Paramedics using new drill for easier vascular access in patients

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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 […]

Emergency Services – Routine Planning and Preparation EBOLA awareness.

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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 […]

Active Transportation parade July 16 at 5:30pm

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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 […]

Jammers work to break down barriers to healthy living

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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 […]

The Urban Design Summit and the Wilson Farmhouse

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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 […]

Guelph Wellbeing to focus on food, connectivity and housing

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Press release. The community is invited to attend the Community and Social Services Committee meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, May 13 to learn about progress and next steps regarding Guelph Wellbeing (formerly the Community Wellbeing Initiative). Drawing on the learning of the Engagement Findings Report and Community Profile, as well as findings from the […]