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Why Schitt's Creek and Letterkenny are being called 'love letters to rural Canada'

When the Emmy nominations started rolling in for Schitt’s Creek’s final season last month, it sparked a conversation between Ashleigh Weeden and her research colleagues about the importance of telling rural stories.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Aug. 14 to 16)

Take in an online comic arts festival, dance to Disney tunes or enjoy the last weekend of Kidspark. There's also a drive-thru ribfest and outdoor theatre in Guelph.

Girl, 11, who co-authored paper on bugs with Guelph entomologist pens children's book

When she was in Grade 1, Sophia Spencer was bullied for her love of bugs and decided to set her passion aside. But after her mother wrote to a group of entomologists for support, Sophia became an unexpected internet sensation. Now, she's sharing her story — and her love of bugs — in the picture book, The Bug Girl.

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.

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.

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.

SIU clears Guelph officers after suspects in bank robbery crash car, knock out tooth

The SIU has cleared Guelph police officers after a bank robbery suspect was injured in August 2017, and even commended officers for using a 'very minimal amount of force' in the arrests.

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 recovering after stabbing in south end

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

Memorial for 'Exhibition Park Jeff' planned by Guelph neighbourhood

A life celebration will be held Saturday morning in Guelph's Exhibition Park for Jeff Eberhardt, known to many in the neighbourhood as Exhibition Park Jeff.

Gas prices highest in a year in Kitchener-Waterloo area

Gas prices are still around $1.33/L around Waterloo Region. See the 10 lowest gas prices in the region, and track the last 12 months of ups and downs as reported to

Guelph men travel to Texas to help displaced family member

A Guelph man and his friend have made their way to Texas with an extreme terrain vehicle to help the man's sister, who has been forced out of her home due to the flood.

Con-Cast Pipe Inc. in Guelph fined $70K after worker injured in 2015

Con-Cast Pipe Inc. in Guelph has been fined $70,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries after a steel pallet fell on his leg in August 2015.

Guelph barbershop to serve beer, liquor

"I really like the atmosphere of the meeting place in a community," says owner.

Kate's five fun things to do this weekend — July 21 to 23

There are so many concerts this weekend, you may have to sit down at make a plan for how you're going to enjoy them all.

High collision road in Guelph to pilot green bike lanes and bike boxes

The high volume of collisions between cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles on the section of Gordon Street between Waterloo Ave. and Wellington St. has prompted the City of Guelph to launch a safety pilot project that will introduce green-painted bike lanes and a bike box.

Guelph police seeking man spotted trying to steal recyclables

Guelph police are looking for a male suspect who attempted to take electronics from the city's Wet and Dry Waste Processing Centre.

Hydro cuts to make 'real difference' to small businesses, premier says

Premier Kathleen Wynne stopped at two stores in Guelph Thursday morning to meet with independent business owners to talk hydro rates.

Heritage advocate calls for return to historic bridge-building style

The Township of Centre Wellington plans to rebuild its aging St. David Street bridge beginning in 2018. A local writer and heritage advocate says it should build a bowstring bridge in its place.

Guelph police officer charged with assault of person in custody

A Guelph Police officer has been charged with assaulting a person who was in police custody.

Five fun things to do: New Year's weekend Dec. 30-Jan. 2

Family fun to kick off a new year, a favourite Canadian pastime or a romantic night on the ice are among the fun things you could do this holiday weekend.

Top crime stories in Waterloo region, Guelph in 2016

Murder charges, ATM thefts and convictions in the courts are among this area's top crime stories in 2016.
CBC Investigates

What repeated calls to the same Guelph building mean for police

Mental health issues and addiction are frequently reasons police are called to a downtown Guelph building, though those issues may not be reflected in police data, says a downtown cop.

