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Time to get out and vote
You can’t fight city hall is the old admonition, and it’s wrong — especially this year.
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Monday, October, 20, 2014 - 2:02:41 PM
Same old story "[...] for Rangers Rangers no longer Storm chasers Retired principal from Waterloo named Jr.B commissioner Same old story Siskins lose second in a row Spirit tie game late, defeat Rangers in shootout Storm clears [...]"
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Friday, October, 17, 2014 - 2:02:32 PM
School board trustee: the forgotten vote "It's totally true. I'm running for School Board Trustee and yesterday I received an email from another candidate and I stopped and went, "wait, who?" I think it goes without saying that as a candidate I have been paying attention to the race! Weird"
Comment by fmcalister
Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - 7:07:44 PM
School board trustee: the forgotten vote "Hi James Thanks for linking to the TriTAG survey. We did not have the capacity to include school trustees in our survey for this election, but it's on our radar for the future, as how kids travel to and from school, and the education they receive "
Comment by MikeOnABike
Act of terror doesn’t change everything
The events that happened in Ottawa on Wednesday hit close to home. My wife and I took our daughters to Ottawa this past spring. We visited Parliament Hill, toured Centre Block and looked out from the Peace Tower. I’ve spent hours glued to my news feed, desperate for new developments and wondering what this will mean for my country.
Andrew Coppolino
La yapa: pumpkins
It’s pumpkin season, and I just love the looks of them.
Not too late to question the need for LRT
It’s not too late to seriously question the LRT. We need a new regional chair and councillors who have open, business-like minds.
Looking forward to using bike lanes on Manitou
Re: Manitou segregated bike lanes cause strife at regional council; Sept. 19
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: Tin house
There is a courtyard in the popular Byward Market area in Ottawa where there is a façade of a tin house. This fascinating piece was once the front of a home on Guigues Street belonging to Honore Foisy, a tin smith who lived there from 1903 to 1913.
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De Boer's treasures
Toronto’s smallest house is only seven ft. wide and 46 ft. deep. It is located at 128 Day Ave., jammed between two townhouses in the older residential district of York.
Seeing it through to the end
The decision to run or not to run for political office is a big one.
Trustees more than human shields
Combined they administer a budget that is almost $1 billion of taxpayer money, yet when it comes to local politicians they are the least recognized.
School board trustee: the forgotten vote
Last week, I expressed frustration over the low turnout that municipal elections get, as well as my hope that more of us would vote this time around, for our mayors, local and regional councillors and regional chair.
Vote for vision, not resentment and anger
Since 2010, Toronto has learned the hard way that voting for a candidate that represented resentment and anger instead of competency and vision leads to disaster.
Need to close the loophole on tendering
I wanted follow up with you in the wake of the developments and decisions by the Ontario Labour Board deeming the region a “construction employer,” validating the certification by the Carpenters Union and ensuring closed tendering for local infrastructure.
The right time to give thanks
The Thanksgiving holiday gives a lot of us pause to think of what we’re most thankful for at this time of year.
Regional council should consider blackout period
One of the common complaints at municipal election time is the advantage of incumbency.
Make your voice heard on Oct. 27
On Monday, Oct. 27, voters will choose local and regional councillors, not to mention mayors and the regional chair, who will manage local government matters from now until 2018.
Politicians should walk the walk on transparency
There is nothing wrong with public school board trustee John Hendry calling on trustee candidates to admit any known conflicts they could face if they are elected on Oct. 27.
Doon residents still without safe bike access
Councillors recently passed a vote to put in segregated bike lanes on Manitou Drive.
 
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