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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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for December 1-15, 2017

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

GUELPH POLITICAST #105 - Sarah Wilmer, Women's Community Development Co-ordinator, ARCH


Let's get the obvious out of the way: Yes, there are sex workers in Guelph. Any time the topic is bridged in the corporate media, it comes with this strain of shock that such a thing is happening in our own backyards. Of course it is. Perhaps that's why sex workers find themselves particularly vulnerable to violence. Hear no evil, see no evil, right?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 13, 2017

Tonight City Council will decide whether or not to repaint these trucks to the Alectra colours, or leave them just as they are under the Guelph Hydro banner. 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 along below via Storify.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Alectra Merger: How's it Going Elsewhere?

On Wednesday, Guelph City Council will meet to discuss whether or not to merge Guelph Hydro with Alectra Utilities, a publicly-owned conglomerate of several Ontario local distribution companies. We know what's in it for Guelph if they sign on to the deal, but what about Alectra itself? How is their expansion project going thus far?

Monday, December 11, 2017

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 11, 2017

Council meets to plan again one last time before the end of the year. 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 along below via Storify.



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Council, Committee and Election Calendar for 2018

The council year is almost over with just three more meetings before the Christmas break, but when do we get back to business as usual at City Hall. That date, and every date after, for the 2018 Council calendar is below with every Committee date and important election-related date as well.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the December 18 Meeting?

It's the end of the year for council as we take one last meeting before the Christmas break. Tying up loose ends from this month's committee, and the start of a commercial policy review is all that's got to be taken care of before it's egg nog and good cheer time!

Transit Announces "Tweaks" to Several Routes for the New Year.

It's been a tough couple of month for Transit with the realignment of routes and schedules not going exactly as planned, so they've announced some tweaks for January that might try and alleviate the pressure, or might create some new issues.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the December 13 Meeting?

In a move that surprises no one, it is being recommended that the City of Guelph as the shareholder of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., move forward with a merger of Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities. So what does Guelph get out of the deal? What does it stand to lose? And what's the deadline to make it all happen?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 5, 2017

The 2018 budget process wraps up today! (Unless it doesn't, in which case it will begin again tomorrow and then be decided.) 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 along below via Storify.