Category: Municipal Election 2010


I sincerely want to see you get re-elected. I want to thank you for all the work you have done in Ward 2 – advocacy, improved communication, citizen empowerment, democratic processes. You have taken on your job with clarity, tact and forward motion. Thank you for all of that, we have all benefited. SS You […]

The need for a new library: Part 1 What we've got

Capital Projects like new libraries, have many different sources of funding. The property tax base is only one. Development charges are another source. So is the gas tax and the federal and provincial governments. The Friends of the Guelph Public Library have already begun a fundraising effort. The library does have money to advance the […]

The need for a new library: Part 2 Libraries as economic drivers

What can a new library offer the community other than a place to loan out books? An economic driver for the community. Please review the following articles to get a better sense of what a new library can do to stimulate interest and economic development in a community.           ian SPLCentral_Library_Economic_Impacts […]


The following is the selection policy for Guelph Public Library’s audio/visual materials: The Guelph Public Library will acquire Audio-Visual materials to meet the cultural, instructional, informational, and leisure needs of the community recognizing the changing interests and variety of tastes and ages. AV Selection criteria. Because of the great diversity of materials available, no single […]

Mercury Ward 2 council candidate profiles

The following profiles were published in the Guelph Mercury: Vicki Beard Age: mother to grandmother age Occupation: retired small business owner and operator Education: college graduate Lived here: 28 years About the candidate: I’m a retired small business owner, mother and grandmother, past master gardener, artist on the Guelph Studio Tour and founding member of Kids Can […]

Guelph Urban Forest Friends — Questions for Candidates

Dear Candidate. Guelph Urban Forest Friends is a local group that advocates for better protection of urban trees and canopy. We make delegations to City Council, hold events to raise awareness about the importance of urban trees, and distribute information about the many benefits of trees, and the threats to trees, through our web site. […]