What a Day for a Parkade! City Opens New Facility with Fanfare

The new Market Parkade on Wilson Street opened with unusual fanfare Saturday morning as representatives of the City of Guelph, the Downtown Guelph Business Association, and the regualr crowds making their way to the Farmers’ Market took a few minutes to take in the ribbon-cutting of Guelph’s newest parking amenity. Continue reading “What a Day for a Parkade! City Opens New Facility with Fanfare”

GUELPH POLITICAST #192 – World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall

Over 4,000 people take their own life every year. That’s an average of 10 per day, and 90 per cent of those people are living with a mental health issue of illness. For one suicide death, there are five people hospitalized with a self-inflicted injury, another 25 to 30 attempts, and 7 to 10 people who are left behind affected by suicide loss. It seems like this a huge problem that we never really talk about, doesn’t it? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #192 – World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall”

Mayor’s Forum Marks Mental Health Day with Suicide Prevention Discussion

Mental Health issues are enjoying increased awareness and attention in recent years, but on World Mental Health Day in Guelph, an event hosted by Mayor Cam Guthrie focused on one area of mental health that still struggles to get a lot of attention, suicide and suicide prevention. Continue reading “Mayor’s Forum Marks Mental Health Day with Suicide Prevention Discussion”

City Announces Potential Agreement to Close Dolime, Make it Guelph, and Develop It

After decades of controversy, and years of legal wrangling, the City of Guelph announced this morning that the Dolime Quarry will qclose, be absorbed into Guelph’s municipal boundaries and turned into a new residential neighbourhood. All this, of course, pending positive community feedback, plus council and provincial approvals. Continue reading “City Announces Potential Agreement to Close Dolime, Make it Guelph, and Develop It”

Niska Road Days Away From Reopening as City Official Cut the Ribbon

Where once there was one, now there’s two. The new two-lane Niska Road Bridge is almost ready to receive cars, cyclists and pedestrians, and the City of Guelph marked the occasion with a special ribbon cutting and the announcement that traffic will start rolling over the bridge again soon. Continue reading “Niska Road Days Away From Reopening as City Official Cut the Ribbon”

City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level

Just in time for the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario this coming week, the City of Guelph has named the latest addition to its executive staff with Kealy Dedman being promoted as Guelph’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level”

S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year

A prime indicator for the financial health of the Corporation of the City of Guelph, Standards & Poors has affirmed its AA+ credit rating for the City for a seventh straight year while adding that the outlook is still stable. Continue reading “S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year”

Ford Government Relents, Puts Some Cuts to Municipalities On Hold

After weeks of advocacy and protest from mayors and city councils across Ontario, Premier Doug Ford announced this morning that cuts to childcare, public health and ambulance services funding will be stopped, at least until the end of the current fiscal year. Continue reading “Ford Government Relents, Puts Some Cuts to Municipalities On Hold”

LUMCO Still Mad After Meeting with Minister Clark

A meeting of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) with Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark today in Guelph seems to have lead to nowhere in term of answering LUMCO’s concerns about funding cuts. At least that’s the impression from a LUMCO statement signed by its chair, Guelph Mayor, Cam Guthrie. Continue reading “LUMCO Still Mad After Meeting with Minister Clark”

Feds Announce Funds to Help with Sustainability on Baker Project

There’s been a lot of talk about the Baker District Redevelopment, what we want it to say about our community, and whether or not we’re going to get any government funds to help make it happen. Today, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield and others took part in and announcement that covers all those bases as the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is teaming up to support 125 new initiatives across Canada amounting with nearly $10 million in funds. Continue reading “Feds Announce Funds to Help with Sustainability on Baker Project”