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Bring on St. George’s Square debate

Editorial: It may be that city staff who have championed redesigning St. George’s Square as a central space surrounded by a one-way road have the right idea.

Proposal doesn’t work in neighbourhood

Dear Editor: HIP Developments Inc. is seeking a zoning change from the City of Guelph to permit it to build a six-storey residence for students at the corner of Edinburgh and Kortright on the St. Matthias Church property.

‘Guelph factor’ no more

Dear Editor: I would love it if I were the last person to ever use the term ‘Guelph factor.’ There’s been a lot of debate about the bad Guelph factor ­– related to apparent development obstacles – and the good Guelph factor – the green, artistic, caring community vibe that makes Guelph extra special.

Tour lights up their lives

Dear Editor: We would like to give our thanks to all the people (organizations and volunteers) who worked so hard preparing the Christmas Lights Tour this past Monday evening.

City sidewalks – Walk on the wild side

Editorial: Coun. Leanne Piper’s lonely effort to make city residents responsible for ensuring that the sidewalks in front of their homes are walkable seems to have a new and important ally – Mayor Cam Guthrie.

Duo does Tribune proud

Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: More changes afoot in Tribland.

Varied views on sidewalk plow news

Good value for tax dollars, Panic reaction, Plows a useful service, Full review in order In response to Mayor Cam Guthrie’s remarks about possibly getting rid of sidewalk snow plowing, I have grave concerns about re-examining this service. Why, when council wants to re-examine services, it always sidewalk plowing that comes up? Every budget term [...]

Bring back Planning Advisory Committee

Dear Editor: Last Monday’s city council planning meeting lasted until 1:45 a.m.

Basilica has nice ring to it

Guelph’s best-known landmark is now even more of a landmark and place of pride for its parishioners, all of the city’s Catholics and all Guelph residents. As of this week, the Church of Our Lady is to be known as the Basilica of Our Lady, Pope Francis has decreed. The huge honour bestowed upon this [...]

Commuter service in shambles

Dear Editor: To Guelph’s new mayor and council: When is the last time any of you took a Greyhound bus or a Via train to Toronto?

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