Driven from New Orleans (2012), Drug Wars (2013), On the Run (2014)

A previous post refers to Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization (2012). A passage (p. 98) from the latter study brings to mind the following additional previous posts: The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013) Framing Regent Park: The National Film Board and the construction of […]

Researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective – April 2015 Atlantic Monthly article

An April 2015 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous: Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.” I find the article of value, especially given my interest in the concept of evidence-based practice. […]

The MCHS 69er Reunion was held in Montreal on July 31, 1999

Update We have received a series of photos, and the Reunion Program, for the MCHS 69er Reunion, from Bruce Goodman, and will be posting scans of these great items soon. [End of update] 1) I’m pleased to share the following text, regarding the MCHS 69er Reunion that was held in Montreal on July 31,1999, from […]

How to keep bad news from bringing you down – Aug. 22, 2014 (last year) CBC item

Recently while sorting through some documents I came across a printout of an August 22, 2014 (that is, last year) article entitled: “Infographic: This is your brain on bad news.” I enjoy infographics – what a great way to share data! Below is the infographic that the article refers to. The above-noted link also includes […]

Why not speak up for heritage? The future as seen by Muskoka’s visionaries and you. March 14, 2015 Bracebridge Examiner

A March 14, 2015 article by Tom Millar in the Bracebridge Examiner is entitled: “Why not speak up for heritage? Big Ideas — The future as seen by Muskoka’s visionaries and you.” I strongly support the work that Tom Millar is doing and for that reason I’m pleased to share with you the text of his […]

Reinventing urban democracy in Barcelona – March 25, 2015 article

1) Reinventing urban democracy A March 25, 2015 article is entitled: “Reinventing urban democracy in Barcelona.” The opening paragraphs read: “We’re losing Barcelona and we want to win it back.” These are the opening words of the manifesto of the new electoral alliance Barcelona en Comú (which can be translated as “Barcelona for all”). […]

Provisional list of MCHS ’60s (and other decades) students/alumni/teachers who have passed away

MPP Peter Milczyn invites you to April 28, 2015 Planning Reform and Bill 73 Open House. 6:30 pm – Royal Canadian Legion, 110 Jutland Road

The following information is from the office of Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore; for background about this initiative, please click here.   Open House: Planning Reform and Bill 73 Smart Growth for our Communities Please join me and hear and discuss more about planning reform and how this impacts Etobicoke-Lakeshore! Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:30-8:30 […]

Bob Carswell shares a back story regarding Saraguay, Quebec as a Nature Park

Three Facebook Groups related to Malcolm Campbell High School feature messages about the MCHS ’60s Reunion and Celebration of the Sixties taking place in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015, a date that is coming up very quickly. To find out about how to register for the reunion, please click here. You can find out about […]

Summary by Barbara Spyropoulos of March 23, 2015 planning meeting regarding Étienne Brûlé and Wendat Project

An earlier post provides a back story regarding the Étienne Brûlé and Wendat Project: The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of Étienne Brûlé’s expedition from Orillia to Lake Ontario in 1615 The following text – which has been prepared by Barbara Spyropoulos of 12 Division, Toronto Police Service – can also be accessed as a Word file: SUMMARY […]