RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive

Despite the challenges that the Grand River Conservation Authority is facing, January’s board meeting was brief and straightforward as they handled some of the usual beginning-of-the-term business. (Welcome back as chair and vice-chair Chris White and Susan Foxton!) The big piece though was a report about the winter storm in December so this meeting is dedicated to the weather nerds! Continue reading “RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive”

MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023

The last local board or shared service committee meeting of the month is the Grand River Conservation Authority’s board meeting, and as usual there’s a lot of business to cover. This month there’s money matters with the 2023 budget, lingering concerns about the recent passage of Bill 23, and a debrief about the authority’s response to last month’s holiday winter storm. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023”

Sometimes It Floods in Guelph

“Speed River Flood Termed Worst in 20 Years.” screamed the headline on the front of the Mercury on Saturday March 20, 1948. The last great flood of its kind happened in the Spring of 1929, but between the floods there was a World War and a Great Depression, so when the water under the Allan’s Dam reached the six-foot level, there was definitely a sense of deja vu. Continue reading “Sometimes It Floods in Guelph”