New City Engineer Takes Over for Promoted Dedman

A key vacancy in City Hall’s senior management has been filled after a year long game of music chairs among the ranks. A few months ago, Kealy Dedman made the move to becoming Deputy CAO of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services, which left her old position, City Engineer, vacant. But now Guelph’s got a new engineer. Continue reading “New City Engineer Takes Over for Promoted Dedman”

Guelphites Pretty Satisfied With Life in the Royal City, Says Survey

Almost nine out of ten Guelph citizens are satisfied with the delivery of City services, and nine-and-a-half out of 10 rate the quality of life in the Royal City as good or very good according to a new Citizen Satisfaction survey done by the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Guelphites Pretty Satisfied With Life in the Royal City, Says Survey”

Downtown Friends Want More Done on Homelessness

Winter is coming. It’s a cheap joke and a reference to one of TV’s biggest hits, but to a group called Your Downtown Guelph Friends it’s a reminder that there are a lot of people who fear the winter months because they live on the street. On Saturday, the Keep Our Friends Warm Rally sought to made the idea loud and clear, that the City’s not doing enough to get people the shelter they need. Continue reading “Downtown Friends Want More Done on Homelessness”

What a Day for a Parkade! City Opens New Facility with Fanfare

The new Market Parkade on Wilson Street opened with unusual fanfare Saturday morning as representatives of the City of Guelph, the Downtown Guelph Business Association, and the regualr crowds making their way to the Farmers’ Market took a few minutes to take in the ribbon-cutting of Guelph’s newest parking amenity. Continue reading “What a Day for a Parkade! City Opens New Facility with Fanfare”

High School Teachers the Next to Threaten Job Action

It was just over a week ago that educational support workers with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reached a new deal and cancelled a pending strike with just a few hours to spare. If you thought it would mean peace in the schools from here on out, think again, because now the high school teachers of the province are making rumblings. Continue reading “High School Teachers the Next to Threaten Job Action”

Wilson Street, and the Parkade, Will Re-Open By the End of the Month

Downtown Guelph is just a weeks away from getting more parking spaces. After months of construction efforts, and years of waiting, the new Market Parkade on Wilson Street will official open on October 26 with festivities fit for the whole family, along with the reveal of  some City-sanctioned artwork. Continue reading “Wilson Street, and the Parkade, Will Re-Open By the End of the Month”

Concerns About Access Follow Guelph Chamber Debate

When it comes to local campaign, the major event of any race is the debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber is under fire from a couple of different corners after this past Wednesday’s debate, from accusations of not allowing access, to being undemocratic, to not being able to watch the debate live on Rogers. Continue reading “Concerns About Access Follow Guelph Chamber Debate”

Mayor’s Forum Marks Mental Health Day with Suicide Prevention Discussion

Mental Health issues are enjoying increased awareness and attention in recent years, but on World Mental Health Day in Guelph, an event hosted by Mayor Cam Guthrie focused on one area of mental health that still struggles to get a lot of attention, suicide and suicide prevention. Continue reading “Mayor’s Forum Marks Mental Health Day with Suicide Prevention Discussion”

CUPE Strike Averted! Schools are Back to Normal (For Now)

Late Sunday evening, parents across Ontario got the news that they wanted to hear: there will be no strike by support workers organized under the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) on Monday. A last minute deal has been reached between CUPE and the Government of Ontario, meaning peace at schools across the province. For now. Continue reading “CUPE Strike Averted! Schools are Back to Normal (For Now)”

Retail Council Asks Ontario Government for Direction on Plastic Ban (?)

The Retail Council of Canada has sent an open letter to Ontario’s Minister of the Environment asking for government help with bans on single use plastic. They apparently like the idea of going with less plastic in our environment, but they’re asking that Ontario government to step in before municipalities in the province get too carried away. Continue reading “Retail Council Asks Ontario Government for Direction on Plastic Ban (?)”