The Last Words from Outgoing Councillors at Their Last Meeting

Last night, the 2018-2022 Guelph City Council met for the last time in the newly renovated chambers, and for five of the people there, it was the last time they’ll be sitting at the council table (for at least four years anyway). In the course of the meeting, all the outgoing councillors were given a chance for some last words, and here’s what they said… Continue reading “The Last Words from Outgoing Councillors at Their Last Meeting”

Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph

Monday marked the first day that you could file the paper work to run for office in this fall’s Municipal Election, and when it was all said and done it was a pretty quiet one. While one person signed up to take on the incumbents, another long-time councillor announced that he is making this term around the horseshoe his last. Continue reading “Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph”

RECAP: Ward 4 Reps and GNSC Head Get Last Word Before Budget Night

Less than 48 hours before the final decisions about the 2022 and 2023 budget have to be made, the Councillors from Ward 4 got the last word with their “Community Conversation.” Much of the conservation centred around the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and the work being done by their associates in the west end, but a pretty good picture was painted about the need for some of that funding. Shall we go over the recap? Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 4 Reps and GNSC Head Get Last Word Before Budget Night”

Residents Win! Metrolinx No Longer Looking to Build TPS in Margaret Greene

Last summer, residents in the communities around Margaret Greene Park strained outdoor gathering limitations to tell City of Guelph officials and a couple of comms professionals from Metrolinx to share their outrage. It was a hot summer day, and nearly six months later on a cold winter’s day, Metrolinx has announced that the park is safe. They will not be placing a traction power station behind the park after all. Continue reading “Residents Win! Metrolinx No Longer Looking to Build TPS in Margaret Greene”

RECAP: Mayor & Ward 4 Councillors Talk Policing & Budget at Town Hall

It’s a known fact that Mayor Cam Guthrie got his start in politics as one of the councillors for Ward 4, and on Thursday night he virtually returned to his stomping groups with current Ward 4 Councillors Mike Salisbury and Christiner Billings. A cast of thousands (sort of) also joined Guthrie, Salisbury and Billings to talk about the 2021 Budget and issues of policing in Guelph in the second in a series of pre-budget virtual town halls. Continue reading “RECAP: Mayor & Ward 4 Councillors Talk Policing & Budget at Town Hall”

RECAP: Ward 4 Town Hall Rounds Out Direct Feedback on Budget ’20

The last town hall of the budget season unfolded Tuesday night at the West End Rec Centre as Ward 4 Councillors  Christine Billings and Mike Salisbury  answered constituent questions about the 2020 budget, and then talked to some west side concerns. You can read the live tweets below, or, if you don’t care for reading, you can watch the original live stream. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 4 Town Hall Rounds Out Direct Feedback on Budget ’20”

Even More Council Candidate Interviews from Open Sources

Before we sit down with the mayoral candidates for the next few weeks, we hear from five more of your city council candidates.

Last Thursday’s episode featured discussions with Phil Allt, Patrick Sheridan, Mike Salisbury, Matt Saunders, and Stacy Cooper. 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.

Open Sources Guelph

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we start the countdown to Election Day with another line-up of candidate profiles. You’ll hear this week from a quintet of council candidates including a pair of incumbents and a triad of challengers.

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Any Day Now! A Decade of Waiting for Lafarge Development to Start

It was interesting to see the Lafarge site come back into the news this month. For the most part, nothing has really been happening with it in a good long while, but even in the days before Guelph Politico I had my journalistic eye on it, and given recent developments, I thought a dip into the archives might be advised. Continue reading “Any Day Now! A Decade of Waiting for Lafarge Development to Start”

Mike Salisbury (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Mike Salisbury loved being city councillor so much that even though he lost his seat to now-mayoral candidate Cam Guthrie in the 2010 municipal election, he’s rolling the dice again in the open field of the Ward 4 race. Continue reading “Mike Salisbury (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”