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We’re dedicating the whole of CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag on November 6 to Our Environmental Future, a symposium taking place this coming Wednesday, November 10 from 4.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. in the Thornborough Building Rm 1200 at the University of Guelph.

The forum, organized by City of Guelph Councillor Maggie Laidlaw, The Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Transition Guelph, and the University of Guelph featuring the following presentations:

  • Peter Victor, York University Professor, Managing Without Growth – Yes We Can
  • Evan Fraser, University of Guelph, Empires Of Food And The Rise And Fall Of Civilizations
  • Robert Rapier, Peak Oil Expert, Peak Oil   What?  When?
  • Mike Nickerson, Executive Director of The Sustainability Project, Life, Money and Illusion: Living On Earth As If We Want To Stay
  • Jennifer Sumner, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Effects of Growth On Communities

The series of lectures will be followed by a panel discussion and an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Catch Maggie Laidlaw, Sally Ludwig Norah Chaloner and Mike Nickerson on CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag between 8 -10 a.m. on November 6. Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

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Councillor Ian Findlay

We were pleased to welcome Ward 2 councillor Ian Findlay to CFRU93.3fm‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday, September 14. Councillor Findlay. This interview was originally planned for August 28, but had to be rescheduled because of circumstances beyond our control.

As part of our pre-election coverage, we invited all of the current city council, including the Mayor, to join us on the show for an end of term report. An opportunity for council to discuss the main issues they see facing the city, this was the last in the series.

During a wide ranging discussion Ian touched on growth and development, the new composting plant, the community energy initiative, conserving our water vs. a pipeline to Lake Erie, the downtown entertainment taskforce, downtown pissoirs v. washrooms as well as the great Ward 2 blog.

It was a great conversation and well worth checking out.

You can listen to the audio from all of our conversations, by following the audio links below:

Also, visit www.voteguelph.ca for coverage of the Municipal Election 2010.

Music:
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs 1 from The Suburbs
Paul Quarrington, A Waltz at 3.00 a.m. from The Songs

Listen to the show:

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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Councillor Laidlaw

We continued our end of term reports from Guelph’s current city council with a return visit from passionate Ward 3 Councillor Maggie Laidlaw to CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag on August 7 during our second hour, 9-10 a.m.

As part of our pre-election coverage, we have invited all of the current city council, including the mayor, to join us on the show. An opportunity for council to discuss the main issues they see facing the city, it also gives us a chance to ask some important questions of them.

Check out what Councillor Laidlaw has to say about truly sustainable growth, infill development, creating a bike friendly city and encouraging the use of public transit.

Also, check out our previous interviews with Councillor Lise Burcher, Councillor Leanne Piper and Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge.

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Music:
Frazey Ford, Firecracker from Obidiah
The Weakerthans, One Great City from Reconstruction Site
Peter Gabriel, Solsbury Hill from Peter Gabriel

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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Councillor Laidlaw

We are pleased to welcome passionate Ward 3 councillor Maggie Laidlaw to CFRU93.3fm‘s Royal City Rag this coming Saturday, August 7. Councillor Laidlaw will be joining us during our second hour, 9-10 a.m.

As part of our pre-election coverage, we have invited all of the current city council, including the mayor, to join us on the show for an end of term report. An opportunity for council to discuss the main issues they see facing the city, it also gives us a chance to ask some important questions of them. Check out our previous interviews with Councillor Lise Burcher, Councillor Leanne Piper and Mayor Karen Farbridge.

It should be a fascinating conversation. You won’t want to miss it.

In the first hour, we’ll be on the music festival beat, wrapping up Hillside 2010 and focusing on two other local music festivals, the Fresh Water Jamboree on August 7 and the Sunlight Music Festival on August 14.

The Fresh Water Jamboree is a free music festival at the Riverside Park Bandshell that run from noon till 11.00 p.m. on August 7. The festival, now in its third year, was established to help raise awareness about  the importance of  “fresh water”  not just in Wellington County, but also across Canada and throughout the world. The day-long event will feature musical performances by Sam Turton, Peter Slack, Carmela, Mike Sharp and many more. A presentation about  the importance of fresh water by Wellington Waterwatchers, with support from The City of Guelph, will take place at 7.00 p.m. Food and refreshments will also be available.

A week later, on August 14, the 2nd Annual Sunlight Music Festival takes place, also at the Riverside Park Bandshell, and again, from Noon till 11.00 p.m., rain or shine. A free festival, the Sunlight Music Festival is also solar powered. As it is also a fundraiser for Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis, donations are encouraged. The festival headlined by Danny Michel, also features Lynzie Kent, Rusty Waters and The Broken Troubadours, Ian Reid, Jesse Parent, Christen Zuch, Lime Parade, Doug Clayfield, Richard Laviolette and the Oilspills, Stereola and closing act, Sapphire City.

As always, rest assured, we’ll wrap it all up with some great music.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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Progressive thought and the people of Guelph were the big losers at City Hall last night.

The winners were surely the gravel companies, and the highway engineers who have a new freeway to build. Rumour has it will be the 406 from Niagara.

This new 400 series 100 km/h highway, thanks to the wisdom of the current council, will run directly through the city which will be very convenient for those of us who like to get down to wine country or visit the Shaw Festival during the summer.

Unfortunately I doubt it will do much for the citizens of Guelph or their quality of life.

It was a surreal evening in the spanking new council chambers with the current council doing their best impression of the last council.

All very un-Guelph and all very unsustainable.

The vast majority of council seemed far more interested in the fate of a service road between Stone and Kortight, than in the impact these highways upgrades will have on our community.

Councillor Laidlaw tried to inject some sanity into the proceedings by speaking with passion about the very real impact of peak oil. Unfortunately few if any were listening. Her words like great presentations from citizen delegates fell on deaf ears.

Councillor Piper suggested an amendment to get some short-term solutions implemented faster. Longer turning lanes and improved signalization, with the hope that if we can prove the Hanlon can work better, we can put off this indefinitely.

For the record, councillors Findlay, Laidlaw and Piper voted against it.

Let’s hope it never gets built. Not quite the legacy we want to leave our grandchildren.

A very frustrating night for the citizens present.

It all reminded me a bit of a line out of that over-played song by The Who, “Won’t Get Folded Again”.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

Jan Andrea Hall

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