This Week in Lloyd: Trade, Town Hall and a New Caucus Gig

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Trade, Town Hall and a New Caucus Gig”

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”

GUELPH POLITICAST #208 – The Real 1917

One of the likely contenders to win Best Picture at this year’s Oscars is 1917, Sam Mendes’ film about two soldiers racing through enemy territory on a mission to save hundreds of their fellow soldiers. It’s good, but but how does the movie, and it’s exceptional attention to detail, stand up to the scrutiny of experts who know all the ins and outs of the Great War? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #208 – The Real 1917”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 3, 2020

Money matters, development charges, and an update about leash-free areas are on the agenda. 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 February 3, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 10 Meeting?

It should be night of potential NIMBY fireworks at this month’s planning meeting as council renders a decision on one controversial development, and hears the planning application for a *really* controversial new project. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 10 Meeting?”

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”

Updates to Credit Union Regulations Coming Says Cho

The operation of Ontario’s credit unions has been governed by the same set of rules for over 25 years, and the banking industry has changed a lot in that time period. So time for an update? The Government of Ontario thinks so, and on Friday morning in Guelph, the Parliamentary Assistant for the Minister of Finance announced that change is coming. Continue reading “Updates to Credit Union Regulations Coming Says Cho”

This Month at Council: Our Energy, Carbon Tax, and Two New Apartment Projects

Council began 2020 slowly, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything of consequence discussed. From a new program to retrofit homes, to a potential concern with an Official Plan Amendment, and two new interesting apartment developments, here’s a look what happened in January around the horseshoe. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Our Energy, Carbon Tax, and Two New Apartment Projects”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for January 16-31, 2020

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 January 16-31, 2020”