A significant and valuable July 29, 2016 Guardian article by Stephen Hawking, who like some others of us is disabled

A July 29, 2016 Guardian article by Stephen Hawking is entitled: “Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink.” The subhead reads: “Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum. We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share.” The opening paragraphs read: […]

Please spread the word among your neighbours regarding situation involving property damage along Long Branch Avenue

I would like to follow up on a recent post at the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group. At the above-noted Facebook group, I have described instances where plants at the back, front, and sides of a house on the west side of Long Branch Avenue – between Dominion Road and Muskoka Avenue – have been […]

Benefits of healthy watersheds: Impressive infographic at Watershed Checkup website

The Watershed Checkup website outlines the Benefits of Health Watersheds. The opening paragraphs read: Our natural ecosystems are made up of forests, wetlands, water sources, plants and animals, and provide multiple goods and services that contribute to a healthy economy, environment and people. Every day, we rely on ecosystem goods and services – they connect us […]

Comment regarding post about an archeological dig in south Mississauga before QEW Credit River Bridge twinning

A previous post is entitled: Archeologists dig in south Mississauga before QEW Credit River Bridge twinning – May 13, 2016 Mississauga News article The Comments conversation at the above-noted post reads: Wally Russell: Thank you for this article. This was our Family home, built by my Father,John Russell around 1948-1949. Jaan Pill:  That’s a beautiful house. […]

New comment regarding Cartierville School in Montreal

A new comment has been added to the post entitled: Cartierville School in Montreal. The comment – which I’m featuring as a separate post, by way of bringing attention to it, is from Frances Ipsen (nee Oppenheimer) and reads: Hello everyone Gosh I have fond memories of Cartierville School.. Teachers that I remember asise from […]

Brexit Blues – July 28, 2016 London Review of Books article by John Lanchester

A July 28, 2016 London Review of Books article by John Lanchester is entitled: “Bexit Blues.” The opening paragraphs read: The ‘Overton window’ is a term from political science meaning the acceptable range of political thought in a culture at a given moment. It was the creation of Joseph Overton, a think-tank intellectual based in Michigan, […]

Strangers on a train: GO riders unite to help Syrian family get to their destination – July 23, 2016 CBC report

A July 23, 2016 CBC article, which I found very inspiring, is entitled: “Strangers on a train: GO riders unite to help Syrian family get to their destination.” The subhead reads: “Some 50 people came together to ‘do the right thing’ “. The opening paragraphs read: When Valerie Taylor spotted a family of newcomers looking […]

July 21, 2016 Brookings article discusses legacy of 20th century European empires

In recent years I’ve written extensively about world military history, a project that began with an interest in the history of police services in the Toronto neighbourhood were I live. Click here for previous posts about world military history > Given my interest in military history, I found a July 21, 2016 Brookings article, entitled […]

‘You can’t just blame pedestrians and cyclists:’ Safety advocates call for meeting with Toronto police – July 18, 2016 Metro News

A July 18, 2016 Metro News article is entitled: ” ‘You can’t just blame pedestrians and cyclists:’ Safety advocates call for meeting with Toronto police.” The subhead reads: A coalition of cyclist and pedestrian advocates have written a letter to police asking for a meeting to discuss how fatal collisions are reported. The opening paragraphs read: […]

Sweden rolls out its sustainable ways to the world – July 20, 2016 Mississauga News

A previous post is entitled: “Stockholm’s urban planning continues to be a model for sustainable communities – July 20, 2016 Brampton Guardian.” Click here for previous posts regarding Inspiration Lakeview (Mississauga) and related projects >  A June 20, 2016 Mississauga News article is entitled:  “Sweden rolls out its sustainable ways to the world.” The opening […]