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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