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Monday, October 26, 2020

The Guelph Back-Grounder

Here’s the thing. A lot of important Guelph issues are really complex. And to understand them we need more than “sound bites” and knee-jerk ideology. Theย Guelph Back-Grounderย is a place where people can read the background information that explains why things are the way they are, and, the complex issues that people have to negotiate if they want to make Guelph a better city. No anger, just the facts.

Open Access: Where Have All the Wheelchairs Gone?

Some years ago when I went to the CNE I discovered that they had electric scooters for people with mobility issues, to rent. They...

Conflict and Compromise: Politics and Planning in Guelph 2000 to 2015

Executive Summary: ย Local Geography professor Fred Dahms has written a book that chronicles the problems that Guelph's municipal government has faced since 2000 to...

Chickens Coming Home to Roost

I generally try to avoid writing on topical issues because I think that the really important stories are on-going. But sometimes I find that...

Walking is Risky Business in Guelph (Part I)

For the fourth time in six months, I came within inches of being struck by a car.ย  I walk to work, about a kilometer...
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