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It's our job to shovel sidewalks
Editorial: It was an extraordinary winter in Guelph not only in terms of cold, but also for the often icy sidewalks that made nonsense of the city’s aim to be a walkable community.
Put words into action
Editorial: It’s a tough issue to confront, so a couple of things are noteworthy about Friday’s launch of the County of Wellington’s 10-year plan for tackling housing and homelessness.
Recent Comments
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - 4:04:01 PM
Wilson farmhouse reduced to rubble "Thank goodness that eyesore is gone from our beautiful city. It was a farmhouse, nothing more. It's not like it had any significance like the McCrae house or something. Good riddance."
Comment by javre123
Sunday, August, 10, 2014 - 6:06:43 PM
Canada geese ruining park as playground experience "I feel bad for the geese. As we take away more and more green space and claim what little there is for our own they're limited as to where they can go. It's the situation with people that's ridiculous. There are way too many of us. Get over it."
Comment by Sarah M
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - 3:03:51 PM
Road test St. George's Square plan, says Piper "I think it is time for the city to set up a poll at the square so people can come and sign yea or nay to this plan. Every time they unveil this plan the majority of public comments seem to be against it and yet the city is clearly going to go ahead "
Comment by bmcmulle
Terrific track record
Editorial: Coun. Gloria Kovach’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election in Ward 4 marks the end of an era, given that she was council’s longest-serving current member.
Status quo is not an option
Editorial: City hall scored a shining success with its makeover of Carden Street and creation of the adjacent Market Square, which bustles with free skating in winter and splash pad activity in summer.
A big blow to city hall
Editorial: It was no surprise to city hall that it faced a lawsuit from Urbacon Buildings Group after the city fired the general contractor in September 2008 from the twin projects to build a new city hall and turn the old one into a courthouse.
Bylaw seems to be working
Editorial: In late March of 2013, city council embraced one part of a proposed public nuisance bylaw.
Spolight on sore sight
Editorial: It’s hard to deny it’s a really cool-looking building.
Recreation centre wish lists
Editorial: Guelph has been talking about a south end recreation centre for a long, long time.
U of G students strut their stuff
Editorial: What’s still going strong in its 90th year, entertains and enlightens tens of thousands of people annually and ends March break with a bang many for local families?
Farmhouse fate at hand
Editorial: The future of the Wilson farmhouse remains up in the air, with nine days to go until the city’s deadline for submitting proposals on its future.
Time to change the election rules?
Editorial: Mayor Karen Farbridge has started what should be an interesting local debate with her proposal that Guelph urge the province to allow permanent residents to vote in Ontario’s municipal elections, beginning in 2018.
Election controversy in forefront
Editorial:It’s not unusual for municipal councils to avoid controversial decisions during election years. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Guelph right now, and the Oct. 27 election should be better for it.
Guest Editorial: Making Guelph a Better Place
Guelph city council scheduled a special meeting last night (Feb. 26) with a single subject on the agenda: A city-changing proposal for The Baker District and associated initiatives.
Live Free for youth
Editorial: For many people, the idea of having to go without their morning coffee sounds like an ordeal. But many of those same people would be willing to give up their coffee for a day if they knew it could prevent a child from going hungry.
Guelph Place vanishing hits home
Editorial: It’s always a bit of a shock when a venerable name like the Guelph Place Banquet Hall suddenly vanishes from the scene.
Winter taking its toll
Editorial: As if this winter hasn’t been chilling enough, city hall is now warning there’s another cause for worry – frozen underground water pipes on a scale not seen in Guelph since 1993.
United front a good omen
Editorial: It was nice to see the four Guelph candidates in the next provincial election lined up together Tuesday in support of concerns about a future threat to Guelph’s drinking water from a quarry.
This legacy stands tall
Editorial: It has been a hard time for trees in Guelph recently, what with the ice storm late last year and the ongoing assault of the emerald ash borer on ash trees.
 
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