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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 8, 2018

After taking a couple of weeks off from election talk, we’re back at it this week on Open Sources Guelph! In fact, we’ve missed elections so much, we’re importing coverage. First, we’ll get a delivery from the U.S. as the highly contentious midterm elections have wrapped up for another four years. Meanwhile, people in Calgary are having an election, but in this one you can’t ignore the issues because it’s a plebiscite! Back home, we will welcome to the show our first post-election interview with a new city councillor. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 17, 2016

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It’s civics, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph. Civics because we’ll be hosting a Guelph city councillor in the second half of the show; drugs because we’re going to be talking about Toronto is exploring a new pilot project that’s had great success in Vancouver; and rock ‘n’ roll because of the U.S. Presidential Election, which remains the greatest show on Earth. It’s everything a Nazi Grandma could love. Continue reading

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A Bridge Too Near

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I’ve always loved the electric atmosphere generated at a contentious City Hall meeting, no matter the issue. Due to other more pressing duties in my life, I can’t commit massive chunks of time to the civic beat these days but I did pop in last week for long enough to hear the engineering department’s dissertation regarding the upgrade of the one lane bridge on Niska Road. A seven hour juggernaut is a high endurance test but to their credit, plenty of people stuck it out for the duration. The only time I have spoken on the record at City Hall was in defence of the environment, regarding the lack of respect shown toward it by a well known slumlord in town. I’ve never become one of The Usual Suspects in the crowd though, those same people that show up with a sheaf of notes and make identical arguments time and…

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 10, 2015

One more week till Star Wars, two more weeks till Christmas, but Open Sources Guelph still has a lot to say before the year’s end. Canada got back to business as the holiday season ramped up, so how does the new government look as compared to the old? Meanwhile in Guelph, city council had passing the second budget of the term top of mind, but there was also that small matter of a one-lane bridge… Then we will catch up with a major criminal investigation in California, which will segue nicely into what might by the five most dreaded letters of 2016, T-R-U-M-P. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 23, 2015

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In October 2014, Cam Guthrie was given a promotion by the voters of Guelph from Ward 4 city councillor to mayor. His campaign message of limited tax increases and fiscal transparency resonated with people, and as a result he was handed a decisive victory over incumbent mayor Karen Farbridge. But winning an election in one thing, being the city’s chief representative, advocate and ambassador is another bailiwick entirely. Now, just over six months since his election win, Mayor Cam Guthrie will join Open Sources Guelph for an hour of frank (and hopefully fun) discussion about his last 100 some-odd days on the job, and the challenges facing him and Guelph’s city council for the next few years. Continue reading

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#AskMayorCam a Question on Upcoming Open Sources

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It was a little over six months ago that Cam Guthrie was elected to be Mayor of the City of Guelph, but those first four months on the job haven’t been all getting settled, hand-shaking and memorizing the names of city hall staff. No, Mayor Guthrie had to get right down to work, and work with the new council, to put together a budget for 2015. No easy feat even if everyone on council has experience parsing those huge budget books, and no easy task when you’ve made a lot of promises about changing the way business is done at 1 Carden Street.

But with the budget battles behind him now, Cam Guthrie will now face an even more dangerous situation: one hour on live radio alone with Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson. Continue reading

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