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GREENINGS: Plastic ban born of necessity (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Plastic ban born of necessity (May 2019)

China done with being the world’s dumping ground

By Terri Chu

The Ontario government has announced it is mulling a ban on single-use plastics. As environmentalists rejoice at the small bone this gas guzzling loving government throws at us, we should all take a moment to thank China for this small miracle from the “red tape cutting” bandits. 


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FORUM: Layton laments city’s snow job (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Layton laments city’s snow job (Spring 2019)

City budget a place to lock in priorities

By Mike Layton

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FOCUS: Annex’s old trees will soon be history (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

Arthur Gron tracks tree attrition rate

A mature tree at 113 Howland Ave. fell victim to a windstorm in April 2018.
COURTESY ARTHUR GRON

By Arthur Gron

In the Annex and Harbord Village, large maples and majestic Dutch elms are maturing and dying out.  The trees that are taking their place tend to be smaller ornamental trees, throwing the future of the area’s beloved canopy into question. 


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GREENINGS: Confronting consumption (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Confronting consumption (Spring 2019)

What does the emergence of Marie Kondo mean?

By Terri Chu

Few celebrities have given me hope about the fate of the planet quite like Marie Kondo has. We literally created a mega celebrity out of a woman who teaches you how to throw stuff away. Did coffee just come out your nose? Stop to think about this. A person who teaches you to throw things away is a social media superstar making millions from Youtube, Instagram, and books. 

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FORUM: With people-power there is hope (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: With people-power there is hope (Winter 2019)

MPP Bell sees glass half-full in year ahead

By Jessica Bell

A new year is an opportunity to renew and recommit to making a difference. Here are three resolutions to help spur positive social change in 2019.

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FORUM: The trustee and the tyrant (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: The trustee and the tyrant (Winter 2019)

Moise opposes the “hack and slash system of anything goes” of Premier Ford

TDSB Trustee Chris Moise talks about local politics, keeping schools progressive, and fighting Premier Doug Ford in court (and winning).

By Chris Moise


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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (December 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (December 2018)

 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (City Election 2018)

 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (October 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (Aug./Sept. 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Summer 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (July 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Election Special 2018)

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GREENINGS: Municipalities should flex their green muscles (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Municipalities should flex their green muscles (City Election 2018)

Time to stop subsidizing cost of garbage

By Terri Chu

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (Aug./Sept. 2018)

 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Summer 2018)

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Election Special 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Mar. 2018)

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion