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City should tend to own sidewalks before making us do the heavy lifting
Dear Editor: After having read the article regarding “Winter’s wrath” (Tribune, April 10) I would like to point out that most of my problems while walking occurred on public property.
It's our job to shovel sidewalks
Editorial: It was an extraordinary winter in Guelph not only in terms of cold, but also for the often icy sidewalks that made nonsense of the city’s aim to be a walkable community.
Recent Comments
Thursday, June, 11, 2015 - 3:03:48 PM
Off-leash park is not a school playground "From the City of Guelph website, on leash-free zones: "When off-leash, “under control” means the dog remains close to its handler (within sight and earshot), responds to voice commands, and is prevented from approaching within one metre of oth"
Comment by Jennifer
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - 6:06:33 PM
Keep bridge one lane say Niska Road area residents "Big mistake!! Twice in one day people coming off Niska to Downey have pulled out in front of me, once forcing me to leave a portion of my tires on the pavement. There are also tractor trailers trying to use it from time to time which again manages to"
Comment by greatday
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - 8:08:30 PM
Solstice 3 going to OMB over church site plans "decisions that affect cities should be made by elected reps of the cities- this is what is meant by accountablity- the omb when it steps in is not accountable to the people of guelph=our local elections have no impact on them= a bad setup/system inde"
Comment by george gary carere
Paying taxes here means more care at budget time
Dear Editor: Re: City of Guelph’s ‘sunshine’ list
Column a warning about endless levy
Dear Editor: I would like to thank Alan Pickersgill for his March 20 column “Investment fund about city’s future.”
Why hit-and-run dear family pet
Dear Editor: This is to the person driving a white car April 8 on Victoria Road near the trail at Monkey Bridge at 11:45 a.m.
Groomed trails a treat
Dear Editor: At the end of the best winter and snow that Guelph has seen in a decade, I wanted to acknowledge the time and fantastic efforts of the volunteer grooming team who maintain the cross-country skiing trails at the Eden Mills Nordic Ski Club.
Will perception become the reality?
The View from Here column by Alan Pickersgill: In modern political life perception trumps reality.
Put words into action
Editorial: It’s a tough issue to confront, so a couple of things are noteworthy about Friday’s launch of the County of Wellington’s 10-year plan for tackling housing and homelessness.
Terrific track record
Editorial: Coun. Gloria Kovach’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election in Ward 4 marks the end of an era, given that she was council’s longest-serving current member.
Guthrie misses the mark
Dear Editor: Re: Farbridge, Guthrie weigh in on court ruling (Tribune, April 3)
Natural setting spoiled by some dog owners
Dear Editor: I often take our visitors around for walks on many beautiful trails around Guelph. Elmira Park (at Elmira Road South) has a nice trail and uphill steel steps to connect it to Sunrise Crescent and to Whitelaw Road.
Another traffic trouble spot
Dear Editor: I’m pleased to see a reduction in speed limits around schools (Tribune, April 1).
Fast track to Scotland
Dear Editor: I am so grateful to the Guelph Tribune for helping me to trace the Frame family and for the speed in which you did it (Tribune letters, April 1).
Status quo is not an option
Editorial: City hall scored a shining success with its makeover of Carden Street and creation of the adjacent Market Square, which bustles with free skating in winter and splash pad activity in summer.
Changing of the guard
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: It’s always sad when shopkeepers shutter their businesses.
Political ideology not part of concerns about council
Uncommon Sense column by Greg Elliott: itizen, taxpayer, rent payer, ratepayer, candlestick maker.
A big blow to city hall
Editorial: It was no surprise to city hall that it faced a lawsuit from Urbacon Buildings Group after the city fired the general contractor in September 2008 from the twin projects to build a new city hall and turn the old one into a courthouse.
Spring ahead of its time
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: Even though we have enjoyed a couple of relatively warm days under sunny skies, I am not letting my dukes down.
 
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