Former PC Nominee Mooney Becomes Ontario Alliance Candidate

Famously last summer, Thomas Mooney decided that he couldn’t run for the local candidacy of the Progressive Conservative Party due to the old leadership of Patrick Brown. It turns out, even under new leadership, he doesn’t want to be the face of the PCs in Guelph and has instead found a new party to run for. Quite literally. Continue reading “Former PC Nominee Mooney Becomes Ontario Alliance Candidate”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 26, 2018

Council finishes some unfinished business from the last month before beginning a busy April. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 26, 2018”

Guelph Politico Moderates [Almost] All Candidates Panel

In a vexing turn of events, Guelph Politico was invited to moderate an all-candidates meeting at the University of Guelph-Humber on Friday in advance of the provincial election. The topics were largely educational in nature, but might we be here looking to the future and what the tenure and tone of the debate will look like once the writ is dropped? Continue reading “Guelph Politico Moderates [Almost] All Candidates Panel”

This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 3 Meeting?

Public Services and Corporate Services will both have items before this month’s committee, and that includes some high profile items like the election signs bylaw, updates to the taxi bylaw, and the introduction to the process for the transit service review. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 3 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #117 – Regional Transit

If you don’t have a car in Guelph, how do you get to Cambridge? Well, you can get the Greyhound to Kitchener at one of the few times a day it departs and then transfer to Grand River Transit at Sportsworld Drive. You can also take the GO Bus to the Aberfoyle “Park and Ride”, wait an hour and get the bus to Kitchener from there. Either way, you could probably walk to Cambridge faster… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #117 – Regional Transit”

Monday Morning Massacre at the MRF

A lot of people showed up for work at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) this morning, and found out that they may not have a job there for too much longer. In all, 18 employees of the MRF will no longer be working there as the City of Guelph tries to streamline the operation in advanced of the completed service review coming back to council. Continue reading “Monday Morning Massacre at the MRF”

Three For NDP! Guelph Riding Association Launches Campaign

With so much at stake in the coming provincial election, the local NDP riding association hosted a markedly laid back affair at the 50 West Restaurant in the Delta Hotel Sunday afternoon to introduce members to the three contenders vying for their party’s nomination. Continue reading “Three For NDP! Guelph Riding Association Launches Campaign”

Bye Bye Bailey Bridge! (Video and Photos)

It was a day long in the making, the dismantling of the Bailey Bridge that has served the people in the area of the Niska Road for more than four decades. But this no demolition. Like it’s wartime origins, the bridge once again became a tool of the Canadian Forces, this time for training purposes, as soldiers from St. Thomas and Waterloo detachments took part in removing the Bailey Bridge from its Niska Road home. Continue reading “Bye Bye Bailey Bridge! (Video and Photos)”