City Moves to Absorb Quarry Site, and Ask for MZO to Do It

It’s not going to be a lazy summer at Guelph City Council as the next several weeks they, along with the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the County of Wellington, will determine the fate of an issue that ties all three governments together. Guelph is ready to absorb the site of the Dolime Quarry and make it a part of the city proper, but there’s an obstacle course of meetings they have to run through to make it happen. Continue reading “City Moves to Absorb Quarry Site, and Ask for MZO to Do It”

GUELPH POLITICAST #189 – Maude!

Guelph knows water. We’re the largest community in Canada that depends exclusively on ground water for our needs, and we’re hyper aware of the dangers to our water supply and the urgent need to protect them. You know who else knows about working hard to protect Canada’s water? You should, she pops by with impressive regularity this time of year. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #189 – Maude!”

RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall

In his first town hall as the MPP for Guelph, Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner covered a wide-range of issues including climate change, healthcare, transit, and the lack of decorum these days at Queen’s Park. Continue reading “RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 26 Meeting?

The regular council meeting for February has environmental concerns front and centre, as city council considers joining a club of global lenvironmental leaders, and considers feedback to the Greenbelt expansion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 26 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #19 – Dave Regos, Producer of Divide in Concord

We are no strangers to water issues here in Guelph. Whether it’s our system of water use monitoring, or the ongoing battle between local conservationists and a certain bottling plant south of the city, Guelph has been at the forefront of the debate in the ways we use, protect, and replenish the world’s most valuable resource: drinking water. At the intersection of municipal politics and water protection is a new documentary called Divide in Concord, which chronicles one woman’s quest to ban single-serve, non-reusable bottles of water in her hometown Concord, Mass. That struggle is coming to Guelph this weekend when Divide in Concord screens at the Guelph Film Festival. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #19 – Dave Regos, Producer of Divide in Concord”