RECAP: Guelph Police Services Board Meeting for November 17, 2022

It was a relatively low-key meeting before the turnover at the start of the next term, but if you’ve been thinking to yourself, “I wonder what’s been going on with the Campus Safety Office at the University of Guelph,” then this was a good meeting to recap. If you want to know about the current state of bike thefts on campus, the effectiveness of new programming, or other campus security concerns check out the recap below: Continue reading “RECAP: Guelph Police Services Board Meeting for November 17, 2022”

RECAP: Heritage Guelph Meeting for November 14, 2022

The last Heritage Guelph meeting for this term of council offered a sneak preview of the challenges facing the next council. With Bill 23 creating some pretty stark changes for how heritage properties are preserved and protected in the future, planning staff offered a way forward in the short-term. Also, the committee had some thoughts on the council approved change in designation to 50-60 Fife Road. Here’s what happened in case you missed it. Continue reading “RECAP: Heritage Guelph Meeting for November 14, 2022”

RECAP: Wellington County Social Services Committee Meeting – September 14, 2022

After an emergency meeting in July, the Social Services Committee of Wellington County held their regular September meeting in their usual place, the Guthrie Room at the Administrative Building. Topics included more funding to provide more service through Royal City Mission, the continued offloading crunch at Guelph General Hospital and developments around $10/day childcare in the region. Let’s dive into the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Wellington County Social Services Committee Meeting – September 14, 2022”

RECAP: County Committee Supports Council Direction on Homelessness

Responding to a motion from Guelph City Council to hold an emergency meeting on homelessness in Downtown Guelph, the Wellington County’s social services committee gathered to address those concerns. The long meeting (by committee standards) saw members agree with Guelph’s leaders that more needs to done, and backed up council’s calls for action. How did we get here? Let’s recap the meeting… Continue reading “RECAP: County Committee Supports Council Direction on Homelessness”

County’s Social Services Committee to Hold Special Meeting on Thursday

Just a couple of days after Guelph City Council ratified a slate of motions meant to direct action on homelessness, mental health and addiction issues in Downtown Guelph, the City’s social services provider will gather the committee that oversees them for a special meeting. On Thursday, Wellington County’s social services committee, which includes Mayor Cam Guthrie as a member, will answer some of Guelph council’s questions. Continue reading “County’s Social Services Committee to Hold Special Meeting on Thursday”

Heritage Guelph Hears About How 797 Victoria Notice was “Absolutely a Miss” on Staff’s Part

The latest venue for the controversy over the emergency demolition of 797 Victoria Road North is the one that it skipped to begin with. At the Heritage Guelph meeting on Tuesday, members of the committee got to ask staff questions about what the heck happened, and how everyone can avoid letting it happen again. Basically, there was no intended slight, but the risk to life made staff “miss” all other considerations. Continue reading “Heritage Guelph Hears About How 797 Victoria Notice was “Absolutely a Miss” on Staff’s Part”

Heritage Guelph Rejects Cultural Heritage Action Plan at Meeting

In their meeting Tuesday night, the committee that oversees heritage issues in Guelph unanimously rejected an endorsement of the City of Guelph’s Cultural Heritage Action Plan (CHAP) and requested that City staff do more consultation work before moving forward. Heritage Guelph outlined a number of issues with the plan as it currently stands, and had a number of suggestions for improvement. Continue reading “Heritage Guelph Rejects Cultural Heritage Action Plan at Meeting”