LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 15, 2021

A plan for Guelph Transit routes will be presented and debated. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 15, 2021”

POLICE NOTES: Missing Man Found, Road Rage, and Fake Prescriptions

There are 137,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot gong on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days. Continue reading “POLICE NOTES: Missing Man Found, Road Rage, and Fake Prescriptions”

Guelphites Remind MP’s Office That They’re Looking for Some Climate Action

On the last day of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, international delegates tried to reach a deal to further the cause of stopping a two degree increase to the global temperature that will lead to a climate catastrophe. Here in Guelph, a small group of young local climate activists wanted to remind our Member of Parliament that they want more climate action here in Canada too. Continue reading “Guelphites Remind MP’s Office That They’re Looking for Some Climate Action”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?

This month at city council will end by revisiting some greatest hits from November’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Get ready to hear some more about the effort to approve electronic ballot marking and the approval of temporary trailer parking exemptions, and if that’s not enough then there’s a long list of new council appointments to local boards and committees to get through. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?”

Guthrie Says COVID State of Emergency Could Be Over By New Year’s

In perhaps the most powerful local sign yet that this pandemic is near it’s end, the leaders of both the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington announced Wednesday that the local states of emergency could be ended by the last day of 2021. Both Mayor Cam Guthrie and Warden Kelly Linton released similar sounding statements today saying that, with the advice of public health, the nearly two-year-old state of emergency may be *almost* over. Continue reading “Guthrie Says COVID State of Emergency Could Be Over By New Year’s”

Ontario Hitting Pause on Re-opening Plans After Bump in COVID Cases

Less than 24 hours after the Mister of Health said that Ontario will “stay the course” on its planned re-opening, there’s been a change in course. On Wednesday, Christine Elliott announced in a statement that the unfurling of capacity limits has been put on pause out of an “abundance of caution” as the Province tries to manage the pandemic, and not fall back into old, business-limiting restrictions. Continue reading “Ontario Hitting Pause on Re-opening Plans After Bump in COVID Cases”

GUELPH POLITICAST #297 – Spread the Word, Err… Pollen

We’re picking up where we left off a couple of weeks ago with our countdown to Giving Tuesday, and we’re going to talk to a community group that’s focused on a very specific aspect of environmental protection. Guelph has its share of so-called “tree huggers”, but there’s only one group that’s trying to make this a better place for pollinating insects. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #297 – Spread the Word, Err… Pollen”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 8, 2021

Shall we talk about the draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw review? You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 8, 2021”

How is Guelph Marking Remembrance Day This Year?

Remembrance Day is a pretty deal in Guelph, and yes it’s a pretty big deal across Canada, but Guelph is the hometown of Col. John McCrae, who’s famous poem is recited every November 11 at commemorations around the country. For this Remembrance Day, those commemorations will at least be semi-normal once again, and while there will be no parade, their will be some hybrid public events. Continue reading “How is Guelph Marking Remembrance Day This Year?”

POLICE NOTES: Guy Fawkes, Teen Found, and Lots of Impaired Driving

There are 137,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot gong on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days. Continue reading “POLICE NOTES: Guy Fawkes, Teen Found, and Lots of Impaired Driving”