Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings

Who would have guessed that the most contentious issue of this municipal election year might be the width of driveways in certain neighbourhoods? This topic gathered people from across the east end of the city, and from other parts of the Guelph to attend a town hall hosted by the mayor and the Ward 1 councillors. Continue reading “Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings”

Guelph-Wellington’s a Smart City, as Pitch Passes First Round of Competition

In April, the City of Guelph and Wellington County revealed their submission for the Federal Government’s Smart City Challenge: the creation of the Canada’s first circular food economy. As luck would have it, the selection committee liked what Guelph and Wellington are offering, and now we’re off to round two. Continue reading “Guelph-Wellington’s a Smart City, as Pitch Passes First Round of Competition”

Filmmaker’s Idea Diverts Lots of Move Out “Garbage”

On an episode of the Guelph Politicast back in April, filmmaker Kalev Jaason talked about his documentary Diverted, and his attempt to prevent large quantities of reusable items left on the curb by students leaving town from ending up in the landfill. His efforts have not been in vein, as 25 different local organizations have become the beneficiaries of the diversion tactics of Jaason and a team of volunteers. Continue reading “Filmmaker’s Idea Diverts Lots of Move Out “Garbage””

Mix of Old and New Faces Mark First Week of 2018 Camapign

As the first week of the 2018 Municipal election comes to a close, we already have a very busy race with with a baker’s dozen of excited nominees ready to prove they’re ready to serve on City Council or the local school board. Some of these names you’ll already know, and not just the incumbents. Continue reading “Mix of Old and New Faces Mark First Week of 2018 Camapign”

Guthrie and 4 New Faces Are the First Ones in the 2018 Race

Mayor Cam Guthrie was the first person this morning to file his election papers, but he wasn’t the last as the first day of nominations opened for the 2018 Municipal campaign. Guthrie and four first-time candidates did not let the electoral moss grow under them as at least one of this year’s elections has official begun. Continue reading “Guthrie and 4 New Faces Are the First Ones in the 2018 Race”

Things We Learned at the Ward 5 Town Hall

Although not the same draw it was back in the fall after Homecoming, a Ward 5 town hall last night at St. Michael Catholic School brought over 40 people out to hear from their city councillors and city staff about the progress made in preventing another excess of partying, and to hear about student housing issues. Continue reading “Things We Learned at the Ward 5 Town Hall”

This Week in Press Releases – April 9-13, 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 – April 9-13, 2018”

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”