Trash your Christmas tree and support a Guelph charity

When Guelph stopped curbside pickup of Christmas trees in 2013, The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington saw it as an opportunity to help people with their holiday cleanup while raising money.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in superhero style in Kitchener, family fun in Waterloo

The annual New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Kitchener will have a superhero theme, while you can skate away the evening in uptown Waterloo. Free bus rides in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph will get you where you want to go safely.
CBC Investigates

Police called to 90 Carden St. in Guelph hundreds of times a year

Guelph police are called to the notorious 90 Carden Street apartment building in the city's downtown hundreds of times every year, according to data obtained by CBC News through a Freedom of Information request.

Guelph neighbourhood adopts homeless man who lives in Exhibition Park

Jeff Eberhardt has been a regular fixture in Guelph's Exhibition Park - he sleeps there and often helps shovel the show, prep the outdoor rink and clean up after ball tournaments. The neighbours in the area have rallied around him to offer him support.

Nestlé says it wants to partner with Centre Wellington on Middlebrook well

Nestlé representatives appeared before the Centre Wellington council Monday night to discuss ways the company and municipality could partner on the future of the Middlebrook well.

Thefts of coins from laundry rooms on the rise in Guelph

There have been at least 13 cases of people breaking into washers and dryers in apartment laundry rooms to steal coins.

Guelph Coun. Phil Allt donates a kidney to his brother

Guelph Coun. Phil Allt donated a kidney to his brother last week and is now recovering at home. He says he will promote organ donation, but understands if people feel they can't do it.

Guelph approves 3.13 per cent tax increase for 2017

Guelph city council has approved a 3.13 per cent tax increase for 2017 - 1 per cent of which is dedicated to infrastructure.

Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - Dec. 10-11

Get ready to sing along at a community carol event, head to the pool or strap on the skates this weekend in Waterloo region and Guelph.

Fire destroys abandoned barn, shed just north of Guelph

A fire at a property owned by the Ministry of Transportation just north of Guelph destroyed an abandoned barn and shed.

Abandoned barn near Guelph destroyed in early morning fire

The roof had already collapsed by the time firefighters arrived at the barn on Fife Road near Guelph.

Guelph cops nab speeding driver in vehicle with 2 different licence plates

A 25-year-old Guelph man is accused of driving 137 km/h in a 60 km/h zone just before he lost control of his vehicle and drove into a ditch.

Mississauga man 4th person charged after baby formula stolen in Guelph

Police said thousands of dollars worth of baby formula was stolen from Guelph grocery stores in September. Now, a fourth person has been charged in the case.

Photo contest winners highlight the beauty found in Grand River watershed

The Grand River Conservation Authority has announced the winners of its annual photo contest and the top shots highlight beautiful scenes and animals found in the watershed.

Traffic violation email a scam, police warn

A new email saying you're guilty of a traffic violation and you need to pay a fine is a scam. Don't click on the link and delete the email, police advise.

Guelph is changing its washing machine and toilet rebates

Starting in the new year, the City of Guelph will end its $100 Smart Wash washing machine rebate, while simultaneously expanding its Royal Flush toilet rebate to more homes and businesses.

Bicycle thefts in Guelph expected to exceed 400 by year end, police say

Guelph Police Service continue to see a steady increase in yearly bicycle thefts.

Why you may not be seeing fresh strawberries at your local grocery store

If you wanted to pick up some strawberries at the grocery store lately, you may have been disappointed to find there weren't any. Experts say it's a mix of the end of the season, rainy weather and high prices.

Guelph man tracks down credit card thief, alerts police

A 25-year-old Guelph man faces a number of charges after allegedly using a stolen credit card at a store Saturday morning. But it was the card owner who followed the trail of suspicious purchases and led police to the accused.

Get your shop on: Holiday craft shows aplenty in Waterloo region and beyond

If you need a gift for someone on your holiday shopping list, a craft show might just have the perfect item.

