Information Session about the Drop In Centre’s Proposal to create Supportive Housing at The Parkview Motel

This is the recording of the Ward 2 Town Hall held on Thursday September 17th, to provide Guelph residents with more information about the Drop In Centre’s proposal for permanent supportive housing at the current site of the Parkview Motel. If you have any questions about the proposal, please reach out directly to Gail Hoekstra (gailhoekstra@rogers.com), the Executive Director of the Drop In Centre.

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Guelph Transit changing service to slow the spread of coronavirus

Free transit until April 15; operating on 30-minute schedule Monday to Saturday Guelph, Ont., March 17, 2020 – Starting tomorrow, March 18, Guelph Transit is making service changes as part of the City’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Service changes include: cancelling late night bus service  for University of Guelph students offering free transit service through April 15, 2020; removing the need for people to come to City Hall to buy/renew bus pass/OnYourWay fare card asking all customers to board and exit the bus […]

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Paramedics using new drill for easier vascular access in patients

Press release. Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service has purchased a potentially life-saving device for each of its frontline ambulances. The EZ-IO drill, put on ambulances earlier this week, enables paramedics to access a patient’s intravascular system by drilling into a patient’s bones in either the arm or leg. This technique is used in emergency situations to provide fluids and medications to a patient when intravenous access is not available or feasible. “The device is small and simple, but has the potential […]

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Local paramedics to provide more community care

Press release. Guelph is one of 30 Ontario communities to receive provincial funding to develop a community paramedicine program to improve access to home care and support services for seniors and other patients with chronic conditions. Speaking at an event in Thunder Bay on October 14, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced the Province would support and invest $6 million in the expansion and development of community paramedicine programs across Ontario. Guelph is receiving $220,000. Locally, […]

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Emergency Services – Routine Planning and Preparation EBOLA awareness.

Staff memo. As the Ebola outbreak is being addressed across the world the City’s Emergency Services management staff are closely monitoring any issues relative to our local response plans around the spread of the virus. Hopefully these Plans will not require implementation. We are in regular contact with emergency planning staff from partner agencies to review universal precautions and decontamination procedures. Any changes in our approach will be guided by communication from the Medical Officer of Health and communicated to […]

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The Elliott becomes Guelph's long-term care home

Press release. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has approved the City of Guelph’s request to transfer its municipal long-term care home responsibility from Wellington Terrace in Centre Wellington, to the Elliott Long-Term Care Home in Guelph. The transfer will not change the number of long-term beds in Guelph, or how to access them, but could reduce Guelph’s long-term care costs by up to $50,000 a year. Local tax dollars will be directed to support long-term care services at […]

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Active Transportation parade July 16 at 5:30pm

AT Parade Route A Parade to Celebrate Active Transportation in our Community On Wednesday, July 16 at 5:30 pm, Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation, in partnership with the weekly Community potluck at 47 Meadowview Avenue, is hosting a Community Celebration of Active Transportation. Our mission is to increase the quantity, quality, safety, and fun of Active Transportation in Guelph. Cyclists, walkers, even rollerbladers are welcome to join in our first “Active Transportation Parade.” We will wind our way down streets in the Junction neighbourhood. Families are […]

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Jammers work to break down barriers to healthy living

Press release. Residents, community partners and various government partners gathered for a two-day HealthJam in Guelph May 14 and 15. Hosted by the City of Guelph in collaboration with local, provincial and federal partners, HealthJam 2014 explored how the community can work together to break down barriers and inequalities, co-creating solutions so that all Guelph residents can enjoy good health. Sixty jammers and mentors gathered each day to discuss the challenges presented before working together to create and test solutions. […]

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The Urban Design Summit and the Wilson Farmhouse

A resident’s perspective. On Monday, May 5th, I had the pleasure of attending the Urban Design Summit hosted by the City of Guelph at the River Run Centre. A number of the themes repeated throughout the evening were place making, innovation, citizen engagement, boldness, risk-taking, social inclusion and connectivity. Needless to say, the recently-submitted Wilson Farmhouse proposals were top of mind as I listened to the various presenters. For Andrew Howard, of Build a Better Block, the focus was on […]

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