The Mystery of Michael Wassilyn, Guelph’s Other Independent Candidate, Revealed

For some reason, Michael Wassilyn suggested we meet outside Dino’s in Downtown Guelph. It’s a warm sunny day, and owner Dino Scrementi is sitting our front. We chat briefly, and I tell Dino who I’m meeting and he tells me that Wassilyn is a great guy. Then. the man himself shows up, and soon the mystery will start to unravel. Continue reading “The Mystery of Michael Wassilyn, Guelph’s Other Independent Candidate, Revealed”

On OSG Longfield Says that Despite Everything, He’s Still the Best Choice for Guelph

For Open Sources Guelph, the election came to an end on Thursday with the final interview of this Federal Election cycle. Last, but certainly not least, was the man that presently holds the job as Guelph’s Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield. Did he make the case to Guelph voters to send him back to the House of Commons again? Continue reading “On OSG Longfield Says that Despite Everything, He’s Still the Best Choice for Guelph”

RECAP: The Last Debate of Campaign 2019 Must be Recapped to Be Believed

Lloyd Longfield, Ashish Sachan and Mark Paralovos weren’t there, and depending on how they feel about free wheeling political debates with lots of audience interaction, maybe they’re glad they weren’t at the Royal City Mission Thursday night. The last debate of the 2019 election in Guelph was a wild affair that made all the other debates feel like “going to bed with a mannequin” by comparison. (Real quote.) Continue reading “RECAP: The Last Debate of Campaign 2019 Must be Recapped to Be Believed”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 28 Meeting?

As October comes to an end, there’s not much that’s scary about the regular council meeting this month (unless you were hoping that staff might change their mind about allowing delegations at a certain new committee). Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 28 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 16, 2019

This month’s Planning meeting takes place two days late because of the holiday. 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 today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 16, 2019”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for October 1-15, 2019

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 October 1-15, 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #192 – World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall

Over 4,000 people take their own life every year. That’s an average of 10 per day, and 90 per cent of those people are living with a mental health issue of illness. For one suicide death, there are five people hospitalized with a self-inflicted injury, another 25 to 30 attempts, and 7 to 10 people who are left behind affected by suicide loss. It seems like this a huge problem that we never really talk about, doesn’t it? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #192 – World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall”

RECAP: The Seven Male Candidates Face Off at the Basilica

In what have been the most wild debate night in Guelph yet for this election cycle, the seven male candidates faced off in the basement of the Basilica of Our Lady in what could only be described a lively chat over questions submitted by the audience. Did abortion come up? You better believe it did. Twice. Check out the tweet-by-tweet recap below. Continue reading “RECAP: The Seven Male Candidates Face Off at the Basilica”

High School Teachers the Next to Threaten Job Action

It was just over a week ago that educational support workers with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reached a new deal and cancelled a pending strike with just a few hours to spare. If you thought it would mean peace in the schools from here on out, think again, because now the high school teachers of the province are making rumblings. Continue reading “High School Teachers the Next to Threaten Job Action”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 23 Meeting?

The 2020 Budget season starts with the revelation of the Capital Budget, and 10-year Capital Forecast. On Wednesday October 23, council will hear the presentation from staff, and then they will hear from the people. So what does the capital financial picture look like for 2020 and beyond? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 23 Meeting?”