Nestlé's water taking could have 'financial impacts' on Guelph, says city report

A Guelph city staff report prepared ahead of a special council meeting Nov. 7 to discuss water taking permits says there is the potential water taking by Nestlé could affect Guelph financially in the future.

Guelph applies for $10M in transit funding from province, feds

The city of Guelph has applied for $10.2 million in federal funding for five separate transit projects, including the replacement of 33 city buses.

Guelph driver fined for not making room for cyclist

A 24-year-old woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries after she was clipped by a side mirror of a vehicle while cycling in Guelph Monday evening.

11 nabbed for stolen property, drugs in Guelph Police investigation

Guelph Police officers seized bicycles, bicycle parts, electronics, replica firearms and drugs from two homes in Guelph on Friday.

Time-lapse photo shows ISS, Andromeda Galaxy over Guelph Lake

Guelph photographer Andrew Goodwin has shared a time-lapse photo over Guelph Lake that shows the International Space Station moving across the sky as well as the Andromeda Galaxy.

Bone fragments found in Guelph at Baker Street tunnel

Workers turning off the water in a tunnel at a downtown Guelph parking lot have found bone fragments, possibly human remains.

Guelph teen gets day with Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar

Ashley Perry, 14, of Guelph got to spend the day with Blue Jays' centre-fielder Kevin Pillar through Make a Wish Canada.

Five fun things to do this weekend - Oct. 15-16

As we get closer to Halloween, there are more spook-tacular events on the calendar, but this week there's also the last fleeting hours of Oktoberfest, a studio tour and a musical about American kid who just wants to be allowed to dance.

Fire at vacant house between Guelph, Rockwood involves several crews

Crews from several fire stations were called to an early morning house fire on 3 Line in Guelph-Eramosa Township.

New recipe resource for older adults more than just a cookbook, says creator

A new collection of recipes, specially designed with older adults in mind, has just been released by a University of Guelph professor and nutritionist.

Oldest tree plantation in Ontario discovered in Perth County

Terry Schwan, a forestry consultant from Rockwood, Ont., did research into the oldest tree plantation in Ontario and discovered it continues to thrive on a farm south of Stratford.

Guelph police continue to investigate 2014 death of Patsy Lewis

Guelph Police continue to investigate the death of Patsy Lewis as a homicide two years after officers discovered her body in her Gordon Street South home.

More baby formula stolen from Guelph grocery store, police say

Guelph Police are searching for a woman who allegedly stole $316 worth of baby formula Sunday night from a south end grocery store. It is the seventh such theft since mid-September.

7 buildings in Waterloo region have asbestos, national database shows

Seven buildings in Waterloo region have been listed as having asbestos, in a newly-released National Asbestos Inventory.

Industry disruptors change food culture slowly: Andrew Coppolino

Mass media, transportation and tourism are in the midst of major industrial disruption, but Andrew Coppolino writes that similar change, although less visible, is affecting food culture.

Guelph-based Guise podcast dives deep into meaningful male friendships

When Gerry Zegerius' best friend Nathan Shurr broke the news that he and his wife were making a cross-country move from Guelph to B.C., the two knew they needed to find a way to keep the friendship alive. The result is the Guise Podcast, a podcast about male intimacy.

Farmers and anti-GMO groups call for Competition Bureau review of Monsanto takeover

Canadian farmers worry that a merger of agricultural giants Bayer and Monsanto could increase seed prices, while social advocacy groups opposed to genetically modified food question whether the move could lead to fewer non-GM food choices on grocery store shelves.

Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - Oct. 1-2

Watch a sword demonstration, join a tweedy bike ride or scream your head off this weekend in Waterloo region and Guelph.

Newly arrived Syrian refugee helps save bride's wedding day

Waterloo photographer Lindsay Coulter says a master tailor and Syrian refugee, Ibrahim Haltl Dudu, helped a Toronto woman when the zipper on her wedding dress broke ahead of her wedding on Sunday.

