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Urbacon law suit
Tab in Urbacon suit hits $8.4 million
City hall has closed the book on its long legal battle with fired city hall contractor Urbacon, agreeing to an out-of-court settlement that will see the city pay over $6.6 million to the Toronto-based company – with hefty legal costs on top of this.
Artist and journalist latest to run for council
An artist turned community activist and a longtime Guelph journalist are among the latest to file as candidates for city council, with only one day left before the filing deadline.
Recent Comments
Thursday, September, 18, 2014 - 6:06:59 PM
Residents want Niska Road area to be preserved "Not just the residents - I love having this area close to work. It's a place of serenity one is able to reconnect with nature and oneself. Seriously, STOP PAVING OVER OUR GREENLANDS!"
Comment by ruseeryus
Thursday, September, 18, 2014 - 5:05:22 PM
Politicians must give voters a reason to go to the polls "It seems fairly obvious who you speak highly of, while attempting to degrade Cam Guthrie and his campaign at the same time. I prefer to speak of optimism. I went to Cam Guthrie’s free BBQ last week. I got the chance to shake his hand ask some qu"
Comment by stuburke
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - 4:04:52 PM
School boards big part of our lives "Trustees are closest to children's needs and parents' concerns - we need all their input and more - our system was built on the work of trustees, Vote for sure"
Comment by george gary carere
Heritage
Guelph has its first heritage district
After years of work to create Guelph’s first heritage conservation district, council voted almost unanimously in favour of the final plan at its last meeting before the Oct. 27 civic election.
City contains old landfill site spillage
Preliminary chemical analysis of several drums discovered last week by construction crews working on a construction site north of Wellington Street shows the drums contained solvents or petroleum-based substances, the city says.
Donation bins
Donation bin issues under review by city
The city is moving forward with the process to create a bylaw requiring licensing for donation bins, which have been an ongoing concern for some residents and property owners.
Urbacon
Out-of-court Urbacon lawsuit tab over $6.6 million
City hall closed the book Monday on its long legal battle with fired city hall contractor Urbacon, agreeing to an out-of-court settlement that will see the city pay over $6.6 million to the Toronto-based company.
Guelph Election 2014
Farbridge lashes out at naysayers – Guthrie included
Mayor Karen Farbridge launched her campaign for a third straight term Saturday with a biting attack on her main rival, Coun. Cam Guthrie.
City’s AA+ rating lauded but not by mayoral candidate
The city is patting itself on the back for its good financial position after receiving a strong AA+ credit rating from Standards & Poor’s Rating Services.
Grandparent scam back
The familiar “grandparent scam” has once again surfaced in the city, and police are warning people not to get taken in.
City backs off call on Line 9
City council has decided to take no position on the issue of the safety of Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Line 9 pipeline project and the dangers it could pose, including to drinking water in the Grand River watershed.
County credit rating raised
The County of Wellington’s credit rating is on par with that of the city of Guelph, having been raised from AA to AA+ with a stable outlook.
University of Guelph
U of G rookies
First-year student Scott MacNeil (left) stops to chat with University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino, following his welcome address for new students and families in Rozanski Hall on Saturday morning.
Busy weekend, Tuesday and night for police
Busy weekend, Tuesday and night for police
An initiative aimed at curbing alcohol-related disorder in the downtown got off to a busy start last weekend with more than 20 vehicles towed from closed streets.
Guelph budget
Transit, user-pay shortfalls en route
City hall figures it might have saved about $109,000 as a result of the recent Guelph Transit lockout, but it says the city bus service is on course to register a big operating shortfall this year anyway.
McCrae House
McCrae House undergoes major changes in new year
Guelph Museums is getting ready for a milestone anniversary next year, and as part of the preparation, there are plans to close McCrae House for several months to make some changes.
coytes in guelph
Coyote sightings likely young finding own turf
It turns out, there’s a reason there have been so many coyote sightings in recent weeks.
Barbecue launches United Way campaign
The United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin will kick off its 2014 fundraising campaign on Sept. 10 with a community barbecue at Market Square on Carden Street.
Guelph election 2014
Guthrie mayoral platform includes five promises
Cam Guthrie has released his full platform for becoming the city’s next mayor, consisting of five promises that he says will “create a better Guelph.”
 
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