Monthly Archives: January 2011

Update on Winter Road Clean-up

A message from our Manager, Roads and Rights of Way: Just a quick note to inform you of winter control housekeeping activity currently underway with regards to our residential roads. As a result of the sustained cold temperatures and the … Continue reading

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Canada’s Number ONE Next Most Livable City? GUELPH!

MSN.com has ranked Guelph as Canada’s # 1 Next Most Livable City.    We are no stranger to being in the top 1o or 15, but this ranking is especially sweet  because our Community Energy Initiative, our world-class university and our … Continue reading

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CTV News Coverage of 716 Gordon Development Application

Thanks to RR, who sent a link to the CTV news clip re: 716 Gordon Street development application presentation to City Council on January 17, 2011.   View it here:  http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110118/guelph-student-housing-proposal-110118/20110118/?hub=SWOHome

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Guelph Tribune Article re: 716 Gordon Development

Scaled back high-rise plans likely: councillor By DOUG HALLETT, Guelph Tribune News Jan 11, 2011 The proposal for two university student high-rises is likely to be changed significantly before council holds a final vote on the issue, says Coun. Leanne … Continue reading

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“Be a Good Sort”

During the holidays, I noticed that my own family have become lazy sorters, so I reminded them (again) that it is important to keep recyclables out of the clear bag. “But it all goes to the same place, Mom,” they … Continue reading

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Living Sustainably in the City

This article from the weekend Guelph Mercury is a good opportunity to talk about how city dwellers can live more sustainably within the urban environment. http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/742996 Obviously, city residents can’t live off of the land to the degree that Arlene … Continue reading

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Gordon/Stone (Best Western) Planning Application

Monday, January 17th, 2011 7:00 pm in Council Chambers, 1 Carden Street All of the planning documents related to this application can be found here. To register as a delegation to speak at the council meeting, contact the City Clerk’s … Continue reading

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Guelph State of the Environment Report Available Online

How is Guelph doing on its environmental commitments?  Read the 2010 updates here. Water, waste, transportation, energy and greenspace — our future as a city depends on our continued improvement on all five fronts.  See how we’re doing, what we’re … Continue reading

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Hockeyville 2011 Momentum Building

Guelph’s bid to be crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2011 needs more momentum on the final stretch! Share you photos and stories and spread the word to your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers. The deadline is January 30th, 2011. Get out there … Continue reading

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