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Trailblazer for women in local politics passes away

May 30, 2014

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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Margaret MacKinnon, who served on Guelph City Council from 1973 to 1985. Margaret was the second woman to be elected to Council (after Elvie Lowell in 1956). She was influential in the establishment of the Guelph Arts Council in 1975. As Chair of the citizens’ committee […]

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Public Works Open House tomorrow

May 23, 2014

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Join me Saturday, May 24 for the annual Public Works open house from 9 a.m. to noon at 50 Municipal Street. It’s a chance to say thanks to Public Works employees who work hard on our behalf – and to check out the heavy trucks and equipment they use every day. Lots of fun activities […]

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Why have we lowered the speed limit in school zones?

May 16, 2014


This Spring, Council made a decision that says, when you drive in Guelph, you slow down near an elementary school – any elementary school. We lowered the speed limit in elementary school zones to 30 km/h on local roads at all times, and 40 km/h on arterial roads on school days from 8-9 a.m. and […]

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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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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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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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