Solid Waste Review Report Delayed… Again

If you diligently watch the City Council calendar, or even Politico’s own monthly calendar of events, then you will recall that there was supposed to be a special council meeting this coming Monday. This meeting was supposed to deliver the final report of the Solid Waste Service Review, but as of today, no agenda for the meeting, or a final report, have been delivered. That’s because, as it turns out, the meeting is not going to happen. Continue reading “Solid Waste Review Report Delayed… Again”

Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd

Guelph wasn’t the first on the list to get a legal cannabis store, but we are one of the first to get a location for ours. The LCBO, and its legal post subsidiary the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), announced Wednesday where four of the government pot shops will open this summer. Appropriately enough, the Royal City’s OCS will open nestled near a number of snack-friendly locations in the plaza across from, appropriately enough, Stone Road Mall. Continue reading “Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd”

This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018”

Monday Morning Massacre at the MRF

A lot of people showed up for work at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) this morning, and found out that they may not have a job there for too much longer. In all, 18 employees of the MRF will no longer be working there as the City of Guelph tries to streamline the operation in advanced of the completed service review coming back to council. Continue reading “Monday Morning Massacre at the MRF”

Bye Bye Bailey Bridge! (Video and Photos)

It was a day long in the making, the dismantling of the Bailey Bridge that has served the people in the area of the Niska Road for more than four decades. But this no demolition. Like it’s wartime origins, the bridge once again became a tool of the Canadian Forces, this time for training purposes, as soldiers from St. Thomas and Waterloo detachments took part in removing the Bailey Bridge from its Niska Road home. Continue reading “Bye Bye Bailey Bridge! (Video and Photos)”

This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018”

Province of Ontario Makes Another Deal with Nestle, Not Water Related

The word Nestlé is the source of much controversy in our area, but one can’t deny that there are a number of people in and around Guelph, and across the province, that owe their livelihood to Nestlé. And so we’re reminded of this again today with the Government of Ontario’s announcement that they are partnering with Nestlé to support new jobs, and to keep old ones, up the road in London, Ontario. Continue reading “Province of Ontario Makes Another Deal with Nestle, Not Water Related”

3 Things from the 75 Dublin Street Meeting

Tuesday’s meeting at City Council about the new old proposed development of 75 Dublin Street North left almost everyone involved with a sense of deja vu, but it also likely left observers with a few lingering questions. Let’s consider the big three… Continue reading “3 Things from the 75 Dublin Street Meeting”

City Celebrates First New Parkade in [Emphasis] 30 Years!

30 years. If today’s groundbreaking of the Wilson Street Parkade was a drinking game, the key phrase would be “30 years”. In remarks before the groundbreaking, Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chief Administrative Office Derrick Thomson, and executive director of the Downtown Guelph Business Association Marty Williams wanted to make sure everybody knows that this is the first new parkade in the city’s core in 30 years. Continue reading “City Celebrates First New Parkade in [Emphasis] 30 Years!”

Guelphites Demand Justice for Bushie, and End to “Colonial Death Machine”

Like so many events held by First Nations people in Guelph, the demonstration Saturday called “Justice for Colten Bushie” began with drumming and song. The tenor though wasn’t entirely somber as several speakers were emotionally upset, outraged, or both when speaking about the death of the Saskatchewan youth, the acquittal of Gerald Stanley the man who shot him, and the feeling that Truth and Reconciliation is just another promise broken after the verdict. Continue reading “Guelphites Demand Justice for Bushie, and End to “Colonial Death Machine””