MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for February 1-15, 2018

Twice-monthly, 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 February 1-15, 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 26 Meeting?

The regular council meeting for February has environmental concerns front and centre, as city council considers joining a club of global lenvironmental leaders, and considers feedback to the Greenbelt expansion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 26 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #112 – Dr. Francesco Leri, Addiction Specialist

The University of Guelph posted on its website: “Looking for an Expert on the Impact of Opioids on Learning and Memory? U of G Is The Place,” and I thought, “Well, I’m not *looking* for such an expert, but if the University is offering…” A couple of emails later, and you’re on your way to learning about the latest research into how the brain gets hooked on drugs, and not just drugs, but any sort of addictive behaviour. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #112 – Dr. Francesco Leri, Addiction Specialist”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 13, 2018

Nerds! It’s time. The business case for the new main branch of the Guelph Public Library, and the next phase of Baker Street redevelopment will be voted on tonight. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 13, 2018”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 12, 2018

This month’s planning meeting will feature development priorities, the state of the city’s brownfields, and the redevelopment of the Uniroyal plant. You can click here for the agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 12, 2018”

This Week in Press Releases – February 5-9, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – February 5-9, 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 21 Meeting?

Changes to development charges are coming, but what will they look like? What can council do? What can’t it do? The mayor and councillors will get together in a few weeks in order to learn all about it. Here’s the preview… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 21 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #111 – The State of the City 2018

Shall we play a game? Mayor Cam Guthrie thought it was a good idea last Friday when he revealed his annual State of the City address in the form of a Monopoly-style board game in order to tout a year, and indeed a term, of many accomplishments. It may have been persuasive for the crowd in attendance, but can you be persuaded? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #111 – The State of the City 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 12 Meeting?

It might be February, but this is the first planning meeting of the year as council will be asked to consider reports about he coming year of housing construction, the next several years of brownfield remediation, and the immediate future of one brownfield in particular. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 12 Meeting?”

Schreiner Says Ontario Wants Craft Beer Not Big Beer (Politically Speaking)

What was essentially an event for members, seemed more like a campaign kick-off as Mike Schreiner successfully energized the faithful at the Green Party of Ontario’s Policy and Training Convention Saturday. Banking on big breakthrough in this June’s election, Schreiner noted in his speech that if people in Ontario are hoping for change with the big three parties, “It’s like asking big beer to make craft beer, it’s not going to happen.” Continue reading “Schreiner Says Ontario Wants Craft Beer Not Big Beer (Politically Speaking)”