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”

Hidden Quarry Gets Approval from LPAT After Long Legal Fight

The Local Planning and Appeals Tribunal’s (LPAT) has given the go ahead for James Dick Construction Ltd. (JDCL) to proceed with the the extraction of stone and gravel at a 39-hectare property just south of Rockwood. Eight years after it first came up in the public consciousness, the so-called “Hidden Quarry” has the greenlight to open for business. Continue reading “Hidden Quarry Gets Approval from LPAT After Long Legal Fight”

City Ready to Move to Next Phase of Dolime Solution

The City of Guelph has announced that they’ve wrapped up their nine-week run of public engagement on the proposed deal to close the Dolime Quarry, bring the land into the City of Guelph, and redevelop the area. Staff will now comb over the details of the feedback, and get a report ready to bring back to council sometime in the new year. Continue reading “City Ready to Move to Next Phase of Dolime Solution”

Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!

December means end of the year lists, and when you’re a Guelph news site, that means taking account of the last 12 months worth of stories and deciding which were the 10 most compelling. Here’s the year in news according the finest mind of Guelph Politico! Continue reading “Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!”

Ford Meeting With Xinyi Executives Behind Closed Doors?

It was just over a week ago that Premier Doug Ford misplaced a rebuke against Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner for turning down the opportunity to host a Chinese glass plant in a riding he doesn’t represent. But now allegations have been made that Ford is meeting with Xinyi behind closed doors in order to find a way to get the glass plant built after all. Continue reading “Ford Meeting With Xinyi Executives Behind Closed Doors?”

Schreiner and Ford Tussle in Question Period

As the debate about using the notwithstanding clause to force changes to Toronto’s city council raged on Monday, a verbal tête-à-tête between Premier Doug Ford and Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner veered into some unanticipated local territory. Continue reading “Schreiner and Ford Tussle in Question Period”

Xinyi, Police Cars and NAFTA Added to Monday’s Meeting Agenda

This Monday will be the last meeting of council before the traditional summer break, and while it looked to be mostly low key, with only the Plastic Free Guelph presentation being the main point of discussion, there are a couple of interesting additions on the amended agenda. Continue reading “Xinyi, Police Cars and NAFTA Added to Monday’s Meeting Agenda”