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Guelph Transit polls riders about reloadable fare cards

Guelph Transit is asking riders for their thoughts on reloadable fare cards, which will be introduced later this year.
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What you need to know about election signs

Election signs are subject to rules not only in the Canada Elections Act, but also local municipal regulations.

Guelph council approves $67M library

Guelph city council voted 9-4 in favour of new downtown library during its meeting Monday night. The new library is estimated to cost $67 million.

Suspect flees mid-afternoon Guelph bank robbery on motorcycle

Police in Guelph are searching for a man after a bank was robbed Monday afternoon. The suspect fled the area on a motorcycle, police say.

Local Greens hope to see big boost in support at the polls on Oct. 21

Local Green candidates are hoping to ride a wave of Green support after Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner won his seat in Guelph in the 2018 provincial election.

Cambridge, Kitchener South-Hespeler are races to watch, say analysts

Two local political science professors weigh in on which local races will be the most interesting to watch in this fall's federal election.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Sept. 13-15)

This weekend there's a zero-waste feast in Waterloo Park, a hockey home opener in Cambridge and the New Hamburg Fall Fair.

Bee-harming pesticides make migrating songbirds sick too, study shows

Controversial pesticides linked to pollinator declines can also sicken seed-eating wild birds that migrate during spring planting, a new study shows.

'Elephant toothpaste' experiment earns University of Guelph world record

It's official: The University of Guelph's physics and astronomy club broke a world record for the largest amount of 'elephant toothpaste' created.

Hamilton man arrested after allegedly delivering marijuana to Guelph 'clients'

A 28-year-old Hamilton man has been arrested after police say he admitted to delivering marijuana in Guelph.

Guelph man throws glass table off 7th floor balcony, police say

A 25-year-old Guelph man was charged with one count of mischief after throwing a glass table off a balcony on Friday. No one was injured, police say.

One dead after single-vehicle crash on rural road near Guelph: OPP

Provincial police say the driver and lone occupant of a vehicle is dead after a crash on a rural road near Guelph just before midnight Saturday.

Neve Campbell developing 'topical' drama series for AMC

Neve Campbell is eyeing a return to television. The former Party of Five actress says she's just sold a drama series to AMC that she would produce and star in.

Guelph teen charged after threat sent via Facebook about school stabbing: Police

A 19-year-old Guelph man has been charged with uttering threats to cause bodily harm after a voice recording was sent via Facebook after a stabbing at a local high school.

University of Guelph offers pot-growing course

The University of Guelph is now offering an online course on how to grow pot.

Guelph Humane Society gets $5M boost for new facility

The Guelph Humane Society will begin construction on a brand new facility, after a $5 million donation from a local couple.

Teen charged after stabbing incident at Guelph high school

A Guelph teen is facing several charges after a stabbing incident at College Heights Secondary School Tuesday afternoon that sent one student to hospital.

Student stabbed at College Heights Secondary School in Guelph

A stabbing Tuesday at College Heights Secondary School in Guelph has caused "serious but non-life threatening injuries," to a male student, Guelph police say.

Kitchener could get 2nd retail cannabis store while Guelph's store disqualified

A prospective cannabis retail applicant wants to open up shop at King and Ontario in downtown Kitchener.

Justin Bieber opens up about depression, drug use in lengthy Instagram post

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber says in a lengthy Instagram message that his struggles with depression and growing up as a child star led him to make "every bad decision you could have thought of" by the age of 20.

Guelph man charged with making child pornography

The man was initially charged in June with possessing child pornography, making child pornography available for distribution and accessing child pornography.

U.S. reverses lifetime ban on Canadian woman who crossed border with CBD oil

Less than two weeks after a Canadian woman was barred from entering the United States after she was found with cannabidiol (CBD) oil at the border, her lifetime ban from entering the states has been reversed in what her lawyer is calling a "best-case scenario."

Can I pee in public? Guelph police tackle hot topics in cheeky videos

Guelph police have come out with a series of sassy videos answering questions students may have such as, "Can I urinate in public?" The answer, by the way, is no.

Meet Anton Thick Daddy: The Mississauga man with too many snacks

University of Guelph student Antonio Jajou ended up trying to give away hundreds of dollars of junk food after a friend pranked him with a massive Amazon delivery addressed to "Anton Thick Daddy."

Guelph man faces 4th sexual assault charge

A fourth woman has reported to police in Guelph she was sexually assaulted by a man at Riverside Park in July.

Women with PhDs reach pay equity with men, but big gaps remain for other grads

The wage gap has closed between women and men with newly earned PhDs but big gaps remain for people with lower levels of education, says new study from the University of Guelph.

Man charged after three people assaulted in broad daylight in downtown Guelph: Police

A 23-year-old man has been charged after three people were assaulted in downtown Guelph Sunday morning, police say.

Guelph needs to move the historic Locomotive 6167

The City of Guelph needs to move the historic Locomotive 6167 next year from its downtown location on Farqhuar Street after being notified by Metrolinx that the city's lease on their property will expire in December of next year.

