December 15, 2018

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.    

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, … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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. … Continued