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”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ralf Mesenbrink for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I have witnessed my daughter and her friends struggle with on-line learning and the effect of greatly reduced opportunities for our youth to engage in social interaction during COVID. This highlighted the value of in-person learning and the role caring adults in the school that supports the learning, well-being and mental health of our youth.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ralf Mesenbrink for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Laurie Whyte for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I have developed strong, respectful working relationships with senior administrators, present trustees, school administrators, teachers and other education workers. I have proven my willingness and ability to collaborate with others to jointly identify programs to help all students and have an understanding of the structure through which the Board of Trustees’ must operate.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Laurie Whyte for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Katherine Hauser for Ward 6 and Puslinch Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“After the uncertainty and stress of Covid, I want to be front and centre for the schools, education workers and our kids, helping to get the ship back upright so that every single student is supported and heard. I want all of our kids to feel included, represented and prepared for their brilliant futures.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Katherine Hauser for Ward 6 and Puslinch Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Martha MacNeil for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“Whether it is assisting families, learning from staff, enjoying performances at schools, making decisions with my colleagues, or any other of the varied aspects of our role, I relish them all and am grateful for the chance to help make a difference in the world.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Martha MacNeil for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

Trustee Candidate Wants to Name Guelph School for Author Munsch

When you’ve sold more than 80 million copies of your book, have a Juno, a membership in the Order of Canada, and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, you should probably have a school named after you in the town you’ve called home for nearly 50 years. This is the case being made by Kyle Reaburn, a candidate running for one of the two trustee seats for Wards 2, 3, and 4 on the Upper Grand District School Board. Continue reading “Trustee Candidate Wants to Name Guelph School for Author Munsch”

Labour Celebrates Work and Politics at First In-Person Picnic Since 2019

The hot dogs were grilled, the music was folksy, and the political takes were hot. Maybe it was just the thrill of having a Labour Day picnic again after two forced delays during the pandemic, but the crowds were bigger than usual for the annual event put on by the Guelph & District Labour Council. It also could have been the politics, as local unions are gearing up for a labour fights on a couple of fronts. Continue reading “Labour Celebrates Work and Politics at First In-Person Picnic Since 2019”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Paul Nichols for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“Most of the people I’ve spoken to have been shocked to learn the UGDSB’s operating budget was over $430,000,000. I believe it’s so important for more of us to have this awareness and to know the trustees and the process by which the budget is developed and programs are funded.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Paul Nichols for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Kyle Reaburn for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I saw the pandemic’s effects on student mental health and achievement and knew that I had to step up to help students. As the husband of a teacher, and a concerned citizen, I need to help move the school board towards better supports for our students in the UGDSB. There were many issues that had to take the backseat during the pandemic; some of these grew worse and now we have to address bigger challenges to student and school life.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Kyle Reaburn for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

The Complete Ballot for the 2022 Guelph Election

This is it! All the papers have been accepted, all nominees have been named. If your wondering who’s running and who to vote for this fall from the mayor’s chair, to your city councillors, to one of the four local schools boards, this is what you’re looking at. Let the campaign begin! Continue reading “The Complete Ballot for the 2022 Guelph Election”