Guelph Archive

  • BY JOSH PEDERSON The Guelph Model Train Society gathers to prepare for their seasonal train show where they showcase their work to the public.    

    Guelph Model Train Society

    BY JOSH PEDERSON The Guelph Model Train Society gathers to prepare for their seasonal train show where they showcase their work to the public.    

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  • BY JOSH PEDERSON While listening to a captivating story, whether it be a fictitious old wives’ tale from grandma or remembering that hysterical Dr. Seuss book that was read to us before bedtime, our imaginations propel us into the universe of what we’re hearing, taking us on an entertaining extravaganza. To truly dazzle a listener, one must project oneself in such a way that not only grabs a person’s attention, but gives him a sense...

    The art of storytelling

    BY JOSH PEDERSON While listening to a captivating story, whether it be a fictitious old wives’ tale from grandma or remembering that hysterical Dr. Seuss book that was read to us before bedtime, our imaginations propel us into the universe of what we’re hearing, taking us on an entertaining extravaganza. To truly dazzle a listener, one must project oneself in such a way that not only grabs a person’s attention, but gives him a sense...

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  • BY JOSH PEDERSON With the existing popularity of retro and modern video games along with the relatively new trend of esports gaining widespread mainstream media attention, international, national and local dedicated gaming organizations have sprung up and pounced on the opportunities of this new and prosperous market. One Guelph company in particular is putting its face on the map and gaining some serious attention from old-school gamers and the newer generation alike. “We see some...

    Competition fierce at Guelph gaming lounge

    BY JOSH PEDERSON With the existing popularity of retro and modern video games along with the relatively new trend of esports gaining widespread mainstream media attention, international, national and local dedicated gaming organizations have sprung up and pounced on the opportunities of this new and prosperous market. One Guelph company in particular is putting its face on the map and gaining some serious attention from old-school gamers and the newer generation alike. “We see some...

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS Some poverty in Guelph can’t be ignored, whether it is the woman who lives in a tent on the side of the road with tarps covering her bicycle and trailer of belongings, or the people gathered in front of 40 Baker St. smoking cigarettes, huddled together on a bitterly cold day. A young woman asks for change at the grocery store and an older woman asks for rides and money and has...

    Guelph poverty relatively invisible

    BY JOY STRUTHERS Some poverty in Guelph can’t be ignored, whether it is the woman who lives in a tent on the side of the road with tarps covering her bicycle and trailer of belongings, or the people gathered in front of 40 Baker St. smoking cigarettes, huddled together on a bitterly cold day. A young woman asks for change at the grocery store and an older woman asks for rides and money and has...

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  • BY ROBERT JANES

    Harmony Haven Animal Rescue warmed hearts with Valentine’s Day baked goods

    BY ROBERT JANES

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS Somber voices filled The Boathouse as Guelph residents gathered for a vigil in memory of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls Oct. 4. This Sisters in Spirit vigil was one of many held across Canada on this day. A small group of local drummers stood behind the building by the river and participated in a smudging ceremony to cleanse and bless. Organizers Kelly Grace and Jessica St. Peter from Guelph-Wellington...

    Aboriginal women remembered in Guelph

    BY JOY STRUTHERS Somber voices filled The Boathouse as Guelph residents gathered for a vigil in memory of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls Oct. 4. This Sisters in Spirit vigil was one of many held across Canada on this day. A small group of local drummers stood behind the building by the river and participated in a smudging ceremony to cleanse and bless. Organizers Kelly Grace and Jessica St. Peter from Guelph-Wellington...

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS Around 300 citizens protested in front of Guelph City Hall Sept. 26 before the council meeting regarding the Nestle water deal in Aberfoyle. Coun. James Gordon was to introduce a motion that would allow the community to speak about the deal at a future meeting, before any decisions would be made, and many wanted to show their support. People of all ages from all different backgrounds gathered by the doors, under the...

    Guelph rallies to protect water

    BY JOY STRUTHERS Around 300 citizens protested in front of Guelph City Hall Sept. 26 before the council meeting regarding the Nestle water deal in Aberfoyle. Coun. James Gordon was to introduce a motion that would allow the community to speak about the deal at a future meeting, before any decisions would be made, and many wanted to show their support. People of all ages from all different backgrounds gathered by the doors, under the...

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  • BY MICHELLE MAISONVILLE When someone walks up to the pen where the alpacas are housed it’s likely the animals will all crane their necks to look at who it is. “They’re very curious, they don’t miss a thing,” said Ann Clayburn, who owns Alpaca Acres along with her husband, Dan. Alpaca Acres is a farm located in Perth County, Ont., between Stratford and Shakespeare. It is roughly a half hour drive from Kitchener. They breed...

    All about alpacas

    BY MICHELLE MAISONVILLE When someone walks up to the pen where the alpacas are housed it’s likely the animals will all crane their necks to look at who it is. “They’re very curious, they don’t miss a thing,” said Ann Clayburn, who owns Alpaca Acres along with her husband, Dan. Alpaca Acres is a farm located in Perth County, Ont., between Stratford and Shakespeare. It is roughly a half hour drive from Kitchener. They breed...

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  • BY KANDACE GALLANT One of the toughest decisions some families have to make is putting their loved ones in a nursing home. But once they’re there, there are plenty of activities to keep them happy and occupied. At Riverside Glen in Guelph, there are many things for the patients to take part in. Bingo nights, exercise classes, pet therapy … There are fun things scheduled every day all year long. “My grandpa isn’t usually one...

    Activities important for patients with dementia

    BY KANDACE GALLANT One of the toughest decisions some families have to make is putting their loved ones in a nursing home. But once they’re there, there are plenty of activities to keep them happy and occupied. At Riverside Glen in Guelph, there are many things for the patients to take part in. Bingo nights, exercise classes, pet therapy … There are fun things scheduled every day all year long. “My grandpa isn’t usually one...

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