Wellington County Gets $750,000 to Help the Most Vulnerable Through Pandemic

One of the biggest issues with a stay-at-home order is that you have to have a home to stay at. For that reason, the Government of Canada announced last month that they were offering $157.5 million in funding to address the needs of the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis, and the County of Wellington will be getting $720,000 of that money to look after the short-term needs of our area’s most vulnerable. Continue reading “Wellington County Gets $750,000 to Help the Most Vulnerable Through Pandemic”

Guelph and Wellington Close All Facilities to the Public

After inching towards the decision for the last few days, both the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington have made the move to close all municipal facilities to the public. While select services will continue, no one from the general public will be allowed to enter any City building or any County facility. Continue reading “Guelph and Wellington Close All Facilities to the Public”

Transit Announces Free Buses & Reduced Service to Fight COVID-19

Although the buses are still running, Guelph Transit has announced that they’re taking steps to protect drivers and passengers while still keeping up transit services in the midst of the continuing battle against the spread of COVID-19.As of March 18, changes will be coming to how you ride Transit, but it will also be coming with a greatly reduced price tag. Continue reading “Transit Announces Free Buses & Reduced Service to Fight COVID-19”

Hidden Quarry Gets Approval from LPAT After Long Legal Fight

The Local Planning and Appeals Tribunal’s (LPAT) has given the go ahead for James Dick Construction Ltd. (JDCL) to proceed with the the extraction of stone and gravel at a 39-hectare property just south of Rockwood. Eight years after it first came up in the public consciousness, the so-called “Hidden Quarry” has the greenlight to open for business. Continue reading “Hidden Quarry Gets Approval from LPAT After Long Legal Fight”

GUELPH POLITICAST #198 – What’s in a Youth Wellness Hub?

Early this month at Committee of the Whole, there was a presentation on the idea of a youth wellness hub, which has attracted the interest and participation of over 40 different groups in Guelph and Wellington County. Such a big project deserves a particularly thorough discussion, and that’s what this week’s podcast is all about. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #198 – What’s in a Youth Wellness Hub?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 20 Meeting?

The final presentation for the 2020 Budget features a lot of the local services that people engage with daily in Guelph, including the police, the library, and the local public health unit. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 20 Meeting?”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Ralph Martin, Green Party

So what is the Wellington Halton-Hills Politicast? For the next couple of weeks, it’s a miniseries we’re doing to profile the people running in the riding of Wellington Halton-Hills, which basically surrounds Guelph, and has a very unique and different character from our political field here in the Royal City. Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Ralph Martin, Green Party”

Guelph is a Smart City, and Has the $10 Million to Prove It

Guelph and Wellington County’s proposal for a Circular Food Economy was a winner for Infrastructure Canada. The plan to increase access to nutritious food, reduce food waste and create new agri-business opportunities was the recipient of one of two $10 million prizes in a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading “Guelph is a Smart City, and Has the $10 Million to Prove It”

Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County

The County of Wellington is getting nearly $1.5 million in new funding over five years to help combat homelessness in Guelph and the surrounding area. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield made the announcement on Friday morning with several staff members from the Country’s social services department. Continue reading “Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County”

Guelph-Wellington’s a Smart City, as Pitch Passes First Round of Competition

In April, the City of Guelph and Wellington County revealed their submission for the Federal Government’s Smart City Challenge: the creation of the Canada’s first circular food economy. As luck would have it, the selection committee liked what Guelph and Wellington are offering, and now we’re off to round two. Continue reading “Guelph-Wellington’s a Smart City, as Pitch Passes First Round of Competition”