Category Archives: Emergency Services

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

July 31, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

July 20, 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


Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to September 11, 2020

July 17, 2020

Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to September 11, 2020


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


What will Guelph’s new normal look like?

May 8, 2020

Some pretty great things are already happening, thanks to some pretty amazing community leaders. Here are just a few highlights and we will keep sharing our progress in the coming weeks. Continue reading What will Guelph’s new normal look like?


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


Paramedics honoured at annual celebration

September 21, 2016

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Paramedics to be honoured at awards dinner on September 16

September 13, 2016

Continue reading Paramedics to be honoured at awards dinner on September 16


Guelph Fire asks residents to use caution if cooking outdoors

July 5, 2016

Continue reading Guelph Fire asks residents to use caution if cooking outdoors


Colleen Clack appointed as City’s newest Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

June 16, 2016

Colleen Clack, who has served as the City of Guelph’s general manager, Culture, Tourism and Community Investment for the past six years, has been appointed by the Executive Team as the City’s newest deputy chief administrative officer (DCAO) of Public Services. In her new position, Clack will oversee Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Emergency Services, Guelph Transit, Operations, and Parks and Recreation. Continue reading Colleen Clack appointed as City’s newest Deputy Chief Administrative Officer


Guelph Fire recognizes two community members for fire safety efforts

May 4, 2016

Continue reading Guelph Fire recognizes two community members for fire safety efforts


City, Guelph Police break ground on headquarters renovation

April 21, 2016

Continue reading City, Guelph Police break ground on headquarters renovation


2016 budget highlights

December 16, 2015

Continue reading 2016 budget highlights


Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service receives Service Award for Geriatric Excellence

May 28, 2015

Continue reading Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service receives Service Award for Geriatric Excellence