Crash on Highway 401 in Puslinch sends 7 to hospital, snarls morning commute

One person is in critical condition and six others were hurt in an overnight crash in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in Puslinch Township that snarled the Thursday morning commute for hours, causing delays for thousands of drivers.

Baby formula worth thousands stolen from Guelph grocery stores

Police are looking for suspects after multiple thefts of baby formula occurred at grocery stores in Guelph's south end over the past month.

Guelph MPP Liz Sandals says opposition to Nestlé water taking based on misinformation

Guelph MPP and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals says there is a lot of misinformation about Nestlé's water taking permit in Aberfoyle.

Nestlé Waters welcomes debate in Guelph over water taking

Nestlé Waters Canada says it will attend a Nov. 7 Guelph council committee meeting to discuss its water taking permit and residents’ concerns.

Concerned Rockwood, Ont. residents fill Hidden Quarry OMB hearing

Concerned residents filled the small council chambers at the Guelph Eramosa Township offices Tuesday for the first day of the Ontario Municipal Board hearing of the Hidden Quarry planned for just outside Rockwood, Ont.

Guelph to allow public to comment on Nestle issue in November

After two hours of debate, Guelph council voted Monday night to discuss the issue of water taking permits during its Nov. 7 meeting.

Why Nestlé's Aberfoyle well matters so much to Guelph, Ont., residents

There will be a showdown between water advocates and politicians Monday night in Guelph, Ont., over Nestlé bottling water in nearby Aberfoyle.

Hidden Quarry fight goes before Ontario Municipal Board

A citizen's group and three municipalities are trying to stop Hidden Quarry, a controversial proposal that opponents say threatens the quantity and quality of drinking water, local wildlife and would bring legions of heavy dump trucks rumbling through quiet rural communities.

Ontario Provincial Police identify pilot killed in ultralight crash in Guelph area

A 63-year-old Waterloo resident died in an ultralight plane crash near Guelph Saturday, according to Wellington County OPP.

Waterloo, Guelph men charged in drug bust

An investigation by Waterloo Regional Police took them to a Guelph home this week where officers executed a search warrant and seized heroin and meth with a street value of approximately $78,000.

'Suspicious item' found in Guelph's Riverside Park

Guelph Police are investigating after a suspicious item was discovered in Riverside Park Tuesday.

Guelph mayor denies trying to prevent debate on Nestlé's water taking in Aberfoyle

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie has been accused of trying to stymie debate on Nestlé bottling water in nearby Aberfoyle but he says he is following procedural rules and the public will be able to discuss the issue in the near future.

Suspect sought after trucks, lawn equipment stolen from Guelph property

One man was arrested after he was pulled over by police, another suspect was found in the attic of a home and police are searching for a third suspect after two trucks with trailers were stolen from a property on Dawson Road in Guelph.

Exotic meat demand rising as chefs cater to the latest foodie craze

Demand for exotic meat appears to be rising and some industry insiders and watchers say that's likely to continue as foodie culture grows.

Guelph Police officer uses lunch to lure kitten from car engine

In this kitten caper, the long arm of the law wasn't quite long enough to reach a fugitive feline hiding in a car's engine compartment.

School boards must provide before and after school care starting Sept. 2017

Starting next September, school boards across the province will have to provide before and after school care to children up to the age of 12.

Tackling the triathlon: visually-impaired athlete ready to race in Rio

Christine Robbins of Abbotsford, B.C., will compete at the Paralympics in Rio with University of Guelph student Sasha Boulton serving as her guide.

Vehicle fire at Guelph storage facility under investigation

The cause of a vehicle explosion at a storage facility in Guelph is under investigation. A truck used to mix and spray foam insulation caught fire Monday just before noon. No one was injured.

Andrew Coppolino's 6 fall food festivals you shouldn't miss

September brings local agricultural fairs and food celebrations that showcase the late-summer and fall harvest and build community connections. Here's Andrew Coppolino's list.

