No Accommodation for Vulnerable Pedestrians on King Near Wellington

Karl Andrus, Published July 11, 2018
We routinely provide accommodation to protect drivers and workers, and rightly so, but pedestrians are too often ignored and forgotten.
Special Report: Walkable Streets

Support Wellington Water Watchers' Water for Life Campaign

Doreen Nicoll, Published July 11, 2018
Water is a basic human right, but water in Ontario is in danger of being sold off for private corporate profits.
Healing Gaia

Going Down the Drano: Crystal Methamphetamine Edges Out Crack Cocaine

William Guyatt, Published July 11, 2018
Made from products you can find under your kitchen sink, Crystal has a long high and provokes sudden and violent mood swings.
Commentary | 2 Comments

The Monarchs Thank you

Doreen Nicoll, Published July 10, 2018
The City of Burlington has updated their Lot Maintenance By-Law to protect milkweed, a native plant that is imperative to the lifecycle of monarch butterflies.
Healing Gaia | 1 Comment

Ford Government Cancels Cycling Fund But Claremont Access is Already Funded

Ryan McGreal, Published July 09, 2018
The Province is cancelling the cycling infrastructure fund that was going to help pay for the Claremont Access Cycle Track, but the City has already received the funding for the 2017 approved projects.
Special Report: Cycling

Heritage Designation for St. Giles a Bad Idea for the Neighbourhood

Rev Ian Sloan, Published July 05, 2018
New Vision United Church carries on the life of St. Giles United Church. New Vision believes heritage designation for the former St. Giles building is a bad idea for our neighbourhood.
Opinion | 19 Comments

St. Giles Church Threatened With Demolition

Adrienne Havercroft, Published July 03, 2018
New Vision Church want to demolish the historic church at Main and Holton, while City staff and the Municipal Heritage Committee recommend Heritage designation.
Special Report: Heritage | 27 Comments

Burlington Should Legalize Native Flower Species

Doreen Nicoll, Published July 03, 2018
The City of Burlington is insisting that residents destroy a native plant that is imperative to the lifecycle of monarch butterflies.
Healing Gaia | 2 Comments

Why Children do not Cycle to Central Elementary School

Kevin Love, Published July 03, 2018
Five minutes on Bay Street confirmed parents' and children's fear of traffic violence from the lack of physical protection for people on bicycles.
Special Report: Cycling | 6 Comments

Toward Meaningful Reconciliation with the Founding Nations in Canada

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 30, 2018
Canada is a nation of treaties. These legally-binding agreements between sovereign nations have no expiry date and are just as valid today as when they were originally signed.
Healing Gaia

Human Rights for All - No Exceptions

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 29, 2018
Please Join us on Tuesday, July 3 from 7 to 9:00 PM at Mississauga Central Library to learn more about what Amnesty International is doing to promote universal human rights.
Healing Gaia | 1 Comment

A Fragile Democracy: Procedural Bylaw Change Muzzles Citizens

Cameron Kroetsch, Published June 29, 2018
Proposed changes to how residents engage with Hamilton Councillors threaten our fundamental democratic values.
Municipal Election 2018 | 8 Comments

Change is Scary but LRT Plan is Sound

Ryan McGreal, Published June 22, 2018
Every city that builds LRT goes through the same angst. Soon we will look back and wonder how we could have ever been so scared.
Special Report: Light Rail | 1 Comment

The Absent Voice of the Silenced

Larry Pattison, Published June 22, 2018
Shannen Koostachin really believed that kids could change the world. I can't think of a better way to name a new school than to honour her memory and legacy.
Special Report: Education | 2 Comments

Setting the Record Straight on Common Anti-LRT Lies

Ryan McGreal, Published June 21, 2018
The anti-LRT group uses fearmongering and misinformation to try and undermine the case for LRT. Here is the truth.
Special Report: Light Rail | 10 Comments

Canada's Food Security is Vulnerable to American Political Chaos

Karen Burson, Published June 20, 2018
The United States has an erratic, abusive President. Can anyone say with confidence that he would not threaten food exports to Canada in order to get his way?
Commentary | 2 Comments

PlanLocal Ward 2: Participatory Budgeting at Work

Alexandria Anderson and Michael Borrelli, Published June 19, 2018
PlanLocal Ward 2 asks residents and business owners to put their minds to creating 'Beautiful Streets and Spaces' in the Ward.
Anniversary Party | 1 Comment

Lively Transportation Panel Discussion Unpacks Historic Challenges, Opportunities

Ryan McGreal, Published June 18, 2018
After 30 years of blundered opportunities to make our communities safer, healthier and more prosperous, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area has a shot to get it right - but it will take lots of citizen engagement and political leadership.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 1 Comment

Doug Ford's Guide to Governing Ontario

Kevin Love, Published June 18, 2018
You know where those downtown elites can stick their fancy-pants math. Doug Ford always keeps his promises and he never flip-flops.
Ontario Election 2018 | 23 Comments

A Culture of Cancelling: Ontario's Post-Election Reactions Highlight Problem with Social Justice

Chris Chiu, Published June 18, 2018
The alt-right is adept in recruiting the lost, the vulnerable, and the scared. If the progressive movement fails to create a home for acceptance and learning, people may look elsewhere for answers.
Ontario Election 2018

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