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Inside Guelph_ Highlights on a local business survey and an act of kindness

November 8, 2012

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Annual State of the City Address

November 1, 2012

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Transforming the Way the City Does Business: Citizen-focused Service Delivery This morning, I delivered my annual State of the City address to a packed audience. Thanks to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for once again hosting this event. This year, I spoke about what we are doing to transform how we do business as a […]

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Breakfast conversation: the State of our City

November 10, 2011

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The Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual State of the City breakfast this morning – a time for me to offer my thoughts on Guelph’s progress and where we are headed. You can read my speech here and read the news release here. We’ve all seen the headlines about Guelph – lowest unemployment rate; most […]

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Guelph unemployment rate remains lowest among Canadian cities

November 4, 2011

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Read more here: http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/619933–guelph-unemployment-rate-remains-lowest-among-canadian-cities  

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100+ jobs coming to Hanlon Creek Business Park

October 6, 2011

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Würth Canada has announced it’s bringing its head office and distribution facility to Guelph, locating at the Hanlon Creek Business Park. This will bring more than 100 jobs to Guelph. It’s great news that Guelph is attracting more jobs to maintain our low unemployment rate. Attracting new businesses means new local jobs, new investment flowing […]

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Local Food

July 2, 2011

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Interest in local food has gone through the roof in the last few years  and was clearly evident at the 6th Annual Local Food Fest.  As a planet, we recently passed the point where more people live in cities than in rural areas.  In Canada, approximately 80% of people live in urban areas.  What does […]

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Owens Corning celebrates 60 year in Guelph

June 20, 2011

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I attended the 60th anniversary of Owens Corning/Fiberglas Canada  this weekend. The Guelph Glass Plant has employed generations of Guelph residents (and supplied many children with glass marbles!).  The company and their employees have been strong supporters of local sports teams, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, United Way, Heart and Stroke and other organizations.  They have […]

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Municipal issues for the Federal election

September 9, 2008

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The Association of Municipalities of Ontario has released a summary of their priority issues for the Federal election.  Click here. Key issues from the release include: investment in communities to promote job creation and economic competitiveness equitable treatment for Ontario tax payers fair and equitable funding of services that help immigrants successfully settle into the economic and […]

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