City Moves Water Restrictions Up to Level Yellow

As we’re about to head into the “dog days of August,” the City of Guelph is raising it’s water restriction level to 1 yellow, meaning that residents have to be even more cautious about their water use in the days, and likely weeks, to come. Continue reading “City Moves Water Restrictions Up to Level Yellow”

Feds Announce Money for Small Businesses to Find Energy Efficiencies

If adapting to, and mitigating, climate change sounds like a big, expensive job, it’s because it is. Of course, if you’re a small or medium size business, just about any additional cost or project is big, so if you want to tackle a project to make yourself more environmentally-friendly, wouldn’t it be nice if the Federal government could offer some assistance? Continue reading “Feds Announce Money for Small Businesses to Find Energy Efficiencies”

GUELPH POLITICAST #174 – Bill 108

The Government of Ontario has recessed for the summer, but not before they passed the More Homes, More Choices Act, or Bill 108. You’ve probably heard a lot about Bill 108, or at least enough to know that it’s not as benign as the name of it implies. Yes, there will be some serious consequences from its passage, so let’s take a moment to figure out what they are. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #174 – Bill 108”

Guelph Activists Make a Play to Establish a Green New Deal of Our Own

As Guelph City Council debates the acceleration of deadlines to achieve Net Zero, and whether or not to declare a climate emergency, some Guelph citizens are thinking bigger. In two week, those citizens are holding a town hall to talk about what Guelph can do to be part of a Green New Deal. Continue reading “Guelph Activists Make a Play to Establish a Green New Deal of Our Own”

Saskatchewan Court Calls Carbon Tax Constitutional, What’s Next?

It’s strike one for opponents of the so-called carbon tax as a Saskatchewan appeals court today ruled that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) is constitutional. Proponents are cheering, but opponents are promising to take this legal fight all the way to “game seven.” Continue reading “Saskatchewan Court Calls Carbon Tax Constitutional, What’s Next?”

Ford Gov Cuts Flood Management by 50 Per Cent as GRCA Warns of Heavy Rains

The fallout from the 2019 Ontario budget delivered last Thursday continues to be felt, and this week it was felt by conservation authorities across the province, who have been told by the Ministry of Natural Resources that about half their provincial funding is being cut. Continue reading “Ford Gov Cuts Flood Management by 50 Per Cent as GRCA Warns of Heavy Rains”

Protestors “Dying” For Some Real Action on Climate Change

Dozens of Guelph activists concerned about the effects of Global Climate Changed marched though town Monday afternoon to demand that the City declare a climate emergency, and that all levels of government take immediate and substantive action to address the threat to the natural environment. Continue reading “Protestors “Dying” For Some Real Action on Climate Change”

No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests

A stray comment from Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament may be courting some controversy after the Green Federal nomination meeting last weekend. In a speech to local Green Party members, Mike Schreiner did mention the Yellow Yest movement by name, but he did not endorse it, or say he agreed with their politics. Continue reading “No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests”

GUELPH POLITICAST #163 – Evan Ferrari, eMERGE Guelph

We could start this with the usual preamble about extreme weather, the 12-year deadline from the U.N. Panel on Climate Change report, or the enigma of climate change denial, but let’s take a moment to explore these issues on a more immediate level. And here in Guelph, it seems, we seem to really know how to tackle the problem in an effective way. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #163 – Evan Ferrari, eMERGE Guelph”