Tags : opinion

Clearview Side Road 26/27 Proposed Reconstruction

We received the following letter from George Powell, Vice Chair of Watershed Action Group, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust  Foundation. This was written to The Creemore Echo newspaper in Creemore, and concerns a proposed quarry haul route.  Re: Clearview Side Road 26/27 Proposed Reconstruction                 The mission of the Blue MountainWatershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the […]Read More

Ford’s Plans for GTA West Corridor (letter to editor)

Editor’s Note: We received this letter to the editor from Dan O’Reilly, a writer based in Caledon. He notes that the GTA West Corridor has implications beyond Caledon, so wants our readers to be aware. His letter begins here: It may have escaped most Caledon residents’ attention that the Doug Ford Conservatives have resurrected plans […]Read More

Freedom of the Press A Requirement for Democracy

Mike and I saw The Post on the weekend, the film by Steven Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, the owner of The Washington Post, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, top editor at the paper. This is the true story of the leak and publication of the Pentagon papers which document the U.S. government’s knowledge […]Read More

Tyandaga in Burlington Opposes Meridian Brick

This is material provided by the Burlington group Tyandaga Environmental Coalition. Meridian Brick (formerly Forterra Brick) plans to clear-cut approximately 34 acres of prime forest within the Greenbelt Plan Area to expand its commercial shale quarrying operations (the east cell).  The proposed quarry would operate  adjacent to the residential Tyandaga neighbourhood in Burlington, Ontario. Meridian […]Read More

Snowbirds and Cameras

By Gloria Hildebrandt The Back Story: Organized by Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Halton Hills claimed to be the most patriotic town in Canada, by registering 57,073 flags flying by Canada Day, more than any other town in the country. Today the Snowbirds saluted the town by flying from Acton, over the Niagara […]Read More

Encouragement From Our Facebook Followers

Facebook is a voracious beast that needs constant feeding, for little reward if you have a page for business. But then there was yesterday. There was a surprising discussion on our Facebook page and I want to capture it here permanently. Because another annoying thing about Facebook is how fleeting posts are: now you see […]Read More

A Quarry That’s Hidden No More

This is a guest post by Linda Sword, a member of the board of Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC). The proponent called it the “Hidden Quarry”. But the people who live in Guelph Eramosa and Milton refused to let it hide.  The 100-acre property of woodland and wetland on Highway 7 east of Guelph between Rockwood […]Read More

The Lincoln MKZ: A Great Drive

Report and review by Chris Miller. On Saturday June 11 Bethel Hospice together with Fines Ford Lincoln dealership in Bolton arranged an interesting fund raising event. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., for everyone who registered to test drive a Lincoln product, the dealership would donate $50 to the hospice. The hospice needs to raise […]Read More

Bargains & Wow Cars at Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

By Chris Miller This amazing event was held at the International Centre in Mississauga from April 29th to May 1st 2016. As you can see from the photos there are varied  vehicles. Note the photo of a large ‘60s American convertible next to a ‘50s British MG, from the sublime to the ridiculous. There were […]Read More

Choose the Best Christmas Tree

By Shelley McKay, Director of Communications & Development, Forests Ontario Forests Ontario would like to encourage Ontarians to purchase real, locally-grown trees. After all, a real tree is the better environmental choice. It seems that many Ontarians agree. Nearly half (48.3%) of respondents in a recent Ontario-wide poll chose real Christmas trees as the environmentally friendly […]Read More