New Council Term Comes with Live Streaming!

Ward 6 Councillor Mark MacKinnon will be starting off the new term being watched by the cameras that he insisted be funded. The City of Guelph confirmed today that the inaugural meeting of city council Monday will be the first to be live-streamed by the City of Guelph itself.  Continue reading “New Council Term Comes with Live Streaming!”

Public Invited to Open House to See the Baker District Plans (So Far…)

There’s a lot of big interested in the redevelopment of Baker Street, mostly because that’s where the big new main branch of the Guelph Public Library is going. Well, mark your calendars for a fortnight from now because the City, and its chosen developer, want to show you what they’ve done so far, and get your feedback. Continue reading “Public Invited to Open House to See the Baker District Plans (So Far…)”

Schreiner Wants to Take You For a Ride… In His Electric Car

The eMERGE EV show is this weekend at Old Quebec Street, a chance for the electric vehicle enthusiasts, and potential enthusiasts, to commiserate about driving electric. If you’re very lucky though, you might get the chance to drive around in the electric vehicle of one particular EV enthusiast, Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament. Continue reading “Schreiner Wants to Take You For a Ride… In His Electric Car”

Bail to the Chief! DeRuyter Announces Retirement from Guelph Police

Though we’ve been wondering who might fill the 13 seats around the city council chamber for the next term, there’s now going to be an especially big seat to fill next year in an office on the other side of the tracks from City Hall. Continue reading “Bail to the Chief! DeRuyter Announces Retirement from Guelph Police”

Transit Riders: the City and a New Advocacy Group Want Feedback!

Undoubtedly, there are issues with Guelph Transit. You’ve got yours, you’ve probably talked about them on social media and to friends, but now, two different groups in the city are ready to listen. Continue reading “Transit Riders: the City and a New Advocacy Group Want Feedback!”

Only Some Minor Changes Coming to Transit Next Month

With September coming, it’s that incredible time of year when it seems like everything gets back to normal. “Normal” is relative in the case of Guelph Transit though, because September is usually the time for some schedule or route changes, and this September is no exception. Continue reading “Only Some Minor Changes Coming to Transit Next Month”

Guelph is AA+ For Six Years Running (Financially Speaking)

In spite of all those public masturbators, Guelph continues to hold a very strong AA+ credit rating in the newest evaluation from Standard and Poors. In their humble estimation, Guelph looks very financially stable for the next few years, and, if we play our cards right, we might even get our credit status upgraded. Continue reading “Guelph is AA+ For Six Years Running (Financially Speaking)”

This Week in Guelph Beer News

We don’t often talk about beer here on Guelph Politico, but sometimes circumstances warrant the stretching of this site’s normal beat, and here we are, about to talk about beer. And for local beer lovers, this is going to be a good news/bad news situation. Continue reading “This Week in Guelph Beer News”

Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd

Guelph wasn’t the first on the list to get a legal cannabis store, but we are one of the first to get a location for ours. The LCBO, and its legal post subsidiary the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), announced Wednesday where four of the government pot shops will open this summer. Appropriately enough, the Royal City’s OCS will open nestled near a number of snack-friendly locations in the plaza across from, appropriately enough, Stone Road Mall. Continue reading “Guelph Location for Cannabis Store Announced on Stone(r) Rd”