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Huntington's Disease documentary to premiere in Canada Special

Guelph - WeHaveAFace.org Inc.has announced the Canadian Premiere of the award winning documentary, "The Huntington's Disease Project: Removing the Mask".

Review: 'The Manor' is a house of frustration Special

'The Manor' is an intimate portrayal of a Jewish family battling serious health issues while trying to nurse the family business – a small town strip club – back into shape.

Review: ‘The Manor’ opens its doors to Hot Docs Special

‘The Manor’ will have its world premiere at Hot Docs tonight. It is an intimate portrait of a small town Jewish family struggling to maintain a strip club.

Guelph Liberal association fined by CRTC for robocall violations

Guelph - In the latest ruling of the robocall saga from last year’s Canadian federal election, the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has found the Liberal riding association in Guelph guilty of violating the Telecommunications Act.

Burglar apologizes, returns loot and adds $50 for broken door

A burglar in the small Ontario city of Guelph has had a change of heart and has returned all the loot along with a letter of apology and $50 to repair a door broken in the heist.

New 'hackerspace' workshop opens in Guelph Special

Guelph - DIYode, a new non-profit organization in Guelph, Ontario, opened the doors to its hackerspace Saturday. The organization accepts members and will be providing workshops that will be open for the community.

Guelph Fresh Water Jamboree celebrates water resources Special

Guelph - The Fresh Water Jamboree was envisioned to be entertainment with a message about water by offering up an afternoon and evening of music for anyone interested in dropping by to Guelph, Ontario.

Celebrating the founding of Guelph, Ontario on John Galt Day Special

Guelph - Ontario's August civic holiday has been designated by some municipalities as a day to celebrate the founding history of the communities. Guelph celebrates its founder, John Galt.

Guelph man draws international attention for upside-down tomatoes Special

Guelph - Nestled in a neighbourhood where the first Canadian Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald, once owned land lies a not-so-secret urban back-yard paradise where upside-down tomatoes grow.

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival offers up beauty and daring Special

Guelph - The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival in Ontario, Canada, occurs each year in early June. Some of the performances are staged outdoors while others take place in traditional theatre settings.

Hanlon Creek wetland defenders call on Guelph to drop lawsuit Special

Last summer the defenders of the Hanlon Creek Wetland Complex in southern Guelph occupied the area in an attempt to prevent the city and its partners from infrastructure work that they believed threatened a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW).

Guelph's Gosling Gardens brings nature into the garden Special

Guelph - The University of Guelph's Arboretum includes a small section known as the Gosling Wildlife Gardens. The five gardens illustrate various aspects of urban and suburban gardening.

Institutional facility becomes maternity ward for geese Special

Guelph - An institutional building in Guelph, Ontario has adopted a second function this spring. This year its roof is home to a breeding pair of Canada geese, their nest and a 'clutch' of four eggs.

Citizen Science in Ontario: Reptiles and Amphibians Special

Guelph - Spring is the breeding season for many creatures in southern Ontario and this includes various species of frogs. On Tuesday March 5, 2010 I ventured into a wetland on the southwestern outskirts of Guelph to look and listen for frogs.

Hanlon Creek wetland complex will be back in the news this summer Special

Guelph - In 1993 the municipality of Guelph purchased and incorporated a large parcel of land on its south west side. The parcel of land includes a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) protected by the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources.

Ontario's Hillside Festival greenest festival in Canada

Guelph - Guelph's widely acclaimed Hillside Festival of roots, world and folk music recently won the 'best Greening of a Festival or Event' award at the Festival and Events Ontario (FEO) conference held in Ottawa earlier in March.

Ontario mayor speaks on community energy plan Special

Guelph - Mayor Karen Farbridge of Guelph presented the opening address to the symposium that accompanies the Kenneth Hammond Lectures on “Environment, Energy and Resources" in the Guelph City Hall Council Chambers on March 27.

It's Earth Hour across Canada today

Across the world it is Earth Hour this evening and across the country, Canadians will be turning down the lights and turning off the tube this evening.

Shining a light on Canadian Democracy in Guelph, Ontario Special

Guelph - Political pundits and parties appear to think democracy is all about opinion polls and elections. Some Canadians beg to differ, saying democracy is about Canadian participation in politics.

Ontario police warn drivers of cellphone rules change

On February 1, 2010 the rules will be changing for Ontario drivers when it comes to hand-held wireless communication devices or any hand-held electronic entertainment devices.

Olympic torch comes to Guelph, Ontario Special

The Olympic Flame passed through Guelph, Ontario today. The one-hour event saw the torch cross Guelph from the west end to downtown and then east heading out of Guelph.

Hanlon Creek Opponents Plan Week of Events Special

Opponents of the Hanlon Creek Business Park recently announced "Five Days of Action For the Hanlon Creek: A Week of Events to Celebrate the Hanlon Creek Wetland Complex," commencing on November 23.

Service of Remembrance Speaker Ignites Controversy

Major-General (ret.) John Archibald MacInnis was the keynote speaker at Guelph's annual Service of Remembrance at the Sleeman Centre last Wednesday. Some of his remarks have ignited a firestorm of controversy.

Guelph's Serious Celebration During Remembrance Day Special

Guelph, Ontario takes Remembrance Day seriously. Today the Sleeman Centre held a crowd of close to 4,000 gathered for the annual Service of Remembrance.

Canadians Unite in Action Against Climate Change Special

Yesterday across Canada activists united to discuss positive ways to reduce atmospheric carbon and greenhouses gases on the International Day of Climate Action.

Ontario's Eco Commissioner: Intimidation must stop

In Gord Miller's annual environmental report, which outlines the state of Ontario's environment, he said that developers in Ontario have too much leeway when they are allowed to file lawsuits against citizens that protest planned developments.

City says 'theft' of water monitoring equipment 'act of sabotage' Special

Guelph, ON - While declaring a theft of valuable water monitoring equipment from Tributary A of the Hanlon Creek in the controversial Hanlon Creek Business Park development, the City of Guelph vowed to undertake the monitoring work as quickly as possible.

Ontario decides on controversial Guelph business park development Special

Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources, Donna Cansfield, has made her decision on the Hanlon Creek Business Park located in Guelph. The decision is certain to make all parties unhappy, but is a small win for the opponents of the development.

Superior Court grants both injunctions in Guelph's HCBP case

Guelph, ON - In a 25 page decision handed down earlier today, Justice Gray granted the City its injunction against the protesters who have occupied the construction site since July 27th. The protesters were also granted their injunction against the City.

Hanlon Creek court decision hanging in the balance Special

Guelph, ON - The City of Guelph's injunction seeking to remove the protesters from the lands destined to become the Hanlon Creek Business Park was heard yesterday in Guelph's Superior Court of Ontario.
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The crowd moves to the next staging area.
The crowd moves to the next staging area.
The front of the McCrae House showing a portion of the extensive gardens.
The front of the McCrae House showing a portion of the extensive gardens.
MP Frank Valeriote  right  talks with Bruce Lowe (orange vest).
MP Frank Valeriote, right, talks with Bruce Lowe (orange vest).
Doug Larson (front) plays the Guelph Guitar  providing entertainment at the McCrae House Canada Day ...
Doug Larson (front) plays the Guelph Guitar, providing entertainment at the McCrae House Canada Day festivities.
A view of Exhibition park from London road  looking north.
A view of Exhibition park from London road, looking north.
The Hanlon Creek 5 speak to their supporters at a press conference on April 23  2010.
The Hanlon Creek 5 speak to their supporters at a press conference on April 23, 2010.
A reenacter representing an armorer on board an 1812 naval boat  the HMS Charwell. explains how the ...
A reenacter representing an armorer on board an 1812 naval boat, the HMS Charwell. explains how the grenade launcher worked.
Mark s garlic  artichokes  peppers.  In the background  to the upper right  you can see hanging cont...
Mark's garlic, artichokes, peppers. In the background, to the upper right, you can see hanging containers with upside down tomatoes planted.
Amanda stands at a display showing what a WWII soldier would have carried in his kit.
Amanda stands at a display showing what a WWII soldier would have carried in his kit.
The audience is getting warmed up.  This year s park performances were highlighted by African rhythm...
The audience is getting warmed up. This year's park performances were highlighted by African rhythms and beats.
Rob (left) and Ron (right)  WWI reenacters  standing at the rear of McCrae House.
Rob (left) and Ron (right), WWI reenacters, standing at the rear of McCrae House.
Dr. Blair Feltmate speaks to Digital Journalist Bob Gordon following his keynote address at the Hamm...
Dr. Blair Feltmate speaks to Digital Journalist Bob Gordon following his keynote address at the Hammond Lecture on March 26, 2010.
A crowd fills the small square in downtown Guelph.
A crowd fills the small square in downtown Guelph.
Stephanie Dearing
A sculpture  cleverly placed and viewed at the right angle appears to be the head of an extraterrest...
A sculpture, cleverly placed and viewed at the right angle appears to be the head of an extraterrestrial visitor.
File photo: The 41st Regiment of Foot shoot their rifles.
File photo: The 41st Regiment of Foot shoot their rifles.
Royal City Park  as reflected in the Eramosa River  is located in central Guelph.
Royal City Park, as reflected in the Eramosa River, is located in central Guelph.
Fresh water ponds located in Guelph s east end.
Fresh water ponds located in Guelph's east end.
Two modern-day medics  Dale and Corporal Rust.  Dale is helping a young man put on some of the gear ...
Two modern-day medics, Dale and Corporal Rust. Dale is helping a young man put on some of the gear a medic carries when out in the field.
A view of Alice Street  one of Guelph s oldest streets.
A view of Alice Street, one of Guelph's oldest streets.

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