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Questions and answers about sharing the City’s groundwater flow model analysis with Nestlé

March 9, 2018

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change updated its water permitting process for water bottlers effective August 1, 2017. Water bottlers are now required to evaluate the cumulative effects that their water takings would or could have on groundwater as part of applications for water takings. Continue reading Questions and answers about sharing the City’s groundwater flow model analysis with Nestlé


Bone fragments found in section of buried tunnel under Baker Street

October 17, 2016

Discovery made during water shut off for parking booth removal Guelph, Ont., October, 17, 2016—The City unearthed bone fragments from underneath Baker Street while turning off water to the Baker Street parking lot booths today. The water shut off for the booths is located beneath the road in a section of old tunnel that has been closed off on either side of the road. The fragments were found when staff went into the tunnel to turn the water off. “We have no other information about the bone fragments at this time, including their origin,” noted Allister McIlveen, manager of Transportation Services for the City. “We have called the coroner and an archaeologist and are awaiting their arrival on site. We will provide an update when… Continue reading Bone fragments found in section of buried tunnel under Baker Street


Survey: Guelph/Wellington County immigration experience

August 11, 2016

The Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) wants to hear from all residents of Guelph or Wellington County who have immigrated to Canada. From now until October 3, the GWLIP is gathering information through an anonymous, voluntary survey to better understand the issues that immigrants face in relation to accessing services, finding jobs, and participating in the community. Take the survey now


Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative Update gets green light

April 27, 2016

Community participation and ownership integral to CEI’s future success Guelph, Ont., April 27, 2016 – Council unanimously approved the City’s proposed process to update Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative (CEI) on Monday evening. “The City has learned a lot about the value of sustainable energy and its role in Guelph’s long-term ability to prosper since the Community Energy Plan was developed in 2007,” said Rob Kerr, the City’s Community Energy Manager. “The updated CEI will reflect what we know now and re-establish the CEI as a community-led initiative by engaging the community to reaffirm Guelph’s energy priorities and lead future success.” The CEI Update will also include metrics to track and report  progress on the initiative’s defined targets, reflect recent federal and provincial policy requirements, and incorporate… Continue reading Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative Update gets green light


City provides update on 2012-2016 Corporate Strategic Plan progress

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016 – Today, the City of Guelph’s Governance Committee of City Council received and approved the 2012-2016 Corporate Strategic Plan (CSP) Priority Project Update. Continue reading City provides update on 2012-2016 Corporate Strategic Plan progress


City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions

April 3, 2016

The City of Guelph, the Guelph Public Library and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946 have reached tentative collective agreements for Guelph’s outside, inside and library employees. Continue reading City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions


Ontario Investing $2.6 Million to Improve Highway 7

April 1, 2016

Province Enhancing Road Safety, Creating Jobs Guelph, ON, April 1, 2016 – Ontario is providing Guelph with approximately $2.6 million to improve road safety and create or sustain jobs through the Connecting Links program. This project includes the reconstruction of 850 metres of York Road from Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street on the city’s connecting link on Highway 7. Through the Connecting Links program, Ontario is helping municipalities repair their roadways and bridges that connect communities to provincial highways and border crossings. The province is funding up to 90 per cent of total eligible project costs, up to a maximum of $3 million per project, for the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting link infrastructure. Ontario is making the largest investment in… Continue reading Ontario Investing $2.6 Million to Improve Highway 7


City Council approves Niska Road reconstruction, bridge replacement; not signalized intersection

December 4, 2015

Consultation will be conducted for the detailed design phase of the bridge. Guelph, ON, December 4, 2015—At a six-hour meeting that began Thursday and concluded shortly after midnight on Friday, City Council approved the staff recommendation to complete the Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process and proceed with the reconstruction of Niska Road from Downey Road to the City limits on the west side of the Bailey bridge over the Speed River, and the construction of a two-lane bridge over the Speed River. Council did not however approve the signalization of the intersection at Niska Road and Downy Road. Council further directed staff to develop a public consultation process for use during the detailed design of the bridge that includes elements to address… Continue reading City Council approves Niska Road reconstruction, bridge replacement; not signalized intersection