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The Weekender: Guthrie Ain’t the Water Boogeyman You Want Him to Be

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It was announced last week that city council will be setting aside a whole Monday night on November 7 to let the public have it, a rake out against Nestle and water-taking from local and area aquafers for bottled water that is. Considering that a council motion to basically say just that, along with a preceding protest in front of City Hall, gathered hundreds of Guelphites together, it was a shrewd move on the part of council and the mayor to answer community interest in the issue by giving it a platform. Only one thing is standing in the environmental lobby’s way to give Nestle the swift boot out of town, and that’s the mayor himself, Cam Guthrie. Except, yeah, he’s really not. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 29, 2016

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This past Monday night, two big political events vied for the time of local politicos, and this week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ll talk about them both. In one corner, there’s the epic premiere debate event of the season: Donald “The Best” Trump versus “Crooked” Hillary Clinton! In the other corner was the showdown at City Hall, 13 city councillors against hundreds of eager environmentalists. Only one of these was kind of solved by the end of Monday night, and we’ll talk about which one and where it goes from here. Also on the show this week, a special guest in the former of Guelph’s business ambassador. Continue reading

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The Weekender: What Happens When Money is Top of Mind

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The narrative of the 2016 Presidential race in the United States has been that the problems in America can only be solved by people how have had no previous dalliance in the political class, at least on the Republican side. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Florina have all, to varying degrees, enjoyed success with voters looking for an outsider to tell Washington what to do. This populist movement has somehow managed to tie itself to people that have a lot of money and in the is imbued the hope that they can restore balance to the world, and it’s working so well, they’re apparently giving it a try here in Canada.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 16, 2015

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Since 1970, the 22nd of April has been known as a time to stop and think about our effect on the planet and all the damage we have wrought on it. It’s Earth Day, and Open Sources Guelph is choosing to celebrate (so to speak) by dedicating a whole show to issues of the environment. In the news this week we’re running out of water to drink, and air to breathe, but there are politicians actually working to try and undo some of the damage. The question is though, are we too late? Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 19, 2015

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It’s dire news on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, as it seems that fear is in a position to win again both here and abroad, and meanwhile, our concerns about things we should be deeply concerned about seem to go by with a minimum of media fuss. From cultural clashing to environmental apocalypse, to whether or not we’re too worried about being worried, it looks like another packed week for our little radio show. Continue reading

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