Nestlé's water taking 'has no effect' on Guelph, mayor says

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie addressed the contentious issue of Nestlé taking water from a well in Aberfoyle in a recent blog post. He says the company's business "has no effect on the City of Guelph’s current water supply.”

University of Guelph receives over $30M to grow research

The federal and provincial governments have invested more than $30 million in the University of Guelph to upgrade labs and research spaces. The money will be used for six projects that will cost $66.6 million.

University students set to return en masse to Waterloo, Guelph this weekend

Waterloo and Guelph are warning motorists there will be road restrictions as thousands of university students return to the cities ahead of a new school year.

EBay asks sellers to write federal government to stop postal service disruption

eBay has created a letter sellers can sign that asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to "explore legislative solutions to the current situation" between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

OPP use billboard van in stalled homicide investigation

Ontario Provincial Police are driving a photo of Frederick "John" Hatch across the province as part of a homicide investigation into the man's death.
In Depth

Why one U of Guelph groundwater researcher says accepting money from Nestlé is OK

Nestlé Waters Canada donated $460,000 to a University of Guelph professor for groundwater research. G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research director Beth Parker says she can use that money to apply for more funding from the government.

GO Transit's new fall schedule has more stops in Kitchener, Guelph

GO Transit has released its new fall schedule and it includes new peak period trains to Guelph and Kitchener.

GRCA says algae warning ends in Belwood Lake park

The Grand River Conservation Authority has removed its blue-green algae warning signs from around the water in Belwood Lake park, but the agency says people should continue to avoid masses of the algae near shorelines.

Guelph, Orangeville, Waterloo schools seek input on police intervention

Police and officials from school boards in the Guelph, Orangeville and Waterloo areas want help from parents as they look to reshape the protocols that guide educators in deciding when to call the police or deal with an incident internally.

Guelph, Ont., man's balloon rhino draws attention to poaching

Guelph balloon artist Sean Rooney said his balloon sculpture of a rhinoceros is more than just a fun exhibit - it is to bring attention to the plight of the endangered animal.

The Hip: Where to watch the Aug. 20 concert show locally

Whether you want to watch the Tragically Hip concert at home, at a restaurant or with other fans, our CBC Kitchener-Waterloo list will help you find out where it's airing.

Heavy rain Tuesday prompts special weather statement for southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement predicting a rainy Tuesday in most of Southern Ontario, which could see rainfall amounts ranging between 25 mm to 40 mm.

The Penny Effect: Swim clubs anticipate busy season following Olympics

Local swim clubs always see a big jump in the number of children and teens looking to try the sport after the Olympics, but that spike may be higher than usual after outstanding Olympic performances by Team Canada's swim team, including 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak.

Nestlé purchases Elora property ahead of pump test approvals

Nestlé Waters Canada has purchased a property near Elora after another party expressed interest in it. The company says it is still waiting for ministry approval to do a pump test.

'Suspicious item' destroyed in Guelph not a bomb, police say

Police were called Wednesday evening after a suspicious items was found inside a business near downtown Guelph. The electronic device was destroyed and police say it was not a bomb.

Thunderstorms may be on the way to Waterloo, Wellington

Counties south and west of Kitchener have received notice that strong thunderstorms are on the way, but so far Waterloo Region and Wellington county have not seen the same storm buildup Thursday.

Fire at Guelph auto recycler sends firefighter to hospital

Fire crews responded to widespread flames at Nicklin Auto Parts in Guelph's east end Wednesday evening. One fire fighter suffered a minor injury.

Police destroy 'suspicious item' near downtown Guelph

Police were called to a business on Farquhar Street near downtown Guelph Wednesday evening after reports of a suspicious item. The bomb unit from Waterloo Regional Police was called in to assist in the investigation.

Selfless people have more sex, Guelph researcher learns

New research from the University of Guelph and Nipissing University suggests selfless people have more sex than less altruistic people.