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New mayor-elect gives thumbs up to staffing changes

Mayor-elect Cam Guthrie says he’s pleased with major changes in the city’s administrative structure announced this week that include the departure of two of Guelph’s most powerful bureaucrats.

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Outgoing mayor cautions council on library issue

Outgoing mayor Karen Farbridge, who was praised as a “true leader and a true visionary” at the current council’s last meeting Monday, says she doesn’t think Cam Guthrie’s election as mayor means the end of the city’s plans to build a new main library.

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Sona sentenced to nine months in jail

Former Conservative party campaign staffer Michael Sona was sentenced to nine months in jail for attempting to deter nearly 7,000 Guelph residents from voting in the 2011 federal election.

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Whitcombe remembered for his many contributions

A dark shadow was cast over the final meeting of the current Guelph council Monday by the sudden death of former Puslinch mayor Brad Whitcombe, the partner of outgoing Guelph councillor Lise Burcher.

All settled in Ward 3

Craig Chamberlain says he has confidence in the outcome of the Oct. 27 election in Ward 3, which saw him finish five votes behind incumbent June Hofland, now that a recount has confirmed the same result.

Four puppies rescued from Guelph house fire

Four small puppies were rescued by firefighters from a chimney fire on Tuesday night.

Last term was best Farbridge has seen

The current city council has been the most productive of any of the five councils that Mayor Karen Farbridge sat on over a period of 17 years, Guelph’s outgoing mayor said Monday.

Future of old bridge and Niska Road eyed

City hall will hold an information session on Thursday Nov. 27 on the future of the west end’s Niska Road and the road’s one-lane bridge, which the city wants to replace with a new two-lane bridge.

Vandalism spree at public works

On Sunday night, an 18-year-old man broke into the public works yards, smashed the windows of several trucks and then drove them into each other.

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Family first for Valeriote

The Liberal Party of Canada will have to find a new candidate to run in Guelph – a seat the party has held since 1993 – after MP Frank Valeriote’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election so he can spend more time with his children following a marital separation.

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