RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive

Despite the challenges that the Grand River Conservation Authority is facing, January’s board meeting was brief and straightforward as they handled some of the usual beginning-of-the-term business. (Welcome back as chair and vice-chair Chris White and Susan Foxton!) The big piece though was a report about the winter storm in December so this meeting is dedicated to the weather nerds! Continue reading “RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive”

MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023

The last local board or shared service committee meeting of the month is the Grand River Conservation Authority’s board meeting, and as usual there’s a lot of business to cover. This month there’s money matters with the 2023 budget, lingering concerns about the recent passage of Bill 23, and a debrief about the authority’s response to last month’s holiday winter storm. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023”

RECAP: The GRCA Board Copes with Rapid Changes in First Meeting of the Term

Unlike a lot of boards and committees that are meeting for the first time in this pre-holiday, post-election period, the Grand River Conservation Authority Board of Directors had a pretty big agenda to cover from changes created by Bill 23, new fees at parks, and the shocking (!) increase to the cost of worms. Want to learn more? You can click here to see the agenda for the board meeting, and below you can watch the YouTube broadcast of the meeting, or see the live tweets. Continue reading “RECAP: The GRCA Board Copes with Rapid Changes in First Meeting of the Term”

CITY PAGES: Water Consumption, Movies in the Park, and Projects Completed!

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Water Consumption, Movies in the Park, and Projects Completed!”

CITY PAGES: Rail Concerns, Planning Guest, and Elora Gorge Tickets

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Rail Concerns, Planning Guest, and Elora Gorge Tickets”

Redacted Report on 797 Victoria Notes Ongoing Threat to Life Without Demo

After a lengthy closed meeting debate, and two emergency meetings, city council has finally released the details around the emergency demolition ordered for the old Shortreed Farmhouse at 797 Victoria Road North. The redacted report outlines in specific detail the risk to the property, and the risk to the City of Guelph’s liability without the demolition after several meetings between Guelph Fire and the Grand River Conservation Authority. Continue reading “Redacted Report on 797 Victoria Notes Ongoing Threat to Life Without Demo”

CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month”

CITY PAGES: No Walking Tours, No Grads, But You Can Still Clean and Green

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: No Walking Tours, No Grads, But You Can Still Clean and Green”

CITY PAGES: Pandemic News, Newcomer Help, and Snow Plow Names

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Pandemic News, Newcomer Help, and Snow Plow Names”

GUELPH POLITICAST #262 – The View From the GRCA Board

It’s a difficult time for conservation authorities across Ontario. Pandemic? Yeah, that’s part of it. Conservation authorities can’t take part in their usual programming, and they’ve lost normally dependable funds because of that, plus there are all the new precautions they have to take in areas of their parks that are open. But that’s just the beginning of the current headaches for conservation authorities. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #262 – The View From the GRCA Board”