We’re back! Well technically, we never went anywhere. There have been new episodes of Open Sources Guelph during the holidays over the last two weeks, but they we’re “canned,” that is to say “pre-recorded.” But we’re back!!! Well, Adam’s back, at least. Scotty had some minor dental surgery this week, so he can’t talk, or maybe he shouldn’t talk. It’s definitely one of the two. Anyway, so it’s the first week of January, we’re back with the live shows, and it’s time to get back to the business of acquainting you with your local politicians. And we’re starting 2017 with the even numbered wards…
This Thursday, January, at 5 pm, Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
1) Salisbury’s Rake. Our first guest this week is the first we’ve had from Ward 4, and the only member of city council (so far) to appear on Dragon’s Den. Being a politician that’s appeared on reality TV, and being a successful businessman, is very *in* right now, but that’s not what we’ll talk to Salisbury about. With Salisbury we’re going to look to the year ahead and talk about what to look forward to in 2017. New wasterwater rates, new developments for hydro, and new infrastructure projects are all up for discussion, and since Adam’s a Ward 4 resident, he’s going to have some very westend-centric stuff to ask too.
2) The Ref. Our second guest this week may be one of the less outspoken members of city council, so this will be a rare treat to hear from him directly. Ward 2 Councillor Andy Van Hellemond is the only member of city council with his own hockey card, and as a former NHL referee, we know he has a keen and discerning eye that he brings to all the various subjects that come before city council. So we’ll ask him about some of them. For instance, there are now no less than four appeals before the Ontario Municipal Board against the 75 Dublin St development, or the recently passed 1 per cent infrastructure levy. We’ll also ask about dipping his toe in the water debate with his ward mate, James Gordon.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.