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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, June 22, 2018

Committee of the Whole Preview - What's on the Agenda for the July 3 Meeting?

In what will be last Committee of the Whole meeting before the election, city council will be going over the future. Future schedules, future heritage plans, future community centres, and sign bylaw variances will all be up for discussion. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

GUELPH POLITICAST #130 - Reviewing the Service Review

Is our waste collection and processing the best it can possibly be? That was the simple question at the heart of the Service Review of the City of Guelph's Solid Waste Department. Solid Waste was the first of three pilot Service Review projects approved by city council, an immense months long project that yielded 11 recommendations.This is the rest of the story.

Monday, June 18, 2018

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 14, 2018

The annual general meetings for Guelph Junction Railway and Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. takes place tonight. You can click here and here for the agendas 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.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Friends of the GPL Desperate for Space for Book Sale.


Unless they have some very good luck very soon, there may be no 12th annual Friends of the Guelph Public Library used book sale. A lack of a space big enough to organize and hold the sale may scuttle the annual event unless an appropriate venue can be found in the very, very near future.

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for June 1-15, 2018

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.

Friday, June 15, 2018

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the June 25 Meeting?

For the regular city council meeting this month, we've got the next council's paycheques, board appointments, a notice of motion, and the last kick of the can for the second phase of Clair-Maltby on the agenda. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 14, 2018

This special meeting of city council is all about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan. You can click here for the amended 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.

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

If it's June, it's time for Guelph City Council to act as shareholder of both Guelph Junction Railway, and Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. The audits and general reports for both organizations will be discussed in two back-to-back meetings on Monday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GUELPH POLITICAST #129 - Xicotencatl Lopez

In as much as the murders of Colten Bushie and Tina Fontaine were shocking, it was somehow even more shocking when those murders went unavenged as both perpetrators were found not-guilty of second degree murder. It's enough to make you wonder why more Indigenous youth aren't angrier and more active. Well, this is a podcast about one who is.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Proposed South End Rec Centre Needs 150 Square Feet and $59 Million

Progress on the South End Rec Centre looks surprisingly speedy as city council was given an information report last Friday detailing the broad strokes, and some initial designs, for the City of Guelph's next great recreational and community meeting place. It's going to have a footprint of 150,000 square feet, and it will cost $59,130,204, but there's still a lot of work to do before shovels are put in the ground.