Guthrie Drops Gimmicks for Serious Talk at State of the City

Over 850 people made their way to the Delta Hotel on Stone Road for the annual winter ritual of hearing the mayor talk. The Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City event for 2023 had the usual aspirational statements and hopeful outlook about the future, but it also came with a warning about the tough times ahead and the need to work together as a community to meet the challenges were all familiar with by now. Continue reading “Guthrie Drops Gimmicks for Serious Talk at State of the City”

GUELPH POLITICAST #358 – The State of the City, A Year Ago

Every year, the Mayor of Guelph is invited to an event called the State of the City where he or she gives a speech to the members of the Chamber of Commerce about the current issues facing Guelph and how city council plans on addressing them. It once was said that to understand the future, you have to look to the past, so what was on the mayor’s mind last year when he talked to the Chamber? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #358 – The State of the City, A Year Ago”

GUELPH POLITICAST #341 – Election Economics

This week, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce posts the recorded Q&As they’ve done with the candidates running in each of Guelph’s six wards, and the mayor’s race, deviating from the live format they’ve done in years past. But today, it’s the Chamber’s CEO and President turn to answer the questions as we dive into the election issues at the intersection of government, business and community. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #341 – Election Economics”

Finally! Some Election Deba… Er, Public Forums!!

The lack of live – in-person or otherwise – candidate debates, Q&As or forums in this municipal campaign has been a subject of local conversation. Well someone might have heard the complaints because there’s now a pair of forums for the local council candidates running in all six of Guelph’s wards over two weeks early next month. Sign up now for what might be the hottest tickets in town. Continue reading “Finally! Some Election Deba… Er, Public Forums!!”