Transit

What’s the Best Place for a Bus Stop?

In a recent article for Citylab, Aarian Marshall reports on McGill University doctoral candidate Ehab Diab and the transportation planner and associate professor Ahmed El-Geneidy study that suggests there’s a best—and cheapest corner for passenger pickups. The ideal bus stop placement has been a matter of debate for many. Some believe the best place to […]

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Newswire Transit

Guelph Central Station Building to be Renovated

After much delay, the City of Guelph released a tender for a general contractor to start renovation work this spring at Guelph Central Train Station. In 2013, a tender was released however a contractor was not found that would stay within the $925,000 budget approved by council. The new budget is now $2.1 million which was  approved by Council […]

Vintage Guelph

Drive-In Classics – A look at Guelph’s Mustang Drive In Theatre

Article By Steven Petric Ah, the drive-in movie. There is something about hearing the ‘Beach Boys’ playing from the speakers inside a vintage ’50’s era snack bar. There is no mistaking that feeling of a different era, especially at the Mustang Drive-In in Guelph. The Mustang’s owners have been promoting that feeling of retro at the 1959 […]

Transit

Shouldn’t Transit Managers Actually Ride Transit?

In a recent article for Citylab.com, Eric Jaffe lays out the case for why individuals in charge of transit systems should ride transit, and what problems stem from them not doing so right now. “There are way too many people working on transit who don’t actually ride transit,” Christof Spieler says. “If you’re going to be making decisions […]

opinion

Why are some local Governments not open to a little oversight and others more accepting?

Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, was reintroduced this July 2014 by the Ontario Government, and would give the Ontario Ombudsman’s office oversight over municipalities, school boards and universities – also known as the MUSH sector. The act would also: • Toughened penalties for destroying public records. • Ordered numerous […]

opinion Past Articles

Youth Strategy will be good for Guelph

As Guelph continues to grow, our most valuable asset as a community, our youth, are being increasingly marginalized. Negative stereotypes still prevail. Further challenges may affect youth who are marginalized due to factors such as colour, sexual orientation, ability and ethnicity, and even the basic needs of many, like a safe, supportive environment, is also […]