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Electricity Bill Changes Coming
The Debt Retirement Charge will go away, while a new program can provide a $20-50 per month credit based on family size and income
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Education Funding Increased
Through the Grants for Student Needs, Ontario encourages school boards to shift their focus from maintaining underused facilities to improving student programing and updating schools.
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Distracted Driver Campaign Results
A total of 40 distracted drivers were charged by Wellington County OPP during the campaign, which was strongly supported by the public
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Police Report - March 26, 2015
Reporting on a child porn bust, a break and enter foiled by a dog, a drunk driver, and a new appointment to the Police Services Board
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Council Approves 2015 Budget
Guelph City Council approved a 3.55 percent tax increase for 2015, working out to a total impact of $145 per average household
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Seniors Support Programs Get Funding
The province is investing more than $40 million over four years to help seniors who have experienced a recent loss of strength or mobility.
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Direct Funding Programs Improved
The waitlist for the children"s Special Services at Home program has been eliminated, and more adults are receiving Passport funding
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Police Report - March 25, 2015
Police are looking for the man who exposed himself to a female teenager at Riverside Park yesterday evening
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Ontario is seeking to severely regulate the sale and use of neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seeds
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The City of Guelph has formed a Community Older Adult Leadership Team to guide the actions needed to make Guelph age friendly.
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Ontario is launching the Americas" first trading hub for the Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), which will enable businesses across Canada to convert Canadian dollars directly into Chinese currency.
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Feature Events
March 28, 2015 - Guelph Public Library How-To Expert Festival
will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Main Library (100 Norfolk Street). Come join us, share your experience on social media with #GPLHowToFest, and learn something new!

March 28, 2015 - CFRU 93.3 FM Presents Concert
featuring Elaquent at Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph, on Saturday March 28, 2015. Doors open at 8:30pm. All Ages/Licensed $10 at the door. Silence is a physically accessible venue.

March 29, 2015 - Vocamus Press Sunday Coffee
Join us for conversation and a coffee on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Planet Bean, 2 Wyndham Street.

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