Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chamber of Commerce Annouces Federal Candidates Debate Date

Someone asked on Twitter Thursday if a date had been set for a debate of the local candidates, and today I discovered the answer. On September 29, 2015 at 7 pm, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host a debate between the four major party candidates.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fair Vote Guelph to Hold Candidates Forum

In what maybe the first all candidates meet-up of the season, Fair Vote Guelph is advertising that they have invited the four major party candidates to a forum that they will holding the second week of September.

Elections Canada Hosting Pilot Project on 40 Campuses; U of G Will Be One

It's a problem just about every election cycle, getting young people to the polls and casting their vote. Students especially are part of this struggle because if the election in question takes place while they're away from their home riding, they'll have to either vote in their school's riding, or vote via absentee ballot back home. As fate would have it, Elections Canada is making it easier this year by hosting several days of advanced polls where students can cast ballots that will count in their home ridings.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Quick Note About Election Coverage

So here we are, another Federal campaign. This blog started with a Federal election, the 2008 by-election to replace Brenda Chamberlain as Member of Parliament for Guelph, and that became the full-blown 2008 Federal Election exactly one day before it was over. We made it though 2011, after which we were assured thanks to a majority for the Conservatives that we'd have a four years till the next one. So here we are, and I'm sure you're wondering what I have cooking...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Free Skate at Ward Skatepark Starts Next Week

Once again, the City is offering free skateboarding at the Ward Skatepark in the month of August (and the beginning of September). It's nothing quite like a permenant outdoor skatepark, but the gesture is nice, and as the kids enter month two of summer vacation, it will also mean a new regular activity for them to do.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Celebrate John Galt Day Next Weekend

It's that time of year! Time to celebrate that crazy visionary that took an empty piece of land in the southwestern end of Upper Canada, and turned it into the Royal City. It's John Galt Day next weeked, and the City of Guelph wants you to celebrate with some fun, family-friendly activities. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Transit Will Now Let You Know Where You're Getting Off

If you've been on the bus lately, you will have noticed a new feature in the form of a bright LED sign at the front of a bus. Right this minute, all most of them do is announce when someone pushes the stop button, but over the next month, they will start calling out the stop, and thus make it easier to get around if you've never taken a particular bus route before.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Uber Has Landed in Guelph (and K-W and London)

Here's something interesting. A few months ago I pondered about the chances of Uber coming to the Royal City as the debate about its imminent arrival heated up just up the road in Kitchener-Waterloo, and wouldn't you know... A good friend tipped me off this morning, followed up quickly by a CBC report, and then an official press release from Uber itself this afternoon. Uber has landed in Guelph, and for the first couple of days it will be free.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Peter MacKay Coming to Give Kovach a Boost

Many observers said that by not running in his own race in Central Nova that Justice Minister Peter MacKay would have a lot of extra time to lend his name cache to other Conservative candidates in the 2015 race. In an announcement this morning, it seems that local Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach is going to be one of the recipients of MacKay's political star power.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Month-Long Wyndram Street Closure Begins Monday

A section of Wyndham Street between Carden and Fountain Streets will be closed off for a month starting Monday, and for once, the construction work involved has nothing to do with the railway bridge that's so often the subject of scorn involving tight-fitting transport trucks.