February 03, 2015
Editorial: It’s interesting that the 10-member Upper Grand District School Board has chosen to put the board’s three rookie trustees on a five-member committee that will look at terms of reference for a study of the future of French immersion.
January 29, 2015
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.
January 27, 2015
Editorial: Guelph Transit has had more than its share of woes in recent years, including a lockout last summer that halted service.
January 22, 2015
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.
January 20, 2015
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.
January 15, 2015
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.
January 15, 2015
Editorial: Tracking the greenhouse gases created by your household can be the first step to doing something to reduce your carbon footprint.
January 13, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 06, 2015
Editorial: Limiting property tax increases to the inflation rate is a straightforward idea that seems to have helped Cam Guthrie become mayor.
December 31, 2014
Editorial: It’s the time of year for looking back and looking forward, as one year ends and another begins.
December 24, 2014
Editorial:Guelphites are fond of their bookmobile, as was shown when council considered ending its funding in 2011.
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.