Urban planner, architect, city builder and author Ken Greenberg argues it’s possible for cities to grow greener while getting denser, and become more prosperous while getting less polarized. He proposes that if we could see the big picture – if we could see how things are connected – we could overcome many of the false […]
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March 12, 2014
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January 24, 2014
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Schlegel Villages will be at Stone Road mall today and tomorrow to promote the Music & Memory program at the Village of Riverside Glen and The Village of Arbour Trails. They are hosting an iPod drive, asking people to donate new or used iPods to provide seniors living with dementia with personalized playlists. You can […]
January 24, 2014
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100% of Guelph’s drinking water comes from groundwater, and our City has long been recognized as an international leader in groundwater research and management. In June, groundwater experts, researchers, scientists, and policy-makers will be gathering in Guelph for a groundwater conference called GroundSwell. Alexandra Cousteau – water advocate, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and granddaughter of famed ocean […]
January 17, 2014
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I’ll be presenting my annual State of the City, and taking questions, at a free, open event on Thursday, January 23rd, 7 p.m., in Council Chambers at Guelph City Hall. This event is hosted by the Guelph Civic League. Each year I present a State of the City address at a Guelph Chamber of Commerce-hosted event in […]
December 18, 2013
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Come and celebrate the new year together at my annual New Year’s Levee on Saturday, January 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at City Hall and Market Square. This free, family-friendly event will feature crafts, face painting, live music from “The Dirty Dishes,” and of course skating on the rink at Market Square (as […]
October 28, 2013
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Guelph is unique. More and more people are telling me something different is happening in Guelph. There is a special level of caring – for each other and the city. The Guelph community will once again show its gift of kindness on November 1, 2013 which is the Random Act of Kindness Day. While we […]
October 23, 2013
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Mayor Farbridge highlights different activities during Local Government Week : October 20-26, 2013. She also spoke about the Mayor’s Initiative for World Mental Health Day.
October 9, 2013
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Focus: Culture Days and in motion week challenge from October 7 to 13. The challenge seeks to determine which municipality in Wellington and Dufferin Counties and the City of Guelph is the most active over the 7 day period.
October 3, 2013
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On Sunday, September 22, the community hosted its first GWellbeing Day—an event that encourages, engages and connects residents in an effort to improve their health and wellbeing. Mark Kubert, Doctor of Chiropractic and April Dickin, Social Worker talk about the Day on Inside Guelph.
October 3, 2013
Comments Off on Get involved! Get your school involved!
Guelph joins other municipalities across Ontario in celebrating the 5th annual Local Government Week from October 20-26, 2013. This is an opportunity for students and youth to increase their civic awareness and share their ideas about what’s important to them as Guelph residents. This year, students are being asked to show how their voice can […]