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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.
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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.
Feds hear the outcry
Editorial: The chorus demanding better mental health services for those who have served Canada in the military has been heard – finally – by the federal government, although the adequacy of the new spending it announced Sunday remains to be seen.
Big change at city hall
When the new city council is sworn in Dec. 1, familiar faces will be missing from both council seats and the desks occupied by top bureaucrats.
Editorial: Family first the right call
The shake-up of Guelph’s political scene that started on Oct. 27 with Mayor Karen Farbridge’s defeat is continuing with MP Frank Valeriote’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the federal election expected within a year.
Ottawa best heed Winegard's words
Editorial: This year’s Remembrance Day already had special significance because of last month’s targeted killings of two soldiers on Canadian soil and because it’s the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, Canada’s bloodiest conflict.
Solutions not so simple
Editorial: It’s understandable that mayor-elect Cam Guthrie hasn’t strode out with guns blazing on the contentious issue of changes to downtown waste collection that go into effect Dec. 1.
A heady mix of fine films
Guelph’s annual documentary-focused film festival, which has a new and more straightforward name this year, also has a blend of films as enticing as ever.
New faces on school boards
Editorial: There wasn’t a whole lot of change on the two Guelph-based school boards in last week’s civic election, but what changes there were are noteworthy.
Editorial: Prospects intriguing
Guelph voters have delivered an intriguing ballot-box message, defeating three-term mayor Karen Farbridge while also electing several of her supporters – perhaps enough of these so-called “progressives” to hold majority power, if they choose to exercise it, in a city hall where Guelph’s new mayor will have just one vote among 13.
 
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