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Guelph General directions
Editorial: When former Guelph General Hospital CEO Richard Ernst spoke to city council last March about the hospital’s expansion plans on its Delhi Street site, Coun. Leanne Piper asked him how much community engagement had been done in developing the new expansion plans.
Big picture for Guelph Transit
Editorial: Guelph Transit has had more than its share of woes in recent years, including a lockout last summer that halted service.
Recent Comments
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 "
Comment by brianp
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"
Comment by duval
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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Guelph budget now has a target
Editorial: An uptick in inflation in Ontario last year could make it easier for the new council to go along with Mayor Cam Guthrie’s election promise to keep property tax increases at or below the inflation rate – at least for the 2015 budget.
Showdown takes shape
Editorial: The lines of dispute are starting to be drawn more clearly on whether the public school board should impose caps on French immersion enrolment, which is growing quickly at a time of overall declining enrolment in the board’s elementary schools.
Program good one
Editorial: When it comes to shovelling not much is worse than dealing with “windrows” – the accumulated snow, often very dense, that rolls off the curb-end of snow plow blades as they pass by an opening in the street such as a driveway.
Hits close to home
Editorial: Tracking the greenhouse gases created by your household can be the first step to doing something to reduce your carbon footprint.
French immersion quandries
Editorial: Last April, the Vancouver Sun ran a story about parents camping out as early as Sunday in a line-up in Salmon Arm for spaces in the district’s French immersion program.
Old problem. new worries
Editorial: Much attention has been focused recently on the problem of distracted driving, through media ads featuring the likes of Rick Mercer and through stiffer fines and penalties for texting while driving in Ontario.
Good test out of gate
Editorial: Limiting property tax increases to the inflation rate is a straightforward idea that seems to have helped Cam Guthrie become mayor.
Then, now and the future
Editorial: It’s the time of year for looking back and looking forward, as one year ends and another begins.
Bookmobile nears its end
Editorial:Guelphites are fond of their bookmobile, as was shown when council considered ending its funding in 2011.
Bring on St. George's Square debate
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.
City sidewalks – Walk on the wild side
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.
Basilica has nice ring to it
Guelph Transit: A work in progress
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.
Glad RWDI staying in Guelph
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.
Teamwork will be key
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.
Editorial: Deserving of praise
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.
 
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