RECAP: Guthrie Talks about Restrictions, Signs of Hope and Other Things in Live Chat

If you happened to be on Facebook Tuesday night, you might have come across an impromptu Q&A with Guelph’s Mayor, Cam Guthrie. The nearly hour-long affair covered a wide range of topics that were mostly related to COVID-19 and the recent provincial restrictions, though there were some oldies-but-goldies like complaints about the new library, and the lack of an east-end grocery store. There was also a cameo from an honest to goodness local anti-mask celebrity! Continue reading “RECAP: Guthrie Talks about Restrictions, Signs of Hope and Other Things in Live Chat”

Guelph Says Goodbye to Their Favourite Mayor, Norm Jary

Politicians are often loved more after they leave office, but few politicians enjoyed decades of popularity, both in office and out of it, the way that Norm Jary did. On Friday night, the former mayor, city councillor, radio man, and all-around good guy Jary passed away at the age of 91. He now belongs to the ages you might say, but for many Guelphites he will always belong in their hearts. Continue reading “Guelph Says Goodbye to Their Favourite Mayor, Norm Jary”

Guthrie and Mayors Say Pitchforks Are Ready if There’s No New Funding in 2021

Municipalities are managing the pandemic well, but they still need help and they shouldn’t have to beg for it. That was the one-sentence wrap up of a Cambridge Chamber of Commerce event Thursday morning where Guelph’s own Mayor Cam Guthrie, joined Mayor Kathryn McGarry of Cambridge and Mayor Patrick Brown of Brampton to trade notes on managing the pandemic, and potential issues that still lie ahead. Continue reading “Guthrie and Mayors Say Pitchforks Are Ready if There’s No New Funding in 2021”

Mayor’s Task Force Looking for Help While the City of Guelph Looks Ahead

For nearly two months, like every other community in much of the world, Guelph has been battling the effects of COVID-19. As the pandemic lockdown continues to roll on, the City of Guelph is trying to ensure its people that everything that can be done, is being done, and they are looking at how the regular business of the City will change as the pandemic remains with us. Continue reading “Mayor’s Task Force Looking for Help While the City of Guelph Looks Ahead”

LUMCO Looks for Help to Cover COVID-19 Costs

It’s a well-known secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing all kinds of complications on the bottom line of businesses and individuals, but it’s also causing streams of red ink for Canada’s cities too. The mayor’s of Ontario’s 29 biggest cities, the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), are raising the alarm after a meeting today that they need higher levels of government to give them extra help to manage the fiscal blow from coronavirus. Continue reading “LUMCO Looks for Help to Cover COVID-19 Costs”

GUELPH POLITICAST #209 – Inside the Mind of Cam Guthrie

What goes on inside the head of Guelph’s mayor? When did he start to becoming interested in politics? What influenced him along the way? What considerations does he take into account as he makes decisions? If you’ve ever wondered about these, or similar questions, then this is going to be a podcast you’re going to want to press play on! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #209 – Inside the Mind of Cam Guthrie”

Norm Jary Picks Up Another Accolade at Guelph Community Living

Norm Jary is Guelph longest serving mayor, and its longest serving city councillor. He’s fondly remembered in the Royal City for his dedication to municipal affairs, and for his years of broadcasting out of CJOY. You can’t find a long-time Guelphite without getting a dose of fondness for Mayor Jary, so what do you get the man that has everything? How about naming a board room after him? Continue reading “Norm Jary Picks Up Another Accolade at Guelph Community Living”

RECAP: Mayor Guthrie’s Holiday Facebook Town Hall

Mayor Cam Guthrie took part in his annual town hall with the community of the Guelph This and That Facebook page on Wednesday night. Topics included the Baker Street redevelopment, the opioid crisis, homelessness, safety, and, of course, snow plowing, but if you didn’t get a chance to see it for yourself, you can follow the tweets here and now. Continue reading “RECAP: Mayor Guthrie’s Holiday Facebook Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #200 – Mayor Norm Jary

When it came time to look at who should be featured on the landmark 200th episode of the Guelph Politicast, there was really only one answer. It’s been almost 20 years since Norm Jary left city council, and it’s been almost 35 years since he left the mayor’s office, but it’s hard to deny that the 37th Mayor of the City of Guelph still enjoys high approval ratings. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #200 – Mayor Norm Jary”

Mayor’s Forum Marks Mental Health Day with Suicide Prevention Discussion

Mental Health issues are enjoying increased awareness and attention in recent years, but on World Mental Health Day in Guelph, an event hosted by Mayor Cam Guthrie focused on one area of mental health that still struggles to get a lot of attention, suicide and suicide prevention. Continue reading “Mayor’s Forum Marks Mental Health Day with Suicide Prevention Discussion”