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Be warned: Wellington Street closed next week
Wellington Street between Gordon Street and Edinburgh Road will be closed to all traffic for about five days starting on Monday Sept. 15, weather permitting, the city says.
Kovach exits with last call
In her final chance to help set the agenda at city hall, Coun. Gloria Kovach proposed Monday that council members be required to publicly report their expenses in an itemized way.
Recent Comments
Tuesday, September, 23, 2014 - 11:11:08 PM
Grassroots group draws line in sand "What Mr. Barker fails to disclose is that he is a far right wing individual who is now using the moniker Grass Roots."
Comment by jamie561
Tuesday, September, 23, 2014 - 11:11:54 PM
Politicians must give voters a reason to go to the polls "Interesting how we all perceive things in life. I actually see Mr. Guthrie to be very negative. He has always criticized the current mayor no matter what, and is quick with an opinion. Open minded? I certainly do not see that at all. Please tell me "
Comment by jamie561
Sunday, September, 21, 2014 - 1:01:33 PM
Not long ago Guthrie lauded city’s finances "It is very encouraging to see the level of interest in this year's Guelph municipal election and its reflection in newspaper letters and columns - this is great news for democracy indeed! I respectfully encourage everyone to review Mayoral candidate"
Comment by guelphpeter
Guelph’s vet college touted as Ontario economic engine
The U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College is an economic engine that directly contributes more than $125 million to Ontario’s economy each year and generates 800 jobs annually, according to a new economic analysis.
United Way
Guelph United Way sets goal of $3.5 million
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday, announcing a goal of raising $3.5 million to support local social service programs.
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.
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.
 
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