Schreiner (Obviously) Acclaimed Guelph Green Candidate for 2022 Provincial Election

The opening move for the next Provincial Election here in Guelph was made by the man who will have to defend the seat. On Tuesday night, Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was acclaimed as the local Green Party’s nominee for the 2022 Provincial Election, and he’s ready to prove again that a Green MPP from Guelph can make a difference. Continue reading “Schreiner (Obviously) Acclaimed Guelph Green Candidate for 2022 Provincial Election”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for April 6, 2021

Money matters, provincial policy and traffic are on the agenda 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 April 6, 2021”

The City Reveals the ‘Final Four’ in Ward Map Redrawing Madness

It’s taken months of research, hours of collecting residents’ feedback, and at least one council meeting with no firm decision, but the City of Guelph is one step closer to a redrawn ward map system. City staff are now presenting the final four options to the general public for one last round of consultation before council makes the final, final decision. Continue reading “The City Reveals the ‘Final Four’ in Ward Map Redrawing Madness”

Guelph Schools Stop In-person Learning as Local Infection Rate Doubles

It was the news nobody wanted to hear on an Easter Monday, everyone was going back to school on Tuesday to stay home again on Wednesday. On Monday night, the two local school boards and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health all announced their intention to cease in-person learning after Tuesday, for two weeks, as the province struggles with a rapid increase in new COVID cases from the third wave. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Stop In-person Learning as Local Infection Rate Doubles”

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

The second of two council meetings for the second week of April will be another council workshop. If you’re at all interested in matters of parking in Guelph, whether that’s paid parking downtown, or how much space you’re going to get in your own driveway at home, then this is a meeting you will want to pay attention to even though members of the public won’t be able to participate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 14 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 12 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will not have any new applications for council’s consideration, but there will be a couple of projects in need of a final decision from council, and they are likely going to generation from controversy. If you don’t like controversy, there’s at least a report to approve the new names for some new Guelph parks. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 12 Meeting?”

10C Gets Nearly $900,000 for Sustainable Development Goals

There’s been a lot discussion about how positive change in society might be incited as we recover from the pandemic, and nearly a million dollars helps buy a lot of positive change. On Wednesday, it was announced that Guelph’s 10C Shared Space, along with the Pillar Nonprofit Network in London, are receiving $899,921 from the Federal government to work towards sustainable development goals (SDG). Continue reading “10C Gets Nearly $900,000 for Sustainable Development Goals”

GUELPH POLITICAST #267 – The Science of Trauma

Over 15 per cent of our region has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which means that we are slowly but surely putting the pandemic behind us. But once everyone’s gotten a shot, there’s going to be an even longer term recovery project to consider, which is how we will mentally recover from the pandemic. The last great COVID-19 health crisis will be fought inside each of us. Are we prepared? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #267 – The Science of Trauma”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for March 1-31, 2021

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 March 1-31, 2021”

Del Duca Makes Campaign Stop to Tell Ford to Stop Campaigning

Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca took centre stage across the road from Victory Public School. He was back in Guelph for one reason on Tuesday morning: to mark sure everyone in Ontario knows that he thinks Doug Ford is doing a bad job managing the pandemic, and that a new Liberal government elected after next year’s Provincial campaign will make some changes. Continue reading “Del Duca Makes Campaign Stop to Tell Ford to Stop Campaigning”