RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Covers PACE, and Previews Future Struggles

On Saturday, Ward 2 City Councillors Rodrigo Goller and James Gordon held one of their bimonthly town halls at the Evergreen Seniors Centre. Much of the meeting covered the work being done by Our Energy Guelph, including the PACE program, but there were hints about what might be coming at Monday’s planning meeting, and at the end of the month concerning dog parks. Watch the video, or recap the town hall below: Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Covers PACE, and Previews Future Struggles”

Youth Gathered in the Cold for the First Climate Strike of the Year

It was cold, colder than it has been really at any point during this winter season, but that did not cool the passion and enthusiasm of the 50 to 60 people that took part in a Climate Strike to demand action by the government to protect our environment and start undoing the catastrophic effects of climate change. Continue reading “Youth Gathered in the Cold for the First Climate Strike of the Year”

RECAP: Guthrie Discusses Social Issues & “Future Ready” Initiatives at State of the City

In an annual appointment on the local winter calendar, Mayor Cam Guthrie delivered his fifth “State of the City” address for the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. For the 2020 speech, Guthrie touted the City’s record on addressing social issues and poverty, fiscal discipline and advocacy, and how Guelph is “Future Ready.” Continue reading “RECAP: Guthrie Discusses Social Issues & “Future Ready” Initiatives at State of the City”

One Day in Guelph; Two Big Retirements Announced

This “hump day”, it seems like some people in upper management in Guelph are feeling like leaving work. Forever. In two non-associated announcements, one long-serving member of the Guelph Police Service, and one key general manager at City Hall have announced that they’re finally ready for what comes after work. Continue reading “One Day in Guelph; Two Big Retirements Announced”

CITY PAGES: Art Applications, Doors Open, and New Community Gardens

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: Art Applications, Doors Open, and New Community Gardens”

Local Elementary School Teachers Take Their Turn on the Picket Line

Using the sidewalks along Woolwich between Norfolk and Baker Street was tricky on Tuesday as hundreds of local elementary school teachers took part in a rotating one-day strike by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO). The second week of strike action hit the schools in the Upper Grand District Board, but it’s only the beginning of local labour strife with elementary teachers. Continue reading “Local Elementary School Teachers Take Their Turn on the Picket Line”

Norm Jary Picks Up Another Accolade at Guelph Community Living

Norm Jary is Guelph longest serving mayor, and its longest serving city councillor. He’s fondly remembered in the Royal City for his dedication to municipal affairs, and for his years of broadcasting out of CJOY. You can’t find a long-time Guelphite without getting a dose of fondness for Mayor Jary, so what do you get the man that has everything? How about naming a board room after him? Continue reading “Norm Jary Picks Up Another Accolade at Guelph Community Living”

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”