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”

ANALYSIS: What Might Council Look Like After Election Day?

On Monday, this whole Municipal Election thing will be over for another four years. So what might we expect when the polls close Monday night? What might the political landscape at city council look like for the next 48 months? Let’s look at some numbers. Continue reading “ANALYSIS: What Might Council Look Like After Election Day?”

Horwath Hopes Hattrick Does the Trick in Guelph

Making her third stop in Guelph in six weeks, NDP leader Andrea Horwath seems to banking a lot of faith in Guelph turning out orange on Election Day. With 48 hours to go, Horwath rallied more than 75 people behind the Boathouse on Gordon Street to make every moment count to make Aggie Mlynarz the MPP for the Royal City. Continue reading “Horwath Hopes Hattrick Does the Trick in Guelph”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 28, 2018

The final Solid Waste Service Review, a vote on the #3 bus, and a very special announcement on regional transit from Mayor Guthrie are on the docket tonight. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 28, 2018”

The Provincial Election Has More or Less Begun

Although we know it’s been coming for months (if not years), Premier Kathleen Wynne made the move today to finally drop the writ and let the election for the 42nd Ontario legislature begin. Continue reading “The Provincial Election Has More or Less Begun”

This Week in Guelph Beer News

We don’t often talk about beer here on Guelph Politico, but sometimes circumstances warrant the stretching of this site’s normal beat, and here we are, about to talk about beer. And for local beer lovers, this is going to be a good news/bad news situation. Continue reading “This Week in Guelph Beer News”

Dorgo Makes a Case for Himself as PC Nominee

Steven Dorgo is at his most animated when talking about the possibilities of Diyode, Guelph’s “do-it-yourself” community workshop. Dorgo says life is about more than you’re job, it’s about unwinding from that work stress, indulging your creative instincts, and using your hands to make stuff. It’s something he thinks that the present provincial government hasn’t taken into account, which is one of the reasons why he wants to run for office… as the PC candidate. Continue reading “Dorgo Makes a Case for Himself as PC Nominee”

Mlynarz Steps Up for Local NDP Nomination

It’s been hard for the NDP to make any news lately, but with time ticking down to the dropping of the writ for the June 7 Ontario vote they can’t afford to others take the limelight. Guelph, it’s time to meet a person that might end up being your New Democratic Party choice for MPP… Continue reading “Mlynarz Steps Up for Local NDP Nomination”

How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?

Doug Ford is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. No matter how you feel about that development, it happened, and now the starting line-up for 2018 Provincial Election is set. But before moving on, let’s take another look back. How did Guelph members of the PC Party vote in their highly contentious leadership campaign? Continue reading “How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?”