare and wildlife conservation says the Canadian Senate's decision to ban keeping marine mammals in captivity was shortsighted.

Guelph man arrested at Canada-U.S. border with 112 kg of cocaine

A Guelph man will appear before an American federal court Wednesday after being arrested at the Canada-United States border with over 100 kilograms of cocaine.

Deadly batch of purple fentanyl circulating, warn Guelph police

Guelph police are warning the public of a strong and deadly batch of purple fentanyl that is being distributed and consumed in the community.

Voter turnout stagnant in Waterloo region, dips in Guelph

Overall voter turnout for this year's municipal elections decreased or hovered around the same numbers.

Guelph residents ask Ontario Superior Court to intervene with Niska Road Bridge Project

Two Guelph residents are asking the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for a judicial review, saying the city shouldn't be moving forward with the Niska Road Bridge Project.

Some new faces elected to Guelph's school boards

The chairs of both the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board were re-elected in Monday's election.

Cam Guthrie wins Guelph mayoral race

Incumbent Cam Guthrie has been reelected after leading challenger Aggie Mlynarz by an almost 2-to-1 margin in the Guelph mayoral race.

Guelph Uber driver arrested after allegedly pushing man out of vehicle

A 36-year-old Guelph man has been arrested for dangerous driving after allegedly pushing a man out of his moving vehicle.

Man admits to murdering wife Seble Dietrich in Guelph court

Stephan Dietrich pleaded guilty to second degree murder for the death of his wife Seble Dietrich in a Guelph court room on Oct. 18.

Guelph Hydro, Alectra merger receives approval from Ontario Energy Board

Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities will be permitted to merge after receiving approval from the Ontario Energy Board. The deal is expected to close on Jan. 1, 2019.

'Bizarre' Guelph gets shoutout from actor Gerard Butler

Students from the Guelph area who went on a field trip in New York City were part of a video posted to Twitter by actor Gerard Butler.

Events in Waterloo region and Guelph mark recreation cannabis legalization

There are some events in Waterloo region and Guelph to mark the first day of cannabis being legal in Canada.

Guelph police arrest 'baby stroller bandits' after vehicle break-ins

A man and woman from Guelph have been charged with possession of stolen property after police investigated calls of people going through vehicles and pushing a baby stroller.

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Cambridge

A 52-year-old Guelph man is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in a Cambridge plaza Thursday.

Sprawling child porn investigation in southwestern Ontario nets 10 arrests

The accused range in age from 19 years old to 63 years old and face a number of charges including possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making child pornography available.

Guelph police officer faces disciplinary hearing after granted conditional discharge for assault

A Guelph Police officer who has pleaded guilty and has been convicted of assaulting a teen in a hospital bed, will face an internal trial under the Ontario Police Services Act.

Construction closes section of the Hanlon in Guelph for 3 months

The Hanlon Expressway in Guelph will be closed in both directions for the next three months between Speedvale Avenue and Woodlawn Road as part of a long-term construction project.

University of Guelph professor on leave after assault charges

The University of Guelph says professor John Kissick is on leave while "officials are reviewing the situation."

'We need someone here' Guelph political blogger Adam Donaldson says of council coverage

Adam Donaldson blogs about Guelph politics and says residents can and should care about the local issues going into the Oct. 22 municipal election.

Authors Werner Zimmerman, Heather Smith shortlisted for GG Literary Award

Werner Zimmerman of Guelph and Heather Smith of Waterloo have been shortlisted for their children's books in the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards — categories that often don't get the same attention as their fiction and non-fiction counterparts.

Puppy found wandering in Guelph with hip and leg injuries: Guelph Humane Society

A puppy found wandering alone on Waterloo Avenue in Guelph this week will require surgery for an old, untreated hip and leg injury, the Guelph Humane Society says.

Four teens face charges after crime spree in Guelph

Guelph police have arrested four people, including two youths, in relation to a crime spree that occurred in the city on Wednesday.

