RECAP: Cobey Promises Lots of Data in Months to Come at Police Board Meeting

It was another short meeting of the Guelph Police Services Board this month, but Police Chief Gord Cobey promised busy times ahead as the service starts completing their annual reports now that 2022 is nearly a month into the rearview mirror. The board will be looking forward to all that information in February and March, but for January we did end up getting a new chair and vice-chair for the board. Continue reading “RECAP: Cobey Promises Lots of Data in Months to Come at Police Board Meeting”

MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for January 19, 2023

The Guelph Police Services Board will get together this Thursday for the first meeting of 2023; most of the items are pretty straightforward and will be remanded to the consent agenda. In terms of business that’s under points for discussion, we will welcome the new chair and vice-chair, and we will also hear what the police chief has to say about the last 30 days! Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for January 19, 2023”

RECAP: The GRCA Board Copes with Rapid Changes in First Meeting of the Term

Unlike a lot of boards and committees that are meeting for the first time in this pre-holiday, post-election period, the Grand River Conservation Authority Board of Directors had a pretty big agenda to cover from changes created by Bill 23, new fees at parks, and the shocking (!) increase to the cost of worms. Want to learn more? You can click here to see the agenda for the board meeting, and below you can watch the YouTube broadcast of the meeting, or see the live tweets. Continue reading “RECAP: The GRCA Board Copes with Rapid Changes in First Meeting of the Term”

RECAP: First Police Board Meeting of the Term Was Brief

It was the first official meeting of the Guelph Police Service Board for this new council term, but will it be the shortest? Given the time of year, there was not much in the way of new business, but if you want to stay in the know, you can click here to see the agenda for the board meeting, and below you can watch the YouTube broadcast of the meeting, or see the live tweets. Continue reading “RECAP: First Police Board Meeting of the Term Was Brief”

Mercer Endorses Mask Mandate at Upper Grand School Board

As we inch closer to the school year, parents and educators (and students as well) are wondering what in-class learning will look like when the kids start going back the day after Labour Day. As Guelph and area’s separate school board works out the details, the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Medical Officer of Health is offering her two cents and endorsing the call to have students mask up. Continue reading “Mercer Endorses Mask Mandate at Upper Grand School Board”

School Board Endorses Police Presence Task Force Creation

A discussion held over from last week’s special meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was no less easier to resolve seven days later. At Tuesday evening’s virtual meeting of the Board, the creation of a new task force to look at police presence in schools was debated, and so was the first attempt by the Board to due outreach on the subject with a proposed town hall that’s now going to take place in September. Continue reading “School Board Endorses Police Presence Task Force Creation”

Upper Grand School Board Meets Virtually Like Everyone Else

For the first time since March 11, the Upper Grand District School Board met Tuesday night, and they did it virtually through a publicly available Vimeo link. Some of it was regular business like approval of the  calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, but there were at least two controversial motions on the agenda that prompted some debate in the 40-minute meeting. Continue reading “Upper Grand School Board Meets Virtually Like Everyone Else”