GUELPH POLITICAST #169 – Robin Gerus, GM of Guelph Transit

On the best of days, the city’s transit system is a tough thing to manage, and in Guelph all transit matters come to the desk of General Manager Robin Gerus. On this week’s second installment of a Politicast transit double-bill, we actually go to that desk and ask Gerus directly about the present concerns and challenges of Guelph Transit. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #169 – Robin Gerus, GM of Guelph Transit”

Ford Gov Cuts Flood Management by 50 Per Cent as GRCA Warns of Heavy Rains

The fallout from the 2019 Ontario budget delivered last Thursday continues to be felt, and this week it was felt by conservation authorities across the province, who have been told by the Ministry of Natural Resources that about half their provincial funding is being cut. Continue reading “Ford Gov Cuts Flood Management by 50 Per Cent as GRCA Warns of Heavy Rains”

GUELPH POLITICAST #168 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

The Service Review was delivered, council took its recommendations seriously, and the new spending it proposed was passed in the annual budget process. So everything worked out, right? Not so fast, because the work of improving transit is ongoing, and there’s a group in town is keeping a watchful eye on the situation as it develops. It’s time for the Transit Pass! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #168 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for April 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 April 1-15, 2019”

Protestors “Dying” For Some Real Action on Climate Change

Dozens of Guelph activists concerned about the effects of Global Climate Changed marched though town Monday afternoon to demand that the City declare a climate emergency, and that all levels of government take immediate and substantive action to address the threat to the natural environment. Continue reading “Protestors “Dying” For Some Real Action on Climate Change”

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

In a rare Tuesday meeting because of the Easter Monday holiday, City Council will look for Easter Eggs in the form of some special permits and the annual integrity commissioner’s report. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 23 Meeting?”

RECAP: Zoning, Library, and Transit Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall

On Thursday night, several Ward 5 residents came out to take part in a town hall organized by Councillors Cathy Downer and Leanne Piper. The topics included an overview of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review, an update about the Baker District Redevelopment, and the new main library branch, and some Q&A. This is the recap. Continue reading “RECAP: Zoning, Library, and Transit Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #167 – On Development Part II: The Official Plan

If you want to talk about development in Guelph, or any municipality in Ontario for that matter, you have to start with the Official Plan. Every decision concerning what can be built, where it can be built, how it can be built, and what services it needs stems from a 403-page, living document that you’ve probably never read. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #167 – On Development Part II: The Official Plan”

No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests

A stray comment from Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament may be courting some controversy after the Green Federal nomination meeting last weekend. In a speech to local Green Party members, Mike Schreiner did mention the Yellow Yest movement by name, but he did not endorse it, or say he agreed with their politics. Continue reading “No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 8, 2019

Plan to follow along with the developments from tonight’s planning 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 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 April 8, 2019”