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”

Guthrie Meets with Ford, But They Didn’t Discuss You Know What

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie met with Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford on Monday, where they talked jobs, affordable housing and transportation. What they did not talk about though, was the latest controversy involving Bill 66. Continue reading “Guthrie Meets with Ford, But They Didn’t Discuss You Know What”

Moraine Tour Promotes Civic Engagement on Clair-Maltby

Several Guelphites concerned about the implications of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan boarded a school bus Sunday afternoon to get a better look at what they’re wanting to protect. Continue reading “Moraine Tour Promotes Civic Engagement on Clair-Maltby”

RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall

In his first town hall as the MPP for Guelph, Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner covered a wide-range of issues including climate change, healthcare, transit, and the lack of decorum these days at Queen’s Park. Continue reading “RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall”

Guelph’s Rona Spared as Lowe’s Shutters 31 Stores in Canada

More tough times for the big box retail market today as the home improvement giant Lowe’s announced that they were closing 31 locations – including 27 Rona stores – in Canada by the end of February. The Guelph location on Dawson Road, however, is not one of them. Continue reading “Guelph’s Rona Spared as Lowe’s Shutters 31 Stores in Canada”