Library Announces Curbside Pick-Up Deets and City Releases Modified Street Deets

June will bring some adjustment to the new normal in our pandemic times. As promised, the Guelph Public Library will begin curbside pick-up on Monday, and speaking of promises kept, the City of Guelph is also following up on city council’s May 11 decision to create options on city streets and sidewalks to get better social distancing. Continue reading “Library Announces Curbside Pick-Up Deets and City Releases Modified Street Deets”

Royal City Mission Will Have Cooling Centre in Time for Next Heat Wave

You may have noticed that there’s a heat wave right now. Typically, this annoyance has a solution for people without air conditioning as they can head to the mall, the library, or a rec centre to enjoy a respite from the heat. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away that option, but there is one place in the Royal City that is looking to reclaim a space for the public to enjoy the cool once again. At least in time for the next heat wave. Continue reading “Royal City Mission Will Have Cooling Centre in Time for Next Heat Wave”

GUELPH POLITICAST #223 – The Coming of the Curbside Library

The library is the ideal paradox for the present pandemic: we’re all stuck at home looking for new stuff to read and watch, which is a situation ideally suited for the library, but because of the public health emergency, it is wildly irresponsible to have people visit the library and handle various books, and other things. But good news, we will soon be able to borrow from the library again. How will they do it? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #223 – The Coming of the Curbside Library”

Damning Canadian Forces Report Paints Grim Picture in Long Term Care

A damning 15-page report from Canadian Forces personnel assisting in long term care homes in Ontario paints a picture of the disgusting, and degrading conditions that some senior citizens live in at five Ontario properties. The report released to the public on Tuesday has increased the verocity and volume in demands for a full public inquiry, and the rolling of some political heads on the part of Premier Doug Ford.  Continue reading “Damning Canadian Forces Report Paints Grim Picture in Long Term Care”

Library Says Curbside Pickup is Coming June 1, GRCA Announces New Relaxed Regs

In new signs that we’re slowly but surely getting back to something resembling normality, there have been two new announcements Friday that should make social distancing easier in the days to come. First, you will soon be able to borrow physical materials from the library again, and if that doesn’t float your boat, you will be able to actually float your boat in Guelph Lake this weekend. Continue reading “Library Says Curbside Pickup is Coming June 1, GRCA Announces New Relaxed Regs”

Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is one of hundreds of shelters and sexual assault centres to get financial assistance from the Federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The money is meant to give these essential services a boost, and to get the resources they need to keep working through the pandemic, and according to the executive director of Women in Crisis, the money will be put to immediate use. Continue reading “Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19”

City of Guelph Announces Relaxed Restrictions on Parks

Unless people are just passing through, Guelph’s parks have been empty for the better part of the last two months, but some of those restrictions are now being lifted, and just in time for a nice stretch of spring weather. Although people are being asked to maintain social distancing, they will now be able to do it while kicking the ball around at the park. Continue reading “City of Guelph Announces Relaxed Restrictions on Parks”

GUELPH POLITICAST #222 – The [No] Transit Pass [Needed]

We normally do a quarterly discussion of transit matters with a couple of our friends from the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, or TAAG, but there’s been a lot going on lately, and it’s been really hard for friends to get together like we usually do. Getting people to take the bus in the best of times is hard, but during a pandemic? It’s time for another edition of the Transit Pass, even though these days you don’t need one. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #222 – The [No] Transit Pass [Needed]”

Ontario Schools Now Officially Out for Summer, While Commission Coming for LTC

The last time that Ontario students stepped foot inside their classrooms was the day before March Break, and Tuesday it was revealed that they won’t be going back until after Labour Day. The fate of the school year is one of a couple of new announcements from Queen’s Park today, along with updates to the emergency orders, and the announcement that the Provincial government will be looking into what happened in long term care homes. Continue reading “Ontario Schools Now Officially Out for Summer, While Commission Coming for LTC”

Public Drop-Off, Library Services, and GRCA Parks Are – Slightly – Reopening

If you have a lot of garbage lying around, and no way to get rid of it, then you will be happy to hear that the public drop-off will soon be open again in a limited capacity in the very near future. Also returning to some kind of normalcy, and just in time for the long weekend, will be access to parks and trails government by the Grand River Conservation Authority. For further good news? Get ready to be able to borrow from the library again. Continue reading “Public Drop-Off, Library Services, and GRCA Parks Are – Slightly – Reopening”