Guelph Soccer Gets Money to Promote Girls in Sport

Last week, the Canadian Women & Sport and E-Alliance released a study that found one in four girls who took part in a sport prior to COVID-19 will not be returning. That means as many as 350,000 young women across the country will no longer be getting the fun and benefit of participating in sports, and that’s something the Federal government wants to stop from happening. Naturally, this story has a Guelph angle. Continue reading “Guelph Soccer Gets Money to Promote Girls in Sport”

City Gets Federal Money to Standardize Energy Management

How do you know you’re being as efficient with energy as you possibly can? For most of us, when it comes to our own homes, if we’re paying $200 less on our hydro bill then it’s possible it’s because we’re more energy efficient. But that’s not very scientific, is it? The City of Guelph is getting some assistance on creating a rigorous measurement of the their energy saving efforts, and it comes with the assistance of the Federal government. Continue reading “City Gets Federal Money to Standardize Energy Management”

Local Green Candidate Joins National Party Shadow Cabinet

Much of the talk on the Federal politics beat lately has been about the likelihood of an election either later this summer or sometime in the fall. Part of running for office is recognizing the talent under your own banner, and it seems like the Green Party of Canada recognizes that the person running for the party in Guelph has potential because Michelle Bowman has officially been announced as a member of the shadow cabinet. Continue reading “Local Green Candidate Joins National Party Shadow Cabinet”

Schreiner Joins Paul as She Kicks Off a Don’t-Call-It-a-Pre-Election-Tour Tour

For the first time in 15 months, a political rally was held live and in-person in Guelph. The host was Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner, and the guest was his Federal counterpart, Annamie Paul. The pair were kicking off a summer tour, and announcing their intention to work closely on a myriad of issues, but for Paul, she did not want to call this a pre-election tour. Continue reading “Schreiner Joins Paul as She Kicks Off a Don’t-Call-It-a-Pre-Election-Tour Tour”

This Week in Lloyd: Rail Safety, Waterways, and a Breezy Appearance

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Rail Safety, Waterways, and a Breezy Appearance”

Community Health Gets $1.1 Million to Expand Safe Supply Program

While everyone’s been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been another public health crisis unfolding at the same time without nearly the same degree of attention. From social isolation to tainted supply and the difficulty in accessing services, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid pandemic, but there may be some relief at hand for Guelph and Wellington substance users. Continue reading “Community Health Gets $1.1 Million to Expand Safe Supply Program”

Nine Guelph Seniors Groups Get Federal Funds for Pandemic Programs

Everyone knows that the pandemic’s hit hardest among seniors; not only are they afflicted with the same feelings of loneliness and isolation like all of us have been during quarantine, but for months they had to be doubly cautious as the age group most afflicted by the ravages of COVID-19. Perhaps access and new activities will help our seniors, at least that’s the goal with new Federal funding for nine local seniors programs. Continue reading “Nine Guelph Seniors Groups Get Federal Funds for Pandemic Programs”

PM Trudeau Meets with Guelph Advocates Fighting Homelessness

Fighting homelessness, and creating affordable housing, has been a fairly dominant topic for the last several years, and a lot of progress has been made lately in Guelph. Perhaps that success is what drew the attention of the Prime Minister of Canada as today, Justin Trudeau joined Lloyd Longfield and several local community leaders to talk about the efforts being made to eliminate chronic homelessness in the Royal City. Continue reading “PM Trudeau Meets with Guelph Advocates Fighting Homelessness”

Smart Cities Office Gets $5 Million Boost to Spread the Innovation

Innovation pays. At least that seems to be lesson from Friday morning’s announcement with Guelph’s Member of Parliament, the Mayor of Guelph, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Warden for Wellington County and the Smart Cities office. The Federal government opened its wallet this morning to give the Smart Cities office at additional $5 million to further their efforts to build a circular food economy and fund new sustainability initiatives. Continue reading “Smart Cities Office Gets $5 Million Boost to Spread the Innovation”

Feds and Province Make Money Available For Community Centre Renos

It was April Fool’s Day, but the announcement was no joke. The Federal and Provincial governments teamed up on Thursday to make $6 million in funding available for three local community centres in Guelph and Wellington County. To reduce the impacts of COVID, create job growth and invest in the future, HOPE House, YMCA of Three Rivers in Guelph, and the Elora Community Centre are getting some help with renovations. Continue reading “Feds and Province Make Money Available For Community Centre Renos”