GUELPH POLITICAST #205 – Got Organic?

We’re coming up on the annual Organic Conference at the University of Guelph, a tradition that’s been around for nearly 40 years, long before “going organic” was a thing. Make no mistake: organic is big business now, a method of food production and farming that in Canada alone is worth $5.4 billion. In Guelph though, the annual Organic Conference is where this trend gets back to its roots. Pun intended. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #205 – Got Organic?”

The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019

The year is coming to close, and the non-stop news cycle is about to go on a holiday hiatus. There’s been so much news to cover these last 12 month that it’s hard to nail the Top 10 stories of the year, let alone rank them all in order, but that’s the cross we bear in the news business at this time of year. So, without further ado, shall we get to the Top 10 political news stories in Guelph for 2019? Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019”

U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre

Every year, students at the University of Guelph mark the anniversary of the terrorist attack at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal with a vigil at the campus’ Albert Thornbrough building, which houses the school of engineering. The memorial hasn’t gotten any easier after 30 years, but the message remains clear: we need to encourage and support women in engineering and other science and technology fields. Continue reading “U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre”

GUELPH POLITICAST #198 – What’s in a Youth Wellness Hub?

Early this month at Committee of the Whole, there was a presentation on the idea of a youth wellness hub, which has attracted the interest and participation of over 40 different groups in Guelph and Wellington County. Such a big project deserves a particularly thorough discussion, and that’s what this week’s podcast is all about. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #198 – What’s in a Youth Wellness Hub?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #197 – A Fair to November

This past weekend, it was the 45th edition of Fair November, the annual craft show at the University of Guelph that takes over two floors of the University Centre with a wide variety of hats, jewelry, pottery, edibles, and other handmade goods. But who are these people, and how did they go about turning their passion into a small business? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #197 – A Fair to November”

GUELPH POLITICAST #196 – The Weight of Freedom

This past Monday’s commemoration of Remembrance Day memorializes those that fought and served in the armed forces, but last week at the University of Guelph, there was a week long remembrance of those that lived though the horrors of a war, and like so many veterans, there aren’t too many more chances to hear their stories first hand. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #196 – The Weight of Freedom”

CSA Cancels Debate After Being Pressured to Include PPC Candidate

A panel with the local Federal Election candidates that was supposed to take place in the University Centre courtyard at the University of Guelph tonight has been cancelled. The organizers are blaming Provincial Free Speech policies mandated on Ontario universities, which was forcing them to include a candidate of a certain party in the debate. Guess which one? Continue reading “CSA Cancels Debate After Being Pressured to Include PPC Candidate”

Extra Buses for Homecoming and Other Reminders

It’s good news for everybody this Homecoming weekend, at least if you’re going to take the bus. All-day on Saturday, Guelph Transit will be free for everyone to ride regardless of whether you’re going to the game or not. But if you are going to the game, or hosting a party in your own backyard, take care to be on your best behaviour. Continue reading “Extra Buses for Homecoming and Other Reminders”

Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins

On what turned out to be Election Eve, Guelph MP and Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield offered $6.3 million in funding for the Bioenterprise Corporation to create an agri-food hub in southern Ontario. The idea is to turn the business accelerator on Research Lane into a “virtual network” to support over 200 growing ag-businesses in Guelph and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins”

GUELPH POLITICAST #186 – Live-ish from Move-In Day

It’s a strange sight every year; one day campus is all but empty, and the next day it’s bursting with life. Saturday was Move-In Day at the University of Guelph as thousands of first year students moved in to their dorms, made new friends, and got their first taste of adulting as they began their academic pursuits (whatever they may be). Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #186 – Live-ish from Move-In Day”