It was a day long in the making, the dismantling of the Bailey Bridge that has served the people in the area of the Niska Road for more than four decades. But this no demolition. Like it’s wartime origins, the bridge once again became a tool of the Canadian Forces, this time for training purposes, as soldiers from St. Thomas and Waterloo detachments took part in removing the Bailey Bridge from its Niska Road home.
The operation was a complicated one, requiring days of preparation and about eight hours on Saturday to complete. But though the Bailey Bridge is gone, it will not be forgotten. The City of Guelph will keep four sections that will be used in the creation of a pedestrian bridge for a local park or trail. Those details will come later, but for today you can see the removal of the Bailey Bridge in action in a series of photos and videos below.
This last council meeting of the month should be brief as the horseshoe handles some left over business from meetings in the recent past. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 26 Meeting?”
Sly Castaldi has spent the last decade and a half as the executive director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, but now she wants to make the leap to a much larger world. Castaldi is the one that will be asking Guelph to stay red and allow her to succeed Liz Sandals as the Liberal MPP of this riding. For today though, Castaldi answers some questions from Guelph Politico about why she wanted to run for higher office, what she’s looking forward to, and most importantly, having a Twitter presence where her predecessor did not… Continue reading “Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi”
It’s been hard for the NDP to make any news lately, but with time ticking down to the dropping of the writ for the June 7 Ontario vote they can’t afford to others take the limelight. Guelph, it’s time to meet a person that might end up being your New Democratic Party choice for MPP… Continue reading “Mlynarz Steps Up for Local NDP Nomination”
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 1-15, 2018”
Things were going pretty well. It wasn’t perfect, but it seemed like Town and Gown had found a way to perfectly co-exist inside the City of Guelph thanks to the diligence of City Hall, the police, the university, and student groups. And then Homecoming happened… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #116 – A St. Patrick’s Day Special”
Doug Ford is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. No matter how you feel about that development, it happened, and now the starting line-up for 2018 Provincial Election is set. But before moving on, let’s take another look back. How did Guelph members of the PC Party vote in their highly contentious leadership campaign? Continue reading “How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?”
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 – March 5-9, 2018”
If you’re one of those people that’s concerned about more apartment buildings coming to the Gordon corridor, then this month’s planning meeting is for you because there’s not just one, but two such developments on the docket! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 19 Meeting?”
What does our community look like? If you’re asked that question, then you surely think of the very literal picture of Guelph in your head, probably Downtown Guelph and the various landmarks of our city core. But less literally, what does our city look like? What kind of people live here? How many live here? What do they do? And are they happy and healthy in Guelph and Wellington County? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #115 – The Vital Signs Report”