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Layoffs at city hall
City hall shuffle impacts 30 staffers, including five lost jobs
City hall says five city employees have lost their jobs and about 25 other positions have been affected by changes implemented last week.
Frozen pipe problems affect almost 400 homes
The city is asking residents to help in its efforts to deal with frozen water pipe problems that now affect almost 400 water customers in Guelph.
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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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Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - 6:06:47 PM
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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Lowe’s plans store in west end of city
A rezoning application to allow a big Lowe’s home improvement store to be built just south of the Costco store in the west end will go to a city council planning meeting on March 9.
Community space, not students the issue in south end
A large crowd waved signs, sang a protest song and drank hot chocolate to stay warm Saturday as they protested plans to build a six-storey residence on land where a former Anglican church sits empty.
Guelph Budget 2015
Library chief states case for printed page
In spite of the recent rise of e-books, print is still king at the Guelph Public Library, says chief librarian Steve Kraft.
Guelph Transit
Sunday bus cuts likely a hot issue come budget time
City staff’s budget proposal to cut bus service in half on Sundays and holidays has drawn strong criticism from a few council members, while others – including the mayor – are keeping their powder dry and not commenting yet.
Niska Road
Barricading Niska bridge among city’s options
The hotly contested future of Niska Road and its one-lane bridge will be up for debate when council finalizes its 2015 budget later this month.
Tribune
Woodlawn Road active path on fast track?
A combined cycling and walking path along Woodlawn Road might be built this year, instead of being delayed until 2017, as a result of public pressure exerted at a council meeting on the city’s proposed capital budget.
Mayor tells staff to axe integrity probe budget
In a highly unusual feature of the 2015 budget document, staff say they were told by the city’s new mayor, Cam Guthrie, to eliminate a $10,000 transfer to reserves to pay for potential investigations by the city’s integrity commissioner in 2015.
Farmers' Market still a go despite vandalism
A break-in occurred at Guelph Farmers’ Market overnight Saturday, but it will still open its doors this coming weekend.
Frozen pipes
Deep freeze in city sees about 150 homes without water
This February the ground has frozen more quickly than ever recorded, leaving about 150 homes with frozen pipes and no water.
Spread the Net
John F. Ross repeat champs
CBC's Rick Mercer is coming to John F. Ross CVI for a second time to congratulate students on winning the Spread the Net student challenge.
U of G
Pay More Get Less rally
University of Guelph student Kyle Ukrainetz showed up at the Pay More Get Less rally Thursday to protest against rising tuition fees and millions in proposed budget cuts at the University of Guelph. 
Guelph Transit
Sunday bus service cuts on table
Only half the number of buses would run in Guelph on Sundays and holidays under the proposed 2015 city operating budget that city staff will present to council on Thursday.
Puslinch explains where some of the 3.4% tax increase is going
Puslinch council has approved a 3.4 per cent property tax hike for 2015 that it expects will contribute to a tax impact of about $229 this year for an average household in the township.
Legal clinic moving in with health centre
The Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is moving into the Community Health Centre at the beginning of April, and it will not book appointments during the first two weeks.
Council wades into long-form census debate
A motion calling for city hall to consider urging the reinstatement of the long-form census has been passed by council on an 11-2 vote.
No code of conduct complaints at council
No news is good news when it comes to the conduct of Guelph city council members last year, says the city’s integrity commissioner.
 
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