Countdown to Lockdown: The State of COVID in Guelph on December 23

When you woke up this morning, it was two days till Christmas and three days till the start of a province-wide lockdown, and on this morning there was some good news and some concerning news. While the Government of Canada has approved the second vaccine for widespread distribution, there’s still no news about when our region might start getting the vaccine, but Public Health says they’re prepared when it happens. Continue reading “Countdown to Lockdown: The State of COVID in Guelph on December 23”

Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of 2016

It’s that time of year for lists, a glorious time for ranking and evaluation people, places and things that happened in 2016, and Guelph Politico is no exception to the trend. So submitted for your approval below are the Top 10 Political Stories of the Year. Share. Discuss. Dissent. It’s all good. Continue reading “Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of 2016”

It Was the City’s Choice to Cancel Free Ride “Perk” for Storm Fans, Says Clack

Since Guelph Politico first published an article on the sudden cancellation of the Free Ride Friday program there’s been a lot of confusion about who’s responsible and why. So as Storm fans are left by the side of the road without their usual ride downtown, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Services at the City of Guelph admits that it was the City’s decision. Continue reading “It Was the City’s Choice to Cancel Free Ride “Perk” for Storm Fans, Says Clack”

Loss of Ridership, Revenue During Summer Means No Free Rides for Storm Fans

he Guelph Storm celebrated their home opener this past Friday, and fans are hoping for a better season of hockey than they got last year. Some fans were also probably hoping to take advantage of Free Ride Fridays, a promotion by Guelph Transit to give free rides on game nights to ticket holders, but those fans likely got a rude surprise because Transit is no longer taking hockey tickets as currency when the Storm are in town. Continue reading “Loss of Ridership, Revenue During Summer Means No Free Rides for Storm Fans”

OHL Storm Re-Up in Guelph for the Next Decade

At City Hall this morning, in the heat of midsummer, the City of Guelph announced that Guelph Storm hockey will be sticking around in the Royal City for the next decade. That’s good news since the Storm is the anchor tenant for the Sleeman Centre, but it still leaves a substantial hole in the City’s bottom line. Continue reading “OHL Storm Re-Up in Guelph for the Next Decade”