Ward 2 News: The Deuce

Is Guelph missing out on an economic development (jobs) opportunity?

The following letter was submitted by Ian Findlay. As we approach the one year anniversary of this term of Council, it’s worth noting the lack of long-term visioning and leadership for our community on economic development. Yes we’ve seen lots of selfies and talk of austerity; but where’s the vision and the plan? Where will

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REMINDER: Ward 2 Town Hall Meeting

November 24th 7 pm at the Evergreen Centre….. Have your say about the budget, transit, by-laws and any other issue that concerns you. Andy Van Hellemond and myself will be there to listen. ALSO….. November 30th is your chance to appear before council at city hall to voice your opinions about the budget. You can

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WARD TWO TOWN HALL MEETING Nov 24th- 7 pm at the Evergreen Centre!

Ward Two Councillors Andy Van Hellemond and James Gordon will host a meeting for all ward residents Nov. 24th at 7 p.m. in Rm 4 of the Evergreen Centre, Woolwich Street. Have your say about the budget, ( which will be decided soon after this meeting ) and any other municipal and Ward-2 specific issues.

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Have your say about Guelph's proposed new Animal Control By-laws

Bylaw staff, with the assistance of the Animal Control Bylaw Working Group (ACWG), is reviewing the City’s animal control bylaws to make sure they meet the community’s needs for regulating poultry, and domestic and exotic animals in Guelph. After a number of meetings over the past two years, the ACWG—comprised of community members, agency representatives,

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Have your say about Guelph’s active transportation and sidewalk networks

 We’re planning improvements to Guelph’s active transportation and sidewalk networks. Trails: Improvements are proposed for portions of the off-road trail system to make active transportation easier. Sidewalks: Locations for new sidewalk links have been determined, along with recommended priorities for installation. Let’s make Guelph better connected! We want to hear from you! Saturday, October 31, 2015 7 a.m. to 12 noon Guelph Farmer’s

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have your say about the 2016 Budget!

Council and community to discuss 2016 investment in City assets 2016 capital budget open to public comment October 28 and November 30 Guelph, ON, October 23, 2015 – Today, the City released the recommended 2016-2025 Tax-supported Capital Budget and Forecast to City Council and the community. The recommended 2016 Capital Budget includes a tax supported operating contribution

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City offers curbside battery collection October 26 to November 6

City offers curbside battery collection October 26 to November 6 Guelph, Ontario, October 20, 2015 – The City is offering free curbside collection of single-use alkaline batteries for the first time to Guelph households from October 26 to November 6. “Battery recycling helps prevent soil and water pollution that can occur if batteries are disposed

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Some thoughts on meeting our climate change crisis in our city

Hi to everyone in TwoVille. There’s an abbreviated version of this article in today’s Guelph Mercury. I’d love to get your thoughts on this issue!  thanks James After an August break, city council is gearing up for what looks like a lively and challenging fall. In a summer filled globally with extreme fires and floods,

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Minor water interruptions mean fresher water for Guelph

Guelph, ON, September 10, 2015—The City will begin cleaning water mains in selected areas of Guelph on Friday, September 18. There are three parts to the cleaning program: Water main flushing daily September 18 to 25 and October 26 to 30, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Water main cleaning nightly from September 27 to

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Budget season approaches!

Hi ward Twovians! Hope you had a great summer. As you can see from the flurry of posts here I’m back from a good holiday and I’m ready for action. Lots coming in the fall at City Hall and I’m looking forward to getting your participation in the work ahead… The City has a cool

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'Safe Semester' starts September 11 downtown

Guelph, ON, September 3, 2015 – The annual Safe Semester program, designed to create a safe and enjoyable environment in Guelph’s downtown for all patrons including students, starts September 11. The program will run every Friday and Saturday night until October 3. New this year, it will also run on the busy Halloween weekend—October 30 and 31. “Downtown

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Goods Exchange Weekend starts September 4!

Guelph, ON, September 1, 2015 – The City’s fall Goods Exchange Weekend takes place this weekend, September 4 to 7. Whether you are searching for that special something or looking to get rid of a household item, the Goods Exchange Weekend is a great opportunity to exchange re-usable household items such as furniture, appliances, and toys. To

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Jane Graham Memorial Award

Guelph Arts Council Announces Deadline for Jane Graham Memorial Award   Guelph, ON – August 24, 2015 – In memory of Guelph visual artist Jane Graham, the Guelph Arts Council offers an annual award to a regional visual artist(s) to pursue professional development opportunities. The 2015 application deadline is Friday, September 25 at 4 pm. Any visual

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Lowering Speed River Water Levels

City lowering Speed River water levels on September 8 to install water pipes Gow’s Bridge closure to continue into fall Guelph, ON, August 31, 2015—The City of Guelph will be opening the Wellington Street Dam on September 8 to reduce water levels in the Speed River at Gordon Street. Lower water levels are needed  to

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City of Guelph Well-Being Grants

City of Guelph Wellbeing Grant Program is now open for applications   The 2016 Wellbeing Grant Program is now open .  Incorporated, not-for-profit community organizations are invited to apply to the City of Guelph for 2016 funding.  Completed applications must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday, Oct 8th electronically to wellbeinggrants@guelph.ca .  Late applications will not be accepted

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Tea And Tales at the Enabling Garden in Riverside Park

There’s a great event that has been happening every Friday morning right here in Ward 2 at Riverside Park! The Storytelling Guild, led by Brian Holstein, has been presenting great local storytellers and singers all summer, in a beautiful setting by the garden and river. I had the pleasure of being a guest a couple

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Emerald Ash Borer news

City marking emerald ash borer infested trees for removal Guelph, ON, July 9, 2015 – The City is marking public ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer (EAB) in preparation for tree removal. As part of the City’s EAB Plan, infested, dead or dying ash trees are marked with an orange “X”. The marking signifies that

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