December 18, 2014
Editorial: It may be that city staff who have championed redesigning St. George’s Square as a central space surrounded by a one-way road have the right idea.
December 16, 2014
Editorial: Coun. Leanne Piper’s lonely effort to make city residents responsible for ensuring that the sidewalks in front of their homes are walkable seems to have a new and important ally – Mayor Cam Guthrie.
December 09, 2014
Editorial: In his inaugural address on Dec. 1, Mayor Cam Guthrie listed “a new transit review” as one of his top priorities, indicating that Guelph Transit’s woes continue to be a key concern in the top echelons of city hall.
December 04, 2014
Editorial: The sighs of relief between the lines of a city hall news release Wednesday were almost audible as it announced Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., better known as RWDI, would be relocating and expanding in Guelph instead of leaving town. It means 200 new jobs are to be created here by the company over the next five years.
December 02, 2014
Editorial: “My vision for A Better Guelph is what brought me here with a clear mandate from the voters, and I intend to deliver on it,” Mayor Cam Guthrie said during his inaugural address last night.
November 27, 2014
Bees and other pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of 80 per cent of all flowering plants, including one out of every three bites of food we eat, says Pollination Guelph.
November 25, 2014
Editorial: The chorus demanding better mental health services for those who have served Canada in the military has been heard – finally – by the federal government, although the adequacy of the new spending it announced Sunday remains to be seen.
November 20, 2014
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.
November 18, 2014
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.
November 13, 2014
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.
November 11, 2014
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.
November 06, 2014
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.
November 04, 2014
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.
October 30, 2014
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.
October 23, 2014
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.
October 21, 2014
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.
October 16, 2014
Editorial: How much of a factor will the so-called “Guelph Factor” be in the outcome of the Oct. 27 civic election?