Ward 2 News: The Deuce

City asks residents and businesses to protect indoor plumbing

Guelph, ON, February 24, 2015—Ongoing extreme cold temperatures are causing both City–owned water services and household plumbing to freeze. The City has installed approximately 30 temporary water lines since the beginning of February. Unlike last year’s problems with frozen City–owned water services, private household plumbing is a more common problem this year, especially where uninsulated household

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capital Budget

Dear Ward Twovians… It’s budget season….. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the proposed capital budget… as a council we’ll be debating it in the coming weeks…… It’s all available at the guelph.ca website…. and it might be helpful to start with the introduction at http://guelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/ProposedCapitalInvestmentStrategy2015-2017-Introduction1.pdf There is a forum for asking questions of

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Family Day at the Civic Museum

The Guelph Civic Museum will be open to the public all day on Monday, February 16, to celebrate Family Day. There are a number of games and crafts planned for people of all ages. Among the planned activities are indoor bowling, bingo, and a photo booth, where visitors can dress up as an outlaw and get their

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City plows out in full force– and other city info

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: CHR- Corporate Communications <CHR-CorporateCommunications@guelph.ca> Sent: Monday, February 2, 2015 9:37 AM To: Councillors & Mayor Cc: City Staff Subject: Information Bulletin: City plows out in full force Good morning, Click here to read the City’s latest information bulletin: City plows out in full force Snow removal Feb 2 City crews continue to

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Residential Waste COllection update….

Hey Ward Twovians…. give yourself the day off! Be safe! Here’s a note about city Waste Collection in this storm aftermath… all schools are closed…. city buildings are open but only with essential services… JG We are collecting this morning but due to the weather are experiencing delays. If you receive calls from residents please

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City testing municipal well for leaks

Speed River may show red tint from dye tracer test Guelph, ON, January 27, 2015—The City of Guelph and Stantec Consulting Ltd. will be using a safe and environmentally-friendly fluorescing dye to test for a leak in a municipal production well along Water Street. During testing, a red tint may occasionally be observed in the

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STEPPING UP TO ADDRESS GUELPH’S RENTAL HOUSING CRISIS

The following blog post was written by Suzanne Swanton and Jane Londerville, members of the Wellington-Guelph Housing Committee.  As we move into the New Year, let’s talk about Guelph and it’s affordable rental-housing situation. In December 2014, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its bi-annual Rental Market Report. This report offers some insight into the

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chemical incident this morning- Royal Rd

From the Guelph Fire Dept. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chemical Plant Incident. AOC Chemical Resin Technology 38 Royal Road GUELPH, ON, January 18, 2015 –at 8:11 am, the Guelph Fire Department responded to a report of an overheated chemical vat, at the above noted location. Units from Wyndham St, Imperial Rd and Speedvale Ave, along with

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ARTICLE / OPINION: Full-time or Part-Time Councillors?

Borrowed from the excellent Ward 5 Blog, ( almost as good as the Deuce!) Posted on January 17, 2015 by Leanne The following article was recently published in the Guelph Mercury:  Opinions Differ on Ward Boundaries, Work Status of Councillors.   Guelph Citizen also recently weighed in with this article — Councillors deserves a raise.  A big raise.  It’s an interesting and

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Winter Control Update – Jan. 12, 2015

From City Staff: Roads; Please be advised that staff continue to service the primary and secondary roadway systems throughout the City and that we have initiated a “Call –Out” operation in the residential areas as of 12.00 Noon Today. Contracted services will be engaged in the residential areas until approximately 12.00 Midnight. Once the residential

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Guelph Transit provides more than 4,000 free rides on New Year’s Eve

Guelph, ON, January 6, 2015 – 4,258 free rides were taken on Guelph Transit on New Year’s Eve as part of the free transit service sponsored by local downtown businesses. Sponsorship provided by the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA), with additional financial support from the Western Hotel, McCabe’s Irish Pub, Bobby O’Brien’s Irish Pub, Trappers

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The Deuce Blog 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 62,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people

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Council of Canadians: Re-open Guelph Robocalls Investigation

  Media Release December 18, 2014 Sona verdict: PPSC demands more jail time, but allows ringleaders to go free The Council of Canadians asks PPSC to re-open robocalls investigation Ottawa — The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is appealing the sentence of Michael Sona, seeking more jail time “to reflect the gravity of the offence.” In

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Council decides Standing Committee, board and agency appointments

Guelph, ON, December 16, 2014 – Last night, Guelph City Council finalized all appointments to the Standing Committees, Boards and Agencies. Council has aligned its standing committees with City Hall’s new organizational structure, and appointed members for a two year term. Council Standing Committees Audit Committee – Mayor Guthrie and Councillors Allt, MacKinnon, Van Hellemond and

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LETTER: RE: DEC 8TH COUNCIL MEETING

Subject: Dec. 8 City Council meeting Mr. Mayor and City Councillors, I attended last evening’s city council planning meeting to its very late end.  I’d like to offer a few comments about the meeting. 1)  For a first planning meeting of the new City Council, I felt that the agenda was too full.  The result was

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