Ward 2 News: The Deuce

Local paramedics to provide more community care

Press release. Guelph is one of 30 Ontario communities to receive provincial funding to develop a community paramedicine program to improve access to home care and support services for seniors and other patients with chronic conditions. Speaking at an event in Thunder Bay on October 14, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care,

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Official results and voter turnout released

Press release. t’s official. After 19 days, 442 hours of voting, and 38,933 ballots cast, Guelph has elected its next City Council. 2014-2018 Guelph City Council Mayor – Cam Guthrie Ward 1 – Dan Gibson and Bob Bell Ward 2 – Andy Van Hellemond and James Gordon Ward 3 – Phil Allt and June Hofland

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City addresses longer than expected lineups

Press release. Election staff at voting locations throughout Guelph has been reporting a stronger than expected turnout to City officials today. In addition the City became aware of a syncing issue with the electronic voters’ list earlier this afternoon, which also lead to an increase in wait times. “When voters were adding themselves or updating

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Final touches on results gathering taking place

Press release. The City of Guelph is putting the final touches on the Election Results Evening that will begin tonight at 8 p.m. in the Galleria at City Hall. A seating area with coffee, tea and cookies will be provided for residents mingling and viewing the unofficial results. Unofficial election results can also be viewed

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Master of my domain

Late in my first term on Guelph City Council, Cam Guthrie approached me in his role on the Guelph Mercury’s Community Editorial Board. He  was interested in my work using social media and in particular the Deuce for an article he was writing. During our discussion, Guthrie mentioned that he had purchased several domains that I

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Emergency Services – Routine Planning and Preparation EBOLA awareness.

Staff memo. As the Ebola outbreak is being addressed across the world the City’s Emergency Services management staff are closely monitoring any issues relative to our local response plans around the spread of the virus. Hopefully these Plans will not require implementation. We are in regular contact with emergency planning staff from partner agencies to

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City will lower flags in honour of yesterday’s tragedy

Press release. The City of Guelph is lowering all flags at its buildings and facilities to half-mast in solemn recognition of the tragic events that took place in Ottawa yesterday; in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec on October 20; and in honour of t he late Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Regiment in

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Resumption of overnight parking restriction

Staff memo. Please note the overnight parking restriction (2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.) which is in effect annually resumes November 1. To prepare the public for the return of this restriction and to provide information on the City’s parking exemption process, starting later this week :Announcements will be placed in local print media (Tribune, Ontarion) · Public information will be provided through the City’s web page and social

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Coverage in the Toronto Star/ Challenge of transforming cities

Staff memo We are delighted with the recognition the City of Guelph and our community partners , businesses and volunteers have received from Don Tapscott. As you may know, last spring Don Tapscott wrote an article in the Toronto Star asking cities to meet 7 key challenges. In reviewing the article, I saw that Guelph

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Ticats: Dateline June 13, 2012 5:30 PM

Staff memo from 2012. You may be aware of the Opinion/Editorial in the Guelph Mercury this afternoon: http://www.guelphmercury.com/opinion/editorial/article/741805–making-a-pass-for-cfl-football This is a quick note to advise that City staff have contacted our counterparts at the University of Guelph and we hope to hear back from them tomorrow. As per initiatives occurring in non- City owned facilities and at this time,

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Downtown Guelph Banners

DGBA press release. The next time you’re driving, walking or cycling along Gordon Street, look up. Beginning at the bridge by Royal City Park and continuing north to Waterloo Avenue, you’ll find an series of banners highlighting the array of shops, restaurants and services in Downtown Guelph. From wood-fired pizza at Buon Gusto to ice

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Your Ward 2 Councillor choices

Martin Collier – http://www.martincollier.ca Ray Ferraro —http://www.rayferraroward2.ca/ James Gordon – http://www.jamesgordonward2.ca/ Chris Keleher, Sr –http://www.keleherward2.com Sian Matway – https://www.facebook.com/sian4ward2 Andy Van Hellemond – http://www.andyvanhellemondward2.ca/

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The Sausage Party of Guelph

For some time now, Grass Roots Guelph has been critical of Guelph’s political leadership. For the 2014 municipal election, GRG has promoted an ideology with a slate of candidates that will take Guelph in a very different direction. This radical political alternative requires scrutiny. The Sausage Party of Guelph is a satirical look at Grass Roots Guelph

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Transformation in Local Government

Good work happening here in Guelph. Memo from Staff. You will find an article which I authored in your October edition of Municipal World Magazine. It is entitled `Transformation in Local Government. `The Editors wrote a tag line that reads `Municipalities must sink or swim, adapt or fail, as old systems are being challenged by

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Message of Appreciation from senior management

From management to all City Staff. In three weeks we’re going to the polls. Election seasons are habitually hard on government employees. Scrutiny is intense, public and media attention is at its peak. During these days we must elevate and celebrate the exceptional everyday work you do at the City of Guelph. From the minute

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