Category Archives: Emergency Services

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 8, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order

April 7, 2021

Following COVID-19 guidelines is the best way to stop the shut downs for good. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order


Firefighters respond to townhouse fire on Auden Road

April 6, 2021

Guelph Fire responded to a fire in the early morning hours of April 6, in a townhouse end unit at 467 Auden Road. Continue reading Firefighters respond to townhouse fire on Auden Road


Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

April 1, 2021

Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close


Firefighters respond to house fire on Dovercliffe Road

March 24, 2021

On March 23, Guelph Fire responded to reports of smoke in a home and a potential fire at 39 Dovercliffe Road. Continue reading Firefighters respond to house fire on Dovercliffe Road


Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services receives $6.1 million to provide in-home care to seniors

March 22, 2021

Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services is receiving $6.1 million over four years from the Ministry of Long-term Care. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services receives $6.1 million to provide in-home care to seniors


Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery

March 11, 2021

Guelph to receive up to 28.4 million from Ontario Safe Restart Fund to address financial impacts of COVID-19 COVID-19. Continue reading Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery


Firefighters respond to house fire in Guelph’s south end

March 9, 2021

Earlier today, March 9, Guelph Fire responded to a reported structure fire in the city’s south end. Continue reading Firefighters respond to house fire in Guelph’s south end


Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout

March 3, 2021

Guelph City Councillors learn about plans for COVID-19 vaccinations, getting more people back to work, and the financial implications of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout


Guelph party ends with more than $10,000 in fines

February 4, 2021

Four men hosting a party were each charged with violating Guelph’s Nuisance Party Bylaw and failure to comply with COVID-19 restrictions under the Reopening Ontario Act. The total fine for each man amounts to $2,625. Continue reading Guelph party ends with more than $10,000 in fines


Important notice for Provincial Offences (POA) matters

February 1, 2021

Guelph’s Provincial Offences Court administration office is open to the public for front counter services like ticket payments, requests for trials or extensions. Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences (POA) matters


Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations

January 20, 2021

Paramedics with Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service were busy last Friday through Sunday helping Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to residents at long-term care homes in Guelph, Fergus, Harriston, Mount Forest and Puslinch. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations


Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update

January 18, 2021

Guelph responded to 15 calls about residential gatherings and issued two $750 fines Continue reading Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update


Guelph Fire crews respond to apartment building fire

January 18, 2021

On Saturday, January 16, Guelph firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the city’s downtown core. Continue reading Guelph Fire crews respond to apartment building fire


How will Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?

January 14, 2021

While we have new tools to enforce provincial orders, we know people may be unaware or confused about what is or isn’t permitted. Local police and bylaw officers are hoping people will cooperate voluntarily, but are prepared to issue fines as appropriate. Continue reading How will Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?


Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19

January 8, 2021

A member of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service has been infected with COVID-19 while caring for a patient. Two other paramedics who were in close contact are self-isolating and waiting for test results. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19


Guelph Fire crews respond to fire at 1354 Gordon Street South

December 7, 2020

On Saturday, December 5, Guelph firefighters from four stations responded to a reported structure fire in the city’s south end. Continue reading Guelph Fire crews respond to fire at 1354 Gordon Street South


Guelph Fire crews respond to barn fire in city’s north end

November 30, 2020

On Sunday, November 29, Guelph firefighters from three stations responded to a reported barn fire in the city’s north end. Continue reading Guelph Fire crews respond to barn fire in city’s north end


Guelph increasing enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines at stores and shopping malls

November 25, 2020

The City is increasing inspections as the holiday shopping season gets underway. Continue reading Guelph increasing enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines at stores and shopping malls


Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities

November 14, 2020

Enhanced screening for recreation classes, programs, sports and other scheduled events at City facilities Continue reading Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities


Beat the silent killer: Prevent CO in your home

November 4, 2020

It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week and we’re reminding you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually. Continue reading Beat the silent killer: Prevent CO in your home


Smoke alarms alert residents to early morning fire

November 3, 2020

Guelph Fire officials are crediting working smoke alarms for alerting six residents of an early morning house fire at 223 Victoria Road South. Continue reading Smoke alarms alert residents to early morning fire


One Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19

October 28, 2020

A member of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service has tested positive for COVID-19. Eight of their coworkers are self-isolating and waiting on test results. Continue reading One Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19


Hey, kids! Test your fire safety knowledge with us

October 5, 2020

We’re inviting kids, and parents, to test their fire safety knowledge on Fire Prevention Day, Saturday, October 10. Continue reading Hey, kids! Test your fire safety knowledge with us


City welcomes new deputy fire chief of Administration

October 1, 2020

The City of Guelph welcomes Monty Armstrong as its deputy fire chief of Administration, effective September 28. Continue reading City welcomes new deputy fire chief of Administration


Paramedic Memorial Bell arrives in Guelph on Friday

September 30, 2020

On Friday, October 2, the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service (GWPS) will host a ‘Remember the Fallen’ ceremony as the Paramedic Memorial Bell arrives at the Clair Road Emergency Services Centre. Continue reading Paramedic Memorial Bell arrives in Guelph on Friday


Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30

September 21, 2020

Continue reading Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30


City marks Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday

September 11, 2020

On Sunday, September 13, the City of Guelph will mark Firefighter’s National Memorial Day—a day designated by the federal government in memory of Canadian firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. Continue reading City marks Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday


Guelph Fire responds to University of Guelph twin pad arena for explosion

September 10, 2020

At about 6 a.m. today, September 10, Guelph Fire attended the University of Guelph Gryphon Centre Arena, located at 149 Reynolds Walk. Continue reading Guelph Fire responds to University of Guelph twin pad arena for explosion


Guelph Fire responds to fire at 73 Hadati Road

September 3, 2020

On Wednesday, September 2, the Guelph Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 73 Hadati Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from a second storey window. Continue reading Guelph Fire responds to fire at 73 Hadati Road


Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19

August 18, 2020

This September, Guelph Transit’s current schedules will become permanent, and all extra/express routes serving the University of Guelph will be cancelled, nine full-time and eight part-time operators will be laid off, and 14 positions will remain vacant. Continue reading Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19


Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

August 17, 2020

The Guelph Civic Museum reopens this week with measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are asked to schedule a time to visit. McCrae House opens July 28. Continue reading Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place


City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference

August 17, 2020

City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference Continue reading City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference


Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds

August 12, 2020

Guelph will receive $6,911,100 in emergency operating funds and another $5,096,534 in funding for transit as part of the Safe Restart agreement between the Provincial and federal governments Continue reading Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds


Guelph advances COVID-19 response

July 15, 2020

Senior City staff present the fiscal, economic, community and organizational impacts of the COVID-19, and the City’s ongoing plans to address them. Continue reading Guelph advances COVID-19 response


City finds police headquarters general contractor in default of contract

June 30, 2020

City finds police headquarters general contractor in default of contract Continue reading City finds police headquarters general contractor in default of contract


City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool

June 29, 2020

A City of Guelph employee is being tested for COVID-19 after a man intentionally coughed in their face at the Market Square wading pool on Saturday. Continue reading City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


Guelph Transit changing service to slow the spread of coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Guelph Transit is making additional service changes as part of the City’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading Guelph Transit changing service to slow the spread of coronavirus


Mask or face covering now required for Guelph Transit riders

June 16, 2020

Based on updated advice from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, people using Guelph Transit must wear a mask or face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading Mask or face covering now required for Guelph Transit riders


City supports Section 22 order from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

June 10, 2020

Businesses serving the public in Guelph must provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer for public use at all entrances and exits, and require customers and employees to wear a mask or face covering. Continue reading City supports Section 22 order from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health


Guelph Transit asks riders to wear masks as more people are permitted on buses

June 5, 2020

Guelph Transit will allow more than 10 people to ride each bus and ask all riders to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. Continue reading Guelph Transit asks riders to wear masks as more people are permitted on buses


Local healthcare and community support groups launch older adult campaign to help those over 70 stay safe and well during COVID-19 and beyond

June 1, 2020

Today, June 1, the first official day of Seniors’ month, the Waterloo Wellington Older Adult Strategy (WWOAS) partners launched the ‘Stay Safe – Lead the Way’ campaign designed to keep older adults safe, healthy and connected throughout the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Local healthcare and community support groups launch older adult campaign to help those over 70 stay safe and well during COVID-19 and beyond


Harvesting Impact. It takes a community to feed a community.

May 21, 2020

Guelph-Wellington’s Harve$t Impact fund will match up to $90,000 in donations to The SEED’s Emergency Food Home Delivery program. Make a donation at harvestimpact.ca. Continue reading Harvesting Impact. It takes a community to feed a community.


Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines

May 12, 2020

Community gardens in Guelph will open on May 15, following the Provincial Order to include community gardens as an essential service during COVID-19. Continue reading Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines


Guelph shifting from COVID-19 response to preparing for recovery

May 11, 2020

Guelph City Council received an update about the City’s response to COVID-19 and plans for economic, social, and organizational recovery. Continue reading Guelph shifting from COVID-19 response to preparing for recovery


No outdoor recreational fires in Guelph

May 1, 2020

The City of Guelph prohibits outdoor recreational fires (e.g. fireplaces, fire pits, and chimineas). Continue reading No outdoor recreational fires in Guelph


COVID-19 forces City to place 127 full-time employees on declared emergency leave

April 17, 2020

Continue reading COVID-19 forces City to place 127 full-time employees on declared emergency leave


Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020

During an emergency meeting earlier today, Guelph City Council approved several recommendations to support the City’s response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19


Mayor Guthrie declares state of emergency for Guelph in response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The Mayor made this decision after Dr. Nicola Mercer, the Medical Officer of Health, declared an outbreak in a ward at Guelph General Hospital earlier today. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie declares state of emergency for Guelph in response to COVID-19