City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 28 Meeting?

As October comes to an end, there’s not much that’s scary about the regular council meeting this month (unless you were hoping that staff might change their mind about allowing delegations at a certain new committee). Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 28 Meeting?”

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”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 21 Meeting?

In an odd third Monday meeting that also takes place on the night of the Federal Election, council will talk about the state or our real estate. Are we getting the most bang for our real estate buck? That’s one big question, but another one will be posed: should the City pursue a new project that will combine many resources in the same physical location? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 21 Meeting?”

Wilson Street, and the Parkade, Will Re-Open By the End of the Month

Downtown Guelph is just a weeks away from getting more parking spaces. After months of construction efforts, and years of waiting, the new Market Parkade on Wilson Street will official open on October 26 with festivities fit for the whole family, along with the reveal of  some City-sanctioned artwork. Continue reading “Wilson Street, and the Parkade, Will Re-Open By the End of the Month”

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”

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 Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 16 Meeting?

It’s a special Wednesday meeting for an otherwise ordinary Planning Meeting. There’s a final decision report on a big apartment development, an extension request for a big subdivision, a request to endorse the construction of a new house in a heritage area, and the City’s response to changes in Provincial policy. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 16 Meeting?”

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”

This Month at Council: Procedural Changes, Libraries Saved, and Pool Mourning

City Council came back from the summer break with a very busy agenda that included the long-awaited Strategic Plan, some controversial changes to the Procedural Bylaw, and the early closure of the pool at Centennial C.V.I. And there was one more thing, what was that? Oh yeah, the Baker District Redevelopment and the new main library! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Procedural Changes, Libraries Saved, and Pool Mourning”

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”