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The value of evidence is determined by its validity, reliability, and interpretation

I’ve been following with interest recent articles related to research about full-day kindergarten, as noted in a previous post. An April 1, 2014 Globe and Mail article, which contributes to the discussion about what the research means and implies, is … Continue reading

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Evidence-based practice and the eradication of science

I have an interest in evidence-based practice. When scientific data and research are under threat, each of us as a citizen is under threat. In an earlier post, I’ve discussed the role of fraud in relation to scientific credentials. At the … Continue reading

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Colonel Samuel Smith Park and address on Thirty Ninth Street in Long Branch featured in wiretap evidence

I was interested to learn that a recent police report related to Rob Ford’s activities mentions Colonel Samuel Smith (misspelled in the report as “Colonial Samuel’s”) Park. The report notes (p. 22 in the PDF file, which is p. 51 … Continue reading

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What can we learn about evidence-based practice when we read about Tecumseh?

The October 2013 issue of Fife & Drum, the the newsletter of The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common, can be accessed here: fife-and-drum-oct-2013 When I first encountered the newsletter, I printed it out and found that the font … Continue reading

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The evidence doesn’t back up the Military Revolution thesis: Jeremy Black (2011)

Museums have a relationship to history, a relationship that’s been explored in some depth. In Theorizing Museums (1996), there’s a reference to Timothy Mitchell’s observation that in nineteenth-century Europe, the museum exhibit was constructed as a simulation of external reality, … Continue reading

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Distinctive dialogues, in relation to civic engagement, are evident in Port Credit, Lakeview, Long Branch, New Toronto, and Mimico

I’ve been involved with local history as it relates especially to Long Branch for a short time, about 10 years. It’s been a most interesting form of education, for me. I have lived in Long Branch for 20 years. One … Continue reading

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Team of quick-thinking residents saves the life of muskrat-like creature stuck on Etobicoke Creek Bridge at Marie Curtis Park

On many days, I walk from the vicinity of the Long Branch TTC Loop in Etobicoke (Toronto) to the Small Arms Building in Lakeview (Mississauga) at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East. It’s a walk that I enjoy; over the years … Continue reading

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May 2017 Update from David Godley: Committee of Adjustment & related topics

The following update is from David Godley, a retired urban planner and former member of the Committee of Adjustment: * 1) Status of applications 2) Committee of Adjustment Changes (see 9 38th attachment on integrity commission route to rein in … Continue reading

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Keeping a Close Eye on Our Waterways – Message from Credit Valley Conservation

I am very impressed with, and totally inspired by, the work of Credit Valley Conservation. CVC does an incredibly fine job in all areas of communications – news releases, live presentations, information displays, and workshops, to name just a few … Continue reading

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Long Branch planning update from David Godley – April 2017

The following text is from David Godley; I am are in posting it: Toronto Local Appeal Board On March 29, 2017, City Council passed Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 142 creating the Toronto Local Appeal Body with an effective date of … Continue reading

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