GUELPH POLITICAST #295 – Link the Watershed?

A group of transit workers and advocates have done the impossible, they’ve put on the table a regional transit plan that doesn’t involve Metrolinx, the Ministry of Transportation, or new private carriers. The need for regional connections is more pressing than ever since Greyhound stopped all Canadian service earlier this year, but is that finally about to change? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #295 – Link the Watershed?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #294 – Fighting Food Insecurity

Continuing our countdown to Giving Tuesday on November 30 we’re putting a spotlight on the North End Harvest Market, which fits nicely under the broad topic of food insecurity. There are many reasons why someone might be food insecure, but it’s fallen to many different small neighbourhood groups in our city to take direct action on it, especially during the pandemic. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #294 – Fighting Food Insecurity”

GUELPH POLITICAST #293 – What’s Going on at the Shelldale Family Gateway?

We just had Thanksgiving, but we’re now entering a whole season of giving including the November 30 commemoration of Giving Tuesday. That’s still about a month-and-a-half away, but for the next several weeks on this podcast we will highlight some of the organizations working locally to give back, and how you, as the generous person you are, might be able to help out. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #293 – What’s Going on at the Shelldale Family Gateway?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #292 – Saxon on Storm on Podcast

This year is the 30th season of the Guelph Storm, the local OHL hockey franchise who won the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2019, and are technically still the undefeated champions of the Ontario Hockey League. But 18 months in this league is a life time, and as we enter the first OHL regular season play in over 18 months, we ask a Storm expert to talk about what it’s all going to look like. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #292 – Saxon on Storm on Podcast”

GUELPH POLITICAST #291 – On Trying to Do Better with Truth and Reconciliation

This year’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation comes on the coattails of a Federal Election, and before that almost weekly news about unmarked graves being discovered on the property of old residential schools. Like a lot of communities across Canada, Guelph promised to do better, and thousands came out to march to show their commitment. So how are we doing this September 30? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #291 – On Trying to Do Better with Truth and Reconciliation”

GUELPH POLITICAST #290 – Election Night in Guelph 2021!

It came and went, and now it’s over. The 2021 Federal Election belongs to the ages now, history was made with Canada’s pandemic election, and the decision of the Canadian people was that the government they elected in 2019 is the government they want to remain in charge, at least for now. All of this unfolded in four hours of completely unrehearsed radio madness on your campus and community radio station. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #290 – Election Night in Guelph 2021!”

GUELPH POLITICAST #289 – Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie

At an event hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce next week, a new documentary film project will be screened called Celebrating Guelph. It’s a love letter to the Royal City, it’s homegrown businesses, and their perseverance in the wake of the greatest financial and societal test since the Great Depression. This week, we go behind the scenes with the director. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #289 – Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie”

GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story

It was just a few weeks ago that the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team, which is staffed by members of both police services, arrested a Guelph man for both both trafficking the victim, and assaulting them himself. It’s a good reminder that human trafficking happens in our backyard, and it’s not what pop culture and conspiracy theories make you think it is. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Melanie Lang, Liberal Candidate

Wellington-Halton Hills, as a riding, was created in 2004 out of parts from four different ridings. In that first election, Conservative Michael Chong beat Liberal candidate Bruce Hood by a little over four points, but since then Chong has enjoyed double-digit victories including his 2011 general election victory with 63.7 per cent of the vote. So he’s invulnerable, right? Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Melanie Lang, Liberal Candidate”

GUELPH POLITICAST #287 – Why Not 50 More?

Jim Estill has been a successful entrepreneur, innovator and investor building a number of successful businesses around Guelph, but the thing that made Estill a national figure had nothing to do with business. Through Estill’s generosity, hundreds of Syrian refugees have made a new home in Canada, and now he wants to do it again for 50 families fleeing the resurgent Tabliban in Afghanistan. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #287 – Why Not 50 More?”