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Answering nature's call
Editorial: The topic of a lack of public washrooms in the downtown contributing to a problem of public urination returns to council Monday, via a motion by Coun. Ian Findlay.
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.
Recent Comments
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
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.
Seeing is believing
Editorial: There has been a lot of talk since 2007 about Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bylaw seems to be working
Editorial: In late March of 2013, city council embraced one part of a proposed public nuisance bylaw.
Spolight on sore sight
Editorial: It’s hard to deny it’s a really cool-looking building.
Recreation centre wish lists
Editorial: Guelph has been talking about a south end recreation centre for a long, long time.
U of G students strut their stuff
Editorial: What’s still going strong in its 90th year, entertains and enlightens tens of thousands of people annually and ends March break with a bang many for local families?
Farmhouse fate at hand
Editorial: The future of the Wilson farmhouse remains up in the air, with nine days to go until the city’s deadline for submitting proposals on its future.
Time to change the election rules?
Editorial: Mayor Karen Farbridge has started what should be an interesting local debate with her proposal that Guelph urge the province to allow permanent residents to vote in Ontario’s municipal elections, beginning in 2018.
Election controversy in forefront
Editorial:It’s not unusual for municipal councils to avoid controversial decisions during election years. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Guelph right now, and the Oct. 27 election should be better for it.
Guest Editorial: Making Guelph a Better Place
Guelph city council scheduled a special meeting last night (Feb. 26) with a single subject on the agenda: A city-changing proposal for The Baker District and associated initiatives.
Live Free for youth
Editorial: For many people, the idea of having to go without their morning coffee sounds like an ordeal. But many of those same people would be willing to give up their coffee for a day if they knew it could prevent a child from going hungry.
 
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