City Staff Have Concerns With Bill 66, and Want City Council to Endorse Them

The Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, the now infamous Bill 66, will be a major point of debate when the Ontario Legislature returns next month. For City of Guelph staff though, the debate is over. They’re not fans. Continue reading “City Staff Have Concerns With Bill 66, and Want City Council to Endorse Them”

Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019

Although the Provincial government doesn’t much care for carbon taxes, they’re still sharing the wealth when it comes to revenue from the gas tax, and Guelph Transit will again be a beneficiary of the program to the tune of $3 million. Continue reading “Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #151 – Tim Gray, Environmental Defence

It’s not news that the provincial government under Doug Ford can be controversial, but when the Ontario government introduced Bill 66 a few weeks ago it courted some major controversy as the worst fears of environmentalists were realized: developing the Greenbelt was on the table. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #151 – Tim Gray, Environmental Defence”

Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!

Anyone hoping for an early Christmas present in the form of two-way, all-day GO Train service between Kitchener and Union Station will have to settle for one extra trip per day in the New Year. Continue reading “Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!”

Highway 7 Pause Adds to Region Transportation Woes

Even as work is proceeding on the expansion of Highway 7 locally, the provincial government is now putting a pause on the project, and now the expansion is in completion limbo “beyond 2021.” Continue reading “Highway 7 Pause Adds to Region Transportation Woes”

Steal These Ideas! Schreiner Wants PCs to Take His Climate Change Plan

Enough is enough! Mike Schreiner has waited five months for the PC Provincial government to announced their plan to act on global climate change, so he and the Green Party came up with one of their own. They think it’s going to work out so well for Ontario that they’re giving it away for free! Continue reading “Steal These Ideas! Schreiner Wants PCs to Take His Climate Change Plan”

Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd

Guelph wasn’t the first on the list to get a legal cannabis store, but we are one of the first to get a location for ours. The LCBO, and its legal post subsidiary the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), announced Wednesday where four of the government pot shops will open this summer. Appropriately enough, the Royal City’s OCS will open nestled near a number of snack-friendly locations in the plaza across from, appropriately enough, Stone Road Mall. Continue reading “Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd”

This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018”

Province of Ontario Makes Another Deal with Nestle, Not Water Related

The word Nestlé is the source of much controversy in our area, but one can’t deny that there are a number of people in and around Guelph, and across the province, that owe their livelihood to Nestlé. And so we’re reminded of this again today with the Government of Ontario’s announcement that they are partnering with Nestlé to support new jobs, and to keep old ones, up the road in London, Ontario. Continue reading “Province of Ontario Makes Another Deal with Nestle, Not Water Related”

This Week in Press Releases – January 15-19, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – January 15-19, 2018”