CITY PAGES: Kindergarten Registration, Chickens and New Year’s Construction

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Kindergarten Registration, Chickens and New Year’s Construction”

CITY PAGES: Rec Programs, Library Robots and Open Houses

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Rec Programs, Library Robots and Open Houses”

Guelph Schools Bracing For Potential Monday Strike. Again.

With CUPE and the Ministry of Education working towards a showdown on Monday as educations workers go back on the picket line, schools around Ontario are having to make alternative plans. Next week, schools in Guelph and area under the two English school boards are taking a similar approach to keep in-person going as long as possible in the hopes that cooler heads might still prevail. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Bracing For Potential Monday Strike. Again.”

Back to Business as Usual at Guelph Schools on Tuesday

With the morning’s announcement that the Ontario government will repeal Bill 28, and the follow-up announcement that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will end their strike, all that talk about remote learning this week at our local schools has been cancelled. Get ready for business as usual starting Tuesday at all schools in Guelph and Wellington County. Continue reading “Back to Business as Usual at Guelph Schools on Tuesday”

School Plans: UGDSB and WCDSB Moving to Remote Learning This Week

It only took a day, but the labour action by the province’s education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will force the closure of Guelph and area schools this week. The Upper Grand Board schools will be open one more day on Monday, while the Wellington Catholic Board schools staffed by CUPE workers will be closed immediately. Here’s the update from the two school boards… Continue reading “School Plans: UGDSB and WCDSB Moving to Remote Learning This Week”

ELECTION RESULTS: Resounding Re-Election for Guthrie, 5 New Councillors

The results of the 2022 Guelph Municipal Election were predictable in some ways, but really quite surprising in others. Among the especially notable surprises is that while nine incumbents were running for re-election, only eight of them are coming back to the council table in the new term. As for those five new councillors, who are they exactly? Let’s go through the returns below! Continue reading “ELECTION RESULTS: Resounding Re-Election for Guthrie, 5 New Councillors”

GUELPH POLITICAST #344 – Here We Go Again…?

You may have heard that there may be a teachers’ strike coming. Another disruption to the learning of Ontario’s students is the last thing anyone – from parents to government to the teachers themselves – wants. Having said that though, it does feel like we’re on a path to inevitable job action as teachers’ demand more resources and Queen’s Park demands moderation. Is there a middle ground? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #344 – Here We Go Again…?”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luke Weiler for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I strongly value the public school system and its role in educating and supporting the growth of the next generation. I believe that my background in not-for-profit governance, collaborative decision-making, and law will make me a constructive participant in the work of the school board.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luke Weiler for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mark Paralovos for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“Parents should be able to have an open dialogue with Trustees, without fear of being labelled or ostracized because their views don’t neatly align with those of the Board. I want MUCH better representation in the Board, and I want to foster a space where parents can express their opinions to the Board and be heard fairly and courteously.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mark Paralovos for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – James Gollinger for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“In the last few years, our schools have gone through a lot of extreme changes, some of which have threatened the standard of education we are providing to our students. As a long time school volunteer, and a current home school Dad to two kids, I want to bring my experience to the board to assist in the work that needs to be done in restoring our education system in Guelph.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – James Gollinger for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”