Green Communities Canada member organizations are working on water issues – question is, what does RAIN (as in RAIN Community Solutions) stand for?

Some time back I attended a webinar entitled: Collaborating to Reduce Flood Risk in Ontario I found the event very useful. I learned some new things about extreme weather events. I’ve also come across a follow-up document entitled: DRAFT: Ontario Urban Flooding Collaborative Theory of Change An organization called RAIN Community Solutions is the common […]

Heritage walks in Stratford and St. Marys are of interest

I came across an online PDF file featuring the routes for heritage walks in Stratford and St. Marys. The file, from Perth Arts Connect, can be accessed at this link: River Walk Heritage Tour An excerpt reads: Stratford’s Avon River Boasting the largest park land per capita, Stratford’s main park system contains approximately 115 acres […]

Second Home Tourism: The Root to Displacement in Sweden? Doctoral dissertation by Roger Marjavaara, Umeå University, Sweden.

I’ve recently been reading about entertainment tourism, heritage tourism, and second home tourism. With regard to the latter topic, I’ve come across an interesting 2008 doctoral dissertation entitled: Second Home Tourism: The Root to Displacement in Sweden? The dissertation is by Roger Marjavaara at the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Umeå University, Sweden. […]

Good to see story from The Eyeopener, Ryerson University’s student newspaper, picked up by CBC

A Jan. 25, 2019 CBC article is entitled: “Ryerson Students’ Union under pressure to explain ‘baffling’ $250K credit card bill: Credit card statement includes purchases at the LCBO, a shisha lounge and a credit risk company.” It will be of interest to follow how the story, which demonstrates the value of following the evidence, unfolds. […]

As a blogger and local history enthusiast, I have encountered sufficient personas to populate many works of fiction

8 jaw-dropping allegations from B.C. Speaker’s report – Jan. 22, 2018 CBC article

A Jan. 22, 2019 CBC article is entitled: “8 jaw-dropping allegations from B.C. Speaker’s report: Wood-splitter, home iMac support and subscriptions to magazines among alleged expenses.” Some of the best journalism, in my view, appears in official reports of various kinds. The following report is in that category: Plecas Report The report is conveniently laid […]

TLAB decision regarding 11 Stanley Ave. in Mimico: Severance and variances are refused

Click below to access the decision: TLAB – Decision -11 Stanley Ave. An excerpt from the above-noted TLAB decision reads: Conclusion I find that the proposal fails the “respect and reinforce the existing physical character of the neighbourhood” test, in the light of a detailed built form analysis. This finding is supported by a comprehensive […]

Doctoral thesis by Lauren Acton highlights economics, aesthetics, and entertainment value of musicals produced at Stratford Festival of Canada

Doctoral thesis by Maarja Merivoo-Parro highlights fostering of patriotism in Estonian diaspora in the United States during Cold War

A Dec. 12, 2018 (ERR is short for Eesti Rahvusringhääling – Estonian Public Broadcasting) article is entitled: “Thesis details fostering of patriotism in Estonian diaspora during Cold War.” The opening paragraphs read: In a doctoral thesis successfully defended at Tallinn University (TLÜ) on Monday, Dr Maarja Merivoo-Parro examined what Estonian life was like in […]

Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment (July 25, 2013) of Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project highlights First Nations and European settler history