City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Meeting?

To finish up January, you’re going to get two city council meetings for the price of one. The first one will be the regular council meeting, with a brief agenda made up of a couple of closed meeting items, plus an invitation for council to endorse the advocacy work of other municipalities at Canada’s highest court. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Meeting?”

The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019

The year is coming to close, and the non-stop news cycle is about to go on a holiday hiatus. There’s been so much news to cover these last 12 month that it’s hard to nail the Top 10 stories of the year, let alone rank them all in order, but that’s the cross we bear in the news business at this time of year. So, without further ado, shall we get to the Top 10 political news stories in Guelph for 2019? Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019”

Schreiner Makes History Co-Sponsoring Legislation on EV Charging Station

Do you have an electric car? Have you ever pulled up to a public charging station and found that spot is being used by a regular old gas-powered car? Well Bill 123, the Reserved Parking for Electric Vehicle Charging Act, will change that by making it illegal to block an electric vehicle charging station, and it’s brought to you, in part, by Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner. Continue reading “Schreiner Makes History Co-Sponsoring Legislation on EV Charging Station”

Songs and Pageantry Promote Climate Action in Latest Strike

The Fridays For Future Climate strikes have become a familiar site in Downtown Guelph over the last year, but they seem to have lost none of their enthusiasm. Over the lunch hour on a cold November day, nearly 200 people filled St. George’s Square to carry signs, dress in costumes, sing songs, and die-in to promote more climate action. Continue reading “Songs and Pageantry Promote Climate Action in Latest Strike”

School Board Declares Climate Emergency in Unanimous Motion

At the meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on Tuesday, trustees voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. The motion will create a new climate change committee of the board, which will look for ways to reduce the carbon footprint at Guelph and area public schools, and promote others to lead by example. Continue reading “School Board Declares Climate Emergency in Unanimous Motion”

RECAP: Guelph Candidates Chat About Environmental Issues

Four of the five major party candidates in Guelph took part in one of the “100 Debates on the Environment” held across the country tonight, this one was at Centennial C.V.I. Barbs were traded as the candidates tried to position themselves, and their party, as the best to tackle the most existential crisis of our times. So how did it all turn out? Continue reading “RECAP: Guelph Candidates Chat About Environmental Issues”

“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”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Fukushima, Polls, and Weird Dinosaur

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Fukushima, Polls, and Weird Dinosaur”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies”