Although the 2018 Municipal Election has been over for a while, there’s still matters of paperwork that need to be completed. On March 29, all the financial statements for candidates and third party advertisers from the last fall’s elections are due to the City Clerk, but as of right now only five members of the current city council have submitted theirs. Continue reading “Two Weeks Till Deadline and Half of Council Still Needs to File Expenses”
Less than 48 hours after City Council passed the 2019 Budget, Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon came by CFRU to tell us about it, and other issues, on a recent episode of Open Sources Guelph.
You can listen to the show by following the link below, and you can also download Open Sources Guelph on the Guelph Politicast network via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify on whatever mobile device you listen to podcasts on.
This week, Open Sources Guelph will give up cynicism for Lent. Just kidding! We might as well give up breathing!! So considering that, we’ll spend this week talking about the end of the Liberal Party of Canada, and the death knell of the New Democrats. Good thing we didn’t give up hyperbole for Lent either. In any event, we’ll welcome back an old friend from Ward 2 to talk about the budget, and all the latest issues from City Hall.
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Anecdotally, many in Guelph know that the roads here are getting more dangerous, but the latest collision statistics from the Guelph Police Service seem to heavily indicate that the city’s streets are indeed getting more dangerous. Continue reading “Guelph Police Release Collision Stats, Crowns New “Winner” for Worst Intersection”
Though far from Guelph, Kingston is not so far from mind for local environmentalists today as the Limestone City has become the first municipality in Ontario to declare a climate emergency. Continue reading “Kingston City Council Declares a Climate Emergency”
They say these things come in threes… With Guelph about to get a new Chief of Police, and a new Chief Administrative Officer, it will now get a new President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce too. Continue reading “Mwanzia Moving On After Leading the Chamber of Commerce for Four Years”
At the intersection of encouraging active transportation and helping to fight childhood obesity, there’s a new pilot program at three Guelph schools to encourage students to walk or bike to school. Be on the look out, the Walking School Bus may be coming to a neighbourhood near you. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Piloting New Program for Kids Walking to Classes”
Thursday night, the two Ward 6 Councillors, Mark MacKinnon and Dominique O’Rourke, held their first town hall of the new term to discuss the progress on the budget, and some of the upcoming changes to Guelph’s southern most jurisdiction. Below, you can watch the live stream or recap the live blog via Twitter. Continue reading “Budget and South End Matters Discussed at Ward 6 Town Hall”
The first meeting of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), with Guelph’s Mayor Cam Guthrie as the chair, took place on Friday. Although the meeting was closed to the public and the media, the mayor did take a few minutes to answer media questions after the meeting about what’s on LUMCO’s plate this term. Continue reading “Guthrie Welcomes LUMCO and Finds Some Common Ground”
One week ago, Mayor Cam Guthrie delivered his annual State of the City address before the membership of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday morning, the mayor took the show down the road to Breezy Corners for the weekly breakfast meeting organized by Councillors Phil Allt and James Gordon. Continue reading “State of the City Redux: Guthrie Keeps Things Breezy at Breakfast Club”
The next phase of public engagement begins on the development of the new main branch of the Guelph Public Library. So what do you want in terms of services of programs? Continue reading “What Do You Want in a Library? The City Wants to Know”