Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group Fall Meeting

Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2007

Time:  7:00 pm

Place:  Fred A. Hamilton School

City Councillors Leanne Piper and Lise Burcher will be in attendance.


Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

The Mayor’s State of the City address, delivered last week to the Chamber of Commerce, contains lots of interesting statistics of Guelph’s position compared to similar sized municipalities in Ontario, as well as a picture of where we are heading in the future.

To view the Powerpoint presentation, with audio commentary, go to:




Party Politics

The ousting of local Conservative candidate Brent Barr is a stunner.

I’m so glad municipal politics is not tied to the political party system.  I don’t consider myself to be an indoctrinated member of any political party.  I have voted all over the map since I cast my first ballot at 18.  If  our current City Council was beholdin’ to party ideology or an oligarchical master, would the best interests of our community be served?  I think not.



Mercury Launches New Blog

City hall junkies can now read what Mercury reporters are really thinking after sitting through Council and committee meetings!

Mercury “city beat” reporters Magda Konieczna and Laura Thompson share their thoughts at: