Topic: guelph news

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.
In Depth

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.

Guelph's Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to close for 6 weeks this summer

Upgrades to the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre's parking lot, sidewalks and garage will mean the Guelph centre will be closed for six weeks starting July 2.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (June 15 to 17)

It's Father's Day weekend (hope you didn't forget!) and things are going to heat up on the weather front this weekend.

Guelph police identify body found in Speed River as 64-year-old man

Police have identified a body found in the Speed River near Guelph's downtown Wednesday evening as being 64-year-old Richard Jelly.

Body found floating in Speed River in downtown Guelph

Guelph police have confirmed that the body of an unidentified man has been discovered in the Speed River in downtown Guelph.

Guelph, Wellington county's food waste work now part of international study

Guelph and Wellington county are already looking at the problems of food waste in the region, and now, that work will now be part of an international study looking at the circular food economy.

All 3 city mayors in Waterloo region to seek re-election this fall

The mayors in all three cities and the four townships in Waterloo region are all seeking re-election in the municipal election this fall.

By the numbers: How we voted in Waterloo region, Wellington County

Voters in Waterloo region and Wellington County elected five new political representatives and re-elected two incumbents in Thursday's election. Here's a summary of the election, by the numbers.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend, June 8-10

There are some fun festivals around the region this weekend and a free film, too.

PC Ted Arnott wins Wellington-Halton Hills riding

PC candidate Ted Arnott wins his seat in Wellington-Halton Hills — a seat he has held since 1990, CBC News projects.

Historic win for Green Leader Mike Schreiner in Guelph

“Tonight is the end of one chapter for me and the beginning of another, for Guelph, for the Green Party, for Ontario,” Schreiner told supporters during his victory speech Thursday night. “I’m ready to take my seat at Queen’s Park.”

Flu shot clinics prompted by Guelph student deaths cost $64K: health officials

The mass immunization of school children in Guelph and Wellington County this February, following the deaths of two students from influenza B, cost public health over $60,000, according to a report that will go before the board Wednesday.

Horwath, Wynne return to region in final days of provincial election

Both NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne are returning to Waterloo region Tuesday in the hopes of drumming up support for local candidates.

Region of Waterloo, Guelph finalists for Smart City grants

​The Region of Waterloo is among five finalist municipalities vying for a $50 million grant from the federal government to use data and technology to improve the lives of Canadians.

Woman sexually assaulted while working at Guelph business Thursday

​Guelph police have charged a 33-year-old man with sexual assault after a woman was attacked while working Thursday afternoon.

Guelph PC candidate refutes reports he doesn't support Ford

The campaign manager for Guelph Progressive Conservative candidate Ray Ferraro says a report by a local news blogger that suggests Ferraro doesn't support PC Leader Doug Ford is wrong.

Guelph family thanks paramedics who helped save dad's life

John Annis says he wouldn't be alive today if not for a quick-thinking passersby and paramedics who helped him when he went into cardiac arrest during a bike trip this past January.

NDP's Andrea Horwath rallies supporters in Guelph

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath made a stop in Guelph Monday afternoon at a rally of supporters.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (May 25 to 27)

It may be raining this weekend, but don't let that keep you from fun events like the quilt auction in New Hamburg or Kitchener BikeFest.

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.

Watch out for giant hogweed, Guelph warns hikers

City staff in Guelph are warning people to watch out for giant hogweed after it was found along a trail earlier this spring. The plant's sap can cause severe burns.

Police hear from Guelph residents upset with rise in crime

The Guelph community meeting about resident concerns over break-ins and vandalism went well, said a city councillor, and people can expect some changes in police activity in their areas.

New app helps recovering addicts track withdrawal symptoms and get help fast

A made-in-Waterloo app is helping addiction workers in Guelph better support people going through withdrawal and battling addiction.

Guelph homeowners reach 'crisis point' over break-ins and vandalism, councillor says

A city councillor says vandalism and break-in reports are up in Guelph, and now, residents are meeting Thursday to decide what to do about it.

Basic income, road tolls for transit part of Ontario Green Party's election platform

Ontario’s Green Party unveiled a nine-plank platform Monday that it hopes will lead to a breakthrough in this election that includes its first seats in the legislature, including for Leader Mike Schreiner.

Gun amnesty nets 49 firearms in Guelph

Guelph Police collected 49 firearms and 2,500 rounds of ammunition in April during a gun amnesty.
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Guelph's Michael Del Monte wins big at Hot Docs with Transformer

Documentary filmmaker Michael Del Monte says he wanted to show the struggles faced by a former U.S. Marine and award winning body builder as she transitioned from a man to a woman.

City of Guelph committee OKs plan to become 100% renewable by 2050

A Guelph councillor's motion for the city to become 100 per cent renewable by 2050 was met with unanimous support at the committee of the whole meeting Monday afternoon.
The Campaigner

Ford and Wynne like each other's smiles

The Campaigner is your daily dose from the campaign trail, packed with spars from the leaders' debate, new numbers in our Poll Tracker and why Guelph is a riding to watch.

Intense exercise linked to hundreds of deaths of Ontario racehorses

Intense exercise is a hazard to racehorses in Ontario and has been linked to hundreds of deaths within the industry, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.
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