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?”


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”

GUELPH POLITICAST #115 – The Vital Signs Report

What does our community look like? If you’re asked that question, then you surely think of the very literal picture of Guelph in your head, probably Downtown Guelph and the various landmarks of our city core. But less literally, what does our city look like? What kind of people live here? How many live here? What do they do? And are they happy and healthy in Guelph and Wellington County? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #115 – The Vital Signs Report”

PRESS RELEASE – Immigration Connection Celebrates Fifth Year

Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership will once again be hosting its annual Immigration Connection event a week from today at the Hanlon Convention Centre. Amongst the questions you will have is where is the Hanlon Convention Centre, because not a week goes by that someone doesn’t stop at the front desk of the hotel I work at wondering where it is. (It’s in the plaza at the corner of Woodlawn and the Hanlon. The same one as the Good Will, around the corner where the Three Star Cinema used to be.) And that’s the one piece of information you won’t get from the press release below. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE – Immigration Connection Celebrates Fifth Year”