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Guest Editorial: Making Guelph a Better Place
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Councillors Laidlaw and Guthrie alike but different
The View from Here column by Alan Pickersgill: e are getting closer and closer to the fourth and final year in this city council’s term.
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Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - 5:05:48 PM
Two wrongs don't make a right "[The ad, while in very poor taste, appears to be within legal bounds. ] Really? [[There is no requirement that the sponsorship of an ad be revealed as part of the ad.] There certainly is, and under two Ontario Acts. Here’s from the Ontario M"
Comment by stephen
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - 2:02:47 PM
Attack ad enflames mayoral debate "I was really surprised to see Farbridge take out that dirty attack ad. She has always taken the high road and I wonder if desperation has set in. I also heard she fired her campaign manager. As a former Farbridge supporter I can't vote for someone th"
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Monday, October, 20, 2014 - 1:01:19 AM
Mayor didn't answer condo call "Gary - Who are the so called experts that you claim to quote? You moved into a condo and didn't like the cost and now blame the city? Funny that Guthrie's platform is taxation and how he will magically make it fair. BTW - you live in a city where a"
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Nice and new office but for how long?
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: Just like the start of the new school year, the Trib has moved to a shiny new office.
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.
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.
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