Articles from September, 2019

Remembering the Legacy of Hate as Council Considers Partnering With a Homophobic Political Action Committee
This is a day to call to account those councillors who are pretending to forget the existence of the harm and hatefulness which the rest of us are trying to put well and truly and finally behind us.
by Shawn Selway
Published September 25, 2019 in Commentary (2 comments)

Book Review: My Year of Living Spiritually by Anne Bokma
Making use of her eagerness to find answers to life's questions yet relying on her reporter's skepticism to remain objective, Bokma invites readers to vicariously experience her 12-month sampling of spirituality.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 25, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Kanesatake Crisis Still Unresolved 29 Years Later
In 1990, Canadians paid $155 million to terrorize Mohawk men, women and children defending their unceded land and protecting their sacred burial ground from development. Their land claim remains unresolved to this day.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 25, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

No Easy Resolution to Burlington's Naturalized Garden Controversy
Burlington's by-laws and enforcement culture have not yet caught up with the supportive rhetoric coming from the city's political leadership.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 10, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

A Tale of Two Crosswalks
If the City can't even maintain a rainbow crosswalk from defacement, there's not much hope for rebuilding the badly damaged relationships that currently exist between city leadership and communities threatened by right-wing extremism.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published September 09, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

Landscaping By-Law Threatening Naturalized Yards
Burlington residents are abusing the lot maintenance by-law to harass and bully neighbours embracing ecological landscaping to create naturalized areas.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 09, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Suzanne Carte Changing Art Gallery of Burlington One Inclusive Show at a Time
The AGB is determined to be vigilant and visible in their support of 2SLGBTQIAP by placing critical conversations on gender diversity back into the public education sphere.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 05, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

The Gilets Jaunes: a Reaction to Progressive Urban Design?
Canada's Yellow Vest movement feeds off some of the same anti-elite and anti-urban identity sentiments as the Gilet Jaune movement in France.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 04, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (3 comments)

No Good Reason to Platform or Sanitize Far-Right Extremists
We cannot afford for our daily newspaper to play any role, however inadvertent, in the creeping normalization of violent extremist ideology.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 04, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

Note to Education Minister: Correlation is Not Causality
What needs changing is the way we as a province conceive of education and educators. We all-too-often value the appearance of success over actual mastery.
by Tom Shea
Published September 03, 2019 in Special Report: Education (0 comments)

Road to the Lemon Grove
This new feature film, co-written by Charly Chiarelli, is a delightful story made up of a surprising number of layers.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 03, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

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