City Hall Flags Fly at Half Mast for Former City Councillor David Birtwistle

The flags at City Hall were ordered lowered to half mast on Friday to honour the late David Birtwistle, a former city councillor, mayoral candidate, and active member of Guelph’s political establishment. Mayor Cam Guthrie in a statement said that Birtwistle “cared deeply” for his community, and that we was an “engaged and active citizen” even after he left formal political life. Continue reading “City Hall Flags Fly at Half Mast for Former City Councillor David Birtwistle”

Shoes Sub for People in COVID Friendly Climate Protest

Exactly one year ago, a group of young people gathered in St. George’s Square to protest Canada’s lack of climate action, and to demand better from all levels of government. Since then, holding a protest with hundreds of people has gotten more difficult, and so has the job of getting attention for climate changes issues. Activists are forced to be more creative than ever, and that’s why if you passed by City Hall at lunch hour on Friday you saw rows and rows of shoes. Continue reading “Shoes Sub for People in COVID Friendly Climate Protest”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 7, 2020

Tonight, final decisions for the new main library and the South End Community Centre will be made! 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 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 October 7, 2020”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 22, 2020

It’s the annual shareholder meeting for Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc, and the Guelph Junction Railway! You can click here and here for the amended agenda 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 July 22, 2020”

Youth Gathered in the Cold for the First Climate Strike of the Year

It was cold, colder than it has been really at any point during this winter season, but that did not cool the passion and enthusiasm of the 50 to 60 people that took part in a Climate Strike to demand action by the government to protect our environment and start undoing the catastrophic effects of climate change. Continue reading “Youth Gathered in the Cold for the First Climate Strike of the Year”

Concerns About Access Follow Guelph Chamber Debate

When it comes to local campaign, the major event of any race is the debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber is under fire from a couple of different corners after this past Wednesday’s debate, from accusations of not allowing access, to being undemocratic, to not being able to watch the debate live on Rogers. Continue reading “Concerns About Access Follow Guelph Chamber Debate”

“Get a Plan or Lose My Vote!” Hundreds Gather for Global Climate Strike in Guelph

An unseasonably warm noon hour on a beautiful Friday made of an ideal setting outside Guelph City Hall for a Global Climate Strike. Hundreds of Guelphites, many of them young people, gathered in Market Square to make their voices known, they want climate action, and they want it yesterday. Continue reading ““Get a Plan or Lose My Vote!” Hundreds Gather for Global Climate Strike in Guelph”

Green New Deal Meeting Sequel Kicks Off Week of Climate Action

Over 100 people gathered in Peter Clark Hall Thursday night at the University of Guelph to pick up where they left off in June in creating of a Green New Deal. This gathering of environmental activists and supporters leads off a week of climate action, including a  gathering at City Hall tomorrow that’s part of the Global Climate Strike. Continue reading “Green New Deal Meeting Sequel Kicks Off Week of Climate Action”