RECAP: Library Board Learns About Card Changes and Fundraising Plans

Tuesday night marked the first meeting of the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors for this term, and it’s newly embiggened with two additional city council representatives. At this meeting, all the new and old members got an update about the now finished plans about the new main library building and next steps, which includes fundraising. In other news, learn about changes that staff are making to improve membership for everyone. Continue reading “RECAP: Library Board Learns About Card Changes and Fundraising Plans”

Guelph Hiking Club Celebrates 50 Years of Promoting Trails and Nature

The Guelph Hiking Trail Club has been making a lot of waves in the last few years to promote the expansion, and expanded use, of Guelph’s various routes and trails. You may be interested to know though that this has been a 50-year endeavour. This past weekend, the Guelph Hiking Trail Club celebrated the end of its first half-century with a party at the Arboretum, and community project they’d like some help with. Continue reading “Guelph Hiking Club Celebrates 50 Years of Promoting Trails and Nature”

GUELPH POLITICAST #298 – What About Your Friends?

There are a lot of groups and organizations in Guelph that are dedicated to helping the poor, the homeless and the disenfranchised, but there are maybe only one or two groups that are doing that work without the formal or financial backing of governments, non-profits or institutions. One of them is Your Downtown Guelph Friends, and they’re now crowdfunding for assistance, so what makes this group of young people so dedicated? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #298 – What About Your Friends?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #273 – The Pandemic Arts

These days, more and more people have used the pandemic to discover new creative resources, while professional artists have struggled to earn a living without access to the live venues and events from which they usually collect the majority of their income. From new programs to virtual events, it’s been a long, hard road for the Guelph Arts Council for the last 15 months, and it’s not over yet. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #273 – The Pandemic Arts”

Women In Crisis Teaming Up with Guelph Market for Fundraiser

In this pandemic year, it’s been very hard for a lot of charities and non-profits to make the money they need to help people, and these challenges also come at a time when people need more help than ever. For this reason, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is teaming up with Guelph Market to raise some funds this holiday season to help women in need in the Guelph and Wellington County community. Continue reading “Women In Crisis Teaming Up with Guelph Market for Fundraiser”

Please Support Local News and Journalism

Back in August, Guelph Politico sent out a call for help to save itself. This #GivingTuesday, Guelph Politico is going to ask you again for assistance to reach its fundraising goal of $3,000 per month. It’s Christmas time, it’s a pandemic, there’s an economic downturn, so there’s a lot of competition for your hard-earned dollars, but can you think of a better time to help boost local journalism. Continue reading “Please Support Local News and Journalism”

Friends of the GPL Desperate for Space for Book Sale

Unless they have some very good luck very soon, there may be no 12th annual Friends of the Guelph Public Library used book sale. A lack of a space big enough to organize and hold the sale may scuttle the annual event unless an appropriate venue can be found in the very, very near future. Continue reading “Friends of the GPL Desperate for Space for Book Sale”

Longfield Dares Other Guelph Candidates to Take Only Guelph Money

In a peculiar moment in last night’s debate, Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield challenged his fellow candidates to only take money from local donors in terms of fundraising. There’s been a lot of money talk this campaign, but is there a serious influx of outside Guelph cash in the campaign in the Royal City? Continue reading “Longfield Dares Other Guelph Candidates to Take Only Guelph Money”

Guelph Citizen Digs Into Campaign Expenses

Doing their due diligence on the money front from last fall’s Municipal Election, Andy Best at the Guelph Citizen posted a breakdown of how much the current members of council spent in order to win their seats. For council candidates, the spending limit is between $16 to $18,000 depending on the ward they’re running in, while there’s a $82,000 limit for mayor. For the most part, the candidates didn’t get near their spending limits, but the numbers, as pointed out by the Citizen, do show some interesting trends. Continue reading “Guelph Citizen Digs Into Campaign Expenses”