Open Sources (Ep. #421) Show Notes for April 13, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we make the perfect call… to cover some recent news! Speaking of calls, we will talk about ruining your election chances with a last minute ethics investigation, and, in more serious news, we will talk about the struggle to get someone to make the call to protect women in the Winnipeg area. Closer to home, we will talk to one of our city councillors about Guelph stuff including new rec centres and big zoning changes coming soon.

This Thursday, April 13, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Call Me By Your Blame. Danielle Smith won the leadership of the UCP, and the premiership of Alberta, by courting people you supported the “Freedom Convoy”, but did she take returning that support too far? Now facing an ethics investigation for talking to a street preacher charged for being at the Coutts border blockade prior to his trial, Smith is just days from an election call with a blatant reminder of her affinities. Does Smith stand a chance on Election Day next month?

Like Garbage. The Brady Road landfill re-opened this week after a brief closure following the discovery of Linda Mary Beardy’s remains. The 33-year-old Indigenous woman from the Lake St. Martin community is the fifth Indigenous woman to be found dead in a landfill in the Winnipeg area in the last several months, and though foul play is not suspected in this case, the other four women seem to be victims of the same killer. Have we given up on protecting Indigenous women?

The Six is In. There’s been a lot going on at Guelph City Council lately, and a lot of it’s been around Ward 6. This week, we’re joined by Ward 6’s senior councillor Dominique O’Rourke who will talk about some of those details like how it’s finally full speed ahead on the South End Community Centre, and some of her concerns around next week’s passage of the updated Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw. Plus, since it’s spring, we will touch on the eternal concerns about speed bumps on Downey Road.

Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and at 5 pm on Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Miles Morrisseau at ICT.


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