August 08, 2013
It may be a little known fact, but when it comes to the Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down – a reader favourite on this page – it’s almost always harder to come up with a Thumbs Down than a Thumbs Up.
August 06, 2013
Editorial: After years of talking about licensing off-campus student and other shared-rental housing, council has finally given city staff the go-ahead to consult with the public on the controversial issue. Now comes the hard part.
August 01, 2013
Editorial: Costco’s desire to have a Guelph outlet ready to open before Christmas is understandable, as is west end councillor Cam Guthrie’s enthusiasm for the arrival of the membership warehouse big box store in his ward. However, city council made the right decision Monday in bending only slightly to Costco’s will – with Guthrie serving, in a rather unusual way, as its messenger.
July 30, 2013
Editorial: Although Guelph has slipped a notch and seen five years ranked as Canada’s safest community come to an end, the drop comes in the context of generally good news.
July 25, 2013
Editorial: The city’s integrity commissioner, Robert Swayze, has presented council with an intriguing and potentially difficult situation in his new report.
July 25, 2013
Editorial: Most of the people who head out to Guelph Lake Island this weekend will be going mostly for the music, but there’s also a lot to learn at the Hillside Festival about better ways to live.
July 18, 2013
Editorial: City hall moved closer this week to allowing some Internet voting in Guelph’s 2014 civic election.
July 18, 2013
Editorial: Few budget-setting nights in Guelph go by without a rabbit or two being pulled from a hat to get the tax hike down to what’s seen as a politically acceptable level.
July 09, 2013
Editorial: A city staff report on Internet voting that goes to city council’s governance committee next week is a thorough examination of the issue.
July 05, 2013
Editorial: Last year was a rocky road for Guelph Transit, so it’s great to hear that reliability has been restored to the system following the switch in February to 20-minute service in peak travel periods.
July 02, 2013
Editorial: City hall, the Guelph Police Service and the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington seem to have come up with a good new way of dealing with the need for screening of many volunteers.
June 27, 2013
Editorial: There was a lot of squawking in some quarters when the city announced plans in April for moving the Guelph Farmers’ Market to Exhibition Arena for 12 weeks this summer so a multifaceted renovation could be done at the market buildin
June 25, 2013
Editorial: As protests go, the one planned for Wednesday by Ken Danby school’s parent council deserves a thumbs up. Urging all of east end school’s students to walk to school for a day, in order to get city hall’s attention on the issue of the safety of getting to that school on foot across Watson Parkway, has a lot of appeal.
June 25, 2013
Editorial: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s decision to approve the import and release of two types of parasitic Asian wasps to fight emerald ash borer is another sign of how grim their spread is in southern Ontario.
June 20, 2013
Editorial: The process of school board budgeting has had a lower profile since Ontario’s boards lost their power to tax local property in the late 1990s.
June 18, 2013
Editorial: The school year that’s coming to an end has been darkened by labour strife in the province’s public schools, but things look considerably brighter for the next school year. And Guelph seems to have quite a bit to do with this.
June 13, 2013
Editorial: A lot of people are going to be happy reading about plans for a big new medical centre in the city’s south end. There have been periodic calls over several years for a hospital to be built in the south end. Feelings on this issue have run deep enough that a Conservative candidate even raised it as a federal election issue, of all things, a few years back.
June 11, 2013
A lot of city residents were probably scratching their heads last week when reading stories about relatively high absenteeism and relatively low “employee engagement” at city hall.