Archive for December 29th, 2015

So long Sun Sun, we’ll miss you

December 29, 2015
So long Sun Sun, we’ll miss you

It was as close as you could get to a culinary institution in downtown Guelph. And it was at its best after midnight, when hundreds of customers from the after-bar crowd would line up, wait patiently, and re-emerge with Styrofoam containers stuffed to the gills with Chinese takeout, spilling it down the sidewalk as...
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You’ll never take away my pet dolphins, City Hall

December 29, 2015
You’ll never take away my pet dolphins, City Hall

I was out for a walk with my pet alligator the other day when I stumbled across a disturbing story in this newspaper, taunting me from a newsstand. I was shocked — shocked! — by what I read. Guelph is considering a proposed new animal control licensing bylaw. That expanded bylaw, currently being drafted...
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Firing of city inspector demands answers

December 29, 2015
Firing of city inspector demands answers

Whether we want to build an addition on our house or fix our front porch, we all have to play by the rules. Or so we thought. Building permits are a fact of life for citizens and contractors in Guelph, and working without them risks fines or charges, or even being ordered to tear...
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