Friday, August 21, 2015

Study finds link between obesity and neighbourhood walkability

Ottawa Citizen: "A new study shows that people who live in neighbourhoods where they can walk to grocery stores, schools and shops are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who live in places where the car is king."

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lack of public transportation to N.B. tourist sites frustrates travellers "Bruens plans to travel around by bus, train or rideshare, a program that lets travellers connect online to share rides between cities, because he doesn’t have a car.

But in New Brunswick, Bruens has found it hard to see tourist hot spots like Hopewell Rocks."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Kamloops city council discussing #freetransit

Kamloops - CBC News: "The weekly meeting of Kamloops city council was put off yesterday.

Instead councillors held an all-day workshop on a range of issues.

Everything from the cost of riding the bus... to environmental sustainability."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Canada’s Own Oil Pipeline Problem

WSJ: "TACHE RESERVE, British Columbia—A proposed 730-mile pipeline to ship Canadian oil to a West Coast port brings with it the promise of 4,000 or more jobs along a route that would run through impoverished indigenous communities.

But Chief Justa Monk, who runs a reserve with an unemployment rate that hits 70%, wants none of them—and pledges to block the pipeline alongside the reserve’s territory."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Anti-Oil Activists Named as National Security Threats Respond to Leaked RCMP Report

VICE : "As the Harper government's Bill C-51 moves to extend anti-terrorism legislation to include anyone who interferes with the "critical infrastructure," "territorial integrity," or "economic and financial stability of Canada," a leaked report from the RCMP's Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Team demonstrates how aboriginals and environmentalists are already being targeted by law enforcement for these reasons."

'via Blog this'

Friday, January 23, 2015

Seniors ride free in Laval - overall ridership up 28% in five years

newswire : ""These numbers elegantly demonstrate the importance of implementing fares such as Horizon 65+" added David De Cotis, President of the STL's Board of Directors. The fact is, our population is ageing. Travelling for free and being able to go anywhere at any time with no constraints is what the people of Laval want and it's what we are offering with Horizon 65+. By giving them the means to be more mobile and autonomous, we are also ensuring equality between individuals and generations. Laval understands that adapting public transportation to match this new demographic reality is essential. ""