Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings

Who would have guessed that the most contentious issue of this municipal election year might be the width of driveways in certain neighbourhoods? This topic gathered people from across the east end of the city, and from other parts of the Guelph to attend a town hall hosted by the mayor and the Ward 1 councillors. Continue reading “Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings”

GUELPH POLITICAST #108 – Gibson and MacKinnon on Being a Councillor

Not to alarm you guys, but there’s a municipal election in October. There is certainly anticipation for this event in local democracy, and there’s already a working list out there about who on the present council is running and who is still just a maybe. But let’s forget the horse race for a moment, and talk about the job itself. More than that let’s talk about what the job looks like after doing it for the last three years. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #108 – Gibson and MacKinnon on Being a Councillor”

Three Local Political Events; One Big Night

If you’re looking for something to do on Wednesday September 28, then you’re in luck! You will have your pick of three major political events in the Guelph area to check out. Continue reading “Three Local Political Events; One Big Night”

What’s the Deal with the Gordon/Gibson Twitter Kerfuffle?

After the previous meeting, a nice quiet productive meeting was on the books as council discussed matters of two planning applications and an endorsement of $5,000 in support for the victims of the wildfire in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. And then Councillor James Gordon raised a point of order. Continue reading “What’s the Deal with the Gordon/Gibson Twitter Kerfuffle?”

Addendum to Gibson Appearance on Open Sources Guelph

Last month, it occurred to Scotty Hertz and myself that maybe our radio show on CFRU can be used for more than saying our opinions about current events… Seriously though, we always knew that, but we decided that we should set ourselves the goal of inviting all 12 of Guelph’s city councillors on the show for a friendly conversation, and because our imagination is so poor, we decided to start with Ward 1. Continue reading “Addendum to Gibson Appearance on Open Sources Guelph”

RECAP: Bob Bell and Dan Gibson Hosted Ward 1 Townhall

Wednesday night, Ward 1 Councillors Dan Gibson and Bob Bell hosted the first townhall of the year. The room at the Italian Canadian Club was full, the townhall went about half-an-hour overtime, and a wide variety of issues were covered from beginning till end. If you weren’t able to attend, or want to relive the experience, the live tweets from the forum are all arranged below for your transparent delight. Continue reading “RECAP: Bob Bell and Dan Gibson Hosted Ward 1 Townhall”