LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 7, 2023

There’s a lot of literal and figurative group to cover at this month’s committee 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 7, 2023”

POLICE NOTES: Uber Assault, More Sextortion, and High Speed Bust

There are 145,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot going on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days. Continue reading “POLICE NOTES: Uber Assault, More Sextortion, and High Speed Bust”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 14 Meeting?

Happy Valentine’s Day, it’s a planning meeting! If you have a love for zoning, than this will be a holiday worth remembering as city council tackles a couple of decision reports, a sign bylaw variance request, and a brand new planning application that it almost definitely going to bring with it some controversy. Let’s dig into the reports from this first planning meeting of what will surely be a very busy 2023! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 14 Meeting?”

Guthrie Drops Gimmicks for Serious Talk at State of the City

Over 850 people made their way to the Delta Hotel on Stone Road for the annual winter ritual of hearing the mayor talk. The Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City event for 2023 had the usual aspirational statements and hopeful outlook about the future, but it also came with a warning about the tough times ahead and the need to work together as a community to meet the challenges were all familiar with by now. Continue reading “Guthrie Drops Gimmicks for Serious Talk at State of the City”

LIVE BLOG: Mayor’s State of the City for 2023

A lot has changed in the last 10 months since Mayor Cam Guthrie gave his last State of the City. There are a lot of challenges in front of us, but there’s only one question we want answered going into this year’s State of the City speech: What gimmick will Guthrie build his speech around this year? For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s speech, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Mayor’s State of the City for 2023”

RECAP: Board of Health Looks to the Future, Including Catch-Up Jabs for Kids

This month’s meeting of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Board of Health seemed to be mostly about looking ahead. While there are still issues around COVID-19, there was a lot of discussion around other public health matters like young people and making sure they’ve gotten all their other vaccination shots, plus also some initial conversation about planning for the future of public health beyond COVID. Continue reading “RECAP: Board of Health Looks to the Future, Including Catch-Up Jabs for Kids”

GUELPH POLITICAST #359 – Starting Fresh

For this first new podcast of 2023, let’s clear the air. In the process of going non-stop, 52 weeks a year on all the issues that come at us on a regular basis, how often do we just stop and take stock? How can we keep up with everything and not get caught in the undertow? How can we overcome that feeling that we’re not doing enough and stay hopeful in an ever changing world? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #359 – Starting Fresh”

Events and Commemorations for Black Heritage Month

February dawns and that means the time has come to mark Black Heritage Month, or, as it’s more conventionally known, Black History Month. Courtesy of the Guelph Black Heritage Society and the University of Guelph it looks like there’s going to be something to do almost every day of the month, so if you would like to help mark the occasion or are looking to learn more about our vibrant and vital Black community here in Guelph, look below… Continue reading “Events and Commemorations for Black Heritage Month”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for January 16-31, 2023

Every month, 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 January 16-31, 2023”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 8 Meeting?

Taking a break from some of the usual workshop discussion topics like the budget, council procedure, or the Strategic Plan, the spotlight for this workshop will be on long-term care homes. Did you know that the City Guelph oversees a long-term care home called the Elliott Community? The answer to that question is just the beginning of the story at this workshop meeting. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 8 Meeting?”