LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 11, 2017

Sure, it’s a short agenda, but those always seem to be the most controversial… You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico’s preview of tonight’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 11, 2017”

Naomi Klein Tells Guelph We’re Less Radical Than Peterborough

A hush came over the audience as Naomi Klein entered the room. She hadn’t even taken the stage yet, all she had to do was walk in… This was a crowd that was ready and willing to hear the message, “No Is Not Enough“, which is also the title of Klein’s new book, and the author/journalist/provocateur was ready to get everyone at War Memorial Hall hyped in order to spread that message. Continue reading “Naomi Klein Tells Guelph We’re Less Radical Than Peterborough”

Review Says Solid Waste is “Competitive” on 5 Out of 6 Categories

The week began with concern that the City of Guelph was about to lower the boom on its employees at Solid Waste, but the interim report of the service review on that department says that, for the most part, Solid Waste is delivering its services “in-line and competitive” with other municipalities. At least, that’s how they’re doing on five out of six categories the review explored anyway. Continue reading “Review Says Solid Waste is “Competitive” on 5 Out of 6 Categories”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 13 Meeting?

A busy month at council rolls on with a short, but consequential, meeting concerning the organization of the Guelph Hydro board of directors. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 13 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole for September 5, 2017

We begin the fall session with money matters. So get out your abacus and get ready to go over variances with this month’s Committee-of-the-Whole. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico’s preview of today’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s committee meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole for September 5, 2017”

“Dark Clouds” Loom on an Otherwise Sunny Labour Day Picnic

Members of the CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Local 241 couldn’t enjoy their Labour Day as much as they would have liked, for they’re concerned that some members might be looking at their last Labour Day as employees of the City of Guelph. Continue reading ““Dark Clouds” Loom on an Otherwise Sunny Labour Day Picnic”

VIDEO: Some Kinks and Confusion on the First Ride of the #99

Months of hard work led to this: the launch of the new Guelph Transit route system and schedule. The City of Guelph kicked things off with an inaugural ride on the new northbound #99 Mainline as members of city council, transit staff, and commuters all boarded the bust to see if all the prep and promotion had paid off. Continue reading “VIDEO: Some Kinks and Confusion on the First Ride of the #99”

This Week in Press Releases – August 25-September 1, 2017

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 – August 25-September 1, 2017”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 11 Meeting?

This month’s planning will have a single, straightforward new planning application to dispatch, but how will the neighbourhood residents feel about it? We’ll have all night to consider it… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 11 Meeting?”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for August 16-31, 2017

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 August 16-31, 2017”