The Dogs Are Now Wild and Free! With Conditions. In Some Parks.

After a very active debate at City Council last month, the new leash-free rules are now in effect at Guelph parks. With that, the Royal City now officially has standards in terms of when and how you can let your dog go without a leash in the City’s 113 parks. Continue reading “The Dogs Are Now Wild and Free! With Conditions. In Some Parks.”

People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns”

What was supposed to be the most controversial political of the season has been cancelled out of “safety concerns.” The local Electoral District Association of the People’s Party of Canada has called off a town hall with party leader Maxime Bernier due to supposed fears of violence stemming from planned protests by local groups. Continue reading “People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns””

Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph

A splashy announcement in the well-lit atrium of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on Wednesday brought federal and provincial partners together to announce that Guelph will be the locale for the 2020 annual gathering of federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers. Continue reading “Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph”

You Know Sue from Ontario Strong? She’s Got a Robocall Connection

A report by Postmedia has linked a series of text messages sent by someone who identifies themselves as “Sue” from “BC Strong” to iMarketing Solutions Inc., a marketing firm that was founded by the directors of Responsive Marketing Group. Why does that sound familiar? Remember the Robocall scandal of 2011? Continue reading “You Know Sue from Ontario Strong? She’s Got a Robocall Connection”

Legal Aid Cuts Hit Important Program at Women in Crisis

Provincial cuts seem to be affecting the Guelph community again, this time in the form of a vital legal aid program for victims of domestic violence. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and the Legal Clinic for Guelph and Wellington County posted the news on Friday that a weekly family law clinic has been cancelled effective immediately. Continue reading “Legal Aid Cuts Hit Important Program at Women in Crisis”

Park Grocery Besoms Guelph’s Latest Living Wage Employer

Park Grocery Deli & Bar is joining a unique fraternity in Guelph as one of nearly two dozen business that are classified as a Living Wage Employer, and is now only one of the few restaurants in Canada to declare themselves as such. Continue reading “Park Grocery Besoms Guelph’s Latest Living Wage Employer”

Staff Report Warns Trouble Ahead With Provincial Changes

In late breaking council agenda news, staff will lay out the recent changes to Provincial legislation what effect they will have on the City of Guelph. Long story short, it’s not good, and it’s still not exactly clear what the total effect will be. Continue reading “Staff Report Warns Trouble Ahead With Provincial Changes”

Hear Guelph Politico Talk About the Future of Local News (and the Past and Present)

Right now, at the Guelph Civic Museum, you can see a pair of exhibits that pay tribute to the work and accomplishments of the ink stained retches that once worked in our local daily newspaper. But what about the future? Or the present for that matter? Well, the Museum will be hosting a conversation about the past, present, and future of newspapers and journalism, and Guelph Politico will be taking part. Continue reading “Hear Guelph Politico Talk About the Future of Local News (and the Past and Present)”

Parks and Rec Master Plan and Police Diversity: Feedback Wanted

The City of Guelph is reaching out again to you, the citizens of the Royal City, for some feedback to a couple of different issues. Do you have ideas about the future of Guelph park infrastructure and its recreational programs? Do you have concerns about the diversity on the Guelph Police Service? This is for you. Continue reading “Parks and Rec Master Plan and Police Diversity: Feedback Wanted”