GUELPH POLITICAST #289 – Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie

At an event hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce next week, a new documentary film project will be screened called Celebrating Guelph. It’s a love letter to the Royal City, it’s homegrown businesses, and their perseverance in the wake of the greatest financial and societal test since the Great Depression. This week, we go behind the scenes with the director. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #289 – Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie”

City of Guelph Runs Down What Stage 3 Will Look Like Locally

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced that the third stage of the province’s economic re-opening would begin this Friday at 12:01 am. A great many changes will go into effect including the return of indoor dining, larger gatherings, and access to facilities like theatres and museums, which means the City of Guelph has some updates of it’s own. Here’s what to know about re-opening Guelph-style this Friday. Continue reading “City of Guelph Runs Down What Stage 3 Will Look Like Locally”

Schreiner Slams Ford for Lack of Pandemic Leadership on Open Sources

It’s been a difficult few weeks down at Queen’s Park as the government has struggled in its response to the third wave of the pandemic. There’s been a lot of criticism about the decisions being made by Premier Doug Ford and his ministers, and a lot of struggle by Premier Ford and his ministers to undo some of their bad media coverage. How are they doing? Let’s talk to Guelph’s own Member of Provincial Parliament. Continue reading “Schreiner Slams Ford for Lack of Pandemic Leadership on Open Sources”

GUELPH POLITICAST #271 – Takin’ Care of Business

As you may have noticed, it’s a tough time out there for businesses, and a tougher time for businesses run by Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Colour. No one knows that better than Chidi Nwene because he talked to BIPOC-owned businesses to discuss their struggles in this third wave of the pandemic. What he learned was not necessarily surprising, but it still needs to be said. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #271 – Takin’ Care of Business”

CITY PAGES: No Walking Tours, No Grads, But You Can Still Clean and Green

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: No Walking Tours, No Grads, But You Can Still Clean and Green”

Feds and Province Make Money Available For Community Centre Renos

It was April Fool’s Day, but the announcement was no joke. The Federal and Provincial governments teamed up on Thursday to make $6 million in funding available for three local community centres in Guelph and Wellington County. To reduce the impacts of COVID, create job growth and invest in the future, HOPE House, YMCA of Three Rivers in Guelph, and the Elora Community Centre are getting some help with renovations. Continue reading “Feds and Province Make Money Available For Community Centre Renos”

Issues About Work and Workers Persist Before Potential Re-opening

The extended state of emergency in Ontario comes to an end on Tuesday, which means that businesses across the province might be given a chance to re-open in some capacity as soon as the middle of next week. But while everyone waits for the announcement, some people in Guelph are demanding clear direction for the re-opening rules, and a new commitment to support workers. Continue reading “Issues About Work and Workers Persist Before Potential Re-opening”

It Turns on Saturday, Guelph and Area Will Be Yellow, Not Green

Earlier this week, the Government of Ontario announced their new colour-coded system for the province’s 34 health units to determine what level of COVID-19 restrictions are needed. The government said that there were going to release the starting point for all public health areas on Friday, and they did just that earlier this afternoon, but where is our own region, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph? We’re mellow yellow. Continue reading “It Turns on Saturday, Guelph and Area Will Be Yellow, Not Green”

Ontario Government Unveils New Colour-Coded Re-Opening Framework

The fact that COVID-19 cases are increasing again is forcing the Government of Ontario to come up with a new and easy way of making sure Ontarians know where the danger lies, and the answer seems to be colour. On Tuesday, Premier Doug Ford and select members of his cabinet introduced the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which will colour grade all 34 of the province’s health units from green to grey. Continue reading “Ontario Government Unveils New Colour-Coded Re-Opening Framework”

GUELPH POLITICAST #242 – This is Halloween

We know that small businesses everywhere are struggling, but every business is struggling in its own way. Halloween is Christmas for those businesses that sell costumes, make-up, and party supplies, but there’s definitely not going to be any parties this year, and even the possibility of Trick or Treating is in doubt. So what will Halloween look like, and where does that leave the people for whom Halloween is big business? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #242 – This is Halloween”