Category Archives: Community Development

Hope for HIV/AIDS

December 1 is World AIDS Day.  As many of you know, my daughter Lyndsay Piper is currently working in Kenya, a country with one of the highest HIV/AIDs rates in the world.   The children she has met, some of them innocent … Continue reading

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Change to Delegation Registration

Recently, Council approved a change to the registration deadline for oral and written delegations to Council from Monday at 12 noon to Friday at 9:00 am. There has been some feedback from the community that this change might stifle public participation in … Continue reading

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Ward 5 Community Well-being Forum September 19 at 7 pm

Please join Councillors Leanne Piper and Lise Burcher for a Ward 5 Event: Ward 5 Community Well-being Forum Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7 – 9 pm at Centennial CVI Cafeteria, 289 College Ave West. Share your thoughts and ideas — … Continue reading

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Is This The Best We Can Do?

On April 30th, Council passed an ambitious and inspiring vision for the future of our downtown —  the Downtown Secondary Plan. It calls for preservation of the heritage core, enhanced public realm and parkland, commercial and residential intensification, and demands … Continue reading

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High? Low? Slim? Wide?

I had a call from a constituent today about one of the Environics survey questions re: highrise buildings in Guelph. For those who don’t know, the city is conducting a survey on the many issues that Guelph is currently facing … 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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