University of Guelph prof faces assault charges after video surfaces

John Kissick, a fine arts professor from the University of Guelph, is facing two charges of assault and one charge of assault with a weapon after a video of him allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend surfaced on social media, according to information from court documents provided to CBC News.

How do birds learn to sing? Based on sounds heard during early life: study

Results from a field investigation with wild birds have confirmed laboratory experiments and assumptions that songbirds learn to sing from adults during early life.

West parkade in downtown Guelph to reopen Oct. 9

The west parkade in downtown Guelph will reopen on Oct. 9. It also means temporary measures to help people find parking will change in coming weeks.

Officers find impaired driver passed out in middle of traffic, OPP say

​A 20-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges and has had his license suspended for 90 days after police say they found him asleep at the wheel in the middle of traffic.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend Sept. 28 to 30

Fall is a great time to explore Waterloo region and area. This list is just a small selection of what you could do.

Guelph waste collecting batteries with recycling Oct. 15 to 29

Batteries can go to the curb next month in Guelph, where the city will be arranging for pick up with recycling.

Brazen thieves crash through store window, steal ATM in Hillsburgh, Ont.

Wellington County OPP are asking for the public's help in identifying at least three people involved in the theft of an ATM from a store on Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh, Ont., north of Guelph.

Guelph police respond to 586 calls over 24-hour period for homecoming

Between 6 a.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Guelph police received 586 calls. That's down from 944 in 2017.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend Sept. 21 - 23

Fall is in full swing and there is much to do in and around Waterloo region and Guelph.

One man charged, another hospitalized after Guelph stabbing

A Guelph man is recovering from serious injuries and another has been charged after a stabbing on Sunset Road Thursday night.

Ford says 'Guelph' turned down glass plant. But it was never destined for that city

Premier Doug Ford says Guelph 'refused' 400 jobs when it turned down a glass plant. However, the plant was never meant to go in that city represented by a Green MPP, but was under discussion for nearby Wellington county, which has a long-standing Conservative MPP.

GO adds 2 cars to 'peak' morning, afternoon K-W trains

GO Transit says effective Monday it's adding seats on two morning and two evening trains on the existing Kitchener-Toronto run during peak times.

Guelph police investigating after body discovered near river

Guelph police were in the area of Arthur and Wellington streets Thursday morning after a body was discovered at around 7:30 a.m.

Child driver crashes car while adult videos it, then flees scene say police

A child, who looked to be between eight and 10 years old, was driving a Nissan in a parking lot of a skate park around 8 p.m., Guelph police said.

Woman flees traffic stop, ended up in ditch west of Guelph, OPP say

A 34-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly fled from OPP officers during a traffic stop west of Guelph.

Guelph paramedics injured by 'combative' patient

Two Guelph-Wellington paramedics called police Monday evening after a woman they were helping became 'combative.'

Fergus author Anastasia McEwen 'over the moon' to make CBC Nonfiction Prize short list

Anastasia McEwen of Fergus has been named one of five authors named to the 2018 CBC Nonfiction short list.

'Stand up to the premier' local MPPs tell PC counterparts

New Democrat and Green MPPs from Waterloo region and Guelph are reaching out to their Progressive Conservative colleagues at Queen's Park, asking them to vote against the Efficient Local Government Act, which includes use of the notwithstanding clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Even short exposure to diluted bitumen can be deadly to young salmon, study finds

A spill of diluted bitumen puts the survival of young salmon at risk even if the fish end up in clean water following exposure to the oil product, says new research from the University of Guelph.

Guelph man arrested while sleeping in stolen van

A 22-year-old Guelph man faces several charges after police woke him up while he was sleeping in a stolen mini van.

Arrest made in attempted murder at Guelph strip-mall

A 39-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after a stabbing in Guelph on Monday.

Ontario deletes 'offensive' posts from internal employee debate over John A. Macdonald statue removal

The Ontario government has deleted comments deemed offensive from an internal social media platform that were posted during a debate over the City of Victoria's decision to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Guelph police to add extra officers to deal with student influx downtown

Guelph police are closing a number of streets and upping liquor enforcement this month as thousands of university students return to classes.

Guelph man recovering after stabbing in south end

A Guelph man is recovering in hospital after suffering "life threatening injuries" in a stabbing incident.

Swimmers warned after rabid bat dives into Belwood Lake

​Swimmers who visited Belwood Lake on Tuesday are being warned they may have been exposed to rabies. A rabid bat dove into the quarry swimming area of Belwood Lake around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

​Farmer mental health focus of new University of Guelph course

The University of Guelph is piloting a course this fall to help farmers recognize and deal with stress, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The industry values strong work ethic and is notorious for seeing mental illness as a character flaw connected to laziness, the course's developer says.

Cold case: Woman's remains found near Rockwood 13 years ago still unidentified

The body of a woman was found near a picnic area between Guelph and Rockwood in 2005. She still has not been identified. Police are asking the public for help on the anniversary of the discovery of her remains.

Xinyi Glass didn't appeal decision preventing plant in Guelph Eramosa

The deadline to appeal a decision against building a float glass plant in Guelph Eramosa Township has come and gone. Xinyi Canada Glass had until Wednesday to file an appeal.

Guelph police arrest two people at tent city in east end

A man and a woman have been arrested at a tent city in Guelph's east end. Police also seized a number of items believed to have been stolen.

Guelph skateboarder hit by pickup taken to hospital with head, leg injuries

A 33-year-old Guelph man was airlifted to a Hamilton hospital after he was hit by a truck early Thursday morning.

Arrest made after reports man exposed himself at Guelph city hall splash pad

Police in Guelph have made an arrest after reports a man exposed himself at the splash pad in front of city hall earlier this week.

Scholarships withdrawn for over 100 Saudi Arabian students at Waterloo, Laurier, Guelph

Saudi officials recently announced plans to withdraw all scholarships for their students in Canada and relocate them in other countries, affecting more than 100 Saudi Arabian students in Waterloo region and Guelph.

Police dog called in to track man seen performing indecent act in Guelph park

In the most recent case of a reported indecent act in Guelph, police used the K9 unit to try to track a suspect. Police say they're unsure why there's been a spike in indecent acts in the city this summer.

List of indecent acts reported to Guelph police

So far this summer, there's been several indecent acts reported to police in Guelph. Here's a list of what has been reported.

TB case reported at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph

One case of tuberculosis has been reported at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph.

Cannabis compound could kill nausea during chemo without high: Guelph study

Researchers at the University of Guelph and the University of Calgary have found a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that can curb nausea in rats.

Guelph 'choose what you pay' food market to expand to third location

A food market in Guelph allows customers to pay for fresh fruit and vegetables using a sliding scale, depending on how much they can afford. It's done so well in two locations, a third location is set to open this week.

Guelph offers free shuttle to farmers' market due to sidewalk closure

Guelph will offer a free shuttle on Saturday mornings during the summer to help people access the farmers' market from downtown parking lots.

Outreach worker to help vulnerable people in downtown Guelph

Guelph police have been receiving an increasing number of reports of erratic behaviour by people in the downtown core, and the community is responding by launching a new program, dubbed Downtown Guelph Welcoming Streets Initiative.

Guelph organization fears more deaths if Ontario review closes overdose prevention sites

The local organization in charge of Guelph's only overdose prevention site says closing it would mean more drug users will die.

10-year crime rate nudges upward in Waterloo region and Guelph: StatsCan

Waterloo region and Guelph have seen a rise in break and enters, sexual assaults and fraud, new data from Statistics Canada shows.

