Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest

A couple of high school students rallied in front of City Hall on Friday afternoon after walking out of their classrooms to call on council to declare a climate emergency and initiate the actions to back it up. Continue reading “Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest”

P.E.I. Greens Are the Official Opposition, Guelph Greens Celebrate Anyway

The Progressive Conservative Party is expected to form minority government in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. Local and national media reported Tuesday night that after a close race in the polls between the PCs and the Green Party, it was the PCs that came out on top. Continue reading “P.E.I. Greens Are the Official Opposition, Guelph Greens Celebrate Anyway”

Guthrie Doesn’t Make Friends With Tory Retweets

Mayor Cam Guthrie has received some backlash for posts on Twitter endorsing statements made by provincial and federal Conservative officials this week, including a response from an elected school board trustee. Continue reading “Guthrie Doesn’t Make Friends With Tory Retweets”

Protestors “Dying” For Some Real Action on Climate Change

Dozens of Guelph activists concerned about the effects of Global Climate Changed marched though town Monday afternoon to demand that the City declare a climate emergency, and that all levels of government take immediate and substantive action to address the threat to the natural environment. Continue reading “Protestors “Dying” For Some Real Action on Climate Change”

RECAP: Zoning, Library, and Transit Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall

On Thursday night, several Ward 5 residents came out to take part in a town hall organized by Councillors Cathy Downer and Leanne Piper. The topics included an overview of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review, an update about the Baker District Redevelopment, and the new main library branch, and some Q&A. This is the recap. Continue reading “RECAP: Zoning, Library, and Transit Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall”

No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests

A stray comment from Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament may be courting some controversy after the Green Federal nomination meeting last weekend. In a speech to local Green Party members, Mike Schreiner did mention the Yellow Yest movement by name, but he did not endorse it, or say he agreed with their politics. Continue reading “No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests”

Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled

High school students at over 500 high schools across Ontario walked out of their classrooms on Thursday to protest changes made to the provincial education system by the government under Premier Doug Ford, including in Guelph where hundreds rallied on Carden St. and shared stories of how the changes will impact their lives. Continue reading “Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled”

VIDEOS: Parents Angry and Emotional About Changes to Autism Funding at City Hall Vigil

On Monday, changes to autism funding go in effect in Ontario, and the people that are directly affected, the parents of children with autism, are not pleased. Several of them gathered in front of Guelph City Hall Friday evening to express their anger, disappointment, and hope that someone – especially the current Provincial government – listen to their concerns. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Parents Angry and Emotional About Changes to Autism Funding at City Hall Vigil”

Guelph’s Safe Consumption Site Survives (Six Do Not)

The safe consumption site that operates out of the Guelph Community Health Centre on Wyndham Street downtown is one of 15 sites approved by the Government of Ontario as part of its new comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions treatment system. However, six other sites in Ontario that were operating up until today will have to close. Continue reading “Guelph’s Safe Consumption Site Survives (Six Do Not)”

556 New People From Guelph on the “Sunshine List” and the Controversy That Comes With It

In Guelph, 556 people joined the “Sunshine List” in 2018 across all government sectors according to the annual disclosure from the Province of Ontario. But while the provincial government’s been making this disclosure every year for the last 23 years, this 2019 release came with some extra politicking. Continue reading “556 New People From Guelph on the “Sunshine List” and the Controversy That Comes With It”