GUELPH POLITICAST #206 – Penner’s Place on Politico

For 12 years and 900 episodes, Fred Penner entertained kids every weekday morning on CBC by inviting them to his Place, which was through the woods, along the river shore and accessed via a downed log hidden by some shrubs. It offered generations of kids access to a world of song, story and make-believe, and it’s a world that Penner’s still taking kids to one tour stop at a time. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #206 – Penner’s Place on Politico”

Striking Teachers Defiant as Government Tries to Win Parents

For the first time since early December, teachers of the Upper Grand School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board took part in a one-day strike organized by the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF). But as teachers marched, the Minister of Education appealed to parents by announcing that if the strikes continue, the Government of Ontario will pick up the tab for childcare. Continue reading “Striking Teachers Defiant as Government Tries to Win Parents”

RECAP: Liberal Leader Candidates Agree and Disagree on Small Town Matters

The Evergreen Seniors’ Centre in Guelph literally provided the stage for the first debate of the Liberal Leadership Candidates on Sunday. Kate Graham, Mitzie Hunter, Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Brenda Hollingsworth, and Alvin Tedjo were all in attendance as they talked about small town and rural perspectives when it comes to education, the economy and the environment. Continue reading “RECAP: Liberal Leader Candidates Agree and Disagree on Small Town Matters”

Dyck and Klevering Make Pre-Advanced Polls Pitch on OSG

It was another round of back-to-back interviews this past Thursday on Open Sources Guelph. Our guests this week were two well-known voices who appeared on the show before, one is the Green Party’s Steve Dyck, and the other is independent candidate Kornelis Klevering. What did they have to say before the advanced polls open? Continue reading “Dyck and Klevering Make Pre-Advanced Polls Pitch on OSG”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies”

People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns”

What was supposed to be the most controversial political of the season has been cancelled out of “safety concerns.” The local Electoral District Association of the People’s Party of Canada has called off a town hall with party leader Maxime Bernier due to supposed fears of violence stemming from planned protests by local groups. Continue reading “People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns””

Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming

He was one of the most controversial appointees ever in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, he came within a hair’s breath of becoming the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and then he struck out and started his own national political party. Is the Maxime Bernier message going to appeal to Guelph? We’re about to find out. Continue reading “Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming”

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)”

Conservative Nominees Announced, Date for Candidate Vote Set

Guelph’s Conservative Electoral District Association (EDA) has announced that it will be either Dr. Ashish Sachan or Derek Matisz that will be their candidate in the 2019 Federal Election. Local Conservatives will meet in the first week of June to determine which one it will be. Continue reading “Conservative Nominees Announced, Date for Candidate Vote Set”

Transit News: ION Begins, Wroute Ends, and No More Conestoga UPass

Travelling around the region via public transit is about to get easier. And harder. Especially if you’re a student. Check out all the details in this latest regional transit news. Continue reading “Transit News: ION Begins, Wroute Ends, and No More Conestoga UPass”