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Friday, July 19, 2019

Coastal areas facing issues beyond the recent earthquakes

Long before we got stories of hurricanes, flooding, forest fires and other weather hazards associated with climate change, earthquakes were the natural disaster most...

Elmira apartment proposals symptomatic of new development woes

Opposition to a pair of four-storey buildings proposed for Elmira – one a condominium on Ernst Street, the other rental apartments on Church Street...

Tourism can be too much of a good thing, and often...

Unlikely to become an overtouristed destination, Waterloo Region does occasionally experience vestiges of what is becoming an issue in actual tourist destinations: overcrowding. While...

Nothing like the U.S., gerrymandering can still happen here

Will amalgamation be shoehorned into the province’s “review” of regional municipalities? That seems likely given the government’s misplaced ideology, one that proved an epic...

Robots are coming for even those less-than-stellar Walmart jobs

Having done much to support the outsourcing of jobs to China and the resultant problems that followed, Walmart is now of course doing its...

Politicians fail to protect democracy, and they like it that way

Politicians are long on talk and very short on action when it comes to protecting democracy – featherbedding trumps all else, no matter who’s...

We’re in for a flood of severe weather beyond miserable spring

The arrival this week of some better-than-seasonal weather has ideally put an end to what was a miserable spring, itself the successor of a...

Dark money in oil and pipelines make the water more muddy

The election of a Jason Kenney-led government means Alberta will be pushing to get tar sands oil flowing again at all costs, the environment...

The little people snipe at each other as the oligarchs pull...

That we marked Earth Day this week is in large part due to the environmental movement that sprang out of the activist decade, the...

Ignorance is not bliss, nor is a decline into authoritarianism

There’s a difference between choosing to be ignorant and being kept that way. Given the state of our society, it’s easy to say that many...