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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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National Day of Honour

May 9, 2014

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The Government of Canada has proclaimed today as a National Day of Honour to mark the end of our country’s military mission in Afghanistan. Guelph City Council marked this occasion with a moment of silence at our last Council meeting. Guelph is home to several Afghanistan veterans – including one who is also a City […]

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Health Jam

May 7, 2014

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As part of Guelph’s open government initiative, we are experimenting with new ways to bring government and community together to develop shared solutions. What might that look like? Health Jam 2014 is a perfect example. This is a free, two-day workshop to generate real solutions that break down barriers to healthy living in our community. […]

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Housing and homelessness: a community tipping point?

May 4, 2014

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There is an emerging thought leadership on the issue of housing and homelessness in Guelph that is very exciting and led by many passionate people. Housing and homelessness are complex issues not simply because of the many sectors that have some level of shared accountability for addressing them but also because the housing sector is impacted […]

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Be a donor

April 11, 2014

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We raised a flag at City Hall last week to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation registration. Only 29 per cent of Guelph residents with health cards have registered as organ donors – slightly better than the provincial average of 24 per cent, but not good enough. What better way to show our stripes […]

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Inside Guelph: The Elevator Project

April 11, 2014

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Help plant the Rotary Forest on April 26

April 9, 2014

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It’s always a terrific community event – I hope to see you there!

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Thank a volunteer this week

April 7, 2014

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This is National Volunteer Week – a time when we give thanks for the many volunteers who make our community such a connected, liveable, and caring place. The City of Guelph is fortunate to have the support of more than 1,700 volunteers who, in 2013, collectively contributed more than 48,700 volunteer hours toward the delivery of […]

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3 days left to nominate a difference maker

April 7, 2014

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Do you know a difference maker? Nominate them for a Mayor’s Award! You can submit a nomination online at But hurry… Nominations are due this Thursday, April 10 by 4:30 p.m.

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A sustainable city needs usable sidewalks even in the winter

March 29, 2014

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Unto Kihlanki makes a simple point in a Guelph Mercury opinion editorial. A sustainable city needs usable sidewalks even in the winter. I agree. I thank him for not pointing his finger at the men and women who work in our public works department – it was a tough year for our staff answering calls […]

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