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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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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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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Brooklyn Ice Rink Now Open

Announcement from OUR 3 Bridges Neighbourhood Group: Hi Everyone, This announcement is a little tardy but for those who haven’t been down to Water Street in awhile, the rinks are open! There are 2 rinks this year, an enlarged main … Continue reading

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