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Messages from city hall anything but transparent
Cincommn Sense column by Greg Elliott: ‘Can you define zero-based budgeting to me?’
Rude reception during Guelph visit
Dear Editor: I recently experienced what I have come to call “The Guelph shakedown.” I moved my car onto the street late April 16 so a patient could park in the driveway for her therapy appointment the next morning, only to find it missing.
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Monday, April, 07, 2014 - 8:08:42 PM
Kovach retires after 23 years on council "Actually news of Kovach's retirement was exclusively reported by Guelph Today. http://guelphtoday.typepad.com/guelphtoday/2014/04/after-23-years-gloria-kovach-to-retire-from-guelph-council.html"
Comment by ScottJTracey
Sunday, March, 09, 2014 - 1:01:19 PM
Make election laws more inclusive: Mayor "Given that the federal government has little to do with cities and is desperately trying to divest themselves of any residual contact with this level of government, citizenship seems to be a meaningless criterion for voting in municipal elections. Pe"
Comment by Tim Allman
Thursday, March, 06, 2014 - 4:04:42 PM
Make election laws more inclusive: Mayor "I think Guelph joining Toronto and hopefully Kitchener in this petition would be brilliant. Permanent "Residents" reside among us, paying the same taxes and sharing the local concerns of citizens. Of course they should have a vote in municipal electi"
Comment by Dennis Galon
Windsor is not the city Guelph should aspire to be
Dear Editor: The Halloween-season election must be coming, because the troll-sized gang with the ogre-sized name, “Canadian Taxpayers Federation,” just visited Guelph telling scary stories and rattling their bones (Tribune, April 17).
Widening Stone Road – A clash of ideals
Editorial: Hugh Whiteley will be bringing an interesting clash of visions before council next Monday when he argues against a proposal by city staff to widen a section of Stone Road that abuts the U of G’s Arboretum.
Retention pond plan takes out 1/3 of park
Dear Editor: The City of Guelph – always at the forefront of cost savings and noxious odour control – is proposing a huge, unsightly, expensive storm sewer retention pond smack in the middle of Green Meadows Park on the northeast side of the city.
Sunshine list poor means of comparison
Dear Editor:
Sign of civic engagement
Editorial: It was encouraging to see more than 90 people out for GrassRoots Guelph’s public launch on Wednesday morning, a breakfast fundraiser at the Guelph Golf and Curling Club.
Ditch plans for St. George's Square and sidewalk plows
Dear eDitor: Two items recently reported in the Tribune are cause for concern at the thinking – or lack thereof – involved in city decisions and concern of spending money we do not have.
Sidewalk plows more hinderance than help
Dear Editor: After reading different debates about sidewalk plowing, I would have to say what the city does in this regard is a complete waste of time and money.
St. George’s Square redesign a waste
Dear Editor: The plan to build the roundabout in St. George’s Square is defeating its purpose (Tribune, April 3).
Seeing is believing
Editorial: There has been a lot of talk since 2007 about Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative.
Back to the drawing board
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: When Wyndham Street undergoes massive reconstruction it is hoped that St. George’s Square and environs will mirror the wonderful assets of Market Square.
Guelph’s ‘sidewalk plow heroes’ a winter asset for city residents
Dear EDitor: I must respectfully disagree with those who think this winter showed the need to reduce or redirect the budget for sidewalk clearing (Tribune, April 10).
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.
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.
 
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