Archive | April, 2008

New Rotarian Forest

April 30, 2008

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Rotarians and residents numbering in the hundreds came out on the weekend to get their hands dirty planting trees.  The first tree was planted (along with hundreds of others) on a 400 hectare field at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre.  The vacant farm field, owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will be home to […]

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University & OMAFRA Partnership

April 30, 2008

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On Monday April 28th, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the signing of a new agreement with the University of Guelph which will provide $300 million over the next five years for ongoing work in research, agri-food and animal health laboratories and veterinary training. The research funding will focus on agricultural production systems, […]

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Spring Cleanups

April 29, 2008

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Residents of this community have come out in full force after a very long winter to clean up the litter on our streets and in our parks.  Over 500 people participated in the 5th Annual Guelph Clean and Green Community Clean Up on April 19th.  The Howitt Park Neighbourhood was out cleaning up and planting trees last weekend.  This is […]

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Welcome

April 28, 2008

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Welcome! I decided to start a blog to encourage more dialogue about civic affairs in the community. One of the goals of our Strategic Plan is to have the highest per capita municipal election voter turnout of any city in Ontario. Participation in municipal elections is usually very low – much lower than provincial and […]

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