RECAP: Staff Lays Out the Potential Future for York/Elizabeth

The Ward has seen lot of changes over the years and decades, but the City of Guelph is looking towards at least one more change in the years to come. On Thursday night, City planning staff hosted a virtual town hall to give residents a run down about all the work that they’ve done so far with the new land use plan for this complicated area in Ward 1, and are inviting people to offer feedback for at least one more week. Continue reading “RECAP: Staff Lays Out the Potential Future for York/Elizabeth”

RECAP: Cobey Faces Tough Questions on Community Safety at Ward 1 Town Hall

From safety concerns downtown to property theft and damage in the far east end of the city, there were a lot of police issues discussed at Tuesday’s town hall meeting held by Ward 1 Councillors Dan Gibson and Bob Bell. From the impacts of COVID-19, to changes in Guelph’s crime severity index, to calls to “Defund the Police”, Police Chief Gord Cobey fielded a lot of questions, and offered a lot of answers. This is the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Cobey Faces Tough Questions on Community Safety at Ward 1 Town Hall”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Susan Carey for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

Susan Carey believes she has the *tools* to be a good school board trustee for the Upper Grand District School Board. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Susan Carey for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

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

Luke Weiler is one of the people running in the very busy Ward 1 and 5 trustee race for the Upper Grand District School Board. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luke Weiler for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Jamie Killingsworth for Ward 1 Councillor

Jamie Killingsworth is probably well known to local sports fans, but now he’s all about politics and is running to be one of Ward 1’s councillors. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Jamie Killingsworth for Ward 1 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Jordan Lemke for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

Jordan Lemke is one of five challengers, in addition to the two incumbents, running for the two Ward 1 and 5 slots on the Upper Grand District School Board. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Jordan Lemke for Ward 1/5 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

Issues, Concerns and Pop Culture Discussed at Ward 1 Forum

Ward 1’s eight candidates faced off Wednesday night at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Reverend John Borthwick hosted the forum – not a debate – and asked the candidates about their plans, the issues from their fellow Ward 1 residents, and, surprisingly, their favourite pop culture artifact. Continue reading “Issues, Concerns and Pop Culture Discussed at Ward 1 Forum”