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Proactive rather than reactive heritage preservation

May 19, 2014

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Heritage protection has been in the news lately but not in a positive light.  The Wilson Farmhouse is a case study of reactive not proactive heritage preservation efforts and how much more difficult it is.  If the Wilson Farmhouse had been incorporated into the subdivision plan, as is best practice today, we would not be having this […]

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In case you missed it…

May 13, 2014

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Readers of the Globe and Mail may have seen this insert called Perspective Guelph in today’s paper. This edition is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph. It also has lots of great information for those thinking about living, working, studying, or investing in Guelph.

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It’s Youth Week! Check out free events all week

May 2, 2014

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O Canada!

April 24, 2014

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This amazing video was sent to me by Mayor Robert Lazaro of Purcellville, Virginia, who promised to do this if Canada won Olympic gold in hockey. I came to know Mayor Lazaro through the Community Energy Initiative and the City’s participation in the Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue. Thank you to our friends in Purcellville!    

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Congratulations Guelph! Silver Award at Ontario Bike Summit

April 14, 2014

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Guelph among Ontario’s most bicycle-friendly cities City wins silver award at sixth annual Ontario Bike Summit   Toronto, ON, April 14, 2014 – This morning, Guelph was among 24 communities to receive a Bicycle Friendly Community Award during the sixth annual Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto, Ontario   The Share the Road Cycling Coalition recognized […]

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Inside Guelph: The Elevator Project

April 11, 2014

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“Virginia is our fairy godmother!”

March 28, 2014

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So said Guelph Public Library CEO Kitty Pope about 2012 Mayor’s Award winner, library volunteer Virginia Gillham, adding, “She is truly an inspiration and role model, and she is one of the reasons that Guelph is such a great community to live in.”  The Library Board Chair added, “We are truly indebted to Virginia for her boundless […]

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Inside Guelph: Mayor’s Awards and Urban Design Summit

March 24, 2014

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Here’s a clip of my regular appearance on Rogers TV, where I talk about the Urban Design Summit coming up May 5 and 6, and the Mayor’s Awards – nominations are due April 10.

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“My husband nominated Guelph for Kraft Hockeyville over one month ago and I haven’t seen him since!”

March 21, 2014

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So said the wife of 2011 Mayor’s Award winner, Hockeyville contest champion and Guelph Giants coach Mike Nelson. His nominator remarked, “Mike has managed to get almost everybody in this city fired up…[he] has given Guelph a chance to come together as a community. That is something that won’t go away, long after the contest […]

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Guelph team brings home a bronze from Ontario Winter Games

March 7, 2014

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Congratulations to the Guelph Jr. Gryphons Pee Wee AAA hockey team, who won a Bronze medal at the Ontario Winter Games in Huntsville. Way to go boys! Click here to read all about it. Here’s a picture of the actual medal, Tweeted to me by one of the players:

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