Category Archives: Our money, their legacy

Twister coming to Guelph?

The application of the ill-considered nuisance by-law recently considered by Council and referred back to committee would have had the effect of creating a municipality with restrictions and requirements around public activities that would have been the civil liberties version … Continue reading

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57 of 600

I have been following the Guelph Mercury’s coverage of the trial in the dispute between the City of Guelph and Urbacon. Recently, the court heard that 57 of Urbacon’s requests for information from the architect were considered “unnecessary”. That’s 57 … Continue reading

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Not in the forecast

No further explanation is required. That seems to be the attitude from Guelph’s City Hall in the instances when the news doesn’t match up with the City’s “official speak”. It’s a big issue as it goes to public confidence in … Continue reading

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One for the next list of 99

 A response from Guelph CAO Ann Pappert was published in yesterday’s Mercury, regarding the Bradshaw video misadventure, along with a field goal of an editorial on it today — alluding to the inescapable question… when will Council weigh in and … Continue reading

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Unexplainable photo of driver

You may recall my previous posts describing the quick destruction Zippy The Squirrel Warrior wreaked on our new roll-out green bin. The photo to the left has been the subject of some recent controversy and banter and the background to … Continue reading

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A fantastic post on ** fantastic ** waste diversion

Scott Tracey’s 59 Carden St. blog has a fantastic post and comment thread regarding the City’s collection of sorted waste materials. There have been a few comments previously posted on 59 Carden St. about the City collecting waste materials in a manner that suggests waste diversion in some … Continue reading

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Resilience and dedication

…Stand out as two words that describe the individuals involved in restoring the neighbourhood’s outdoor rink to its former glory not that long ago. There were nine youths playing hockey on it tonight. Resilience is maybe an unusual word for … Continue reading

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Setting Guelph apart

Lucky for us, we have distinguished our city, with two mentions in Maclean’s magazine – see the article, Part I, Part II, Part III. We made the list for wasting taxpayer dollars in notably stupid fashion, twice. Mention of the … Continue reading

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Sound familiar?

Just a quick post to share a quote by Czech presidential candidate Vladimir Franz, as reported by The Associated Press and picked up by the Toronto Star: “The (political) system is so enchanted with itself that it’s lost the ability … Continue reading

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They’re coming…

A quick post to say that my neighbour recently mentioned to me that the squirrels have started chewing on their green bin, even though it was left unlatched. I guess our squirrels are “hope for the best, plan for the … Continue reading

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