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”

No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests

A stray comment from Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament may be courting some controversy after the Green Federal nomination meeting last weekend. In a speech to local Green Party members, Mike Schreiner did mention the Yellow Yest movement by name, but he did not endorse it, or say he agreed with their politics. Continue reading “No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests”

Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled

High school students at over 500 high schools across Ontario walked out of their classrooms on Thursday to protest changes made to the provincial education system by the government under Premier Doug Ford, including in Guelph where hundreds rallied on Carden St. and shared stories of how the changes will impact their lives. Continue reading “Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled”

RECAP: Schreiner Gets an Earful About Local Concerns at Town Hall

In advance of the upcoming Provincial budget, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner held a town hall Saturday afternoon at the West End Rec Centre to get feedback, but the session covered a wide variety of issues including education, healthcare, transit, and which Conservative politicians he can express admiration for. Continue reading “RECAP: Schreiner Gets an Earful About Local Concerns at Town Hall”

VIDEOS: Parents Angry and Emotional About Changes to Autism Funding at City Hall Vigil

On Monday, changes to autism funding go in effect in Ontario, and the people that are directly affected, the parents of children with autism, are not pleased. Several of them gathered in front of Guelph City Hall Friday evening to express their anger, disappointment, and hope that someone – especially the current Provincial government – listen to their concerns. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Parents Angry and Emotional About Changes to Autism Funding at City Hall Vigil”

Schreiner Announces Private Members Bill, Feels Good About the Odds

Today at Queen’s Park, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner unveiled his private member’s bill, the Paris Galt Moraine Conservation Act. The bill hits the local sweet spot of ground water protection, but Schreiner hopes to sell it to Ontario’s government since he’s “taken a good piece of Conservative legislation, and I’m applying it to the moraine in the region I represent.” Continue reading “Schreiner Announces Private Members Bill, Feels Good About the Odds”

Immigration Minister Hussen Joins Cabinet Parade Through Guelph

Of all the cabinet ministers in the Federal Liberal government to come through Guelph in the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen was the latest on Monday. Stopping at Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington for a lunch time meet-and-greet, Hussen brought a message of support for those working to resettle newcomers in Canada, and specifically the Guelph community. Continue reading “Immigration Minister Hussen Joins Cabinet Parade Through Guelph”

Gryphons Get Their Gripe On During Morneau Visit

On Thursday, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was met by more than 30 staff and students at the University of Guelph’s W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre for a town hall discussion. Morneau’s Royal City visit also included a stop at the YMCA on Woodland Glen Dr, and a roundtable with community leaders at Miijidaa. Continue reading “Gryphons Get Their Gripe On During Morneau Visit”

Bill Winegard, One of the U of G’s “Founding Fathers”, Passes Away at 94

Navy veteran, businessman, mayor, teacher, university president, Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and life-long volunteer dedicated to the Royal City, his adoptive home, William Winegard passed away Thursday night at the age of 94. Continue reading “Bill Winegard, One of the U of G’s “Founding Fathers”, Passes Away at 94″

Guelph NDP Start New (Election) Year with New Exec Committee

The local New Democratic Party riding association met at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library on Saturday for their annual general meeting. A new president was elected,  leadership positions filled, and plans began for the 2019 Federal Election campaign. Continue reading “Guelph NDP Start New (Election) Year with New Exec Committee”