CITY PAGES: New Fire Chief, DC Changes, and Beware of Virus

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: New Fire Chief, DC Changes, and Beware of Virus”

Catholic Teachers Join the Picket Lines in One-Day Strike

Another week, another day of strike action by Ontario teachers, but this time the union walking the picket lines was different. Here in Guelph, and around Ontario, the teachers of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) took part in a one-day, province-wide strike to register their concern about the future of students as the impasse in negotiations with the Province continues. Continue reading “Catholic Teachers Join the Picket Lines in One-Day Strike”

Striking Teachers Defiant as Government Tries to Win Parents

For the first time since early December, teachers of the Upper Grand School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board took part in a one-day strike organized by the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF). But as teachers marched, the Minister of Education appealed to parents by announcing that if the strikes continue, the Government of Ontario will pick up the tab for childcare. Continue reading “Striking Teachers Defiant as Government Tries to Win Parents”

Guelph Activists Shutdown Intersection to Support Wet’suwet’en Chiefs

A leisurely drive downtown on Sunday afternoon might have caused some frustration if you wanted to pass through the corner of Wyndham and Macdonell during the noon hour. A group of about 40 activists were demonstrating in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, who, on their ancestral territory in British Columbia right now, are running out of time to stop the development of a natural gas pipeline. Continue reading “Guelph Activists Shutdown Intersection to Support Wet’suwet’en Chiefs”

Ontario’s Education Showdown Gets More Intense as One-Day Strike Hits Guelph

The Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board are getting their time to strike this coming Wednesday in the latest round of job action from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). Guelph’s two prevailing school boards are among the 16 listed as part of the OSSTF’s latest attempt to resolve their impasse in negotiations with the Province. Continue reading “Ontario’s Education Showdown Gets More Intense as One-Day Strike Hits Guelph”

RECAP: Mayor Guthrie’s Holiday Facebook Town Hall

Mayor Cam Guthrie took part in his annual town hall with the community of the Guelph This and That Facebook page on Wednesday night. Topics included the Baker Street redevelopment, the opioid crisis, homelessness, safety, and, of course, snow plowing, but if you didn’t get a chance to see it for yourself, you can follow the tweets here and now. Continue reading “RECAP: Mayor Guthrie’s Holiday Facebook Town Hall”

CITY PAGES: New Auditor Hired, Sign Bylaw Feedback and Free Buses on NYE

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all in one place? This is the intent with the City Page, a chance for you to see all the notices and announcements from the Corporation of the City of Guelph in one place, and at one time. Continue reading “CITY PAGES: New Auditor Hired, Sign Bylaw Feedback and Free Buses on NYE”

City Ready to Move to Next Phase of Dolime Solution

The City of Guelph has announced that they’ve wrapped up their nine-week run of public engagement on the proposed deal to close the Dolime Quarry, bring the land into the City of Guelph, and redevelop the area. Staff will now comb over the details of the feedback, and get a report ready to bring back to council sometime in the new year. Continue reading “City Ready to Move to Next Phase of Dolime Solution”

Allt Has Good Feelings About the Budget in Open Sources Interview

The annual Guelph Budget is complete for another year, and it was a tough one for all involved as there were a number of pressure points including infrastructure, transit expansion, and the demand for more police resources. How tough was it? Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt came on Open Sources Guelph last Thursday to talk about it. Continue reading “Allt Has Good Feelings About the Budget in Open Sources Interview”

U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre

Every year, students at the University of Guelph mark the anniversary of the terrorist attack at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal with a vigil at the campus’ Albert Thornbrough building, which houses the school of engineering. The memorial hasn’t gotten any easier after 30 years, but the message remains clear: we need to encourage and support women in engineering and other science and technology fields. Continue reading “U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre”