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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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GUELPH POLITICAST #117 - Regional Transit

If you don't have a car in Guelph, how do you get to Cambridge? Well, you can get the Greyhound to Kitchener at one of the few times a day it departs and then transfer to Grand River Transit at Sportsworld Drive. You can also take the GO Bus to the Aberfoyle "Park and Ride", wait an hour and get the bus to Kitchener from there. Either way, you could probably walk to Cambridge faster...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

LIVE BLOG: Mayor Guthrie's Transit Town Hall

Mayor Cam Guthrie wants to know to know what's wrong with Guelph Transit, and he's gathering people at City Hall tonight to ask directly about it. You can follow the action on Twitter, or through the link below. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Morning Massacre at the MRF

A lot of people showed up for work at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) this morning, and found out that they may not have a job there for too much longer. In all, 18 employees of the MRF will no longer be working there as the City of Guelph tries to streamline the operation in advanced of the completed service review coming back to council.

Three For NDP! Guelph Riding Association Launches Campaign

With so much at stake in the coming provincial election, the local NDP riding association hosted a markedly laid back affair at the 50 West Restaurant in the Delta Hotel Sunday afternoon to introduce members to the three contenders vying for their party's nomination.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bye Bye Bailey Bridge! (Video and Photos)

It was a day long in the making, the dismantling of the Bailey Bridge that has served the people in the area of the Niska Road for more than four decades. But this no demolition. Like it's wartime origins, the bridge once again became a tool of the Canadian Forces, this time for training purposes, as soldiers from St. Thomas and Waterloo detachments took part in removing the Bailey Bridge from its Niska Road home.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the March 26 Meeting?

This last council meeting of the month should be brief as the horseshoe handles some left over business from meetings in the recent past. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi

Sly Castaldi has spent the last decade and a half as the executive director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, but now she wants to make the leap to a much larger world. Castaldi is the one that will be asking Guelph to stay red and allow her to succeed Liz Sandals as the Liberal MPP of this riding. For today though, Castaldi answers some questions from Guelph Politico about why she wanted to run for higher office, what she's looking forward to, and most importantly, having a Twitter presence where her predecessor did not...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mlynarz Steps Up for Local NDP Nomination

It's been hard for the NDP to make any news lately, but with time ticking down to the dropping of the writ for the June 7 Ontario vote they can't afford to others take the limelight. Guelph, it's time to meet a person that might end up being your New Democratic Party choice for MPP...

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for March 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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

GUELPH POLITICAST #116 - A St. Patrick's Day Special

Things were going pretty well. It wasn't perfect, but it seemed like Town and Gown had found a way to perfectly co-exist inside the City of Guelph thanks to the diligence of City Hall, the police, the university, and student groups. And then Homecoming happened...