Ward 2 News: The Deuce

Riverside Rink!

Photo by Mike Darmon, one of the rink’s patron saints. Surely the finest outdoor rink in the city, no? Temperatures this week should keep it functioning…. check it out on the east side of Riverside Park, the jewel of Ward 2

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Developing an innovative partnership with a focus on Guelph’s future

 Here’s a letter from two prominent Guelph Citizens, published in the Guelph Tribune. I  believe that protecting and enhancing our nationally applauded Community Energy Initiative is crucial to our future sustainability and quality of life in this city. What do you think? James Guelph Tribune By Kithio Mwanzia and Evan Ferrari Rarely do business and environmental organizations work

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City of Guelph prepares for potential federal infrastructure funding

Guelph, Ont., February 12, 2016 –Guelph City Council and administration are working together to prepare for infrastructure funding opportunities expected to be announced by the federal government. “Details of the funding programs are unknown at this time,” said Scott Stewart, City of Guelph Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise. “So we’re doing

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City awards $282,200 to non-profit organizations

Wellbeing Grants awarded to 48 community organizations Guelph, Ont., February 12, 2016 – The City of Guelph is pleased to award $282,200 to 48 local not-for-profit organizations through its Wellbeing Grant Program. The grants will support a variety of programs and services aligned with the goals identified by the community in Guelph’s Community Wellbeing Initiative.

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City seeks public input on new digital services

  myGuelph is modernizing City services Go to open.guelph.ca to discuss ideas for the City’s online services Guelph, Ont., January 28, 2016 – The City of Guelph is developing a digital one-stop-shop called myGuelph that will offer new digital tools to help people access services, information and opportunities to participate in City decision-making. Today, the

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Ward 2 Rink ready!

…. got a note today from ward 2 stalwart Mike Darmon… through a great neighbourhood effort the lovely outdoor rink in the east side of Riverside Park at Riverview Drive and Kitchener Ave is now ready for your enjoyment… it’s a nice sunny day too!  

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Mike Ridley's Guelph Public Library Project Report is out!

From Guelph Public Library Staff: The Guelph Library Project is part of a First Year Seminar course held at the University of Guelph during the Fall 2015 semester. The objective of the course is to examine the question:Does Guelph need a new downtown public library? Here is the final report: http://guelphlibraryproject.ca/final-report/

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many

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City crews already responding to today’s winter weather

Guelph, ON, December 28, 2015–Like the rest of the region, the City of Guelph is expecting  winter weather over the next 24 hours. While today’s weather conditions aren’t unusual for this time of year, the City is reminding residents to drive according to conditions, in part because this is Guelph’s first true winter weather of

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Expecting Santa to Leave a Drone Under Your Christmas Tree?

  Hope you all have a safe and joyful holiday season….James   here’s a ‘sign of the times’ note from Guelph Hydro Helpful Reminders for Drone Safety from Guelph Hydro (GUELPH, ON) December 22, 2015 – With drones and quadcopters being hot Christmas items this year, Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. would like to remind

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2016 water, wastewater rates effective January 1

The 2016 rate increase amounts to an approximate increase of $31 for the average three–person household, or four per cent. This is based on the 2014 average household water consumption of 185 cubic metres for a three-person household. These rate increases were approved by Council on October 28 as part of the non-tax supported budget. Residential water

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Trash-talking condos

The following letter was submitted by Ian Findlay Members of Guelph City Council are preparing for public delegations Monday night regarding the 2016 capital and operating budget. As in the past, there will be delegations from condo owners in Guelph seeking a rebate from the City for garbage collection. They say that because they have

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Public meeting and panel discussion around the sale of Hydro One

Despite widespread public opinions and warnings from the Financial Accountability Officer that it will needlessly cost Ontario hundreds of millions of dollars every year in perpetuity, Premier Wynne has embarked on a scheme to privatize Hydro One. The good news is that we can still stop this sale. To find out more about this important

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