LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 5, 2019

Welcome to the last time you’ll have to Google the phrase “Guelph Budget 2019.” Hopefully. 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: City Council Meeting for March 5, 2019”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for March 4, 2019

It’s all Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise at this month’s Committee meeting. 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 March 4, 2019”

FLASHBACK: The Last Stand of a Family Thrift Store

There are many people invested in the Baker Street redevelopment, a plan to revitalize what’s presently an underutilized section of the downtown core. A new main branch of the Guelph Public Library will be there, along with new commercial and residential opportunities, but if it’s seemed a long time in waiting for these changes, you’re right. Continue reading “FLASHBACK: The Last Stand of a Family Thrift Store”

Mwanzia Moving On After Leading the Chamber of Commerce for Four Years

They say these things come in threes… With Guelph about to get a new Chief of Police, and a new Chief Administrative Officer, it will now get a new President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce too. Continue reading “Mwanzia Moving On After Leading the Chamber of Commerce for Four Years”

Ontario Gov Announces Free Trips for Kids 12 and Under on GO Transit

With March Break coming up, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Jeff Yurek, went to a March Break hot spot in downtown Toronto, the Ripley’s Aquarium, to announce that kids getting to any destination will get there for free on GO Transit starting on March 9.  Continue reading “Ontario Gov Announces Free Trips for Kids 12 and Under on GO Transit”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for February 15-28, 2019

Twice-monthly, Guelph Politico posts the latest inspection results from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit inspection of local restaurants, hotels, cafes, grocery stores and other businesses that handle food. We call it “Mangez!”, and this column highlights the latest inspections done by WDGPH, and the results they’ve posted. Continue reading “MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for February 15-28, 2019”

Guelph Schools Piloting New Program for Kids Walking to Classes

At the intersection of encouraging active transportation and helping to fight childhood obesity, there’s a new pilot program at three Guelph schools to encourage students to walk  or bike to school. Be on the look out, the Walking School Bus may be coming to a neighbourhood near you. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Piloting New Program for Kids Walking to Classes”

GUELPH POLITICAST #162 – Guelph EDA of the People’s Party of Canada

In just six months, the People’s Party of Canada has run candidates in three by-elections, finished a strong fourth place in Burnaby-South with 10.6 per cent of the vote, and has set-up electoral district associations, or EDAs, in all 338 Federal ridings, including Guelph. Like it or not, the PPC is a real political force in Canada now. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #162 – Guelph EDA of the People’s Party of Canada”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 25, 2019

One big item, and the consent agenda from Committee of the Whole, makes up this last council meeting of the month. 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: City Council Meeting for February 25, 2019”