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In Remembrance

November 11, 2014

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Several weeks ago I recorded In Flanders Fields as part of this commemoration. 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields by Guelph native Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. It is McCrae’s famous poem that made the poppy […]

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Local film honoured at Columbus Film Festival

September 16, 2014

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I received some good news today from Mayor’s Award winner Andrew Bloomfield: Dear Mayor Farbridge and staff,  Earlier this year, Mayor Farbridge kindly attended and spoke at the launch events for the short dramatic film we helped to make with director-producer Christine Zorn. I am pleased to tell you that the film has just been […]

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Local wrestler off to compete at world championships

August 29, 2014

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Korey Jarvis, a local wrestler who is heading to Uzbekistan this week for the world championships, after winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games this year. You can read more about Korey in a Guelph Mercury article here. Good luck Korey – Guelph will be cheering for […]

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Protecting our natural heritage

August 13, 2014

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On June 4, the Ontario Municipal Board approved the City’s Official Plan Amendment for the Natural Heritage System (OPA 42). This brings into effect new Official Plan policies that support long-term protection for significant wetlands, rivers, woodlands, wildlife habitats, and restoration areas. Now, almost a quarter of the land in Guelph is protected from development […]

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Prime Time Youth Radio interview

July 16, 2014

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Way back on April 2nd I was interviewed on the Prime Time Youth Radio Show on CFRU, hosted by the Guelph Youth Council. You can listen to the interview here (click on the April 2 show). My thanks to Cierra, Anna and Markus for the fantastic job they did conducting the interview and hosting the show. […]

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A note of thanks to the Locomotive 6167 Restoration Committee

July 8, 2014

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On August 2, as part of John Galt Day celebrations, we will be officially unveiling the restored 6167 Locomotive and welcoming it as the newest artifact in the Guelph Museums collection. This moment would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, and expertise of all members – past and present – of the Locomotive […]

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Inside Guelph: Happy 50th anniversary, U of G!

June 17, 2014

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Soccer gold

June 9, 2014

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Congratulations to OFSAA soccer Champions – the Bishop Macdonell Celtics Girls’ AA team! We will recognize the team’s accomplishment at an upcoming Council meeting.

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Inside Guelph: Celebrating EMS Week, Public Works Week, and the Guelph Storm

June 6, 2014

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Help bring the John McCrae Statue to Guelph

May 26, 2014

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This is an image of the maquette of the statue to honour John McCrae.  Fundraising has begun to bring this statue to Guelph thanks to a group of local citizens.  An identical statue is being placed at the National Artillery Memorial in Ottawa. Honourary Chair of the local fundraising committee is The Honourable William C. Windegard.  […]

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