We sure covered a lot of news in 2019, but 2020 is an all-new year with all new challenges and opportunities. Although the future is uncertain, and we’re technically not in the prediction business, we can make some educated guesses about what stories might make the Top 10 in the coming year, and here are some possible suggestions… Continue reading “10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?”
Ontario Government Changes Rules for Cannabis Retailers
After a year of struggle in trying to create a retail cannabis marketplace in Ontario, the Provincial government is changing the rules to make it easier to get stores off the ground. Come 2020, there will be no more quotas, and no more lotteries, as Ontario tries to play catch-up with other parts of Canada in making it easier to get legal pot. Continue reading “Ontario Government Changes Rules for Cannabis Retailers”
The Pot Shop For Guelph is Cancelled… Or is it?
Last week, it was announced that an application to open a cannabis retailer in the downtown core had been approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). One week later, it seems that the AGCO giveth and the ACGO taketh away, but on the other hand it may giveth again. Continue reading “The Pot Shop For Guelph is Cancelled… Or is it?”
Guelph Getting Its First Pot Shop as 42 New Locations Selected by AGCO
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced the “winners” in their “lottery draw” of 42 new bricks-and-mortar cannabis retailers for Ontario. The good news is that there’s a store coming to Kitchener, but the better news is that there’s one coming to downtown Guelph. Continue reading “Guelph Getting Its First Pot Shop as 42 New Locations Selected by AGCO”
Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!
December means end of the year lists, and when you’re a Guelph news site, that means taking account of the last 12 months worth of stories and deciding which were the 10 most compelling. Here’s the year in news according the finest mind of Guelph Politico! Continue reading “Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!”
LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 17, 2018
Although the term has just begun, the year at council comes to end with some big discussions about cannabis, governance, and the Speedvale Trail Underpass. 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 tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 17, 2018”
City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 17 Meeting?
The second meeting of this term is also the last of 2018, and also a fascinating mix of governance, trail development, and where we might allow cannabis storefronts to be placed in town. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 17 Meeting?”
Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd
Guelph wasn’t the first on the list to get a legal cannabis store, but we are one of the first to get a location for ours. The LCBO, and its legal post subsidiary the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), announced Wednesday where four of the government pot shops will open this summer. Appropriately enough, the Royal City’s OCS will open nestled near a number of snack-friendly locations in the plaza across from, appropriately enough, Stone Road Mall. Continue reading “Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd”
This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018
Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018”