Tag Archives: Accountability

Delegation to Council

The following is the text from one delegate’s representation to council last night, Ms. April Dickin, regarding the Wilson Farm Park farmhouse. It’s worth a read. Madam Mayor Farbridge and Councillors of the City of Guelph: Thank you very much … Continue reading

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Guelph’s Farmers’ Market

The Guelph Farmers’ Market is back in its Gordon Street location. There were a few would-be market-goers passing the house this morning, on their way to Exhibition Arena, where the market has been this summer while improvements were made to … Continue reading

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Keep your handbills… But please complete another survey, and Tweet and Like something for us*

* Or, “Worried about your temporary structures? You’re kinda missing the bigger picture.**” **Or, “It’s actually about getting your data, stupid (not that I think you’re stupid).” Given the community’s response to those aspects of the City of Guelph’s draft … 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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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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Necessary boundaries

Our moment is very much tied to our technological advances. Indeed, these advances often seem to be outpacing our ability to evaluate them for how they may shape us, our identities, altering how we think of ourselves, how we relate … Continue reading

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