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Monday, October 24, 2016

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 24, 2016

Tonight's meeting will be mostly about Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc, and the responding to the Province's review of Places to Grow. To follow all the action starting at 5 pm, you can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico's preview of tonight's meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight's council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the October 25 and 26 Meeting?

The annual budget process begins on Wednesday with a review of all the non-tax supported and capital budget projects. Here's the preview of that first, special budget meeting of city council, plus, the meeting from the day before. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ontario Making Slight Changes to Provincial Elections

There's been a lot of talk about electoral reform on a federal level and on a municipal level lately, so why doesn't the province join in on the fun, albeit on a smaller scale?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the October 24 Meeting?

Before council dives wholeheartedly into the 2017 budget, October's last city council meeting will cover provincial planning, federal money for transit and the always contentious subject of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Important Upcoming Meeting Dates

This is certainly a busy fall season for political events, and the next several weeks are no exception, so if you've got money on your mind, put the following dates into your calendar.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Province Initiates [Some] Action on Water Bottling Companies

That splash you heard this morning was the Province of Ontario finally answering the call of thousands of community activists to finally doing something about companies taking millions of gallons of water per day for a pittance and shipping it out of town.

Friday, October 14, 2016

GUELPH POLITICAST #54 - Memories of Protesting Walmart

It was a battle that unfolded for over a decade! An epic conflagration between small town Davids and corporate Goliaths. The Royal City has left its mark many times on history, and one of the most recent was during a decade long battle between a dedicated group of community activists and the world's largest retail. Having said that, can you believe that its been 10 years since Walmart opened in Guelph, and now we have two of them?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It Was the City's Choice to Cancel Free Ride "Perk" for Storm Fans, Says Clack

Since Guelph Politico first published an article on the sudden cancellation of the Free Ride Friday program there's been a lot of confusion about who's responsible and why. So as Storm fans are left by the side of the road without their usual ride downtown, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Services at the City of Guelph admits that it was the City's decision.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for September 16-October 10, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

VIDEO: Enthusiastic Crowd Demonstrates Against Planned Right to Life Memorial

For a last minute protest on a Friday before a long weekend, the rally against the so-called Garden of Grace at the Basilica of Our Lady brought out a number of very enthusiastic people of all genders concerned about the placement of a blatantly political monument on the grounds of Guelph's biggest tourist attraction.