Advisory Committee Lays Out More Specific Plans for Downtown

It happened in the middle of the fall election campaign, but the new Strategic Advisory Group on downtown Guelph released a series of short to long-term goals that they hope to achieve to create a safer and more welcoming downtown core. The City of Guelph released a new update on Thursday saying that their aspirations have started to take shape with more formal directions, a “high-level, tactical roadmap to achieving the objectives” if you will. Continue reading “Advisory Committee Lays Out More Specific Plans for Downtown”

GUELPH POLITICAST #349 – What’s Next? Part 3: The Candidates

While the 13 members of the new city council will have the next four years to refine their ideas about the issues facing Guelph, it feels like we just forget the people who also ran for office just as soon as the results are called. In 2022, nearly 40 people felt like they had the right stuff to be one of Guelph’s civic leaders, so we’re dedicating this episode to the people that didn’t win. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #349 – What’s Next? Part 3: The Candidates”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 22, 2022

The new council will tackle Bill 23. 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 November 22, 2022”

RECAP: Arts, Culture and Sports Leaders Share Thoughts About Tourism Plan

What does the City of Guelph need to do to attract visitors to our fair municipality? City hall is presently developing a strategy guide to provide direction on how to bring to Guelph new visitors and drive economic growth in culture and sports tourism, and on Monday, leaders and community activists in the areas of arts, culture and sports took part in two community engagement sessions to offer feedback. This is the story of one of those sessions… Continue reading “RECAP: Arts, Culture and Sports Leaders Share Thoughts About Tourism Plan”

This Week at Council: Rehearsal and Showtime!

In the midst of much fanfare and celebration, the new Guelph City Council took their seats this week in a special inaugural ceremony. But it wasn’t all smiles and sunshine as Mayor Cam Guthrie warned about trouble ahead along with some difficult decisions need to be made. Let us know recap what was said at this first meeting of the term, and and the special public rehearsal for that first meeting that took place hours beforehand. Continue reading “This Week at Council: Rehearsal and Showtime!”

CITY PAGES: Rec Programs, Library Robots and Open Houses

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Rec Programs, Library Robots and Open Houses”

POLICE NOTES: RIDE Begins, Assault Suspects Sought and One Bad Truck

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: RIDE Begins, Assault Suspects Sought and One Bad Truck”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?

The first real city council of the term is one that not many people are looking forward to. You might have heard about Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, and City staff have heard of it too. They also have some considerable concerns about the legislation, which is why we’re having a whole meeting about it on Tuesday. Here’s the late breaking preview of the meeting per the amended agenda. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?”

Guelph Schools Bracing For Potential Monday Strike. Again.

With CUPE and the Ministry of Education working towards a showdown on Monday as educations workers go back on the picket line, schools around Ontario are having to make alternative plans. Next week, schools in Guelph and area under the two English school boards are taking a similar approach to keep in-person going as long as possible in the hopes that cooler heads might still prevail. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Bracing For Potential Monday Strike. Again.”

RECAP: Guelph Police Services Board Meeting for November 17, 2022

It was a relatively low-key meeting before the turnover at the start of the next term, but if you’ve been thinking to yourself, “I wonder what’s been going on with the Campus Safety Office at the University of Guelph,” then this was a good meeting to recap. If you want to know about the current state of bike thefts on campus, the effectiveness of new programming, or other campus security concerns check out the recap below: Continue reading “RECAP: Guelph Police Services Board Meeting for November 17, 2022”