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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, July 20, 2018

Mlynarz Decides to Try for Mayor Instead

She came within a quarter of a per cent of  taking second place in Guelph's provincial election race, but it sounds like she's not prepared to settle for second this fall by running in the municipal election. Aggie Mlynarz has announced that she intends to run for Mayor of Guelph against the incumbent Cam Guthrie on October 22.

Monday, July 16, 2018

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 16, 2018

The next phase of the Baker District redevelopment will be presented and debated at this special session of city council. 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.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for July 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.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

ELECTION UPDATE: No Mayoral Competition Yet, and 3 Incumbents Yet to Announce

It's now less than two weeks till nominations close for 2018 municipal election candidates, so it seems like a good time to review the field, and look at the trends. Will the mayor run unchallenged? Might the entire council we have now be re-elected? And who might stand in the way of making that happening?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the July 23 Meeting?

In the last council meeting before the summer break, and the penultimate meeting of this council before the election, we've got one word for you: plastics. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

GUELPH POLITICAST #132 - Plastic Free Guelph

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean there's a big floating mass of plastic that's roughly three times the size of France. While it's true that much of that plastic is fishing equipment, and about two-fifths of it comes from just five countries in southeast Asia, it's making us all think about our wasteful ways, especially when it comes to plastic.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the July 16 Meeting?

If was about one year ago that council decided it was full speed ahead on Baker Street redevelopment, and over half-a-year since council approved a business plan for the a new main library. The next phase of both these actions happens Monday in a special meeting of city council.

Monday, July 9, 2018

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 9, 2018

Council takes care of some unfinished planning business in this final planning meeting before the summer break. 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.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Now You Can Call Him "MPP Schreiner"

The election is long done, the work of preparing to govern has begun, but today history was official sealed with the swearing in of Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner as MPP of Guelph.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the July 9 Meeting?

Council's going to take care of some unfinished business before the summer break at this month's planning meeting. Brownfields, commercial space, and a brand new planning advisory committee are all topics for conversation.