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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.
Recent Comments
Thursday, September, 18, 2014 - 6:06:59 PM
Residents want Niska Road area to be preserved "Not just the residents - I love having this area close to work. It's a place of serenity one is able to reconnect with nature and oneself. Seriously, STOP PAVING OVER OUR GREENLANDS!"
Comment by ruseeryus
Thursday, September, 18, 2014 - 5:05:22 PM
Politicians must give voters a reason to go to the polls "It seems fairly obvious who you speak highly of, while attempting to degrade Cam Guthrie and his campaign at the same time. I prefer to speak of optimism. I went to Cam Guthrie’s free BBQ last week. I got the chance to shake his hand ask some qu"
Comment by stuburke
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - 4:04:52 PM
School boards big part of our lives "Trustees are closest to children's needs and parents' concerns - we need all their input and more - our system was built on the work of trustees, Vote for sure"
Comment by george gary carere
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.
Internet voting won't hike vote count
Editorial: A city staff report on Internet voting that goes to city council’s governance committee next week is a thorough examination of the issue.
New farmers' market needed
Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Alan Pickersgill’s opinion piece about the new temporary location of the Guelph Farmers’ Market (Tribune, July 4).
 
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