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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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

This Week in Press Releases - August 14-18, 2017

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

GUELPH POLITICAST #92 - Robert Routledge, U of G Student Life

Brace yourselves, Back to School is coming. In about three weeks, the summertime quiet of Guelph will give way to the hustle and bustle from a suddenly swelled student population as 20,000 undergrads come to the city to continue their education or initiate it, and Student Life will be there to help welcome them.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RECAP: Mayor Guthrie Facebook Town Hall - August 15

This evening, Mayor Cam Guthrie held a town hall on the Facebook group "Guelph This & That" live from his hotel room in Ottawa. The 90-minute Q&A covered a wide variety of topics, so in case you missed it, just want the highlights, or are not a part of the "This & That" group, here's the blow-by-low of what the mayor discussed, and what questions were asked. 

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for August 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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

City Council Recap: What Happened from January to March 2017?

In case you're more of a reader than a listener, or maybe you just want to reference back to something quickly, over the next three weeks, Guelph Politico will post a recap of the first seven months of 2017 at city council in three parts. This first part covers January through March...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PC Nominee Drops Out Over Party Politics

Last month, Green Party Mike Schreiner became the first person to be made a candidate for Guelph's seat in the 2018 provincial election, but now the local Progressive Conservative party is making news. Not for putting forward a candidate, but for loosing one.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

GUELPH POLITICAST #91 - The Open Sources Guelph 2017 Interviews

This week on the Guelph Politicast, we're doing a bottle episode for another show entirely. If you don't listen to Open Sources Guelph (and why wouldn't you, you can find it on the same podcast channel as the Guelph Politicast), this is your chance to get a taste of what we offer every Thursday at 5 pm on CFRU.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Lafarge Protestors Want Developers to be Good Neighbours

On Friday, several residents and activists teamed-up to stop work for the day at the Lafarge site in the city's west end. After years of threatened development and negotiations, the land owners were taking the plunge and cutting down nearly 2,000 trees for a project to be named later, but it was was not to be on this day. Why? The neighbourhood wants the developer to be more neighbourly.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Residents and Activists Stop Chainsaws for the Day at Lafarge

Thursday night, a group called Friends of the Howitt Creek sent out a press release to all local media, the City of Guelph, and the developers of the Lafarge site to let them know there would be no trees cut down on Friday. They were going to protest...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

GUELPH POLITICAST #90 - The Year at Council So Far...

You don't really know how busy seven months of council look like until you write out all the highlights in a single script and record them for a podcast, but that's what we've done for this week's podcast.