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Council shut down seven weeks before municipal election
City council has approved a meeting schedule for 2014 that will see council not meet for seven weeks before the Oct. 27 civic election.
2014 Guelph operating budget
Tax hike of 3.36% on table
Average homeowners will see their property tax bill go up by $107 next year if city council makes no changes to a draft operating budget proposed by city staff that includes a 3.36 per cent budget increase.
Recent Comments
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - 3:03:59 AM
Chickens home roosting at retirement village "What a wonderful idea ... how very special that the residents are able to enjoy watching the hens during the day. It's so good to see Retirement Villages that think "outside the box" for programs and activities that the residents can enjoy!"
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Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - 10:10:03 PM
Mayor responds to Guthrie salvo "Guthrie, Furfaro and Hellemond are very irresponsible in undermining the city's position before damages have been assessed and a decision on appeal has been made. They just may have upped the bill and made an appeal more difficult. Shame."
Comment by Tim Allman
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - 10:10:23 PM
Bus drivers locked out "Why lock them out? Why not wait for a strike or for negotiations to go somewhere? Perhaps the answer is that the city saves money as long as they are not paying their employees and the sooner the better. The employees and the riders don't matter."
Comment by Tim Allman
Flu shot clinics underway
With flu season upon us, the local health unit is once again offering a series of free flu shot clinics at locations around the city.
PPP
U of G faculty rip cost-cutting plans
People who teach at the University of Guelph say they are alarmed by the university’s new cost-cutting thrust and what it could mean for their jobs, for students’ education and for the economic health of the community.
Operation Safe Semester
Bar fight continues
Coun. Bob Bell hasn’t given up his long fight to get downtown bar owners to shoulder more of the cost of extra policing and cleanup for the late-night bar scene – but he’s changing his tactics
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Bar brawl continues
Coun. Bob Bell hasn’t given up his long fight to get downtown bar owners to shoulder more of the cost of extra policing and cleanup for the late-night bar scene – but he’s changing his tactics.
Ernst announces retirement from Guelph General Hospital
Richard Ernst, the president and CEO of Guelph General Hospital, plans to retire at the end of next May.
Speed Limits
Reducing speed limits has hefty price tag
Council wants to reduce speed limits near elementary schools in Guelph next year, and city staff are proposing a way of doing this at a lower cost.
Bus driver faces dangerous driving charge
A Guelph Transit driver has been charged with dangerous driving in relation to a five-vehicle collision that happened earlier this month in the south end.
Integrity commissioner under review
The performance of Guelph’s integrity commissioner is something city hall should be able to review, council has decided.
Minimum wage all the talk at advisory panel meeting
A newly appointed provincial advisory panel is visiting Guelph Friday to discuss the current minimum wage system in Ontario.
Guelph cop accused of sexual assault
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a possible sexual assault by a Guelph Police officer related to an incident that happened more than a year ago.
Gordon/Wellington development
Tree loss being tabulated to make way for new plaza
Royal City Park could lose as many as 13 trees as a result of the construction of a commercial shopping plaza near the corner of Wellington and Gordon streets.
U of G students out for Halloween
Expect to see costumed University of Guelph students sharing the sidewalks with local children out trick-or-treating on Halloween this year.
Gordon gets NDP nod
It’s official: local musician and activist James Gordon will run for the New Democratic Party in the next provincial election.
Crossing guard help needed here
The city has 26 locations, needing a total of 31 permanent guards. Currently, there are positions to fill at the following locations:
Guelph crossing guards
Crossing guard woes continue despite $100K
Despite an injection of more than $100,000 into the city’s adult crossing guard program, it is still struggling.
 
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