GUELPH POLITICAST #171 – Guelph Stuff (Climate Emergency, #GuelphProud, Polls)

It’s been a while, but every now and then on the podcast, we like to take a minute, or 30, and talk about the issues happening Guelph, and give them some context in the bigger political picture. What are people talking about, how will it affect their lives, and what are the angles they’re not thinking about? In other words, we’re going to talk about “Guelph Stuff”. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #171 – Guelph Stuff (Climate Emergency, #GuelphProud, Polls)”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for April 16-30, 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 16-30, 2019”

Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County

The County of Wellington is getting nearly $1.5 million in new funding over five years to help combat homelessness in Guelph and the surrounding area. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield made the announcement on Friday morning with several staff members from the Country’s social services department. Continue reading “Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 6 Meeting?

It looks like a very busy start to May of City Council as the Committee of the Whole discusses the final balance sheets of the 2018 fiscal year, updating the City’s environmental endeavours, and some new rules for pools and hot tubs. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 6 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #170 – Kayla Weiler, Outgoing VP of the CSA

It’s the end of April, and that means it’s the end of the main school year. If you’re a student that works on campus, that also means its turnover time; you’re either entering a new position, or your leaving a position you invested a whole year in. Kayla Weiler is in the latter category. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #170 – Kayla Weiler, Outgoing VP of the CSA”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 23, 2019

A day late because of Easter Monday, the regular council meeting this month deals with party approvals and the integrity commissioner’s report. 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 23, 2019”

Green Rally Makes Liberal Guelph a “Toss Up” According to Polls

There might be trouble ahead for Lloyd Longfield in this fall’s Federal Election if current polling is to be believed. A popular website that aggregates polling data and does statistical analysis on Canada’s 338 Federal ridings is rating the typically Liberal safe riding of Guelph as a toss up in this October’s contest. Continue reading “Green Rally Makes Liberal Guelph a “Toss Up” According to Polls”

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”