Woman charged in collision that killed Guelph's Paul Bell

A 49-year-old Guelph woman has been charged with careless driving causing death after a car hit Paul Bell as he was crossing the road in his electric wheelchair on May 14.

Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: Guelph research

The shift could force firefighters to change how they battle northern blazes, said Merritt Turetsky, an ecologist at the University of Guelph and co-author of a paper that appeared in the science journal Nature on Wednesday.

Guelph man charged after fentanyl, cocaine seized in city's downtown

Guelph police arrested a man as part of an ongoing fentanyl trafficking investigation in the city's core Tuesday. Officers seized fentanyl, cocaine, mushrooms and ecstasy.

Pot lottery winners plan to set up shop in Kitchener, Guelph

Applicants in Kitchener and Guelph are among the 42 latest winners of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's latest cannabis retail lottery. They will have until August 28 to apply for a cannabis retail operator licence and store authorization.

Province nominates 5 Guelph transit projects for federal funding approval

The provincial government is recommending five transit infrastructure projects be considered for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The projects include electrifying the bus fleet and building a new transit facility.

Officers stop man from sawing through hydro pole in Guelph: Police

A 58-year-old Guelph man is facing charges after police say officers were called to stop a man who was seen sawing through a hydro pole.

27 stolen laptops uncovered at Guelph grow-op, police say

Guelph police have arrested a man and a woman from Moorefield, Ont., in connection with the theft of 27 laptops and other equipment valued at over $60,000.

Second Guelph bat tests positive for rabies, says Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says a woman was bitten by a rabid bat in her home. This marks the fourth bat since June to test positive for rabies in the area the public health board covers.

Guelph federal candidates to discuss food insecurity at Eat Think Vote debate

A debate titled Eat Think Vote in Guelph Tuesday will bring some of the federal election candidates in the city together for the first time to face-off on the subject of food insecurity.

'We're very happy' Guelph legal aid clinic exec says after federal government tops up funding

Refugee and immigrant communities in the Guelph and Wellington County can now feel a sense of relief that when they reach out to legal aid, says the executive director of the local legal clinic. It comes after the federal government topped up funding for Legal Aid Ontario.

Guelph police release image of man wanted in motel shooting

A composite image of a man wanted in a July shooting at a Super 8 motel in Guelph has been released by police.

Zero Waste Festival encourages people to make changes at home and across the country

The Zero Waste Festival in Guelph on Saturday will include workshops, speakers and vendors who will help people reduce their waste. Keynote speaker Yannick Beaudoin from the David Suzuki Foundation says he hopes to empower people to realize what their efforts could mean for the country.

Man charged after series of sexual assaults in Guelph, police say

A man has been charged with three counts of sexual assault after a series of incidents, including one in which the accused had his grandson with him.

Guelph asking people to seal up unused wells to avoid contaminating ground water

Guelph is asking homeowners with unused water wells or septic systems to seal and decommission them. The city has recently launched a rebate program to help with the cost.
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Pirates make a landing at Guelph's Marden Park this long weekend

The annual Pirate Festival was held at Guelph's Marden Park this weekend with new performances and vendors, as well as new management leading the festival.

12 overdoses in 24 hours in Guelph: Officials

There were 12 overdoses in a 24-hour period in Guelph from Aug. 1 to 2, according to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

Man assaulted while rollerblading in Guelph

Police are searching for a man after another man was assaulted while rollerblading in Guelph Wednesday evening.

3 people treated for rabies exposure in Dufferin County

Three people are being treated for possible exposure to rabies after a rabid bat was found in their barn.

Lawn watering restrictions now in effect in Guelph

Residents in Guelph can now only water their lawns from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on odd or even calendar dates, depending on their address.

Cat abandoned in Guelph tote bin now up for adoption

A cat found abandoned in a plastic blue tote bin in Guelph is doing well, and is now ready for adoption says the humane society.

Man arrested following sexual assault in Guelph park: Police

Guelph police say a 63-year-old man was arrested following a sexual assault at Riverside Park Friday morning.

Pork industry gets cash from feds as China dispute drags on

Canada's Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food is giving the pork industry $6 million to promote exports and identify new buyers. The money comes as Canada remains enmeshed in a trade dispute over meat with China, which had previously been a major export market.

No leash, no problem: Guelph reveals new leash-free policy

Guelph has introduced a new policy allowing dog owners to use 41 unoccupied sports fields as leash-free areas.

Scorching temperatures prompt heat warning for Region of Waterloo and Guelph

Daytime temperatures are forecast in the low to mid 30s with humidex values of 40 on Friday.

3 'white fentanyl' overdoses in Guelph prompt public health warning

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health are warning people about white fentanyl after three people overdosed at Guelph's Consumption and Treatment Services site Wednesday.

Police seek footage of teen being shot at Guelph Motel

Police are asking for information in the shooting of a 16-year-old girl in a Guelph motel Sunday.

Confused about what to feed your dog? Guelph animal nutritionist offers some tips

Kate Shoveller is a companion animal nutritionist and researcher at the University of Guelph, who has heard from people confused about what to do after a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about certain brands of dog food. She offers some tips on what dog owners can consider.

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.
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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.
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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.