Ford Gov Cuts Flood Management by 50 Per Cent as GRCA Warns of Heavy Rains

The fallout from the 2019 Ontario budget delivered last Thursday continues to be felt, and this week it was felt by conservation authorities across the province, who have been told by the Ministry of Natural Resources that about half their provincial funding is being cut. Continue reading “Ford Gov Cuts Flood Management by 50 Per Cent as GRCA Warns of Heavy Rains”

Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled

High school students at over 500 high schools across Ontario walked out of their classrooms on Thursday to protest changes made to the provincial education system by the government under Premier Doug Ford, including in Guelph where hundreds rallied on Carden St. and shared stories of how the changes will impact their lives. Continue reading “Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled”

VIDEOS: Parents Angry and Emotional About Changes to Autism Funding at City Hall Vigil

On Monday, changes to autism funding go in effect in Ontario, and the people that are directly affected, the parents of children with autism, are not pleased. Several of them gathered in front of Guelph City Hall Friday evening to express their anger, disappointment, and hope that someone – especially the current Provincial government – listen to their concerns. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Parents Angry and Emotional About Changes to Autism Funding at City Hall Vigil”

Guelph’s Safe Consumption Site Survives (Six Do Not)

The safe consumption site that operates out of the Guelph Community Health Centre on Wyndham Street downtown is one of 15 sites approved by the Government of Ontario as part of its new comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions treatment system. However, six other sites in Ontario that were operating up until today will have to close. Continue reading “Guelph’s Safe Consumption Site Survives (Six Do Not)”

556 New People From Guelph on the “Sunshine List” and the Controversy That Comes With It

In Guelph, 556 people joined the “Sunshine List” in 2018 across all government sectors according to the annual disclosure from the Province of Ontario. But while the provincial government’s been making this disclosure every year for the last 23 years, this 2019 release came with some extra politicking. Continue reading “556 New People From Guelph on the “Sunshine List” and the Controversy That Comes With It”

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”