GUELPH POLITICAST #175 – In Conversation at Guelph Civic Museum

It’s been three-and-a-half years since the Guelph Mercury last published, but for many people in our community, the loss feels as fresh today as it did on January 30, 2016. What a community looks like without a daily paper, and how it gets its news without that baseline has been a frequent topic of discussion, and it was again last week at the Guelph Civic Museum. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #175 – In Conversation at Guelph Civic Museum”

Hear Guelph Politico Talk About the Future of Local News (and the Past and Present)

Right now, at the Guelph Civic Museum, you can see a pair of exhibits that pay tribute to the work and accomplishments of the ink stained retches that once worked in our local daily newspaper. But what about the future? Or the present for that matter? Well, the Museum will be hosting a conversation about the past, present, and future of newspapers and journalism, and Guelph Politico will be taking part. Continue reading “Hear Guelph Politico Talk About the Future of Local News (and the Past and Present)”

GUELPH POLITICAST #27 – Jessica Gibson, Guelph Museums

The nation marked Remembrance Day last week, but in a very real sense, Guelph has been marking Remembrance Day all year long. This December will mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of “In Flanders Field,” a simple 15 line poem that captured the horror, honour, camaraderie and hopefulness of World War One. It was written by an army doctor name John McCrae, and Guelph is his hometown, thus making this centenary very important to the Royal City. So I sought our someone to talk about it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #27 – Jessica Gibson, Guelph Museums”

VIDEO – Local Veterans Talk about Their Service at McCrae House

It’s Remembrance Day across Canada today, but the annual ceremony of remembering those that served – the ones that came home and the ones that did not – began on Sunday at McCrae House with an event called “Thank a Veteran.” Several local vets across many decades of service gathered their to tell stories, share memories, and remind us why Remembrance Day is a sacred occasion. A few of them talked to Guelph Politico in this special video. Continue reading “VIDEO – Local Veterans Talk about Their Service at McCrae House”