This is what a Canadian Rebellion looks like

The news of the day is of course, the Peel medical officer of health, Dr. Lawrence Loh invoking his authority to close schools for the next two weeks.

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The signs are there, the Ontario government is grasping at straws

I have said many many times on here, that the province’s communications on COVID-19 is just as vital as the vaccine. We need to know what to do and how to do it to keep ourselves save. Its a lesson our provincial government is still struggling to learn.

A few months ago, we were coming out of the second wave. Lockdown restrictions were being lifted and the hope was we’d be getting vaccinations soon to help prevent another situation from arising like we’d just experienced. I had hoped that lessons had been learned, that plans would’ve been adjusted to encourage behaviour that would prevent the need for a third lockdown.

It appears that is not to be the case.

In today’s episode of The 905er, we go off on the status quo in Ontario. Listen to it here:

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What if we could live in the future, today?

The most recent episode of The 905er. We spoke with Mike Moffatt on the reasons why housing in the province does nothing but go up. If you live in Ontario, I highly recommend you listen:

We’ve been paralyzed in this province by a lack of vision.

Too long the people of the province are caught between developers and NIMBY’s. Development in our province is reduced to an all or nothing proposition. Often it’s either small town Ontario, or Downtown Toronto. In the end developers win and we are left with a mish mash, hodge podge looking community.

It is clear density is needed, if we are to preserve our farmland and greenspace. Yet that doesn’t mean we need to stuck into a binary argument. This pandemic has presented options that we never needed to contemplate before. Working is becoming decentralized. The old model of planning of creating suburbs for people to live while commuting to a larger city on highways is outdated and quite frankly dead.

We have seen that working from home can be the wave of the future. If our community planners would embrace this as the model for the future, imagine the cities and communities we could live in? More viable greenspace and parks for people to enjoy, public wifi access in urban centres, denser living but more hospitable to humans. We could live in truly 21st Century environment.

We just need the will to do it.

Last Night was Great!

As you may remember from the last few days, myself and my colleague at The 905er, were invited on as panelists with the Community Climate Council‘s webinar on the province’s proposed Highway 413.

It was a fantastic webinar with an estimated 100 attendees. I have to say the panelists were passionate and informed about all aspects of this topic. What struck us most was the wide attendance of people from across the 905 who would be impacted by the highway’s development. Opposition to this project comes from a wide swath of Ontario. The provincial government would be wise to pay attention to the criticism it is hearing.

The webinar was recorded, when I have a copy I’ll make sure to link to it!

Please join us on Tuesday Feb 23rd

I teased some news yesterday on Twitter:

Well I’m pleased to share, that this:

Caught some attention. We’ve been invited on as panelists for a webinar conducted by the Community Climate Council on the province’s proposed Highway 413. If you’d like to join in, please click on the Eventbrite link below:

When have the doctors been wrong?

As the latest lockdown measures are about to be lifted here in Ontario, once again we are hearing from scientists and doctors that if we let our guard down, the new variant could drive us into a third lockdown this spring.

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