Ontario Government Passes New Emergency Measures

In another emergency session of the Ontario Legislature today, a representative sample of Ontario’s political leaders approved an extension of the state or emergency and other measures to assist Ontario schools and municipalities weather the crisis. The government said they’re using every tool at their disposal to protect the health and safety of Ontarians. Continue reading “Ontario Government Passes New Emergency Measures”

This Month at Council: Dog Parks and Skyscrappers

February was the cruelest month if you’re a fan of leash-free dog park facilities in Guelph. City Council began the month by cancelling a previously approved plan for fenced-in, leash-free dog facilities in area parks, and ended the month by swiftly undoing that move. In between, there was some concern about how high Guelph is building. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Dog Parks and Skyscrappers”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 3, 2020

Money matters, development charges, and an update about leash-free areas are on the agenda. 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 3, 2020”

CITY PAGES: New Fire Chief, DC Changes, and Beware of Virus

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: New Fire Chief, DC Changes, and Beware of Virus”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 3 Meeting?

February’s Committee of the Whole meeting brings Corporate and Public Services matters to council, including changes to development charges, debt management policy, and, in more controversial affairs, the implementation of the leash free bylaw. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 3 Meeting?”

10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?

We sure covered a lot of news in 2019, but 2020 is an all-new year with all new challenges and opportunities. Although the future is uncertain, and we’re technically not in the prediction business, we can make some educated guesses about what stories might make the Top 10 in the coming year, and here are some possible suggestions… Continue reading “10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 24, 2019

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 June 24, 2019”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 11, 2019

One new development, and the final passage of the Development Charges Bylaw are heard by City Council. 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 February 11, 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #159 – Guelph Stuff (Parkland, DCs, Transit and Students)

Contentious meetings about development charges and parkland, demands for improved transit, a fight between students and the provincial government about post-secondary funding. Discussions about issues this contentious demands a couple of straight shooters respected on all sides. It’s time for another “Guelph Stuff!” Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #159 – Guelph Stuff (Parkland, DCs, Transit and Students)”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 11 Meeting?

Council gathers for its second planning meeting of the year, and will look at one new planning proposal, and the final version of the new framework for Development Charges. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 11 Meeting?”