GUELPH POLITICAST #259 – It’s Been a Weird Year for Pets Too

According to an article on the CBC website last month more than one in three Canadian homes now has a dog, and two out of every five homes now has a cat, and then there are all the birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards and goldfish who are just as beloved by their humans. The reason for this shift is COVID-19, more people are spending time at home, and they are looking for company. So it’s a good news story, right? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #259 – It’s Been a Weird Year for Pets Too”

City Staff Floats Microtransit as Option for Hanlon Business Park Route

The City of Guelph is floating the possibility of using “microtransit” options to fund a new transit route that would service the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Council approved the new route last fall, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of it’s implementation, and if it does ever start now, City staff are suggesting a user system that looks more like ride hailing than a traditional bus route. Continue reading “City Staff Floats Microtransit as Option for Hanlon Business Park Route”

Gerus Says Hanlon Creek Bus Route is Still the Best Option

At Monday’s city council meeting, the horseshoe will debate a recommendation on expanding transit routes and schedules for the 2020 Guelph Budget, and of particular focus is a new route to the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Some on council are concerned about the expense, but the General Manager of Guelph Transit is firm that recommendation already made is the best direction. Continue reading “Gerus Says Hanlon Creek Bus Route is Still the Best Option”