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17 February 2017 17:17:40 Halton-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

OAKVILLE - During the month of February, an Oakville company is embarking on a Kindness Tour as a way of celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Month. Full article on Oakville company does its part for kindness

Vice Alle News Time17 February 2017 17:17:40


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Swapping parking for bike lanes: 'What the hell kind of sense does this make?'

1.3202317 21 April 2017 17:39:26 Ottawa Citizen - News

The potential removal of nearly 100 on-street parking spots so a councillor can blaze a trail for safe cycling in the city has some Wellington West residents asking for help from the mayor and demanding more consultation. The drama centres on a 600-metre stretch of Spencer Street, between Western and Holland avenues. The residential street is one block north of the Wellington Street West commercial strip. The city has upgraded the underground pipes and sewers and it's time to finish the road reconstruction and landscaping. Spencer Street is suggested as connector route for cyclists in the official Ottawa-Gatineau cycling map, but the city isn't required to add bike infrastructure to the street. However, Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper is promoting a new road design that would paint bike lanes on both sides of the street, resulting in the loss of 97 on-street parking spaces. Incensed residents and business owners have been signing petitions and writing to Mayor Jim Watson, demanding the retention of on-street parking. “I was shocked," Ron Elliott said. "The street had just been narrowed in order to expand the width of the sidewalk. I thought, what the hell kind of sense does this make?” Elliott, whose house is at the corner of Spencer Street and Ross Avenue, said homeowners caught wind of the plan last year and those who oppose the design are pushing Leiper to change it. “I think the guy works really hard for the community, but I don’t like the fact that he’s pushing his vision for what he thinks is best for the neighbourhood," said Connor Grimes, whose lives across from Elliott. "It should be for the businesses and the community to decide.” Leiper acknowledged that he's trying to push the envelope when it comes to cycling infrastructure, even amid vocal opposition. "I want to go further than what the policies are," Leiper said. According to Leiper, city staff aren't opposed to the bike lanes, so it's pretty much up to him to provide a final direction before the road work begins. Leiper said cycling on Spencer Street is a good way to avoid Wellington Street and a more efficient route than pedalling to the bike path on Scott Street. The city should be making it easier for people to cycle in neighbourhoods and make the streets safer for everyone, Leiper said. But Elliott and Grimes, who both bike, don't believe there's a danger for cyclists on Spencer Street. Homeowners like the on-street parking for visitors and service providers, they said. Parking controversies tend to consume the Wellington West community. The city had to remove a bike corral from Wellington Street in 2014 after receiving complaints about the structure taking up parking for cars. Earlier this year, a city study suggested paid parking is warranted on Wellington Street and Richmond Road to encourage vehicle turnover. There was pushback from the BIAs and community associations , so the city stuck with the status quo. The analysis by the city shows mostly low demand for parking on Spencer Street during peak times, but on-street parking demand on Wellington Street West west of Parkdale Avenue is among the highest in Ottawa. The Wellington West BIA doesn't have a position on the potential loss of parking on Spencer Street, especially since the street is in the residential area on the BIA boundary. “The heart of this issue is around consultation," BIA executive director Zachary Dayler said. Some individual businesses owners are annoyed, though. Linda Greenberg of Capital City Luggage said losing parking is a "big concern" for merchants, since ultimately there will be less parking for customers. At the same time, cycling advocates think it's an opportunity for the city to make a statement on the importance of cycling infrastructure. Gareth Davies, president of Citizens for Safe Cycling, said Wellington Street isn't a safe route for cyclists, which makes Spencer Street a good alternative. “It’s something that we worked on to get the plans to where they are now," Davies said. Leiper said he'll be listening to arguments and potential compromises from both sides of the issue during an open house Tuesday. The open house will be at the Ottawa Mosque's Hall of Peace at 241 Northwestern Ave. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. "I'm prepared to move ahead or drop it," Leiper said. jwilling@postmedia.com twitter.com/JonathanWilling

Vice null Time21 April 2017 17:39:26


'He does everything at high speed': What kind of player is Connor McDavid?

0.88863236 25 June 2015 22:29:25 Edmonton Journal - News

Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland talk about what kind of player Connor McDavid is. McDavid is expected to be taken by the Edmonton Oilers with the No. 1 overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on June 26, 2015.

Vice Alle News Time25 June 2015 22:29:25


Random Acts of Kindness Day in Oakville

0.8617016 07 November 2014 18:46:04 Halton-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

OAKVILLE - It can be as simple as paying for a stranger’s coffee — today is about brightening someone’s world with a Random Act of Kindness (RAK).

Vice Alle News Time07 November 2014 18:46:04


New park only one of its kind in Courtice

0.86142755 10 July 2014 12:15:28 Durham Region-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

CLARINGTON -- It's the only one of its kind in Courtice and Tooley's Mill Park has a rich history behind it to boot. The park officially opened July 2, and there’s already a slate of performers lined up to perform there as part of Courtice'

Vice Alle News Time10 July 2014 12:15:28


First-of-its-kind company helps CEOs drop their drawers

0.86142755 25 June 2014 09:12:44 CNW Group - Acquisitions, Mergers & Takeovers

Think Shift Advertising merges with U.S. leadership and culture consultancy WINNIPEG, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Think Shift CEO, David Baker, announced today that the advertising agency has merged w...

Vice Alle News Time25 June 2014 09:12:44


Aeterna Zentaris Implements Global Resources Optimization Program as Part of its Transition into a Commercially Operating Specialty Biopharmaceutical Company

0.83990365 10 June 2014 17:19:38 CNW Group - Today's news releases

QUÉBEC CITY, June 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced the roll-out of a global resources optimization program as the Company purs...

Vice Alle News Time10 June 2014 17:19:38


Project is first of its kind in Southwestern Ontario

0.82251436 30 May 2014 06:12:44 Home Stories

Old-fashioned dam technology being tested on a Middlesex County farm could one day benefit Great Lakes cottagers and swimmers.

Vice Alle News Time30 May 2014 06:12:44


Project is first of its kind in Southwestern Ontario

0.82251436 30 May 2014 03:43:53 Home Stories

Old-fashioned dam technology being tested on a Middlesex County farm could one day benefit Great Lakes cottagers and swimmers.

Vice Alle News Time30 May 2014 03:43:53


Online tree map is first of its kind in Canada

0.7616849 10 May 2014 06:22:37 Edmonton Journal - News

In a bid to further a tree-planting initiative, The city has launched yegTreeMap — an online map that allows Edmontonians to virtually track trees based on location, species, size, and other characteristics. The map was launched in honour of Alberta’s annual Arbor Day, an event that first began in the early 1950s. Since its inception, over 15.000 children have received seedlings each year in Alberta.

Vice Alle News Time10 May 2014 06:22:37


Thedford facility expected to be first of its kind in Ontario

0.7616849 01 May 2014 20:46:51 Home Stories

A Lambton County trucking company plans to open what's billed as Ontario's first bio-secure livestock truck and trailer washing station designed to help prevent the spread of disease among farm animals.

Vice Alle News Time01 May 2014 20:46:51