City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water

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Proposed solution would replace quarry with residential neighbourhood Key Facts Media release Guelph, Ont., October 1, 2019—The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Learn more about the proposed solution to […]

Ward 2 Town Hall – May 25, 2019

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You’re invited to join us on Saturday May 25th, 1:30pm at Waverley Drive Public School to discuss the City’s actions to address climate change. We have two guests: Antti Vilkko, General Manager of Facilities Management at the City of Guelph, and Evan Ferrari, Executive Director of eMerge Guelph. We will review the municipal direction to […]

Thunderstorm cleanup complete; tree damage minimal

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Press release. Guelph staff promptly completed emergency tree cleanup following Friday evening’s thunderstorm. Tree damage was minimal, and all known emergency tree situations are now neutralized. City crews responded to five damaged trees along: · Rochelle Drive, · Hayward Crescent, · Foster Avenue, · Woodborough Road, and · Ironwood Road. Crews will pick up remaining logs from these areas this […]

Report identifies mixture of solvents found in buried drums

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Press release. A report identifying the chemical make-up of the liquid found buried on a local construction has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) . Last week, crews discovered eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums buried on a construction site near the Wellington Street/Hanlon Expressway interchange. The drums had leaked, […]

City removing eight buried drums from Wellington Street construction site

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Press release. Construction crews have discovered a total of eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums while working on a construction site north of Wellington Street. Preliminary chemical analysis shows the drums contained solvents or petroleum-based substances. The City will begin removing the drums for disposal as requested by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change […]

Guelph’s Official Plan protects Guelph’s rivers, wetlands and natural spaces

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Press release. The City of Guelph’s Official Plan Amendment for the Natural Heritage System (OPA 42) was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on June 4 and is now in effect. “The City’s Natural Heritage System is a combination of natural heritage features and areas including wetlands, rivers, woodlands, valleylands, wildlife habitats, restoration areas and […]