Archive for January, 2011

Let’s get dense, Guelph

January 25, 2011
Let’s get dense, Guelph

Guelph has known growing pains before. But when it comes to our swelling population, it’s remarkable how dense we can still be. Two high-rise projects that will change the character of our neighbourhoods are getting a less than warm welcome from some residents. To some at City Hall, this must be incredibly frustrating. People...
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What happened in that hotel room?

January 19, 2011
What happened in that hotel room?

When is a dead person not a dead person? Apparently, that can be the case when they’re part of a crime scene investigated by the Guelph Police Service. I’m talking, of course, about this strange story that’s been unfolding in the newspaper over the past few days. Some background. When the police were called...
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Our complicated relationship with debt

January 11, 2011
Our complicated relationship with debt

My grandmother could teach a course in living simply. Nothing is wasted at her house. The water from boiled potatoes makes the base for another soup. She doesn’t need a fancy stereo when her 30-year-old clock radio brings the CBC in just fine. And although she could afford to eat whatever she wants, she...
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My predictions for 2011

January 5, 2011
My predictions for 2011

You’ve tried horoscopes and gypsies. Financial planners and Harvard economists. And yet none of them have been able to accurately predict the future. My only question is this: Why didn’t you come to me sooner? Columnists have been accurately predicting the future since cavemen first wore mullets. It’s kind of what we do. So,...
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