Guelph Soccer Gets Money to Promote Girls in Sport

Last week, the Canadian Women & Sport and E-Alliance released a study that found one in four girls who took part in a sport prior to COVID-19 will not be returning. That means as many as 350,000 young women across the country will no longer be getting the fun and benefit of participating in sports, and that’s something the Federal government wants to stop from happening. Naturally, this story has a Guelph angle. Continue reading “Guelph Soccer Gets Money to Promote Girls in Sport”

City Gets Federal Money to Standardize Energy Management

How do you know you’re being as efficient with energy as you possibly can? For most of us, when it comes to our own homes, if we’re paying $200 less on our hydro bill then it’s possible it’s because we’re more energy efficient. But that’s not very scientific, is it? The City of Guelph is getting some assistance on creating a rigorous measurement of the their energy saving efforts, and it comes with the assistance of the Federal government. Continue reading “City Gets Federal Money to Standardize Energy Management”

Ground Broken for New Youth Mental Health Centre, Plus New Funding

Even before the pandemic, services for area youth, especially mental health services, have been sorely lacking. A giant leap forward was initiated on Thursday with the ground-breaking for the new Centre for Children’s Mental Health and Developmental Services Building. When it opens in less than two years, it will be a hub over 30 service providers and be a magnet for over 9,000 local children, youths and their families. Continue reading “Ground Broken for New Youth Mental Health Centre, Plus New Funding”

Federal Government Offers More Funding for Local Arts Event, Including Hillside

Under ordinary circumstances, the entire city would be a buzz about the impending start of the Hillside Festival out at Guelph Lake. Hillside is a major summer music event, and a major local cultural event, but you can’t have either of those things in a global pandemic. But what you can have is a virtual Hillside, and you will have it again this year, except this time it comes with a little bit more Federal funding. Continue reading “Federal Government Offers More Funding for Local Arts Event, Including Hillside”

Longfield and Schreiner Offer Statements on Residential Schools

One week ago, news broke that a mass grave was discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The grave contained the remains of 215 young people, some of them as young as 3 years old, and it prompted a new wave of shock and outrage, along with a call for our political leaders to take immediate steps to address systemic racism against Indigenous people. Are Guelph politicians hearing the call? Continue reading “Longfield and Schreiner Offer Statements on Residential Schools”

This Week in Lloyd: Rail Safety, Waterways, and a Breezy Appearance

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Rail Safety, Waterways, and a Breezy Appearance”

Community Health Gets $1.1 Million to Expand Safe Supply Program

While everyone’s been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been another public health crisis unfolding at the same time without nearly the same degree of attention. From social isolation to tainted supply and the difficulty in accessing services, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid pandemic, but there may be some relief at hand for Guelph and Wellington substance users. Continue reading “Community Health Gets $1.1 Million to Expand Safe Supply Program”

Nine Guelph Seniors Groups Get Federal Funds for Pandemic Programs

Everyone knows that the pandemic’s hit hardest among seniors; not only are they afflicted with the same feelings of loneliness and isolation like all of us have been during quarantine, but for months they had to be doubly cautious as the age group most afflicted by the ravages of COVID-19. Perhaps access and new activities will help our seniors, at least that’s the goal with new Federal funding for nine local seniors programs. Continue reading “Nine Guelph Seniors Groups Get Federal Funds for Pandemic Programs”

PM Trudeau Meets with Guelph Advocates Fighting Homelessness

Fighting homelessness, and creating affordable housing, has been a fairly dominant topic for the last several years, and a lot of progress has been made lately in Guelph. Perhaps that success is what drew the attention of the Prime Minister of Canada as today, Justin Trudeau joined Lloyd Longfield and several local community leaders to talk about the efforts being made to eliminate chronic homelessness in the Royal City. Continue reading “PM Trudeau Meets with Guelph Advocates Fighting Homelessness”

Smart Cities Office Gets $5 Million Boost to Spread the Innovation

Innovation pays. At least that seems to be lesson from Friday morning’s announcement with Guelph’s Member of Parliament, the Mayor of Guelph, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Warden for Wellington County and the Smart Cities office. The Federal government opened its wallet this morning to give the Smart Cities office at additional $5 million to further their efforts to build a circular food economy and fund new sustainability initiatives. Continue reading “Smart Cities Office Gets $5 Million Boost to Spread the Innovation”