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Current council was elected to decide what’s best for Guelph
It appears there will at least be some sort of debate about whether the St. George’s Square redesign. And that’s a good thing.
An Uber dilemma lands in Guelph
The dog days of summer are upon us. Traditionally a time when life slows down for various municipal councils, boards and committees; meeting dates disappear as city officials head to the cottage.
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Monday, August, 31, 2015 - 5:05:54 PM
High-ranked bureaucrat leaving Guelph for the Soo "Bad management starts at the top. Mr. Guthrie might be the first to look at for a reason."
Comment by Tim Allman
Friday, August, 28, 2015 - 12:12:13 AM
High-ranked bureaucrat leaving Guelph for the Soo "There's something going on at city hall again - why are senior bureaucrats leaving either out the front or back doors? What happened to Bruce Poole?? As a long serving CBO for the City, why is he shown the back door without any explanation??? Seems q"
Comment by paul smith
Tuesday, August, 25, 2015 - 8:08:08 PM
Townhouses now proposed instead of condo "Please excuse autocorrect... above should be CANNOT be trusted"
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No budget target may give mayor pause now but this story isn’t over
Mayor Cam Guthrie faced a council vote Monday directly related to his campaign pledge. And he lost.
Can’t win for losing in this debate
Editorial: Council is facing a no-win situation when it comes to a design for rebuilding a stretch of Speedvale Avenue.
Monument to Canada
Editorial: Downtown Guelph will soon have a major new point of interest – the bronze statue of John McCrae that will be unveiled Thursday morning next to the Guelph Civic Museum, honouring the 100th anniversary of McCrae’s writing of In Flanders Fields.
Recent moves don’t bode well
Editorial: This week’s twists and turns by several school boards, including the Upper Grand board, over whether or not to issue end-of-year report cards for elementary students is yet another sign of how volatile the situation has become with Ontario’s teachers.
A welcome development
Will it be one lane or two?
Editorial: The position taken by Heritage Guelph on replacing Niska Road’s one-lane bridge with a two-lane bridge is an interesting addition to a hot debate that council appears set to decide when city staff present recommendations in the fall.
Intriguing speculation
Editorial: It’s intriguing to speculate how the Ward 3 race might have ended if ranked balloting had been in place last fall.
Let good times roll
Editorial: Festival in various locales giving people lots to do and see.
Baggage but could still win
Editorial: Gloria Kovach is carrying some baggage as she lifts the Conservative banner for this year’s federal election.
Developer being pushy
Editorial: It’s perhaps not surprising that the developer that wants to build six storeys of student housing where a church now sits at 171 Kortright Rd. W. is taking the case to the Ontario Municipal Board.
Guest Editorial – Making Guelph a Better Place
Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation has a simple mission: increase the quantity, quality and safety of active transportation in Guelph.
Food trucks for thought
Food trucks are becoming something of a phenomenon in many parts of Ontario – and maybe soon in Guelph too. Established restaurants, which pay property taxes, might not be among their fans, though.
It will be a big day for us, too
June 6 will be a big day for Torontonians, when the UP Express starts between Union Station and Pearson airport. But it will also be a significant day for Guelph, as that’s the day it will become possible to get from our own downtown to the airport by train.
Federal election murmurs
The volley by local political figures in today’s Trib on the merits of the tax plan unveiled last week by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is part of an intensifying focus on the federal election expected Oct. 19.
Some wrong here
It’s hard to figure out what the escalating strike action by Ontario teachers is really all about, but things are getting serious. And as usual, kids and their parents are getting caught in the middle.
The good side to frozen water woes
Whether or not Guelph’s problems with frozen water pipes last winter make the city a “disaster area” eligible for financial assistance remains to be seen. And especially with the provincial government striving to get its budget balanced, Guelph might not get far with such a request.
 
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