Category Archives: Story management

Story Management is concerned with who decides which stories have priority, how are they edited and promoted, and what management purposes the stories serve. Related concepts include language usage, public relations, media relations, perception of reality, image management, and the role that framing and conceptual frameworks and social infrastructures play in the creation, presentation, and reception of stories.

Next steps in OMB Reform are outlined in May 31, 2017 Government of Ontario message

A May 16, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Province plans to overhaul OMB and give more power to cities and citizens: Reformed appeals body to be renamed Local Planning Appeals Tribunal; will provide legal representation to residents for free. Previous … Continue reading

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Links related to a differential approach to climate change at City of Mississauga as compared to the City of Toronto

I have previously noted that the City of Mississauga appears many light years ahead of the City of Toronto in relation to community engagement (that is, getting citizens involved with planning decisions, in practice as well as in theory) and … Continue reading

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Informed Choices: How to avoid Greenwashing – Competition Bureau of Canada

The graphic is from a June 4, 2017 tweet from the Competition Bureau‏ of Canada @CompBureau The tweet reads: Tomorrow is #WorldEnvironmentDay. We celebrate by providing you with tips to avoid #GreenWashing. #Canada150 [End] Click here for posts about scams … Continue reading

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The Finland Phenomenon (2011): DVD about Finland’s educational system

I’ve been reading about Finnish education. Finland does really well in international standardized testing. Some people say standardized testing is of relevance only to some extent, but that’s another story. Anyway, a key thing about Finnish education is that the … Continue reading

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Backlash to magazine story exposes ugly side of Toronto’s housing obsession: U of T experts (U of T News article)

A June 2, 2017 U of T News article is entitled: “Backlash to magazine story exposes ugly side of Toronto’s housing obsession: U of T experts.” An excerpt from the article features the following comment from Deborah Cowen, an associate … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2017) provides a good overview of “irregular warfare” in the Second World War

I’ve recently finished reading Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat (2017). I’ve also been reading A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection (2015). I first became interested in irregular warfare … Continue reading

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February 2017 draft of Long Branch (Toronto) Urban Design Guidelines document is available online

As you may know, the Preserved Stories website has a good number of posts devoted to the most recent draft – published in February 2017 – of the Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines project. The latter project involves input from a … Continue reading

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Toronto Pearson & Our Communities: Public Meeting at Silverthorn C.I. – 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017

A May 26, 2017 tweet from the Rockwood Homeowners’ Association (RHA), founded in 1997 and located in Ward 3 at the City of Mississauga, reads: Rockwood_RHA‏ @rockwood_rha Concerned about increased air traffic in Rockwood Village? Voice your concerns this Saturday. … Continue reading

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Hazel McCallion outlines Mississauga’s unique approach to preservation of its waterfront

May 23, 2917 Port Credit – Hazel McCallion: “We have preserved the waterfront”   At a May 23, 2017 Port Credit Official Plan Amendment (OPA) meeting, Hazel McCallion lauded the ongoing redevelopment of Mississauga’s waterfront. The former mayor of the … Continue reading

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Inspiration Lakeview and the Small Arms Building repurposing project are an inspiration for people around the world

I much value the support that has been expressed from time to time by local residents,  for the work that I do in sharing a few stories, when I have time, at the Preserved Stories website. The ‘four sisters’ story … Continue reading

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