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Park walk evokes fond memories, odd sighting

I recently spent three weeks in Guelph visiting my family and taking care of business there.

Integrity missing from development

Samantha Beattie’s article on the proposed development for 171 Kortright Rd. accurately depicts the challenges faced by the city and the community on File ZC1413.

Efforts to save the monarch

I was delighted to read the Aug. 20 article in the Trib, “Saving the monarch,” and thought I should share another related local initiative.

Platforms and policy, not personal attacks

I am interested to see that the latest batch of Conservative Party attack ads have been aimed at Andrew Seagram, the NDP candidate here in Guelph.

Attack ad ‘disgusting’

I have never felt the need to comment on articles in the paper . . . until now.

Larvicide program does the job

The effectiveness of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit’s larviciding program (done three times annually in the summer) in Guelph’s storm sewer systems is, from my perspective/experience, maintaining its aim of preventing larval mosquitoes from maturing into adults thus reducing the number of mosquitoes.

Modern city includes cycling network

Ed Kurys’ July 30 letter proposes the city should only build off road trails because a) cyclists would be safer and b) Guelph has been been built around the automobile, and “market realities” in Guelph do not encourage the use of bikes as a means of transportation.

Upset by use of term ‘mentally ill’

The front page story of the July 28 edition of the Tribune about Guelph General Hospital adding extra security guards to patrol the ER department said they will be keeping an eye out for mentally ill patients.

Taxpayers on the hook for attempt to discredit group

It is with great regret that my husband and I were singled out by the Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) auditor to explain the role of GrassRoots Guelph (GRG) in the October 27, 2014 civic election.

Square redesign illogical

Discussion of the downtown revitalization is underway again. Now I am a big booster of Guelph’s downtown, as I work there and shop there. I really like the new city hall and the water pad, as well as the angled parking.

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