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Play a role in Royals upset
Editorial: It’s been a tough season for the Guelph Royals.
City hall bureaucracy a stifling waste of time and money
Dear Editor: While I am no fan of our Ward 3 councillor Maggie Laidlaw, I am dead set against the tone of the solution being followed by council.
Recent Comments
Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - 4:04:49 PM
European companies set up shop in Guelph "One has to wonder if the poison letter had something to do with the election. Although the HCBP has been slower than hoped to attract businesses, it will certainly prove to be a wise investment in the long run."
Comment by Tim Allman
Sunday, October, 05, 2014 - 2:02:32 PM
Transit top issue at U of G "I think it's a little disingenuous pointing out that Farbridge was loudly cheered. She had a team of people (I hope volunteers and not city staffers being paid to be a cheer squad) there handing out pamphlets, wolf-whistling, and refusing to even pol"
Comment by RyanToxopeus
Friday, October, 03, 2014 - 2:02:38 PM
U of G United Way campaign eyes two lofty goals "FYI, Western University in London surpassed its $780,000 goal last year for United Way of London & Middlesex. Congrats to U of G for their ambitious goal this year."
Comment by kmarnoch
Farmers' market locale too noisy to be enjoyable
Dear Editor: I noticed that Chris Clark said he was just “thinking out loud” about how much better a location Exhibition Arena is as a farmers’ market (Guelph Matters, Aug. 6).
Advocate for the Underdog helped save a life
Dear Editor: I am an ‘Advocate for the Underdog’ having worked with pitbulls for the past 20 years.
Kirkin' of the Tartan dates back to mid-1800s
Dear Editor: I believe that an explanation of what a “Kirkin’ of The Tartan” is, ought to be recorded in your newspaper so that the people of Guelph area get to know what it really is and the history behind the ceremony.
Guest Editorial: Making Guelph a Better Place
It may be a little known fact, but when it comes to the Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down – a reader favourite on this page – it’s almost always harder to come up with a Thumbs Down than a Thumbs Up.
Market move means more room to move
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: I am not a regular at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, so I don’t want city hall making changes on my account.
It's not about Const. Kovach, it's about accident prevention
Dear Editor: This isn’t about Const. Jennifer Kovach anymore. Police Chief Bryan Larkin need not worry about her legacy.
Trying to help Costco construction is on the name of customer service
Dear Editor: I am writing to set the record straight on statements made by some, including this publication regarding construction noise exemptions for the Costco development underway in Ward 4 (Tribune, Aug. 1).
Guelph city councillors shouldn't be headwaiters for multinationals
Dear Editor: So let me get this straight: Ward 4 councillor Cam Guthrie solicits an email request from Costco’s project manager for an exemption from the city’s noise bylaws to build a big box monstrosity in the city’s west end and – under some misguided notion of “customer service” – trots dutifully off to council, hat in hand, to do their bidding?
Heavy lifting
Editorial: After years of talking about licensing off-campus student and other shared-rental housing, council has finally given city staff the go-ahead to consult with the public on the controversial issue. Now comes the hard part.
When nothing is something
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: Yet another two-week summer vacation is over, leaving me a bit flat. It’s been a bummer of a summer so far, in that I like stinking hot and humid weather.
Precedent and process
Editorial: Costco’s desire to have a Guelph outlet ready to open before Christmas is understandable, as is west end councillor Cam Guthrie’s enthusiasm for the arrival of the membership warehouse big box store in his ward. However, city council made the right decision Monday in bending only slightly to Costco’s will – with Guthrie serving, in a rather unusual way, as its messenger.
Hillside never ceases to amaze
Column by the Trib's Doug Hallett: I’ve been a devoted Hillside Festival fan for many years, and most years I spend all Saturday and Sunday on Guelph Lake Island.
Guelph still safest in Ontario
Editorial: Although Guelph has slipped a notch and seen five years ranked as Canada’s safest community come to an end, the drop comes in the context of generally good news.
Pair of young city workers thwart bad situation
Dear Editor: I want to recognize some excellent City of Guelph workers that I witnessed assisting a very stressful situation.
Thumbs down aimed at wrong target
Dear Editor: Having worked in the retail business for many years, I was dismayed by your recent Thumbs Down on the length of time it takes grocery stores to retrieve abandoned carts.
Summer's perfect for these must-reads
Column by Doug Hallett: My daughter, a 22-year-old living in New York City, said during a recent phone gab that she wants to start reading serious literature.
 
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