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A huge leap forward for district energy

August 27, 2014

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Yesterday we announced that the Tricar Group’s River Mill condominiums will be part of the Galt District Energy System. Click here to read the news release, which has links with more information on what district energy is and how it works. Click here to read an article from the Guelph Mercury. Click here to read remarks from […]

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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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Ever wanted to test drive an electric vehicle?

June 20, 2014

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Here’s your chance! This Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. come to Market Square for EV (Electric Vehicle) Day. Organized by Plug’nDrive (www.plugndriveontario.ca), EV Day is a one-of-a-kind electric car showcase. There will be demos, live entertainment, fun activities – and the opportunity to test drive the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Toyota […]

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Alexandra Cousteau coming to Guelph next week

June 10, 2014

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Click here to read a press release from Shared Value Solutions with all the details about this public event. The City of Guelph is proud to be a sponsor, partner, and member of the planning committee for the Groundswell Conference on Groundwater Innovation. Because we rely on groundwater for our drinking water in Guelph, it is vitally […]

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Multiple community benefits when we do something about climate change

June 4, 2014

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Public Safety Canada presented data at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual meeting that made the rounds on twitter a few days ago. It caught the attention of municipal leaders.  It showed the  increase in natural disasters in Canada and the cost to taxpayers, including the federal Disaster Financial Assistance program. Anyone in the industry […]

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Two important things happened last night

May 13, 2014

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Two important things happened last night. Council approved the plan for the Guelph Innovation District – an exciting vision for these lands A planner and an economic development officer jointly presented the vision to Council Why is the approval of the plan important? Getting the planning work completed for the Guelph Innovation District paves the […]

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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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Ice Storm brush clean-up update

April 14, 2014

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Here is an update from the City’s General Manager of Public Works from Friday afternoon: As you know, the Public Works team is still busy cleaning up after the severe weather we’ve experienced since the ice storm of December 22nd, 2013. So far, we’ve cleared three of the nine zones across the City. The attached map shows […]

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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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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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