Sep 9th, 2010
Any one wishing to run for council has less than 24 hours to file nomination papers. Nominations, which must be filed in person, close in every municipality at 2 p.m. Friday, September 10. Check the website of your municipality for further details. Being a member of municipal council is demanding and...
Sep 7th, 2010
CATCH News – September 6 2010 — A study warning that farming is disappearing in the Halton area mirrors earlier findings in Hamilton on the impact of urbanization and speculation by land developers. It comes in a summer that has seen global food baskets battered by climatic extremes that ...
Aug 31st, 2010
Politicians shouldn't get a four-year "blank cheque,' says RossiBy David Rider Toronto StarTorontonians need to be able to fire their mayor or councillor part way through a four-year-term, says mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi....
Aug 22nd, 2010
For Whom the Bell Tolls — By Ralph Nader August 21 2010Bell, California, a working-class town of some 38,000 ten miles outside of Los Angeles, is a unique place. Its local government has proven to be citizen-proof, media proof, city-council proof and even leak-proof from inside its self-enrichi...
Aug 22nd, 2010
AWARE Simcoe - August 22 2010The province's plan for growth in Simcoe County places urbanization in the worst possible areas - Bradford, Alliston and the Highway 400 corridor, with dire consequences for Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga basin. That was the conclusion articulated by Ontario's senior pla...
Aug 22nd, 2010
Letter to AWARE Simcoe and other groups from the Sustainable Urban Development Association -- August 21 2010SUDA recently mailed and e-mailed letters to stakeholders of urban development in Ontario (builders, municipalities, and others) to bring their attention to the importance of sustainable urban ...
Aug 18th, 2010
By WES KELLER Orangeville Citizen August 12 2101 Wind Concerns Ontario, a group opposed to all installations of wind turbines, is severely critical of both the Ontario Government and the wind industry generally in a news release supporting the right of a municipal council to oppose windfarm developme...
Aug 16th, 2010
A commentary by Grant RobertsonIt is now abundantly clear that the Harper government was never committed to working for the best interests of farmers, small business owners, communities and much of rural and small town Canada, and worse, that this government disrespects us and see us as little more t...
Aug 13th, 2010
By Juan Cole Informed CommentDon’t miss Elisabeth Rosenthal’s important and well-written piece at NYT on Portugal’s energy policy. With remarkable clarity given the potentially technical subject matter, she explains exactly how the Portuguese government went from generating 17% of its electricity fro...
Aug 5th, 2010
By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope February 10 2010 It appears that Simcoe County’s creation of a new solid waste management policy is going to be an arduous process if Monday night’s first public consultation at the Nottawasaga Inn is any indication. The public information section of meeting, the f...