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Crime Stoppers hosts shredding party
Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington will hold its fifth annual “community shredding event” on Saturday Sept. 12 as a fundraiser for the crime-fighting organization.
Kitchener man killed in industrial accident
A 26-year-old Kitchener man died in an industrial accident at Polycon Industries Thursday afternoon.

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Thursday, September, 03, 2015 - 3:03:14 PM
‘Indoctrination, not education’ say protesters of revised sex-ed "The concerns of the protesters have been heard and well answered. They even managed to have the badly needed changes delayed for years as McGuinty dithered. Now is the time for implementation, finally. It is notably ironic that "Guelph & Area Rig"
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Monday, August, 31, 2015 - 5:05:54 PM
High-ranked bureaucrat leaving Guelph for the Soo "Bad management starts at the top. Mr. Guthrie might be the first to look at for a reason."
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Friday, August, 28, 2015 - 12:12:13 AM
High-ranked bureaucrat leaving Guelph for the Soo "There's something going on at city hall again - why are senior bureaucrats leaving either out the front or back doors? What happened to Bruce Poole?? As a long serving CBO for the City, why is he shown the back door without any explanation??? Seems q"
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Social media and elections
Social media doesn’t win elections, but it is a valuable campaign tool that helps parties disseminate their messages, say a couple of Guelph’s federal party candidates.
High-ranked bureaucrat leaving Guelph for the Soo
City hall is losing one of its highest-ranking bureaucrats as deputy CAO Al Horsman steps down next month to assume the top administrative job in Sault Ste. Marie.
Environmental post at city hall gets filled
A Nova Scotia resident has been hired to fill a new post at city hall overseeing the city’s solid waste, water and wastewater departments. Ramesh Ummat, who is currently the chief administrative officer of the Municipality of the County of Colchester in Nova Scotia, will start his new job as Guelph’s general manager of environmental services on Oct. 5.
Catholic teachers have tentative deal
Catholic educators are breathing a sigh of relief after the union representing Catholic elementary and high school teachers announced Tuesday that it has achieved a tentative contract deal and has suspended planned job action.
Most wanted Guelph trafficker caught and charged
One of Guelph's most wanted has been arrested and charged with human trafficking.
Police patrol leads to arrest
Police were on a general patrol Wednesday when a man caught their attention. When the 40-year-old man saw police on Speedvale Avenue West, he dumped his bike and ran away.
Security guard gets spit on
A man allegedly spit on a security guard at Old Quebec Street last week. On Tuesday, police arrested a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old female who was also allegedly involved in the assault.
Two area incidents of men approaching young females
man approached a young female and asked her to get into his car Tuesday. The female ran to a friend’s house and reported the incident to Guelph Police.
Teacher contract: Hope is in the air
A tentative contract deal with public high school teachers has raised hopes of more breakthroughs in bargaining talks happening before the start of the new school year.
Look out for jewelry thieves
A man and a woman pull up in a vehicle and begin a conversation with a pedestrian. Some form of physical contact is made – a handshake, perhaps. Then the vehicle drives away.
Downtown bicycle parking under review
Regulations for parking bicycles in the downtown are among many things being eyed by city hall as it embarks on a review to update its downtown zoning bylaw regulations and downtown commercial zones.
Distracted driving fines get more severe
Distracted drivers will be more heavily penalized starting Sept. 1. If they’re caught using their phones on the road they could be charged up to $1,000 and also lose three demerit points. Novice drivers could have their licence suspended for 30 days upon first offence, 90 days upon second offence, or their licence revoked upon third offence.
Provincial cash for hospitals
Local MPP Liz Sandals has announced the province will give two Guelph hospitals a total of over $930,000 for infrastructure upgrades.
Death caused by fentanyl overdose
Fentanyl, a deadly drug 80 times more potent than morphine, has resulted in one death in Guelph so far this year.
Workside childcare finds new home
Soon preschoolers will add a little life to St. George’s Anglican Church, singing, playing and learning in the former rectory.
Townhouses now proposed instead of condo
HIP Developments is moving away from a student-geared Solstice 3 condominium as it puts forward a plan for family-friendly townhouses, called the Kortyards.
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