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”

This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018”

This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018”

Province of Ontario Makes Another Deal with Nestle, Not Water Related

The word Nestlé is the source of much controversy in our area, but one can’t deny that there are a number of people in and around Guelph, and across the province, that owe their livelihood to Nestlé. And so we’re reminded of this again today with the Government of Ontario’s announcement that they are partnering with Nestlé to support new jobs, and to keep old ones, up the road in London, Ontario. Continue reading “Province of Ontario Makes Another Deal with Nestle, Not Water Related”

The Official Plan is Officially Official

A little more than 65 months after city council passed the latest update to the Official Plan, OPA 48, it is finally the law that governs the development of the land. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approved the City’s Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 48 with some modifications on October 5. Continue reading “The Official Plan is Officially Official”