Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office

City Council once again needs to go shopping for a new Chief Administrative Officer. In a surprise Friday announcement, a press release from the Mayor’s Office revealed that Derrick Thomson will be moving on after six years with the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office”

LIVE BLOG: State of the City 2019

At the annual Chamber of Commerce event, Mayor Cam Guthrie will deliver live, from the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre on Stone Road in Guelph, the State of the City! Is the State of the City strong, or merely okay? Follow along here, or on Twitter, to find out. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: State of the City 2019”

VIDEOS: Students and Community Warn Ontario Gov the Fight Has Just Begun

The weather Monday was unseasonably warm, but the rhetoric was red hot in Branion Plaza at the University of Guelph. Students leaders, politicians, and community organizers joined a province-wide coalition to reaffirm their anger in proposed changes to tuition and student fees from the provincial government. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Students and Community Warn Ontario Gov the Fight Has Just Begun”

Marcolongo Farm Gets to Be a Cultural Heritage Landscape After All

Of the many issues involving the Clair-Maltby Secondary Process, the quest to protect the Marcolongo farm is definitely one of them. The Marcolongo family has plans for their 106 acre property that dates back to the 1830s, and those plans took a step closer to coming to fruition now that challenges to its heritage designation have been removed. Continue reading “Marcolongo Farm Gets to Be a Cultural Heritage Landscape After All”

U of G Prepares For Fight Over Student Fees

The announcement that the Ontario government will cut 10 per cent from tuition fees, and allow students to opt out of certain fees, has lit a fire under campus organizers. In the last few weeks, the voices of dissent have been getting louder as students and student leaders get ready for a big, province-wide demonstration of solitude. Continue reading “U of G Prepares For Fight Over Student Fees”

Bill Winegard, One of the U of G’s “Founding Fathers”, Passes Away at 94

Navy veteran, businessman, mayor, teacher, university president, Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and life-long volunteer dedicated to the Royal City, his adoptive home, William Winegard passed away Thursday night at the age of 94. Continue reading “Bill Winegard, One of the U of G’s “Founding Fathers”, Passes Away at 94″

“We Hear the Urgency.” Mayor’s Task Force Wraps With Plan of Attack on Homelessness

Help is coming, and it must be a community-wide effort. These are the messages that Mayor Cam Guthrie wanted his Task Force on Homelessness and Community Safety to leave their second meeting with. Exactly when people in need will start seeing the outcome of these deliberations is still a question though. Continue reading ““We Hear the Urgency.” Mayor’s Task Force Wraps With Plan of Attack on Homelessness”

Divestment Debate Comes to a Head at Board of Governors Meeting Tomorrow

It’s Sunday, it’s minus 18 degrees before the wind chill, but at least the sun is shining. Despite that, over 50 people are standing at the corner of Gordon Street and College Avenue demanding that the University of Guelph divest the $38 million portion of its endowment that’s invested in fossil fuel companies like Exxon-Mobil and Suncor. Continue reading “Divestment Debate Comes to a Head at Board of Governors Meeting Tomorrow”

Guelph Police to Hail Cobey as the New Chief

Guelph’s Next Top Cop is going to be a distinguished and accomplished member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Gordon F. Cobey will report for duty on March 1 as the new Chief of the Guelph Police Service. Continue reading “Guelph Police to Hail Cobey as the New Chief”