Monthly Archives: December 2012

(“Hmm… Not seeing anything here that really goes against what I was saying…”)

As you will know from a previous post, I am concerned about the direction the City of Guelph has taken in monitoring official speak in social media and… ah, correcting inaccuracies where it finds them. But if your day now … Continue reading

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Hubris can be measured…

In the costs associated with the agendas of this City Council. One recent example, the intention to purchase and level commercial buildings along a section of the Speed River to expand parkland. How many more buildings are we going to … Continue reading

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City Hall: Stop wasting everyone’s time and money on this non-starter of an idea

And let the Wellington Plaza business owners and their staff get on with their livelihoods. And their lives. I came across this article from the Guelph Mercury’s Rob O’Flanagan, regarding the City’s intention to buy up and demolish commercial buildings … Continue reading

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2.97%

Council managed to pass the budget last night, coming in at 2.97%. My sense from hearing comments from council members during the deliberations is this process has included some good conversations between councillors, where some expectations about the views they … Continue reading

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Round Two and Five-Eighths

Or, “How a 500 gram squirrel chewed a hole in a side of my new green bin.” [Self-select the title featuring your preferred system of measurement.] Well, the neighbourhood squirrel did exactly what I was expecting. The smart thing. That … Continue reading

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A Christmas story

My maternal grandmother, Frances A. Cairns (nee Pidduck) immigrated to Canada with her family in 1911.The following is an excerpt from my grandmother’s autobiography, Down Memories Lane. She completed it in 1975. I thought it would be neat to share … Continue reading

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