Since 2010, I have been sharing on this blog my passion for a better world starting with a better Kitchener.
Kitchener is singing the blues. And happily doing so thanks to the hugely successful Kitchener Blues Festival. Our blues tradition began on a February night in 1985 when Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown played to a sold out crowd. That success helped to finance what was to become a series of shows at the venue which plantedContinue Reading
I participated yesterday on a new hour long segment of the Eric Drozd Show on 570 News called Opposing Views (Monday’s at Noon). It brings together three local people to discuss hot issues of the day with Eric. Yesterday’s panel included former Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran and Zac Spicer. Listen to the complete segment. TheContinue Reading
Here are my planned remarks to city council tonight as it considers its policy on adding missing sidewalks: Thanks for the opportunity to address you about they city’s proposed policy on adding missing sidewalks. Sidewalks are a critical piece of infrastructure. They affect the city’s walkability. Anyone who walks frequently to get around notices missingContinue Reading
Sidewalks are a critical piece of infrastructure. They affect a city’s walkability especially for people who prefer active transportation over cars, push strollers, or pull wagons and are a basic necessity for people with physical mobility challenges to get around by themselves. Yet sidewalks tend to be controversial. There’s lot to like about Kitchener’s proposed sidewalkContinue Reading
I’d like to share a couple items from today’s Waterloo Region Record. The first an excellent editorial about the Mayfair Hotel. I’m sharing excerpts here but I encourage you to read the full editorial and share it widely. Also below that is the text of my letter to the editor also published today. This week’s Kitchener PostContinue Reading
Recently the Kitchener Post featured a front page article criticizing the city’s citizen engagement during its Cultural Heritage Landscape study. The same issue featured a critical editorial on the same subject. Having participated in the process, I recognized that the criticism was inaccurate and needed a response. Here’s my letter to the editor that appearedContinue Reading