Listen to O’Rourke’s First Sit Down Interview with Open Sources!

The new city council, which, admittedly, is mostly the old city council, will take their seats around the horseshoe in just a few weeks. As the two new councillors get ready to take up their positions, one of them came by CFRU last Thursday for the first of what will likely be many little chats.

On the last edition of Open Sources Guelph, we were joined in studio by Dominique O’Rourke, the incoming City Councillor for Ward 6. O’Rourke talked about her decisive victory, her plans as a councillor, and how she intends to balance all the prioritites – hers and the City’s – in her first few months of office.

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Open Sources Guelph

After taking a couple of weeks off from election talk, we’re back at it this week on Open Sources Guelph! In fact, we’ve missed elections so much, we’re importing coverage. First, we’ll get a delivery from the U.S. as the highly contentious midterm elections have wrapped up for another four years. Meanwhile, people in Calgary are having an election, but in this one you can’t ignore the issues because it’s a plebiscite! Back home, we will welcome to the show our first post-election interview with a new city councillor.

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Guelph’s Rona Spared as Lowe’s Shutters 31 Stores in Canada

More tough times for the big box retail market today as the home improvement giant Lowe’s announced that they were closing 31 locations – including 27 Rona stores – in Canada by the end of February. The Guelph location on Dawson Road, however, is not one of them. Continue reading “Guelph’s Rona Spared as Lowe’s Shutters 31 Stores in Canada”

Election Follow-Up Discussion on Open Sources

You thought the election was over? Sorry, we have to have one last say on the matter from this week’s Open Sources Guelph, which you can now download on the Guelph Politicast channel.

The first segment of last Thursday’s show focuses on the results of the municipal election in Guelph, and around Ontario. But stay tuned to the rest of the show as we discuss legal cannabis, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and what’s in store for the next election in 2019.

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Open Sources Guelph

Finally, we’re getting back to normal on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph, and by “normal”, we mean in Trump adjusted terms. The big man will come up in a tertiary way on today’s show, but he will not be our focus. Instead, we’ll be looking at the fallout of the Municipal Election race here in Guelph and other places, the ongoing controversy over the apparent murder of a journalist in Turkey, the lack of controversy from Canada legalizing pot, and we’ll look ahead to the next election. (Naturally.)

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Schreiner Wants to Take You For a Ride… In His Electric Car

The eMERGE EV show is this weekend at Old Quebec Street, a chance for the electric vehicle enthusiasts, and potential enthusiasts, to commiserate about driving electric. If you’re very lucky though, you might get the chance to drive around in the electric vehicle of one particular EV enthusiast, Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament. Continue reading “Schreiner Wants to Take You For a Ride… In His Electric Car”

Incumbents Reign as Goller and O’Rourke Fill Vacant Council Seats

When the dust settled, everyone that was on council when the campaign began will be returning to council when the next term begins in December. The only change is the two new members who will be filling seats vacated by retiring councillors in Ward 2 and Ward 6. Continue reading “Incumbents Reign as Goller and O’Rourke Fill Vacant Council Seats”

ANALYSIS: What Might Council Look Like After Election Day?

On Monday, this whole Municipal Election thing will be over for another four years. So what might we expect when the polls close Monday night? What might the political landscape at city council look like for the next 48 months? Let’s look at some numbers. Continue reading “ANALYSIS: What Might Council Look Like After Election Day?”

Guthrie Takes the Hot Seat in Open Sources’ Last Interview Before Election Day

The podcast version of Open Sources Guelph is usually posted on Monday, but to give you a head start for Election Day, which is also Monday, the decision was made to give it to you Saturday instead.

On Thursday, Mayor Cam Guthrie joined the Open Sources’ hosts in studio to talk about the last four years, and what might be ahead for the next four years.

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Open Sources Guelph

Our municipal election is coming to a close, and so is the municipal election coverage on Open Sources Guelph. We know, don’t try and hide your disappointment. In the season finale of our coverage, we will welcome to the show the second of two mayoral candidates in this election, a man who is no stranger to the Open Sources audience or the Open Sources hosts.

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Fair Denies Allegations in Tribune Article

In a curious email sent Thursday morning, Ward 2 council candidate Dorothe Fair tried to get ahead of allegations in a Guelph Mercury Tribune article. In it, she’s accused of inappropriate actions towards colleagues while she was a vice principal at a Guelph high school eight years ago. Continue reading “Fair Denies Allegations in Tribune Article”

Ontario Energy Board Approves Alectra/GHESI Merger

Last night, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released its decision on the merger of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. with Alectra Utilities, and with the regulator’s approval, the new utility is set to become a reality with the new year. Continue reading “Ontario Energy Board Approves Alectra/GHESI Merger”