FLASHBACK: The Last Stand of a Family Thrift Store

There are many people invested in the Baker Street redevelopment, a plan to revitalize what’s presently an underutilized section of the downtown core. A new main branch of the Guelph Public Library will be there, along with new commercial and residential opportunities, but if it’s seemed a long time in waiting for these changes, you’re right. Continue reading “FLASHBACK: The Last Stand of a Family Thrift Store”

Victory is Lloyd’s as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave

Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield not only held on to the riding of Guelph as the Grits were swept to power last night, he seemingly creamed all competition as the former Chamber of Commerce president took nearly 50 per cent of the vote in the Royal City. Continue reading “Victory is Lloyd’s as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave”

Heckling Pushes Candidates to Be on Point at U of G Debate

Just two days after a showdown at Cutten Fields that was telecast on Rogers, the candidates gathered again to debate, this time at Peter Clark Hall in the basement of the University of Guelph’s University Centre, and for the first time with all seven Guelph candidates on the same stage. What followed was a sometimes funny, sometimes informative, and sometimes hostile debate as all the candidates struggled to sell their platforms to a cynical and engaged lunchtime university crowd. Continue reading “Heckling Pushes Candidates to Be on Point at U of G Debate”

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”

The Official Ballot for Guelph for #elxn42

The last day to submit your nomination papers to become a candidate in the 42nd Canadian General Election was Monday. Today, Elections Canada released the final list of candidates for your consideration this election. When you go to vote on October 19 (or before), this is what your ballot will look like: Continue reading “The Official Ballot for Guelph for #elxn42”

Rapid Fire Chamber Debate Tests Four Major Party Candidates

It was standing room only at Cutten Fields tonight as the four major party candidates for Guelph took part in the third debate of the election campaign. Hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and broadcast live to air on Rogers Channel 20, this debate was by far the most lively, and it was the first to include the Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach. Continue reading “Rapid Fire Chamber Debate Tests Four Major Party Candidates”

Open Sources Show Notes for Fall Election Coverage

Can you believe the 2015 Federal Campaign is already a month old? Neither can we, but as September begins, those of that run the wheels here at Open Sources Guelph are about to get serious with our campaign coverage, as the show post-Labour Day will start to share the mic with a rotating chair of local candidates who are all vying to become Guelph’s next Member of Parliament. Where do they stand on the issues? What do they want to do for the riding? What effect will their party’s victory on October 19th have on the country? Those are some of the questions we’ll put to our special guests, and here is when you can listen to their answers? Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Fall Election Coverage”

Fair Vote Guelph to Hold Candidates Forum

In what maybe the first all candidates meet-up of the season, Fair Vote Guelph is advertising that they have invited the four major party candidates to a forum that they will holding the second week of September. Continue reading “Fair Vote Guelph to Hold Candidates Forum”

Kovach Confirmed as the Conservative Candidate for Guelph

In a non-upset, unsurprising move, the Guelph Electoral District Association (EDA) of the Conservative Party of Canada has announced that Gloria Kovach has been acclaimed as the party’s candidate for the Guelph riding in the upcoming Federal Election. The Conservatives are the last major party in the Royal City to announced their candidate for the election, which is expected to be called this fall for October 19. Continue reading “Kovach Confirmed as the Conservative Candidate for Guelph”

The Election Year Begins

If you’re still hung over from the New Year’s festivities. sober up(!) because the 2014 Municipal Election is officially underway as of today. Today was the first day that potential candidates could file papers to run for mayor or city councillor in the October 27th election, and both here in Guelph and in Toronto, some early birds were hoping that they have what it takes to get the worm. Continue reading “The Election Year Begins”