City, Mayor Launch Charm Offensive to Attract Moderna Facility

Attracting big business is a big business in its own right, and Mayor Cam Guthrie and the City of Guelph mean business in their campaign to attract the new Moderna facility to Guelph. Guelph’s corporate side has launched a full court press to convince Moderna to come here, and some of the arguments should be fairly persuasive. But will it work? Continue reading “City, Mayor Launch Charm Offensive to Attract Moderna Facility”

Guelph Soccer Gets Money to Promote Girls in Sport

Last week, the Canadian Women & Sport and E-Alliance released a study that found one in four girls who took part in a sport prior to COVID-19 will not be returning. That means as many as 350,000 young women across the country will no longer be getting the fun and benefit of participating in sports, and that’s something the Federal government wants to stop from happening. Naturally, this story has a Guelph angle. Continue reading “Guelph Soccer Gets Money to Promote Girls in Sport”

City Gets Federal Money to Standardize Energy Management

How do you know you’re being as efficient with energy as you possibly can? For most of us, when it comes to our own homes, if we’re paying $200 less on our hydro bill then it’s possible it’s because we’re more energy efficient. But that’s not very scientific, is it? The City of Guelph is getting some assistance on creating a rigorous measurement of the their energy saving efforts, and it comes with the assistance of the Federal government. Continue reading “City Gets Federal Money to Standardize Energy Management”

This Week in Lloyd: Plastic Research, Infrastructure, and Recipes

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield [usually works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Plastic Research, Infrastructure, and Recipes”

Nine Guelph Seniors Groups Get Federal Funds for Pandemic Programs

Everyone knows that the pandemic’s hit hardest among seniors; not only are they afflicted with the same feelings of loneliness and isolation like all of us have been during quarantine, but for months they had to be doubly cautious as the age group most afflicted by the ravages of COVID-19. Perhaps access and new activities will help our seniors, at least that’s the goal with new Federal funding for nine local seniors programs. Continue reading “Nine Guelph Seniors Groups Get Federal Funds for Pandemic Programs”

This Week in Lloyd: Money for Schools, Long-Term Care, and Innovation

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Money for Schools, Long-Term Care, and Innovation”

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”

Longfield Says Government is Ready to Move Forward After Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Federal government can impose a price on carbon. The 6-3 decision was released on Thursday morning, and effectively ends a joint appeal by the Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan governments of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, aka: the Carbon Tax. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield hopes this means the whole country can now move forward on climate action. Continue reading “Longfield Says Government is Ready to Move Forward After Supreme Court Decision”

Social Media Use Can Have Negative Physical Effects, StatsCan

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the effects of social media use, and anecdotally, things have not been good. Most people are talking about the spread of conspiracy theories, election lies, and medical misinformation, but what about the physical effects of spending too much time on social media? Statistics Canada is here to tell you that there are some of those too, and the younger you are, the more likely you’ll feel them. Continue reading “Social Media Use Can Have Negative Physical Effects, StatsCan”

Federal Minister Hears Concerns from Local Seniors

Times have been tough for seniors over the last year. COVID-19 has hit them especially hard, and even now with the vaccine rollout and some signs of recovery, the burden of this pandemic is still disproportionately falling on them. Seniors have a lot of concerns, so who better to hear them than Canada’s Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte, who took part in a virtual roundtable discussion with Guelph seniors’ groups Wednesday. Continue reading “Federal Minister Hears Concerns from Local Seniors”