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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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Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - 10:10:19 PM
A loss of identity in Canada, now Guelph "I guess I have been living under a delusion in Canada all these years. I was always taught that the essence of democracy was debate and every opinion having the chance to be represented. I am seriously disturbed by the response of the followers of "
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Jaywalking big problem in Guelph "There is no doubt that there are pedestrian/traffic problems in Guelph. The city has doubled since I moved here, and we all feel the growing pains in different ways. As a historical note, did you know that the term "jaywalker" was coined by the auto"
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A loss of identity in Canada, now Guelph "Dave, I find it thoroughly disappointing that your faith in your identity as a Canadian relies on what way the government is leaning. Although I am more conservative minded myself, I am a proud Canadian whether a Grit, Tory, NDPer or otherwise were "
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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.
Heave-ho for city conservation calendar
City hall says it will save about $22,000 by not printing a 2015 Conservation Calendar for Guelph residents.
One-stop help line swamped by callers
A local service that was meant to offer a single point of access for people dealing with addictions, mental health and crisis issues is continuing to be overwhelmed by the same high call volumes.
Remembrance Day
Battle cry for Canada’s war vets
One of Guelph’s most prominent citizens delivered a stinging attack on the federal government’s treatment of today’s military veterans during the city’s main Remembrance Day event.
Recent killings add significance to Remembrance Day, says Guthrie
Guelph mayor-elect Cam Guthrie, who represented the city at the ceremony in the Sleeman Centre, told the crowd that this year’s Remembrance Day has special significance “because of recent tragic killings on our own domestic soil.”
Waste management
Downtown grapples with bin system
In spite of concerns that the city’s automated waste cart collection system won’t work in the core, Downtown Guelph Business Association executive director Marty Williams says private collection is not an option merchants are considering.
Guelph City Hall
Recount bill likely $5,000
A recount that’s expected to be held on Nov. 18 to verify the winner of the second council seat in Ward 3 will cost about $5,000.
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Guthrie sets table for top job
The month between election day and the official swearing-in of the new city council will be one spent in organized chaos for Guelph’s new mayor.
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City hall staff prepare for likely Ward 3 recount
The city clerk’s office is gearing up to do a recount on Nov. 18 of the election results in Ward 3, where only five votes separated a winner from an also-ran.
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