GUELPH POLITICAST #172 – The Clash Over Clair-Maltby

Clair-Maltby is hundreds of acres of mostly untouched greenspace in Guelph’s south end. For some, it represents millions of dollars in potential real estate profit, and for others, it represents a chance to develop in an environmentally responsible way that avoids the natural instinct to sprawl. These ideals clashed before City Council this past Monday. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #172 – The Clash Over Clair-Maltby”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 13, 2019

Driveway Width, and the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan will make for a long meeting. 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 May 13, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 13 Meeting?

For the month of May, the planning meeting brings three major pieces for discussion before city council. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 13 Meeting?”

Schreiner Announces Private Members Bill, Feels Good About the Odds

Today at Queen’s Park, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner unveiled his private member’s bill, the Paris Galt Moraine Conservation Act. The bill hits the local sweet spot of ground water protection, but Schreiner hopes to sell it to Ontario’s government since he’s “taken a good piece of Conservative legislation, and I’m applying it to the moraine in the region I represent.” Continue reading “Schreiner Announces Private Members Bill, Feels Good About the Odds”

Marcolongo Farm Gets to Be a Cultural Heritage Landscape After All

Of the many issues involving the Clair-Maltby Secondary Process, the quest to protect the Marcolongo farm is definitely one of them. The Marcolongo family has plans for their 106 acre property that dates back to the 1830s, and those plans took a step closer to coming to fruition now that challenges to its heritage designation have been removed. Continue reading “Marcolongo Farm Gets to Be a Cultural Heritage Landscape After All”

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!”

GUELPH POLITICAST #149 – The Moraine Discovery Tour

It was a cool, crisp, and sunny late-fall afternoon. It was the perfect weather to enjoy a little time outside, learning about the vast swath of land that the City of Guelph wants to develop for 25,000 new residents. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #149 – The Moraine Discovery Tour”

Moraine Tour Promotes Civic Engagement on Clair-Maltby

Several Guelphites concerned about the implications of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan boarded a school bus Sunday afternoon to get a better look at what they’re wanting to protect. Continue reading “Moraine Tour Promotes Civic Engagement on Clair-Maltby”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 19 Meeting?

City Council is getting together one last time before passing the torch to mostly themselves. Welcome to the lame duck session, and the last minute matters before a new city council is joined! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 19 Meeting?”