Category Archives: Emergency Services

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 19, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to January 25, 2021

October 15, 2020

Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to January 25, 2021


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 indoor Farmers’ Market to open September 5

August 13, 2020

The City of Guelph is preparing to open the indoor space at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, September 5. Continue reading Guelph indoor Farmers’ Market to open September 5


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


Guelph teams using sports fields for training and practices

July 7, 2020

Starting July 13, some Guelph sports fields will be used for team practices and training. Continue reading Guelph teams using sports fields for training and practices


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 preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup

June 11, 2020

The City of Guelph is planning to allow businesses to expand temporary outdoor seating areas starting this weekend. Continue reading Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup


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


Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020

May 29, 2020

If you registered for programs or classes, rented a sports field, booked a picnic shelter or reserved any other recreation facility before September 8, 2020, you will receive a refund. Continue reading Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020


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


Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home

March 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is acting immediately on the Province of Ontario’s order to close all outdoor recreational amenities to slow the spread of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home


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


City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

At its emergency meeting tonight, Guelph City Council unanimously approved fiscal relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Continue reading City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19


City following medical officer’s advice to close play structures, skate park, fenced dog park

March 23, 2020

Continue reading City following medical officer’s advice to close play structures, skate park, fenced dog park


Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on Guelph Police Service’s Downtown Resource Officer Unit

March 10, 2020

Continue reading Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on Guelph Police Service’s Downtown Resource Officer Unit


Handing over the helm at City of Guelph Fire Services

January 20, 2020

The City of Guelph announces that Fire Chief John Osborne is retiring on February 29, after 30 years with the City.   Continue reading Handing over the helm at City of Guelph Fire Services


Being informed about local emergencies just got simpler

November 28, 2019

Alert Guelph is the City of Guelph’s new public alert messaging system—providing you with trusted, timely and accurate information to ensure you and your family are safe during a local emergency. Continue reading Being informed about local emergencies just got simpler


Guelph Fire, Enbridge Gas partner in home safety initiative to beat ‘silent killer’

November 5, 2019

Today, during Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the Guelph Fire Department and Enbridge Gas Inc. announced they are working together to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. Continue reading Guelph Fire, Enbridge Gas partner in home safety initiative to beat ‘silent killer’


Paramedics celebrated at annual dinner

October 4, 2019

Last night, the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service (GWPS) hosted its sixth annual celebration and awards dinner at the Italian Canadian Club. Continue reading Paramedics celebrated at annual dinner


Be a fire safety hero in your home!

October 4, 2019

“Make and practice your home fire escape plan”—a message that’s being delivered by fire departments, including Guelph, during Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12. Continue reading Be a fire safety hero in your home!


Students turn pillowcases into 72-hour emergency kits

May 25, 2018

Continue reading Students turn pillowcases into 72-hour emergency kits


Celebrating Guelph and Wellington County’s paramedics

September 6, 2017

Continue reading Celebrating Guelph and Wellington County’s paramedics


Guelph Fire Department maintains accreditation status

July 27, 2017

Continue reading Guelph Fire Department maintains accreditation status


City asks for a judicial review on fire interest arbitration award

March 6, 2017

Continue reading City asks for a judicial review on fire interest arbitration award


Defibrillator loaner program launches in Guelph

November 24, 2016

Continue reading Defibrillator loaner program launches in Guelph


Guelph Fire recognizes two community members for bravery

November 3, 2016

Continue reading Guelph Fire recognizes two community members for bravery


Fire Service arbitration hearing is open to the public

October 4, 2016

The City and the Guelph Professional Firefighters Association head into interest arbitration. Arbitration hearing is open to the public. Continue reading Fire Service arbitration hearing is open to the public