The Greenbelt is smart, sustainable living: Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West

For a previous post regarding Greenbelt proposals, discussed in the following message, please click here. The following message is from Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West The Greater Golden Horseshoe is Canada’s fastest-growing urban region and the country’s economic engine. It is also home to the biggest Greenbelt in the world. Ontario Liberals created the […]

Conserving Long Branch – May 2016 Update from David Godley

The following message is from David Godley; I have not had time to adjust the line spacing or to add headings and attached files: Spring Greetings From Long Branch Michael Laffrade Mike passed away at age 57 leaving a wife and 2 adult children. He died in hospital 2 weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mike […]

Ontario proposes greenbelt expansion as urban growth intensifies – Jane Taber article, May 10, 2016 Globe & Mail

Update A Dec. 23, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Hazel McCallion tells province to slow down plans to curb sprawl: But not everyone agrees with the former mayor of Mississauga and ‘Queen of Sprawl’.” [end]   A May 10, 2016 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Ontario proposes greenbelt expansion as urban growth intensifies.” The […]

Great photo of Soryl (Shulman) Rosenberg meeting with fellow MCHS teacher Graeme Decarie in Montreal

Jaan Pill wrote (May 10, 2016  in response to the photo you see on this page): That is awesome! – can I post it? Can you tell me briefly the backstory behind the photo? Best, Jaan [End of text] Our most recent post featuring a message from Graeme Decarie is entitled: “Jus’ thinkin’” post from […]

May 12, 2016 @LambtonHouse 7:30 pm, Hugh Miller will be speaking about The Early Millers of the Lower Humber

Toronto History ‏@torontohistory May 12 @LambtonHouse 7:30pm, FREE admission & refreshments, Hugh Miller will be speaking about The Early Millers of the Lower Humber! That is: The Early Millers of the Lower Humber – Speaker Hugh Barnett Thursday, May 12, 2016 Doors open at 7pm * Talk at 7:30pm Lambton House 4066 Old Dundas Street, […]

To what extent do neighbourhood Facebook groups serve as virtual gated communities?

An April 28, 2016 Walrus article is entitled: “Neighbourhood Watch: How social networks lead to racial profiling. Welcome to Canada’s new virtual gated communities.” This is an interesting article about identity politics in Montreal and Toronto. I belong to a closed Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group in the neighbourhood where I live; for that reason among others […]

May 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane’s Walk. What is a Jane’s Walk? I don’t know. That’s what I like about Jane’s Walk.

What is a Jane’s Walk? A May 1, 2016 message from Jane’s Walk reads: “Every single one of us has a story, an opinion, a question, or a dream about where they live, work, and play. And every Jane’s Walk is a catalyst for doing something about it.” I’ve been involved with leading and/or organizing […]

Role play and drama offer a great way to communicate what has been learned in a classroom

A May 4, 2016 New York Times article is entitled: “To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions.” As a person who spent a career in public education (it’s now been a decade since I retired), I really so much like this article. Among the activities that I (and my students) most enjoyed was the use […]

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, the Small Arms Jane’s Walk will visit the Long Branch Rifle Ranges in Mississauga

You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, May 28, 2016 for a Jane’s Walk led by Ward One, City of Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey. The walk begins at 1:00 pm on May 28 at the Small Arms Building at the foot of Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East. You can access details about the […]

“Jus’ thinkin'” post from Graeme Decarie, who taught at Malcolm Campbell High School in the early 1960s

Click here for previous posts from or about Graeme Decarie > I am pleased to share with you the following post from Graeme Decarie: * * * * * * * * * * Jus’ thinkin’ My thoughts went back to the days when we and the world were young. I just caught a glimpse […]