GUELPH POLITICAST #96 – June Hofland on the Lafarge Site

What was once an oasis from urban sprawl, a developed piece of land that nature had reclaimed from a century of industry, is once again a big empty field ready for construction. For over a decade, the area residents that enjoyed this natural space, and its tress and trails, have been dreading this moment, and the journey is far from over. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #96 – June Hofland on the Lafarge Site”


You’ve heard the name, but what do you know about OPIRG aside from it being a group in Guelph that likes hugging trees and being total SJWs? Okay, so those things are technically true, and OPIRG is proud of it thank-you-very-much! But if you’ve ever wanted to go inside OPIRG and get the bigger picture about how and why they tick, then this podcast’s for you. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #95 – Brad Evoy, OPIRG”

GUELPH POLITICAST #94 – The Chairs of Guelph’s School Boards

It’s the last days of August, which also means that it’s the official end of summer. If you’re a student anyway. This time next week, students of all ages will back at class, making new friends, learning stuff, and begrudging that their summertime freedom was taken away from them just when they were getting the hang of it. So who do we blame for this madness? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #94 – The Chairs of Guelph’s School Boards”

GUELPH POLITICAST #93 – Scott Thomson, Guelph Jazz Festival Artistic Director

September is coming, and everything will get back to normal. Then again September starts with one of the biggest cultural events of the year: the Guelph Jazz Festival. Now in its 23rd year, the Jazz Fest is getting ready again to fill the downtown core with the finest improvised and creative music from across Canada and around the globe, but this year, things might sound a little bit different. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #93 – Scott Thomson, Guelph Jazz Festival Artistic Director”

GUELPH POLITICAST #92 – Robert Routledge, U of G Student Life

Brace yourselves, Back to School is coming. In about three weeks, the summertime quiet of Guelph will give way to the hustle and bustle from a suddenly swelled student population as 20,000 undergrads come to the city to continue their education or initiate it, and Student Life will be there to help welcome them. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #92 – Robert Routledge, U of G Student Life”

GUELPH POLITICAST #91 – The Open Sources Guelph 2017 Interviews

This week on the Guelph Politicast, we’re doing a bottle episode for another show entirely. If you don’t listen to Open Sources Guelph (and why wouldn’t you, you can find it on the same podcast channel as the Guelph Politicast), this is your chance to get a taste of what we offer every Thursday at 5 pm on CFRU.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #91 – The Open Sources Guelph 2017 Interviews”

GUELPH POLITICAST #89 – Dr. Hugh Whiteley, “Emeritus Council Delegate”

City council wrapped up this week as the traditional summer break began, and it wound to a close without a distinctive voice… But at least until you’ll be able to hear it on this week’s podcast.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #89 – Dr. Hugh Whiteley, “Emeritus Council Delegate””

GUELPH POLITICAST #88 – Steve Kraft, CEO of Guelph Public Library

A lot of people probably remember a row between then-Toronto Councillor Doug Ford and vaunted Canadian author Margaret Atwood over supporting libraries, and not closing branches in order to save the City money. Well, six years later Ford is out of council and Atwood is more popular than every because of The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. You know what else is more popular than ever?  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #88 – Steve Kraft, CEO of Guelph Public Library”

GUELPH POLITICAST #87 – Holly Mastrogiacomo, Guelph’s #TamponTuesday

When you think about the essentials, the things that you need on a daily basis, what do you think about? Food, shelter, and clothing are obviously the big three, and once you’ve got those maybe you start thinking about other essentials: a tooth brush, toilet paper, and if you’re of the female persuasion, you’re probably also thinking about tampons… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #87 – Holly Mastrogiacomo, Guelph’s #TamponTuesday”