Author Archives: Steve Mills

Local impact of the economic recession

Whenever I have delivered my annual state of the city address, I have always been able to say that unemployment rates track significantly lower in Guelph than provincial or national averages.   That is except in 2009.  Unemployment rates rose across the country as a result of the economic recession and in Guelph we saw […]

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Guelph Hydro to Lead the Implementation of Sustainable Energy Projects for the City of Guelph

Rooftop solar, biogas and district energy being explored under the Community Energy Initiative August 13, 2010 (GUELPH, ON) – The City of Guelph recently named Guelph Hydro Inc. as the primary developer and implementer of energy-related projects under the City’s Community Energy Initiative. Guelph Hydro Inc., a wholly owned entity of the City, will be […]

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Pharaohs and Baby Boomers: The Quest for Virtual Immortality

Immortality. From cavemen to Pharaohs, generations have strived for the ability to leave an accurate representation of their lives. Today’s baby boomers have achieved something so valuable that relatively few historic figures could enjoy. They are the first generation that have the technology to live in a world of virtual immortality. A world where photos […]

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Vintage Glam

What was once passe is now the hottest ticket at your favourite antique store. Remember that dull black rotary phone you tossed in the ’80s for that cheesy hamburger one? Well, that was $230 out the window my friend. The egg chair is back and the world of retro is re-emerging with a contemporary edge. […]

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Puppy Prozac

FOR some of us. dogs and cats are more than just pets,” wrote journalist Tom Jacobs. “They’re blood pressure meds with wet noses.” These cute and cuddly fleabags aren’t just eating machines; they are our best friends, loyal companions, and in-house psychiatrists. Pets have been proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels in humans, […]

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Haggis: A Taste of Scotland & A World of Flavor

Haggis, the most feared culinary dish to escape the kitchens of the Scottish highlands. Described in whispers as the “innards” of a sheep, stewed in its own stomach, puts only the most adventurous diners to the test to taste this seemingly sinister dish. Now, thanks to culinary globetrotting, haggis has gone mainstream and is creeping […]

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Burton Cummings Biography

The praise doesn’t come any loftier when none other than John Lennon soys you ore his favourit e singer and Led Zeppelin icon, Rober t Plant, soys you ore one of rock ‘s best voices. Both ore talking about Burton Cummings. Few singers in pop music inspire the Hash-recall of recognition like that of Cummings. […]

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Elizabeth Wyn-Wood Biography

As an innovative artist, Elizabeth Wyn Wood (1903 – 7 966)challenged the accepted notions of sculpture of her time and spent her life exploring the possibilities and nuances of her craft. Co-founder and president of the Sculptor’s Society of Canada, teacher and organizer, she strongly advocated on behalf of all artists, particularly ror the protection […]

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