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Closed Meeting Protocol

I have received a number of questions from constituents about Council’s Closed Session (often referred to as In Camera) meeting rules. Here is a link to the City of Guelph Closed Meeting protocol. The City’s protocol conforms to all requirements … Continue reading

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Come out and join the Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood on Family Day!

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Stuck on Stage 2: Anger at Demise of Guelph Mercury Print Edition

According to Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, there are five stages of grief when one is faced with the loss of a loved one:  denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. When Metroland Media announced the end of the print edition of … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name: Mo, Moe or Mole Hill?

Tradition and names matter in local culture and history.  Urban myths abound in Guelph, whether it be the ghost at the Albion (yes, she exists) or whether John Galt really put his hand on a tree stump when he designed … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Action on Canada Geese in Urban Parks

Canada Geese need a place to call home, children need safe places to play in our urban parks, and citizens want to enjoy our city green spaces without attack by aggressive geese.  I believe we can have all three.  Funds … Continue reading

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2016: The Year Ahead

Today marks a new beginning.  It is a day to reflect upon the accomplishments of the past year and plan ahead for the 365 days ahead.  Building a great city cannot be planned in 365 day increments, or four year … Continue reading

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2015: The Year in Review

Today marks the first full year of office of the current City Council.  The first year of any new council is one of learning, listening and working to find common ground.  The controversy-loving media would have you believe that we … Continue reading

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