Please see the attached notice that was sent to area residents.
A public consultation process regarding the new trail was conducted in late 2011 and comments from residents were addressed in the design. Staff
A small amount of vermiculite containing Libby Mine Asbestos was found at the Willowdale Child Care and
Learning Centre last Friday. As a precautionary measure, the centre was closed for clean up and the situation was
Although inspection reports and air quality testing indicate the building is safe with a proper Standard Operating Procedure,
due to the nature of the services being provided at the Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre, the County and the City
have decided to relocate the child care programme. Both parties are committed to moving the child care programme on an
interim basis while a long-term solution can be determined.
• The Willowdale Child Care Programme will cease operation for an indefinite period of time.
• Staff are working around the clock to set up a temporary location to run the child care programme in the Willowdale
area as soon as possible.
• Staff are working on returning all personal items in the centre to families.
• Staff have notified parents that alternative child care will need to be arranged for an indefinite period. Continue reading
Today $55,000 has been awarded to Guelph Economic Development by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada through the Invest Canada – Community Initiatives program.
The funding will be used to finalize and implement a formal business engagement program that is designed to proactively support business retention and expansion and create more checkpoints with Guelph’s corporate citizens, gauge overall trends and to address the specialized needs of business. A successful business engagement program helps government meet the long-term needs of business and creates a welcoming business climate to encourage and support growth.
“These dollars go a long way in helping ensure that these programs meet their objectives,” says Peter Cartwright, General Manager of Economic Development. “The long-term retention of local business is important to the City of Guelph, programs like Invest Canada – Community Initiatives allow us to accelerate implementation schedules, form stronger partnerships and provide results to our community faster.” Continue reading
Please be advised that Building Services has approved the installation of a new Telecommunication Tower at 430 Laird Road. The tower is 50 metres in height and is intended for collocation opportunities for providers. This Telecommunication Tower complies with the City of Guelph Telecommunication Towers and/or Antennas Policy. The property is zoned industrial and the tower is 470 meters removed from any property zoned residential.
Building Services has been advised from two carriers of the proposed installation of towers at the following addresses:
235 Starwood Drive-existing commercial plaza
403 Arkell Road- existing commercial plaza
Both installations are less than 16.6 metres in height and are exempt from the City Policy and Industry Canada also exempts these from public comment. The proposed towers are monopole in nature. Staff
This was sent to me last week. Meeting with Mike tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
Yesterday our team launched a campaign to protect Guelph’s water from the Dolime quarry. Our goal is to raise public awareness of this issue and put pressure on the Ministry of Environment to protect our water.
We strongly support the City of Guelph’s efforts to appeal the recently approved water taking permit for the Dolime quarry.
The feedback from Guelph residents has been exceptional. We have received over 200 requests so far for lawn signs that say “Protect Our Water, Say No to the Dolime Quarry.” The signs also include my website, mikeschreiner.ca, where people can sign a petition and get more information.
This petition is directed to Ontario Environment Minister Jim Bradley and calls on the Ministry of the Environment to support the City of Guelph’s request for the following: Continue reading