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05 Nov, 2008

Is Toronto Secretly an Eco-Friendly City?

Posted by: Skylar In: news

According to a recent article from treehugger.com, Toronto ranks in as number two in their list of “Under-the-Radar Cities Worth a Visit”.  I just drove/walked through various spots throughout Toronto this past weekend, and let’s just say it doesn’t give off that “eco-friendly” vibe while simply touring around. Nonetheless, there is some merit to what [...]

22 Sep, 2008

OGCA Urges Focus on Roads and Sewers

Posted by: Skylar In: news

According to the Daily Commercial News, the Ontario General Contractors Association president (OGCA) Clive Thurston claimed that the Ontario government needs to expand it’s spending to include more road and sewer projects. According to the article, “Recent efforts have focused mainly on the health sector, hospitals in particular,” he told the provincial government’s standing committee [...]

19 Sep, 2008

Bottled Water – Editorial from the Record

Posted by: Skylar In: water

Only a few days ago, the Region of Waterloo agreed to ban the sale of bottled water in their buildings and at their events.  Now, I know that there was some people who didn’t like the idea.  Sure – why shouldn’t we be allowed to decide where we buy our drinking water?  Well, unfortunately people [...]

26 Aug, 2008

Additional Funding for Ontario’s Infrastructure

Posted by: Skylar In: news

Yesterday, premier Dalton McGuinty announced that $1.1 Billion will be given to improve municipal infrastructure.  This was done to adhere to the Investing in Ontario Act, which dictates that a portion of all budget surplus goes towards provincial debt, with the remainder to be invested in municipal infrastructure.  According to the article, the funds will [...]

26 Aug, 2008

Additional Funding for Ontario’s Infrastructure

Posted by: Skylar In: news

Yesterday, premier Dalton McGuinty announced that $1.1 Billion will be given to improve municipal infrastructure.  This was done to adhere to the Investing in Ontario Act, which dictates that a portion of all budget surplus goes towards provincial debt, with the remainder to be invested in municipal infrastructure.  According to the article, the funds will [...]


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