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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.
Recent Comments
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - 12:12:24 PM
Skateboard parks aren’t a need "This is just ignorant. I'm really finding it difficult to believe that in this day and age people are still going to argue that our kids don't need skateparks. They do. Just like you need roads or bridges or an over-priced entertainment center built "
Comment by John Jantunen
Thursday, November, 27, 2014 - 4:04:03 AM
Vote recount flawed system "Alan I don't see any flaw in the counting process, though perhaps in the reasoning for a recount. All parties knew that the counting method was going to be exactly the same as last time. What did they expect to happen? Einstein said "Insanity: doin"
Comment by Rob Dunn-Dufault
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
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.
GO changes can't arrive fast enough
Editorial: No matter what you think of the idea of selling off provincially owned hydro assets to help raise money for improving Ontario’s transportation system, it’s welcome news that plans are proceeding to boost the number of GO trains serving Guelph.
All's well that ends well
Editorial: When it comes to yard waste collection, Guelph has long suffered by comparison with Waterloo Region, where it’s picked up at curbside every two weeks from April to November.
Flanders field day
Editorial: Being known as the birthplace of John McCrae, the military doctor who wrote the famous poem In Flanders Fields, has long been a source of pride for Guelph.
A price to pay to enter politics
Editorial: There are a couple of ways of looking at the financial statements that candidates in last fall’s civic elections had to file by last Friday afternoon.
Budget didn't need rush job
Editorial: Earlier this year, city hall tentatively scheduled a second day for finalizing the 2015 budget.
Cost-cutter hits pay dirt
Editorial: It’s a bit ironic that Cam Guthrie, who has made a point of refusing annual council pay raises since 2010 in the name of setting a cost-cutting example, will be the first Guelph mayor to make the province’s “sunshine list.”
Bridging the Niska divide
Editorial: One of the interesting debates set to unfold when council sits down to finalize the city’s 2015 budget tomorrow relates to the west end’s one-lane Bailey Bridge on Niska Road.
Let the games begin
Editorial: It’s not long before baseball season starts, but we could be seeing extra innings even before then.
Let's get this right, Guelph Transit
Editorial: Another big revamp is being proposed for Guelph Transit, and at first blush it looks in some respects to be both quite daring and quite sensible.
Cut remains a curiosity
Editorial: The Tribune was overly hasty last week in accusing Mayor Cam Guthrie of “political interference” in staff’s budget preparation, in connection with the removal of $10,000 from a reserve fund for investigations by the city’s integrity commissioner.
Heritage preserved
Editorial: Kudos all around to those whose efforts have led to the long-awaited day when the future would brighten for the downtown’s historic but neglected Petrie Building.
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