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CEBL to forgo bubble as new season set to begin in June

The Canadian Elite Basketball League released its schedule for the 2021 season on Thursday, tipping off with a championship rematch to begin a 49-game slate running from June to August.

High priority groups in Waterloo region can now pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine

High priority groups, including Indigenous adults and people over 80, can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Waterloo region.

Youth mental health site to open in Fergus this spring

A mental health services site aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 26 will open this spring in Fergus, the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington said in a news release.

Guelph seeks public input on 13 possible ward boundary options

Guelph has released 13 possible configurations new ward boundaries after the city received feedback from the community back in January.

Anti-lockdown councillor ousted from role as Centre Wellington's deputy mayor

Centre Wellington Coun. Steven Vanleeuwen, who has joined an anti-lockdown caucus with other politicians across the country, has been removed as the deputy mayor for the township and continues to face an integrity commissioner report over his stance.

Local libraries set to reopen for in-person browsing, computer access

Guelph Public Library is open, Kitchener Public Library and Waterloo Public Library will open this week and Idea Exchange is set to welcome people back to in-person browsing or computer access on Monday. Region of Waterloo Library continues to work on details for reopening.

Guelph's Goldie Mill Park set to reopen Thursday after 2 years of repairs, remediation

Goldie Mill Park in Guelph has been closed for remediation and repair work for more than four years after sinkholes were found near the ruins of the old mill and soil testing showed chemicals that could pose health risks. The city says that work is now complete.

Centre Wellington anti-lockdown deputy mayor keeps role pending investigation

Centre Wellington Coun. Steven VanLeeuwen will keep his role as deputy mayor for the township, but will face an integrity commissioner investigation after he joined a group called the End the Lockdowns Caucus.

Homeless but hopeful: Shelter search underway for men displaced by Waterloo fire

House of Friendship is searching for a new shelter space for men displaced by a fire last week at the Inn of Waterloo.
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Facebook 'incorrectly deletes' Black Lives Matter pages in Sudbury, London and Guelph

Sudbury's Isak Vaillancourt says he was surprised and a bit sad when he woke up Jan. 31 and found Facebook had deleted the Black Lives Matter Sudbury site a day before the launch of Black History Month programming.

Ontario universities urge students not to travel during reading week

As post-secondary reading week approaches in Ontario, some universities are warning students in residence that if they leave, they'll have to self-isolate for two weeks when they come back to campus.

Of 67 cases, all but 1 resolved in University of Guelph COVID-19 outbreak

In total, 67 Guelph students tested positive for COVID-19. The cases have been linked back to "unsanctioned" parties that happened in residence in mid-January.

New locally-developed Black curriculum shifts focus from slavery to stories of kings and queens

The Guelph Black Heritage Society along with Waterloo region educator Lorraine Harris have developed My Place In This World: A Black Heritage Curriculum. Harris says it's important for educators to focus on more than just slavery when teaching Black history.

This artist installed beautiful hand-made basketball nets around her hometown

Through art, Mallory Tolcher wants to make sports more inclusive. When it's safe to gather again, come out and play!

Researchers record first-ever Canadian sighting of bee species in Windsor park

Master's student Janean Sharkey was stumped when she couldn't identify six of the bees she collected from Windsor's Ojibway — little did she know it was because these bees had never before been spotted in Canada. 

Stay-at-home orders extended to Feb. 16 for Waterloo region, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

The province has announced stay-at-home orders will be extended to Feb. 16 for Waterloo region, Guelph, Wellington County and Dufferin County. Meanwhile, Region of Waterloo Public Health reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday while Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph reported 65 over the weekend.

K-W, Guelph schools allowed to restart in-class learning Monday

The province has given the green light for local schools to return to in-class instruction as of next Monday, Feb. 8.

Unsafe boating charge laid after 13-year-old girl killed on Conestogo Lake last summer

A 60-year-old individual from Brampton has been charged after a 13-year-old Kitchener girl was hit by a boat and died on Conestoga Lake last July.

Immunocompromised student says Guelph's campus COVID-19 outbreak makes her 'kind of mad'

Victoria Leaker lives in residence at the University of Guelph, which has been grappling with a significant COVID-19 outbreak. She's immunocompromised, which puts her at greater risk of getting very sick.

Wellington County farm family launches online videos to teach kids about agriculture

The Pfisterer family in Wellington County have created TikTok-like videos to teach children about agriculture. The videos are tied to the Ontario curriculum for Grades 1 to 3.

Province says pet groomers aren't allowed. Guelph, Cambridge interpret otherwise

Several municipalities, including Guelph and Cambridge, are making their own local interpretations of the province's rules and now allowing groomers to accept pets curbside, for emergency, non-cosmetic appointments.

University of Guelph COVID-19 outbreak rises to 61 cases on Friday

A COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Guelph has risen to 61 cases, public health says. The outbreak is linked to 'unsanctioned gatherings' in residence buildings earlier this month.

University of Guelph COVID-19 outbreak rises to 60 cases

A COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Guelph has risen to 60 cases. Meanwhile, the medical officer of health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph says she's starting to see the curve bend when it comes to local cases.

53 test positive as University of Guelph grapples with growing COVID outbreak

At least 53 University of Guelph students have now tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus as the university continues to blame "unsanctioned gatherings" in residence buildings mid-January for the outbreak.

44 positive, 200 isolating in University of Guelph residence COVID-19 outbreak

At least 44 COVID-19 cases have been linked to 'unsanctioned social gatherings' at the University of Guelph's residences.

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