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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.

77-year-old pedestrian dead after being struck on Hadati Road: Guelph police

Police say the woman died of her injuries on Thursday, one day after she was struck by a vehicle on Hadati Road in Guelph.

Ontario's tick numbers spike, hotspots popping up in new areas

A researcher says the ticks don't go away in the winter time if they can find a place with enough insulation.

Man tries to steal cruiser to get away from officers: Guelph police

A 27 year-old Guelph man is facing several charges after an altercation with police where he allegedly attempted to steal a cruiser on Sunday.

Business competition in Guelph draws more than 500 students

Organizers call it the "business Olympics." More than 500 students from 11 business schools are gunning for the title "school of the year" at the JDC Central competition.

Woman's body found in Guelph hotel

Guelph police are asking for anyone who has information about a woman’s death in a Gordon Street hotel to come forward and help the investigation.

Freight bypass on Kitchener GO line won't happen, province says

Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek's office says the province has come up with an alternative to bypassing a 30-kilometre track owned by CN.

Guelph Collegiate Yarn Club casting light on human trafficking

A small group of staff and students at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute are helping to increase the community's awareness of human trafficking one pearl stitch at a time.

Kitchener to get 2 more GO trains for commute to Toronto

​Kitchener will get an added morning trip to Toronto and evening GO Train trip from Toronto in 2019.

Suspected arsonist arrested in connection with University of Guelph fires

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for arson after three fires were deliberately set at the University of Guelph.

Guelph to vote on retail pot sales

Guelph city council will decide if it wants to opt in or out of retail cannabis stores tonight, but it could be a while before there are any pot stores near Waterloo region.

University of Guelph launches AI ethics centre

The University of Guelph is launching a new hub for artificial intelligence to grapple with ethical questions amidst growing concern around issues of privacy, bias and human-machine interaction.

Guelph mayor says Doug Ford 'very eager' to hear from cities

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford Monday to discuss jobs, affordable housing and transportation. Guthrie was one of seven mayors to have meetings with the premier Monday.

Naughty carollers draw police to Guelph's Centennial Park

Police say a group of 20 to 30 carollers were intoxicated, fighting and urinating in a Guelph park Thursday night.

Ontario Green Party leader says province falls short with climate targets

Ontario Green Party leader and Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner says the provincial government's new environment plan weakens Ontario's response to climate change.

Shoplifter brings suitcase to steal drones and cold medicine, say police

A 26-year-old Guelph man faces a charge of theft under $5,000 after he allegedly brought a suitcase into a store on Woodlawn Road and placed several items inside it.

University of Guelph among campuses leading in marijuana cultivation

Marijuana, long sneaked on to college and university campuses for use in bongs and joints, is now being grown legally at several academic institutions across the country. The University of Guelph is among them.

Physicists demystify science for 700 Guelph students

The University of Guelph's physics department is hosting STEM week, to teach grade 6 to 8 kids more about science and so undergrad students can learn how to be better science communicators.

Two drivers charged for having marijuana within arms reach while driving: OPP

Ontario Provincial Police say two people have been charged after they were caught with containers of marijuana in their vehicles within reach of the driver seat.

Victims of domestic violence urged to come forward after attempted murder in Guelph

A recent case where a man was charged with attempted murder has police in Guelph reminding victims of domestic violence to come forward.

New Brunswick joins provinces affected by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce

The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren't issuing a mandatory recall.

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.

'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.

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.