Monday, November 16, 2015

Local Activists/Politicos Pushing for Better Price for Water

Earlier this month, Ontario's interim Environmental Commissioner issued a startling report in the wake of a year full of stories of worldwide drought conditions, and concluded that the province's water resources are being taken for nothing or close to nothing by industry and businesses across Ontario. In Guelph, always at the forefront of environmental issues, key activists and politicians are taking this a cue to push further for the protection of local fresh water.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

VIDEO - Local Veterans Talk about Their Service at McCrae House

It's Remembrance Day across Canada today, but the annual ceremony of remembering those that served - the ones that came home and the ones that did not - began on Sunday at McCrae House with an event called "Thank a Veteran." Several local vets across many decades of service gathered their to tell stories, share memories, and remind us why Remembrance Day is a sacred occasion. A few of them talked to Guelph Politico in this special video.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Charges Laid in City Bus/Truck Crash

It was a truck accident near the railroad bridge on Wyndham St., but it was quite unlike the typical truck accident you see in that part of downtown. Now, over two weeks after the almost iconic scene of a city bus landing atop a pick-up truck at the corner of Wyndham and Farquar Streets, a charge for the accident has finally been filed. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

GUELPH POLITICAST #26 - Lloyd Longfield, MP-Elect

After nine years in the cold of the Opposition bench, Guelph has a seat in government again, and it will be filled by former Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Longfield. The newly elected Libeal Member of Parliament for Guelph sat down with the Guelph Politicast this past week for his first, full-length post-election interview.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Warnings for Big Kids and Small Ones

Going into the Halloween weekend, the Guelph Police Service is warning kids of all ages to play it safe out there. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GUELPH POLITICAST #25 - Greg Taylor, Ghost Walk of Guelph

The Albion Hotel, rumoured to be home to the ghost of Al Capone's Guelph girlfriend.

Just in time for Halloween, this episode of the Guelph Politicast is all about about ghosts. So who are you gonna call? Greg Taylor, the man behind the Ghost Walk of Guelph, of course.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Film from Budds Fire in 1965 Found and Posted

It was with saddness that Guelphites heard the news earlier this month that Budds would be closing its three locations in Kitchener, Guelph and Simcoe in the new year. On January 10, 1965 though, Budds came close to closing forever in Guelph 50 years in advanced when a fire broke out that Sunday afternoon and completely desimated the store at 111 Wyndham St. N. An 8mm film taken that day was recently donated to my friends at Ed Video, and it was digitzed and posted to YouTube for your historical pleasure.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Greens Say So Long, and Thanks for All the Votes

Obviously for local Greens there was some sense of disappointment with Monday's result in the Federal Election. Gord Miller was a good looking candidate in terms of resume, accomplishment and name recognition, and while he lead the Greens to a better showing than 2011 and pretty much finished even with the NDP, their hope was to send Miller to the House of Commons and sit next to Elizabeth May. But while, that wasn't meant to be, the campaign is expressing their gratitude to the Royal City.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Victory is Lloyd's as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave

Courtesy of @Kate_in_Guelph

Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield not only held on to the riding of Guelph as the Grits were swept to power last night, he seemingly creamed all competition as the former Chamber of Commerce president took nearly 50 per cent of the vote in the Royal City.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Bookshelf is Celebrating the Election

If you don't want to listen to CFRU's coverage of the election returns (and I can't imagine why you wouldn't), The Bookshelf has a way you can enjoy Election Night 2015 in a very social manner.