Ontario Schools Now Officially Out for Summer, While Commission Coming for LTC

The last time that Ontario students stepped foot inside their classrooms was the day before March Break, and Tuesday it was revealed that they won’t be going back until after Labour Day. The fate of the school year is one of a couple of new announcements from Queen’s Park today, along with updates to the emergency orders, and the announcement that the Provincial government will be looking into what happened in long term care homes. Continue reading “Ontario Schools Now Officially Out for Summer, While Commission Coming for LTC”

Two More COVID-19 Cases in Waterloo Region as Local Events Reconsider Cancellation

The news these days is pretty much all Coronavirus, all the time, and every hour brings new cancellations and quarantines, including, as of lunch hour on Thursday, the Prime Minister of Canada. With everything from major sporting events, movie premieres, conferences, and other crowd-filled activities being cancelled, everyone’s on guard for the next outbreak. Even here in Guelph. Continue reading “Two More COVID-19 Cases in Waterloo Region as Local Events Reconsider Cancellation”

Guelph Teachers Take Part in Province-Wide One Day Strike

Nearly 200,000 teachers in 72 school boards spent their Friday on the picket line instead of in the classroom, effectively shutting down nearly 5,000 schools in Ontario, and keeping nearly two million students at home. It was the biggest job action by Ontario teachers since 1997, and it was a further escalation in the labour face-off between teachers and the Government of Ontario that seems unlikely to end any time soon. Continue reading “Guelph Teachers Take Part in Province-Wide One Day Strike”

Ontario’s Education Showdown Gets More Intense as One-Day Strike Hits Guelph

The Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board are getting their time to strike this coming Wednesday in the latest round of job action from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). Guelph’s two prevailing school boards are among the 16 listed as part of the OSSTF’s latest attempt to resolve their impasse in negotiations with the Province. Continue reading “Ontario’s Education Showdown Gets More Intense as One-Day Strike Hits Guelph”

Guelph Schools Piloting New Program for Kids Walking to Classes

At the intersection of encouraging active transportation and helping to fight childhood obesity, there’s a new pilot program at three Guelph schools to encourage students to walk  or bike to school. Be on the look out, the Walking School Bus may be coming to a neighbourhood near you. Continue reading “Guelph Schools Piloting New Program for Kids Walking to Classes”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sebastian Dal Bo for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

Sebastian Dal Bo is one of four incumbents hoping to return to the Wellington Catholic District School Board for four more years. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sebastian Dal Bo for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Bill Krusky for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

Bill Krusky is one of two challengers to the slate of incumbents for the next Wellington Catholic District School Board. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Bill Krusky for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

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

Vikki Dupuis is another of the four incumbents running to return to the Wellington Catholic District School Board. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Vikki Dupuis for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

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

Joe Tersigni is one of the four incumbent trustees running for the Wellington Catholic District School Board. Can he convince voters to give him another term? Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Joe Tersigni for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Marino Gazzola for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee

All members of the present Wellington Catholic District School Board are running for re-election this year, including the present Chair, Marino Gazzola. So what’s his case for returning to the board?

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