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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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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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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: Canadian Urban Institute award

July 4, 2014

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Here I am on Rogers TV talking about a City Builder award I recently accepted from the Canadian Urban Institute, on behalf of the many people inside and outside City Hall who are working to make Guelph even better. (Note: one minute of the clip is cut off at the beginning.)

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Mayor’s Award winner Andrew Bloomfield: “My good life”

June 27, 2014

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Last night at the Awards of Excellence gala, we showed this video of Andrew Bloomfield accepting his Mayor’s Award. The video was produced by Christine Zorn of PAN Video, a local filmmaker who has also produced a documentary and short dramatic film about the Bridges Over Barriers group that Andrew founded. You can learn more about the […]

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Celebrating business and community

June 27, 2014

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Last night, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. It was a beautiful evening for celebrating business and community leaders. As part of the event I presented Mayor’s Awards to four local “difference makers.” You can read about this year’s Mayor’s Award winners here. Thank you Andrew, Charles, Alina, […]

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A great city to be a city-builder in

June 26, 2014

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I was honoured to accept a City Builder Award from the Canadian Urban Institute yesterday. I accepted the award on behalf of the many people who have collectively contributed to city building in Guelph. Here is the exhibit at the event that profiled our local accomplishments.

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Smart City Building – Making Every Dollar Count

June 19, 2014

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Council made great progress last night solidifying its new approach to city building, thanks to the inspired and brilliant work of Enterprise Services. Guelph Enterprise Framework First, we approved a new Guelph Enterprise Framework and Tool to strengthen Council’s decisions when making strategic capital investments.  The framework and tool will do three key things: –          Maximize the […]

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

June 17, 2014

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