Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd

Guelph wasn’t the first on the list to get a legal cannabis store, but we are one of the first to get a location for ours. The LCBO, and its legal post subsidiary the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), announced Wednesday where four of the government pot shops will open this summer. Appropriately enough, the Royal City’s OCS will open nestled near a number of snack-friendly locations in the plaza across from, appropriately enough, Stone Road Mall. Continue reading “Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd”

GUELPH POLITICAST #119 – Move Out Madness

It’s April, and you know what that means! No, we’ve already had Easter. And April Fools’ Day. Sure, Earth Day is next weekend, but we’re here today to talk about Move Out Madness, the annual scramble by University of Guelph to pack up their Guelph lives and head home for summer jobs or vacations. This is easier said than done. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #119 – Move Out Madness”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 9, 2018

It’s a packed schedule for this month’s planing meeting. 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 April 9, 2018”

Dorgo Makes a Case for Himself as PC Nominee

Steven Dorgo is at his most animated when talking about the possibilities of Diyode, Guelph’s “do-it-yourself” community workshop. Dorgo says life is about more than you’re job, it’s about unwinding from that work stress, indulging your creative instincts, and using your hands to make stuff. It’s something he thinks that the present provincial government hasn’t taken into account, which is one of the reasons why he wants to run for office… as the PC candidate. Continue reading “Dorgo Makes a Case for Himself as PC Nominee”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 18 Meeting?

Many eyes have been looking for this final decision on the part of staff: the approval or disapproval of the resubmitted plan for 75 Dublin Street North. So is the City of Guelph finally ready to get behind the project 17 months after turning it down in the first place? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 18 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole for April 3, 2018

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: Committee of the Whole for April 3, 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 9 Meeting?

It’s an astoundingly busy planning meeting this month as programs and manuals come back for review, and several new rezoning applications hold their statutory public hearing. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 9 Meeting?”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for March 16-31, 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 March 16-31, 2018”

GUELPH POLITICAST #118 – Mapping the Ward, An Update

The Ward. It’s so ubiquitous to the city that you don’t even need to identify it by its full name. It’s just the Ward. In the (not literal) shadow of downtown, the Ward is one of the oldest parts of Guelph, and it’s seen a lot of changes over the decades, but perhaps none so pronounced as what’s happening now. The question: might there be some resentment about that from long-time residents? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #118 – Mapping the Ward, An Update”