Ward 2 News: The Deuce

Five-day Wellington Street closure starts September 15

Press release. Wellington Street, between Gordon Street and Edinburgh Road, will be closed to all traffic for approximately five days starting on September 15, weather permitting. The closure will allow for necessary construction and roadway crossings for the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley Clythe watermain  project . Once the watermain crossing is complete, Wellington Street

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Guelph’s emergency services remember 9/11 anniversary

Press release. Today, Guelph’s emergency services personnel will pause at 9:59 a.m. to remember the fallen victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Flags will also be lowered to half-mast. “After 13 years, we continue to remember the fallen victims and our emergency services brothers and sisters who selflessly gave of themselves in responding to

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City watermains to get fall cleaning beginning September 14

Press release. Water Services will begin the fall phase of its watermain cleaning program on Sunday, September 14. The cleaning will run until the targeted completion date of Friday, October 10 as follows: ·Watermain cleaning September 14 to 26, nightly between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.: residents in areas being cleaned are asked to refrain

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Mercury article re Wyndham Street Bridge

Staff memo. Please be advised of the following outcomes re yesterday’s inaccurate coverage. The Mercury has amended its original article. It has been overwritten with an entirely new version. In it, the paper acknowledges the inaccurate reporting. This means the incorrect story is offline. Staff has sent a letter to the managing editor. The City will be sharing

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Statement from the Office of the CAO re: Urbacon Settlement

Press release. Last night City Council received a staff report regarding settlement of the City’s litigation with Urbacon and it directed staff to make public the details of the settlement. Read the City Council resolution regarding the settlement with Urbacon . The City and Urbacon have settled the litigation out of court for $6.635 million

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Thunderstorm cleanup complete; tree damage minimal

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

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Community sculpture at City Hall

Staff memo. Some staff members have asked about the sculpture that has been taking shape here at City Hall over the past few weeks – you may have seen the ceramic tiles in the space under the main stairs on the ground floor. Entitled Tower of Dreams, this is a community sculpture project that was

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City and Urbacon settle out of court for $6.635 million

Press release. The City of Guelph and Urbacon Buildings Group Corp. have settled their legal dispute out of court for $6.635 million. “By reaching a settlement out of court, the City avoids further legal costs and gains certainty on the cost impact. The cost will be accommodated within the City’s capital financing guideline to ensure

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Report identifies mixture of solvents found in buried drums

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,

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Save the date – Celebrating Sue Richards – Memorial & Party

Save the date: Saturday September 27, 2014 Celebrating Sue (memorial) River Run 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sue specifically said she wanted a helluva party sooooo: Celebrating Sue (Party) Bullring, U of G 8:30 pm (be sure to be there for the opener) (She also asked that everyone dress with lots of colour) Please forward

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Cloudy water near River Run Centre all cleared up

Press release. Yesterday, a City of Guelph Environmental Protection Officer investigated a report of cloudy water in the Speed River near the River Run Centre in downtown Guelph. The cloudy water was caused by water and silt being discharged from a storm outfall connected to the East Parkade. The contractor working on repairs to the

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City removing eight buried drums from Wellington Street construction site

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

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More drums unearthed on Wellington Street construction site

Press release. The City and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) are investigating the discovery of at least six 45-gallon drums filled with an unknown liquid. The City is working closely with the MOECC to ensure the area is safe and there is no threat to public safety. “As of this

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Save The Deuce

Resident feedback are you keeping the Deuce going? What do you think about giving or selling it Maybe a re-direct? I always hate to see good infrastructure wasted… 🙂 There must surely be many followers who would appreciate a re-direct option.BB ~~~~~~~~~ Hello Ian. I am sorry you have decided not to run in the

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Unknown liquid unearthed during construction near Wellington Street

Press release Yesterday morning, crews working on the construction of the Paisley-Clythe feedermain discovered two 45-gallon drums buried underground. While digging a trench for a new watermain, one of the two barrels was punctured, releasing an unknown liquid. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) was notified immediately. The leak was contained quickly,

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Standards & Poor's City of Guelph Credit Rating August 29 2014

Staff memo. Earlier this morning, Standards & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) reaffirmed Guelph’s credit rating at AA+ with a stable outlook. According to S&P’s Ratings Direct Research Update report the rating reflects Guelph’s, “very strong economic fundamentals, budgetary flexibility, exceptional liquidity position and low debt burden.” The credit rating also reflects S&P’s view that Guelph

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#HappyMaking Pianos coming September 4

DGBA press release. LOCAL STREETS BECOME PERFORMANCE SPACES AS #HAPPYMAKING PIANOS ARE INSTALLED AROUND DOWNTOWN FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER Once again, downtown streets will come alive with the sound of music when the #HappyMaking pianos are rolled out on September 4th. Until the end of September, twelve pianos will be scattered throughout the downtown

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