City of Guelph Lays Out Vaccine Certification Rules at City Facilities

Ontario’s new vaccine certification program starts on Wednesday, but businesses aren’t the only ones who will now have to make sure those coming into their space are fully vaccinated. On Wednesday, the City of Guelph will take part in the new vaccine certificate program as people enter City facilities. Yes, to get into some City of Guelph programs and buildings next week, you will need to show your vaccinated. Continue reading “City of Guelph Lays Out Vaccine Certification Rules at City Facilities”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?

September’s city council meeting schedule wraps up with what might be a brief virtual gathering, at least for the open session. Council will revisit the agenda from the Committee of the Whole meeting (if anybody is interested in revisiting any of those items), and they will also name the five members of a committee handling some very important, and delicate, council business. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?”

Sachan Tells Open Sources He’s Representing a New Conservative Party

For the second election in a row, Dr. Ashish Sachan is the Conservative candidate running in Guelph. Representative of the Royal City’s growing diversity, Sachan is a proud new Canadian, and he’s eager to give back as Guelph’s Member of Parliament, but a Conservative hasn’t been elected in Guelph at either the Federal or Provincial level since 2003. Sachan is confident though that this will change once Guelphites look at the new Conservative Party. Continue reading “Sachan Tells Open Sources He’s Representing a New Conservative Party”

Longfield Tells Open Sources He Wants to Finish the Job on the Pandemic

This is the third election for Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield, and he’s hoping for a third victory. If Longfield is successful on September 20, and he ends up serving another four-year term, that means a Liberal Party candidate will have served as Guelph’s Member of Parliament for over three decades. So why vote Liberal, and Longfield, again? He wants to see the pandemic through to the end. Continue reading “Longfield Tells Open Sources He Wants to Finish the Job on the Pandemic”

UPDATE: Watch Some Debates Featuring the Guelph Election Candidates

Advanced polls are open this weekend. If you’re thinking that you would like to vote, and maybe haven’t been paying too close attention to the news, and you’ve now stumbled your way to the dregs of the internet and Guelph Politico, we’ve got a way for you to catch up. Below are two videos, each of a different Guelph Federal candidate debate from the last week. Press play, and get yourself informed. Continue reading “UPDATE: Watch Some Debates Featuring the Guelph Election Candidates”

RECAP: All the Candidates Finally Face Off in Bishop Mac Debate

On this 31st day of the 2021 Federal Election campaign, the seven candidates running to represent Guelph finally met face-to-face (on Microsoft Teams). In a debate for students in both the Wellington Catholic District School Board and the Upper Grand District School Board, and organized by the students of Bishop Macdonell High School, Guelph’s young people sought answers to questions on the issues that are affecting them now and in the future.  Continue reading “RECAP: All the Candidates Finally Face Off in Bishop Mac Debate”

GUELPH POLITICAST #289 – Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie

At an event hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce next week, a new documentary film project will be screened called Celebrating Guelph. It’s a love letter to the Royal City, it’s homegrown businesses, and their perseverance in the wake of the greatest financial and societal test since the Great Depression. This week, we go behind the scenes with the director. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #289 – Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie”

Attendance at Advanced Polls Up Says Elections Canada

The big question in this campaign, aside from all the issue-based questions, is how many people are going to come out to the polls in the middle of the pandemic’s fourth wave. Well, they certainly showed up for the advanced polls if a first glance at numbers from Elections Canada are to be believed as the early voting period in this election has seemed to yield a 20 per cent increase in turnout over 2019. Continue reading “Attendance at Advanced Polls Up Says Elections Canada”

One Week Before Policy Starts, Ontario Government Announces Guidelines for Vax Certificates

This time next week will be the last day you can go inside many places without being asked for proof of vaccination. The Government of Ontario’s vaccine certification effort goes into effect a week from Wednesday, and, just in time, we now have the regulations and guidance that will guide the program. The ball is now in the court of local businesses and organizations, not to mention all of us, to make it work. Continue reading “One Week Before Policy Starts, Ontario Government Announces Guidelines for Vax Certificates”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 13, 2021

Get ready to talk townhouses! You can click here for the amended agendas 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 13, 2021”