Xinyi Glass disappointed but committed to North American facility

Xinyi Canada Glass is disappointed with a decision by Township of Guelph/Eramosa to reject its application to build but the company says it is still committed to building its first North American float glass facility.

Search scaled back for Guelph, Ont., man missing in California park

​Efforts to locate Paul Miller of Guelph, missing in Joshua Tree National Park in California since Friday, have been significantly scaled back.

Human remains discovered in Mount Forest ravine: OPP

Wellington County OPP are investigating after discovering human remains in Mount Forest.

Guelph, Ont. man missing after weekend hike in sweltering California park

Trackers with dogs are combing part of Joshua Tree National Park in California, searching for Paul Miller, 51, of Guelph Ont. reported missing since heading out for a hike Friday morning.

Proposed glass plant blocked by Guelph Eramosa Township council

Township council voted in favour of upholding a bylaw that would keep the land at Highway 124 and Wellington Road 32 for dry use only.

Guelph's Petrie Building makes long list for national heritage award

Guelph's Petrie building has made the long list for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award, a national award that recognizes projects that revitalize heritage buildings and sites.

Vote on future of proposed float glass plant held tonight

Guelph Eramosa Township council will vote on a motion tonight that would stop plans by Xinyi Glass Holdings to build a float glass plant at the intersection of Wellington Road 32 and Highway 124 between Cambridge and Guelph. The company’s plan to use an estimated 1.6 million litres of water a day in the manufacturing process is a concern to area residents.

​Fundraiser quadruples goal as Henk Schuurmans goes into surgery after deadly crash

A fundraiser to support the Schuurmans family after a fatal crash in Saskatchewan last week has more than quadrupled its goal, reaching $43,025 in just three days.

Child porn charges laid against Guelph man

Guelph police have arrested and charged a 46-year-old man with possession, accessing and distributing child pornography.

Esther the ​Wonder Pig fundraiser exceeds goal for large animal CT scanner

Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College will get a state of the art large-animal CT scanner, thanks to a fundraising campaign and porcine celebrity Esther the Wonder Pig.

Guelph puts water restrictions in place amid hot, dry weather

Guelph is restricting lawn watering due to increased demands on the city’s water supply.

Fatal crash for Elmira dairy farmers on cross-Canada tractor trip

Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, farmers from Elmira, Ont. travelling across the country on a tractor to raise awareness about dairy farming, have been involved in a fatal collision north of Saskatoon, Sask.

Overdose prevention site in Guelph logs 430 visits since opening

Since Guelph's overdose prevention site opened its doors two months ago, staff have seen over 430 people visit the site and have responded to five overdoses.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner makes history Thursday, officially becomes MPP

Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner is set to make history Thursday when he is official sworn in as the MPP for Guelph.
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Residents try to block proposed glass plant near Guelph

A proposal to build a float glass plant in Guelph/Eramosa township has met with resistance from a group of residents who have safety and quality of life concerns.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this Canada Day long weekend

Watch a movie under the stars, take in a drag show or listen to some cool jazz on a hot weekend — here are some ideas for what to do this weekend.
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Pot panel: What's the impact of legal marijuana in Waterloo region?

Recreational marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 17. What does the upcoming legal change mean for people who work, or who want to work, with pot? The Morning Edition convened a panel from business, education and the pot growing industry to get answers.

Using noisy lawn equipment this summer? Here's how to avoid a fine

If you plan to use any noisy yard equipment this summer, and especially on weekends, here’s what you need to know about Waterloo region's bylaws.

How to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day in Waterloo region, Guelph

Thursday is National Indigenous Day, and there are a number of ways to celebrate in Waterloo region and in Guelph.

Study seeking cause of Crohn's disease hopes to develop predictive test

The Canadian-led, international Genetic, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) project has just reached its target enrolment of 5,000 participants around the world, all unaffected children or siblings of people with Crohn's disease.

All female faculty get raises at University of Guelph

The University of Guelph will be giving all full-time female faculty members raises after a salary review.