CITY NOTES: Holiday Events, New GYMC Head and Volunteering Issues

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 NOTES: Holiday Events, New GYMC Head and Volunteering Issues”

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 – Sebastian Dal Bo for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

“As a former teacher and principal I feel strongly about giving back to the system from which I have benefited so much from. Being retired, I know that I have the background, time and energy to do this. I am asking your support to continue to promote student achievement, engagement and well-being and to ensure effective stewardship our Board’s resources.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sebastian Dal Bo for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Steve Petric for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

“We need local leaders who advocate for reducing systemic barriers and inequity with policy, programming, and process changes. Leaders who will work to increase opportunities for student success and well-being, connect with and amplify student and community voices, and bring further transparency, accountability, and environmental sustainability to our school board.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Steve Petric for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Joe Tersigni for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

“I am running for Trustee to promote and protect Catholic Education and to continue working towards maintaining excellence in student achievement. Our Catholic school system is an enduring gift that has been handed down to us since 1841. I am fully committed to maintaining this excellent Catholic Education System in Ontario.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Joe Tersigni for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Vikki Dupuis for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

“I have said many times that education can ‘level the playing field’ for kids, and not just in terms of learning. Education can offer experiences, opportunities and educators who can change the course of a child’s life. The impact of an education ripples throughout a person’s entire life. As a trustee I have had a voice in the governance of those opportunities and experiences, and I foster my calling to serve and support children.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Vikki Dupuis for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”