Since 2010, I have been sharing on this blog my passion for a better world starting with a better Kitchener.

Moving Kitchener forward on affordable housing

Moving Kitchener forward on affordable housing

No one in Waterloo Region should need to sleep on the streets. When that occurred regularly, a volunteer organization known as Out of the Cold grew out of a number of churches stepping up and providing a warm place to sleep throughout the coldest time of the year. Over recent months churches are choosing not to participateContinue Reading

Ward 10 in the Kitchener Citizen’s 2014 municipal election issue

Ward 10 in the Kitchener Citizen’s 2014 municipal election issue

Compare your Ward 10 candidates responses to the Kitchener Citizen My responses to the Kitchener Citizen Name: James Howe Age: 49 Occupation: Communications Professional / Small business owner Contact information: jameshowe.ca / vote@jameshowe.ca / 519-589-9597 Organizations you belong to or have served with and in what capacity (limit 3) • Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association (CommunicationsContinue Reading

Moving forward in an environmentally sustainable way

Moving forward in an environmentally sustainable way

There is a forum tonight on environmental issues. Unfortunately, I can not attend due to a Ward 10 debate organized by the Working Centre. Here are the details for the environmental forum followed by remarks I submitted to its organizers with additional remarks related to the LEAF Fund. Event: Environmental Election Forum Host: GREN, REEPContinue Reading

Creating farmers’ markets & community gardens

Creating farmers’ markets & community gardens

What follows is my response to people who have contacted me as part of the Food Spaces, Vibrant Places campaign: Thank you very much for informing me about your support for more temporary farmers’ markets and community gardens. I strongly support this initiative to create a variety of healthy, local food choices. My family andContinue Reading

How to reduce Auditorium parking on nearby streets

How to reduce Auditorium parking on nearby streets

I grew up in the shadow of the Auditorium. I can remember deciding on a Friday to go to the hockey game that night and easily being able to get in–and that was several expansions ago. Now it’s often difficult to get single game tickets in advance and sit beside someone you know–or for anyContinue Reading

Sharing stories about how knowing Ward 10 helps me to make a difference

Sharing stories about how knowing Ward 10 helps me to make a difference

Here’s my opening remarks at the meet the candidate event organized by the Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association. I share a story about how the kids soccer program this spring filled Weber Park in the spring as an example of how I’m contributing to my vibrant neighbourhood. This story shows that I know Ward 10 andContinue Reading

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