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Pesticide move 'big step forward'
The co-chair of a Guelph organization devoted to protecting pollinating insects is lauding a provincial move to crack down on a pesticide blamed for killing bees.
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Region's shortfall bonanza for Guelph
City hall is happy that it’s not experiencing the wet-waste problems faced by Waterloo Region – whose green-bin woes have created a financial windfall for the Royal City.
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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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New school approved in city's east end
Enrolment pressures in the city’s fast-growing east end mean a new public school is going to be built, but the timing remains uncertain.
Shorter school walks are a go
The Upper Grand board has approved shorter walking distances for Grade 2 to 6 students, effective next September.
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Big lineup announced for 2015 Hillside Inside
Prominent Canadian indie bands will perform at the 2015 Hillside Inside festival, with weekend passes and most other tickets set to go on sale this Saturday morning.
Guelph Police report reveals good and bad
The Guelph Police Service’s 2013 Annual Report reveals the city’s crime decreased, but sexual violations and child pornography did not.
Local man faces four charges
A 25-year-old Guelph man faces several charges after a traffic stop was conducted on Tuesday afternoon.
Waterloo Region slow embracing green bins
The Region of Waterloo is looking for ways to boost residential use of green bins, which today collect less than one-fifth of the organic waste that’s generated there.
Power knocked out in 500-plus homes
About 550 households in the city’s south end were without power for 3 ½ hours as a result of Monday’s windstorm.
Historic McCrae House closing for renovations
McCrae House is closing for several months of renovations as it prepares for the 100th anniversary in 2015 of John McCrae’s writing of the famous war poem In Flanders Fields.
Arrest after campus stabbing
A suspect has been arrested after the stabbing of a University of Guelph student on campus Nov. 21. Guelph Police said they arrested the man Sunday at 1 p.m.
Finance department shuffle at city hall
The city’s finance department is in flux as city hall embarks on budgeting for 2015 in the new context of mayor-elect Cam Guthrie’s election pledge to keep property tax increases at or below the rate of inflation.
Upper Grand School Board
School walking distances likely shortened next year
Walking distances for public school students in Grades 2 to 6 will be cut starting next September if the school board approves a proposed policy change.
Longfield ponders run for Liberals
Former Guelph Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Longfield is considering seeking the Liberal party nomination to run in Guelph in the next federal election.
Department of Veteran Affairs
‘Better late than never’ help for vets, says Winegard
Bill Winegard, who on Remembrance Day delivered a stinging attack on the federal government’s treatment of today’s military veterans, has warily welcomed a government announcement that it will boost spending on mental health initiatives for veterans, current soldiers and their families.
City hall
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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