Yes, We’re Still in a State of Emergency. No, We Don’t Know For How Much Longer.

As more people are get vaccinated, and as the economy continues to re-open, there’s a detail that needs to be addressed: We’re still technically in a state of emergency here in Guelph. In March last year, Mayor Cam Guthrie declared that emergency in the City right as that first wave of COVID-19 started peaking. We’ve now made it through two subsequent waves, so is the day coming with the emergency is over? Continue reading “Yes, We’re Still in a State of Emergency. No, We Don’t Know For How Much Longer.”

Cambridge MPP Tossed From Caucus After Voting Against Her Party

It’s never an easy thing to vote against your own party, especially when that party forms the government in power. As they say, “Elections have consequences”, but so does defiance, and Progressive Conservative MPP Belinda Karahalios paid the price on Tuesday when she was tossed from her own caucus for voting against the government on extending emergency powers. Continue reading “Cambridge MPP Tossed From Caucus After Voting Against Her Party”

Provincial State of Emergency Extended Until June 30

In a vote that sends the message to Ontarians that the pandemic is far from over, the Ontario Legislature voted to extend the provincial state of emergency until the end of June. According to the Government of Ontario, this action comes as a recommendation of the medical officer of health, and it will allow them to continue to respond to the pandemic in a “measured and responsible way.” Continue reading “Provincial State of Emergency Extended Until June 30”

City Will Stay Closed till the End of the State of Emergency

The City of Guelph had been looking to reopen its facilities and get back to some sense of normalcy at the beginning of May, but as we itch closer to the end of April that plan was starting to seem less likely to come to fruition. On Tuesday, the City confirmed that facilities will remain closed until the state of emergency is lifted,  and they will only open on the best advice of public health and the Province. Continue reading “City Will Stay Closed till the End of the State of Emergency”

Q&A with Mayor Guthrie About the State of Emergency

On Thursday night, Mayor Cam Guthrie called a state of emergency in the City of Guelph. If you’re wondering what exactly that means for life here in the Royal City, you’re not alone. The mayor talked to Guelph Politico on Friday about what the state of emergency means for Guelph, what City Hall is doing to respond to the crisis, and his most important request to all Guelph residents right now. Continue reading “Q&A with Mayor Guthrie About the State of Emergency”