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Big change at city hall
When the new city council is sworn in Dec. 1, familiar faces will be missing from both council seats and the desks occupied by top bureaucrats.
Editorial: Family first the right call
The shake-up of Guelph’s political scene that started on Oct. 27 with Mayor Karen Farbridge’s defeat is continuing with MP Frank Valeriote’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the federal election expected within a year.
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Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - 10:10:19 PM
A loss of identity in Canada, now Guelph "I guess I have been living under a delusion in Canada all these years. I was always taught that the essence of democracy was debate and every opinion having the chance to be represented. I am seriously disturbed by the response of the followers of "
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Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - 6:06:47 PM
Jaywalking big problem in Guelph "There is no doubt that there are pedestrian/traffic problems in Guelph. The city has doubled since I moved here, and we all feel the growing pains in different ways. As a historical note, did you know that the term "jaywalker" was coined by the auto"
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Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - 3:03:41 PM
A loss of identity in Canada, now Guelph "Dave, I find it thoroughly disappointing that your faith in your identity as a Canadian relies on what way the government is leaning. Although I am more conservative minded myself, I am a proud Canadian whether a Grit, Tory, NDPer or otherwise were "
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Ottawa best heed Winegard's words
Editorial: This year’s Remembrance Day already had special significance because of last month’s targeted killings of two soldiers on Canadian soil and because it’s the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, Canada’s bloodiest conflict.
Solutions not so simple
Editorial: It’s understandable that mayor-elect Cam Guthrie hasn’t strode out with guns blazing on the contentious issue of changes to downtown waste collection that go into effect Dec. 1.
A heady mix of fine films
Guelph’s annual documentary-focused film festival, which has a new and more straightforward name this year, also has a blend of films as enticing as ever.
New faces on school boards
Editorial: There wasn’t a whole lot of change on the two Guelph-based school boards in last week’s civic election, but what changes there were are noteworthy.
Editorial: Prospects intriguing
Guelph voters have delivered an intriguing ballot-box message, defeating three-term mayor Karen Farbridge while also electing several of her supporters – perhaps enough of these so-called “progressives” to hold majority power, if they choose to exercise it, in a city hall where Guelph’s new mayor will have just one vote among 13.
Debates and slates
Editorial: At Monday’s last big debate for mayoral candidates, Karen Farbridge noted during her closing remarks that most Ontarians voted in June’s provincial election “against the austerity agenda” of Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.
Early turnout holds promise
Editorial: Guelph’s first test of online voting seems to be going well. Online votes already outnumber the 3,036 votes cast in person at the advance polls that closed Sunday.
Nasty bit of business
Editorial: How much of a factor will the so-called “Guelph Factor” be in the outcome of the Oct. 27 civic election?
Guest Editorial: Making Guelph a better place
The Guelph-Wellington Food Round Table is bringing together food leaders, aspiring leaders and concerned community members to develop a regional food strategy.
No reason not to vote
Editorial: Declining voter turnout has been a problem at all three levels of government, but there are a couple of reasons for hope it will improve for the Oct. 27 civic election.
School board elections – the forgotten ones
Editorial: School board election have a low profile, but this need not stop voters from finding out about candidates running on Oct. 27.
Only voters can decide
Editororial: A Ward 4 all-candidates meeting has brought up an intriguing issue: how important is it for people to live in the ward they represent on council?
Early fears unfounded
Dear EDitor: When the city decided to implement a new automated waste-collection system using bins instead of bags, with the phase-in ending in the fall of 2014, some wondered if the carts might be an election issue in 2014.
Dynamic United Way duo
The University of Guelph and Linamar Corp. pack a pretty impressive one-two punch when it comes to supporting the local United Way.
Mix it up in debates
Editorial: They’re off.
Say what? A promise is kept
Editorial: The government announcement that Metrolinx is buying a 53-kilometre section of CN track through Guelph for $76 million is a happy case of an election promise quickly kept.
 
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