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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Monday, January 22, 2018

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 22, 2017

Tonight, council will act as tribunal and hear a matter of misplaced development charges. You can click here for the agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight's council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

This Week in Press Releases - January 15-19, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Student Group Hopes to Change Minds on Divestment Vote at U of G

On Tuesday, the Board of Governors at the University of Guelph are meeting, as they regularly do. But there's an item on the agenda this month that is quite irregular. The final report of an ad-hoc committee on Special Action Requests is bringing back the results of an investigation into whether or not the U of G should divest from fossil fuel companies, and the people that helped bring the request forward are not going to like the answer.

Friday, January 19, 2018

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the January 29 Meeting?

A straightforward agenda for the first full council meeting of the year, as councillors get a chance to review items from the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting just two weeks earlier. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

VIDEO: Waiting for the Bus Can Be Dangerous

Tonight at the University Centre, waiting for the northbound #99 Mainline was a cold and perilous experience. It's hard to say what the problem was - a busy night at the university, a missing bus - but what it was, it created a dangerous situation as hundreds of University of Guelph students waited  in front of platform #12 for their ride downtown.

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the January 22 Meeting?

On Monday, it's time for a very special council meeting in which the mayor and city council will be asked to take on a role they don't play every day.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GUELPH POLITICAST #108 - Gibson and MacKinnon on Being a Councillor

Gibson and MacKinnon at the 2014 swearing in of council.
Not to alarm you guys, but there's a municipal election in October. There is certainly anticipation for this event in local democracy, and there's already a working list out there about who on the present council is running and who is still just a maybe. But let's forget the horse race for a moment, and talk about the job itself. More than that let's talk about what the job looks like after doing it for the last three years.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for January 1-15, 20178

Twice-monthly, Guelph Politico posts the latest inspection results from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit inspection of local restaurants, hotels, cafes, grocery stores and other businesses that handle food. We call it "Mangez!", and this column highlights the latest inspections done by WDGPH, and the results they've posted.

Monday, January 15, 2018

More Transit Drama as GM Spicer Quits and Heads to Halifax

Two-days shy of exactly 14-months after the announcement of his hire, Guelph Transit GM Mike Spicer has announced that he will be leaving not just the City of Guelph, but the Province of Ontario.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

This Week in Press Releases - January 8-12, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases.