Today is the first ever National Day of Reconciliation, and there were a number of activities around Guelph to mark the day. Many local politicians have also marked the day by making special statements, wearing orange shirts, and speaking to the need to address long-standing Indigenous issues that come from centuries of systemic racism and genocide. Here are some official statements from local leaders and all levels of government. Continue reading “Local Leaders Share Thoughts on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”
On Thursday night, the Ward 6 city councillors hosted a virtual town hall after a very busy month around the digital horseshoe. The post-pandemic world in Guelph, future budget concerns, upcoming changes to policy and development, and even a small dive into the world of conspiracy theories was all part of this special, from home edition constituency meeting! Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 6 Councillors Talk Virtually About South End Concerns”
Two city councillors want their colleagues to take a second look at a proposed development on Whitelaw Road that was rejected by council just last month. Councillor Mark MacKinnon didn’t get a chance to vote for the project in council, but he and Councillor Dan Gibson are hoping that they might be able to convince a majority of council to change their mind and vote for it to. Continue reading “Councillors Want a Reconsideration on Whitelaw Development Vote”
No matter your political leanings, this isn’t news that you would wish on your political enemy. Councillor Mark MacKinnon of Ward 6 has announced that his wife Karen McLarney has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, and though he anticipates no immediate impact to his council duties, he is asking for help to cover expenses as his wife undergoes treatment. Continue reading “Councillor’s Wife Fighting Cancer Diagnosis”
After a couple of months with its “For Sale” sign out, the Boardroom Cafe, which is (was?) owned by City Councillors Mark MacKinnon and Rodrigo Goller, seems to have found a buyer. If you know about the the Toronto-based Snakes & Lattes, then you will likely be pleased to know that they’re going to be opening up a branch location right here in the Royal City. Continue reading “Snakes & Lattes Taking Over Board Game Cafe From Two Councillors”
For the second time in 2019, Ward 6 Councillors Mark MacKinnon and Dominique O’Rourke are asking residents to bring themselves, and their questions, to a town hall Thursday night. Continue reading “MacKinnon and O’Rourke Invite You to a Town Hall Thursday”
Although Mark MacKinnon and Rodrigo Goller are well-known as two of Guelph’s 12 city councillors, they’re slightly less well-known as the proprietors of one of Downtown Guelph’s two board game cafes, The Boardroom. As it turns out though, life around the horseshoe means less time for fun and games. Continue reading “Councillors Giving Up Their Board Game Dreams for Council Work”
Thursday night, the two Ward 6 Councillors, Mark MacKinnon and Dominique O’Rourke, held their first town hall of the new term to discuss the progress on the budget, and some of the upcoming changes to Guelph’s southern most jurisdiction. Below, you can watch the live stream or recap the live blog via Twitter. Continue reading “Budget and South End Matters Discussed at Ward 6 Town Hall”
It’s now time for Week #3 of Open Sources Guelph’s coverage of the 2018 Municipal Election. Here are five more interviews this week with people running for the next term of Guelph City Council.
Last Thursday’s episode featured discussions with Barbara Mann, Mary Thring, Jason Dodge, Indu Arora, and Mark MacKinnon. If you missed the live show on CFRU, you can now hear the podcast version of the show.
Follow the link below, or search “Guelph Politicast” and download on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
Welcome to week #3 of our Municipal Election coverage here on Open Sources Guelph! We continue on maximizing our minimums with live (ish) interviews with as many candidates running for city council as possible for the next couple of weeks. Today. we’ve got five more interviews as we creep ever closer to Election Day on October 22.
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Mark MacKinnon is the only Ward 6 councillor running for re-election, and he’s hoping that his constituents in Guelph’s Far South aren’t looking to run a clean slate. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mark MacKinnon for Ward 6 Councillor”