Protected Bike Lane Project Offers a Taste of the Future

If you’ve noticed the metal waves along the side of the road on Woolwich Street, then you may have already been a part of the City’s grand experiment in complete roads. For the next week, Woolwich Street will be an example of a “complete street,” what the City’s planners are calling a safe, accessible and sustainable road design that could literally pave the way to the future. Continue reading “Protected Bike Lane Project Offers a Taste of the Future”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Fukushima, Polls, and Weird Dinosaur

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Fukushima, Polls, and Weird Dinosaur”

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

After a very busy first three weeks in September, the last council meeting of the month will be comparatively light with a review of a couple of items from the Committee of the Whole agenda, and some follow-up information. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 23 Meeting?”

Better Ballot Returns and Expands For the Federal Election

Members of the Canadian Federation of University Women are are trying again to make a better election period by urging candidates to join the Better Ballot Campaign. The promotion was launched Wednesday evening at the 10C Shared Community Space, and this time, the project is going nation-wide. Continue reading “Better Ballot Returns and Expands For the Federal Election”

Game On! Trudeau Dissolves Parliament, Writs are Drawn Up, and the Race Begins!

The 43rd Canada General Election is underway. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Rideau Hall this morning to dissolve the House of Commons and officially commence the election. The main Federal party leaders now spread out from coast to coast to coast to convince electors that they have the people and the plan to lead Canada for the next four years. Continue reading “Game On! Trudeau Dissolves Parliament, Writs are Drawn Up, and the Race Begins!”

GUELPH POLITICAST #187 – Living Next to Gilead

It takes literally thousands of people to make a movie or TV show, including that one person who finds the places where each scene in the production is shot, the location manager. It’s a big job, you have to know where all the cool places to shoot are, and would it surprise you to learn that one of the most in-demand locations in show biz right now is just a 20-minute drive down the road? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #187 – Living Next to Gilead”

Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins

On what turned out to be Election Eve, Guelph MP and Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield offered $6.3 million in funding for the Bioenterprise Corporation to create an agri-food hub in southern Ontario. The idea is to turn the business accelerator on Research Lane into a “virtual network” to support over 200 growing ag-businesses in Guelph and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 9, 2019

It’s time for the first planning meeting of the fall! 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 September 9, 2019”

CUPE’s the First School Union to Call For No Board Report

At least one public union representing Ontario’s school workers has taken the first step to job action this week with the issuance of a no-board report. A no-board starts a 17-day countdown to a strike or lockout, but does that mean school will be out again by the end of September for the Canadian Union of Public Employees? Continue reading “CUPE’s the First School Union to Call For No Board Report”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies”