GUELPH POLITICAST #111 – The State of the City 2018

Shall we play a game? Mayor Cam Guthrie thought it was a good idea last Friday when he revealed his annual State of the City address in the form of a Monopoly-style board game in order to tout a year, and indeed a term, of many accomplishments. It may have been persuasive for the crowd in attendance, but can you be persuaded? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #111 – The State of the City 2018”

LIVE BLOG: State of the City Address 2018

This morning, Mayor Cam Guthrie will issue his fourth State of the City address at the annual event hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre. Over breakfast, members will hear about all the great things going on at city hall, and maybe get a hint about what’s to come in this year’s election (?). We shall see what the mayor says, and you can see by following along on Twitter or by clicking below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: State of the City Address 2018”

The Year of Transit: A ReView from the Bus

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… That line from A Tale of Two Cities seems apt to describe this year of Guelph Transit news. There seemed to be a renewed focus and urgency on improving Transit services, but the results seemed to leave a lot to be desired according to the people on the ground, or in the bus. Continue reading “The Year of Transit: A ReView from the Bus”

Guelph Going to (Legal) Pot Too Next Summer

In a surprise move, it seems that Guelph has been called off the waiting list and is getting its own legal cannabis store when legalization goes into effect next summer. Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Or rather, smoke ’em when you can get them in July. Continue reading “Guelph Going to (Legal) Pot Too Next Summer”

GUELPH POLITICAST #101 – Mayor’s Dialogue on Poverty


There’s no doubt that there are people in Guelph of limited means that desperately need help, but for every person that knows what need looks like, there are others that see someone poor and sees someone that just hasn’t pulled up their own bootstraps far enough. But seriously, how can someone in the middle class or otherwise upwardly mobile understand the plight of people in poverty? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #101 – Mayor’s Dialogue on Poverty”

Guelph Hydro to Begin Merger Negotiations With Alectra Utilities

You could cut the giddiness with a knife this afternoon at city hall as the results of the Strategies and Options Committee’s search for a potential merger partner with Guelph Hydro has bore fruit. If everything goes according to plan, then Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities will merge in the near future, with a completed deal coming before council for a vote in mid-December. Continue reading “Guelph Hydro to Begin Merger Negotiations With Alectra Utilities”

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”

RECAP: Mayor Guthrie Facebook Town Hall – August 15

This evening, Mayor Cam Guthrie held a town hall on the Facebook group “Guelph This & That” live from his hotel room in Ottawa. The 90-minute Q&A covered a wide variety of topics, so in case you missed it, just want the highlights, or are not a part of the “This & That” group, here’s the blow-by-low of what the mayor discussed, and what questions were asked. Continue reading “RECAP: Mayor Guthrie Facebook Town Hall – August 15”

High Speed Rail Coming to Guelph, and Heading on to Windsor

Toronto to Windsor in under two hours? That’s the promise in this morning’s announcement that high speed rail is coming to southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe by 2031 at a cost of just over $20 billion. But can it be done in the timeline proposed and for the amount of money suggested, or is the Province of Ontario reaching beyond its grasp? Continue reading “High Speed Rail Coming to Guelph, and Heading on to Windsor”

GUELPH POLITICAST #66 – The State of the City 2017

If you haven’t already read the article, recapped live blog, watched the video, or learned about it somewhere else, you can now download the State of the City right to your device and listen to it via whatever podcasting platform you prefer. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #66 – The State of the City 2017”