RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Featured a Lot of Library Talk

Councillors James Gordon and Rodrigo Goller held a town hall at Brant Ave Public School Saturday afternoon, and although the original goal was to talk about the 2020 budget and Ward 2 issues, many came out for a dress rehearsal of Monday’s sure to be contentious meeting about the Baker District Redevelopment and the new main library. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Featured a Lot of Library Talk”

Protected Bike Lane Project Offers a Taste of the Future

If you’ve noticed the metal waves along the side of the road on Woolwich Street, then you may have already been a part of the City’s grand experiment in complete roads. For the next week, Woolwich Street will be an example of a “complete street,” what the City’s planners are calling a safe, accessible and sustainable road design that could literally pave the way to the future. Continue reading “Protected Bike Lane Project Offers a Taste of the Future”

Solidarity Forever, But Surrounded By Politics at the Labour Day Picnic

It’s Labour Day, which means for most a chance to rest and recreate, but in Riverside Park every year, it’s a chance for organized labour to stand in solidarity with their fellow union employees. This year, with a Federal election on the horizon, and the spectre of Provincial cutbacks, things were slightly more political than usual. Continue reading “Solidarity Forever, But Surrounded By Politics at the Labour Day Picnic”

The Pot Shop For Guelph is Cancelled… Or is it?

Last week, it was announced that an application to open a cannabis retailer in the downtown core had been approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). One week later, it seems that the AGCO giveth and the ACGO taketh away, but on the other hand it may giveth again. Continue reading “The Pot Shop For Guelph is Cancelled… Or is it?”

Snakes & Lattes Taking Over Board Game Cafe From Two Councillors

After a couple of months with its “For Sale” sign out, the Boardroom Cafe, which is (was?) owned by City Councillors Mark MacKinnon and Rodrigo Goller, seems to have found a buyer. If you know about the the Toronto-based Snakes & Lattes, then you will likely be pleased to know that they’re going to be opening up a branch location right here in the Royal City. Continue reading “Snakes & Lattes Taking Over Board Game Cafe From Two Councillors”

Guelph Getting Its First Pot Shop as 42 New Locations Selected by AGCO

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced the “winners” in their “lottery draw” of 42 new bricks-and-mortar cannabis retailers for Ontario. The good news is that there’s a store coming to Kitchener, but the better news is that there’s one coming to downtown Guelph. Continue reading “Guelph Getting Its First Pot Shop as 42 New Locations Selected by AGCO”

City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level

Just in time for the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario this coming week, the City of Guelph has named the latest addition to its executive staff with Kealy Dedman being promoted as Guelph’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level”

Kitchener Post Moving to All-Digital at the End of the Month

If you’re concerned about the erosion of the local media landscape, then this probably won’t be the best news you’ll hear this week. The Kitchener Post, a weekly newspaper that has been publishing in Kitchener since 2011, will be eliminating its print publication at the end of the month and will be going all digital. Continue reading “Kitchener Post Moving to All-Digital at the End of the Month”

S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year

A prime indicator for the financial health of the Corporation of the City of Guelph, Standards & Poors has affirmed its AA+ credit rating for the City for a seventh straight year while adding that the outlook is still stable. Continue reading “S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year”

United Way Campaigner Shayani Takes the Helm of the Guelph Chamber

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce has announced its new President and Chief Executive Officer, and it’s a face that’s familiar to Guelph’s charitable pursuits and the non-profit sector. Shakiba Shayani  will be the new head of the Chamber effective September 9. Continue reading “United Way Campaigner Shayani Takes the Helm of the Guelph Chamber”