CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Steve Petric for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

“We need local leaders who advocate for reducing systemic barriers and inequity with policy, programming, and process changes. Leaders who will work to increase opportunities for student success and well-being, connect with and amplify student and community voices, and bring further transparency, accountability, and environmental sustainability to our school board.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Steve Petric for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Justin Van Daele, Ward 4 Councillor

“Even during difficult financial times for most citizens, our council is out spending money like it’s never going to run out, especially if they keep taxing us as high as they are. It’s time for serious change and from what I’m hearing, Ward 4 is done being forgotten. I will make sure that doesn’t happen.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Justin Van Daele, Ward 4 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Danny Drew, Mayor

“I am running for head of council so that I can help get us on a better path as a society: Where we all share the whole economic pie instead of giving most of it to a few corporations, leaving crumbs for the rest of us. One that leads to real environmental sustainability. To long overdue justice for indigenous peoples, as well as other people of colour.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Danny Drew, Mayor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Shelagh McFarlane, Mayor

“Because Guelph needs a “Mayor” & we don’t have one. We have a “head of Council” under oath to THE CITY STATE & we have a GLOBAL MAYOR working for the World Economic Forum. Neither position works for us, in case you haven’t noticed.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Shelagh McFarlane, Mayor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – James Gollinger for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“In the last few years, our schools have gone through a lot of extreme changes, some of which have threatened the standard of education we are providing to our students. As a long time school volunteer, and a current home school Dad to two kids, I want to bring my experience to the board to assist in the work that needs to be done in restoring our education system in Guelph.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – James Gollinger for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ralf Mesenbrink for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I have witnessed my daughter and her friends struggle with on-line learning and the effect of greatly reduced opportunities for our youth to engage in social interaction during COVID. This highlighted the value of in-person learning and the role caring adults in the school that supports the learning, well-being and mental health of our youth.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ralf Mesenbrink for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

More Candidate Debates Added to the Calendar This Week

If you’ve been disappointed by the lack of community events and debates with the local election candidates, then this is the week for you! Several new events have been announced for this week, just in time for the early voting that starts next weekend. On Thursday, a slate of virtual Q&As will be held with the six ward candidates, and you will be able to tune in. Continue reading “More Candidate Debates Added to the Calendar This Week”

POLICE NOTES: Big Drug Bust, Taxi Jacking, and Sidewalk Car Chase

There are 145,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot going on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days. Continue reading “POLICE NOTES: Big Drug Bust, Taxi Jacking, and Sidewalk Car Chase”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for September 16-30, 2022

Every month, Guelph Politico posts the latest inspection results from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit inspection of local restaurants, hotels, cafes, grocery stores and other businesses that handle food. We call it “Mangez!”, and this column highlights the latest inspections done by WDGPH, and the results they’ve posted. Continue reading “MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for September 16-30, 2022”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings, Ward 4 Councillor

“I’ve always enjoyed helping constituents with their issues and concerns. I believe that the citizens of Ward 4 would continue to benefit from having a Councillor who has the knowledge and experience to effectively represent their needs and to continue supporting fiscal responsibility.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings, Ward 4 Councillor”