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Auditor backs up tough talk
The author of a hard-hitting report on the city’s overtime practices says she chose her words carefully when she reported finding “behaviour bordering on misappropriation” at Guelph Transit.
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City ponders big bucks for core development
City hall is looking at the possibility of following in the footsteps of Kitchener, which imposed a 10-year special property tax levy to pay for a $110-million economic development investment fund.
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Transit union fires another salvo at city hall
Transit union leaders are taking offence at an audit report, released earlier this month, that accused some Guelph Transit workers of borderline misappropriation.
Tourism desk to open Saturdays at city hall
City hall is going to try keeping its tourism services desk, located inside city hall, open for five hours on Saturdays.
Snow results in lots of accidents
The first significant snowfall made for unsafe driving conditions, with 50 collisions reported to police between Saturday and Sunday.
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City eyes consultant to examine council job description
Councillors are being asked to approve the idea of hiring a consultant to help with a formal review of the composition and employment status of Guelph city council – a sort of review that apparently has never been done before in the city’s history.
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Jail land plans being tabled
Planning for development of Guelph’s former jail lands has reached a major milestone with the release of a draft version of an Official Plan amendment that needs to be approved for any development to proceed.
Trucks continue to crunch bridge
Despite the numerous signs, some truck drivers still don’t seem to be getting the message about the low clearance at the train bridge over Wyndham Street.
Want to buy a farmhouse?
Community members and organizations are being given the chance to possibly buy or lease a north-end farmhouse that has been the subject of much debate.
Downtown redevelopment
Triple play in works downtown
The Baker Street parking lot that the city hopes will become the home of its new public library may also see the University of Guelph, Conestoga College and the YMCA-YWCA setting up shop there.
C. difficile outbreak declared at Guelph General
Guelph General Hospital has declared an outbreak of C. difficile.
City hall tiptoes around transit OT amid contract talks
A top city official is trying to turn down the temperature in a war of words between city hall and city bus drivers about overtime practices.
Break in health unit building costs, now bus service wanted
The local health unit says it won’t need as much money from the city as originally thought for two new public health facilities, and it’s hoping the city will provide bus service to the front door of the new Guelph facility.
Laidlaw steps back into election arena
Veteran Ward 3 councillor Maggie Laidlaw has changed her mind and decided to run again in next fall’s civic election after all.
Police warn of email scam
Local police are warning of a scam involving emails claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Police station renovations
New police HQ ‘not a Taj Mahal, ’ says chief
Guelph’s police chief is not happy about having to ask for $20 million more than originally predicted to renovate police headquarters, but believes it’s the right thing to do to ensure the facility and the police service can best serve the community well into the future.
Changes to police station plans add up
Design changes that contributed to the increase in cost for the renovation of Guelph Police headquarters included:
Total rebuild not an option because of costs
Admittedly, renovating the existing police building at an estimated cost of $34 million is not the only option, but it’s the one the Guelph Police Services Board will be asking for when it presents its capital budget to city council on Nov. 27.
 
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