CUPE’s the First School Union to Call For No Board Report

At least one public union representing Ontario’s school workers has taken the first step to job action this week with the issuance of a no-board report. A no-board starts a 17-day countdown to a strike or lockout, but does that mean school will be out again by the end of September for the Canadian Union of Public Employees? Continue reading “CUPE’s the First School Union to Call For No Board Report”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 16 Meeting?

This special meeting of City Council will focus on the Baker District Redevelopment, which includes the new branch of the Guelph Public Library. Back in July, a staff report suggested that they need to cut millions of dollars from the budget for this project, and that it was already going over budget. So what does the situation looking like now two-months later? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 16 Meeting?”

Environmental Action Group Endorses Dyck and Chong

The writ for the 2019 Federal Election hasn’t even been drawn up yet, and already the endorsements are coming in. Locally, Guelph Green Party Candidate Steve Dyck and Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong are two of the initial 25 candidates endorsed by Green PAC, a non-partisan environmental organization. Continue reading “Environmental Action Group Endorses Dyck and Chong”

WiFi Access Coming to GO Transit Vehicles in 2020

A lot of GO Transit news is about schedule and frequencies, but a new announcement from the Government of Ontario Wednesday morning was about the ride itself. Starting next year, GO Transit riders will be able to connect their devices to wifi while on their commutes, as Metrolinx is working to turn all 1,475 of their vehicles into hot spots. Continue reading “WiFi Access Coming to GO Transit Vehicles in 2020”

GUELPH POLITICAST #186 – Live-ish from Move-In Day

It’s a strange sight every year; one day campus is all but empty, and the next day it’s bursting with life. Saturday was Move-In Day at the University of Guelph as thousands of first year students moved in to their dorms, made new friends, and got their first taste of adulting as they began their academic pursuits (whatever they may be). Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #186 – Live-ish from Move-In Day”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019

School’s back in session, and by school, we mean city council meetings! 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 today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019”

Solidarity Forever, But Surrounded By Politics at the Labour Day Picnic

It’s Labour Day, which means for most a chance to rest and recreate, but in Riverside Park every year, it’s a chance for organized labour to stand in solidarity with their fellow union employees. This year, with a Federal election on the horizon, and the spectre of Provincial cutbacks, things were slightly more political than usual. Continue reading “Solidarity Forever, But Surrounded By Politics at the Labour Day Picnic”

Carbon Tax in Court: Ontario Moves Forward, Sask. Hits Snag, and PEI Bails

It’s not over till it’s over. That seems to be the message coming from the various court challengers to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) as Ontario heads to the Supreme Court, Saskatchewan loses a bid to delay, and Prince Edward Island is out of the court battle (for now?). Continue reading “Carbon Tax in Court: Ontario Moves Forward, Sask. Hits Snag, and PEI Bails”

The Pot Shop For Guelph is Cancelled… Or is it?

Last week, it was announced that an application to open a cannabis retailer in the downtown core had been approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). One week later, it seems that the AGCO giveth and the ACGO taketh away, but on the other hand it may giveth again. Continue reading “The Pot Shop For Guelph is Cancelled… Or is it?”