It’s not a good time to be an Albertan. Not only is there growing opposition to the oil industry in general and the tarsands in particular, and to the pipelines needed to get their product to market, but their second iconic industry – beef cattle ranching – is also coming under attack.
Once again OHCC is collaborating with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) on a transportation project. This project is focussed on developing a Community Transportation (CT) Network, with funding from the Ministry of Transportation-Ontario (MTO) for the period of April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017.
Renfrew County has launched a Renfrew County Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee to create a county wide plan to reduce poverty. This committee was the result of the Renfrew County Poverty Reduction Forum, held in September 2015, co-hosted by the County of Renfrew, the City of Pembroke and the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN).
This manifesto was adopted unanimously by the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee on 16 March 2016 in Prague/Czech Republic. It outlines recommendations on action we need to take to plan, build, and manage our cities in ways that will achieve sustainable and harmonious urban development.
Dr. Trevor Hancock, founder of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, is Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He writes a weekly column for the Times Colonist on issues relating to Healthy Communities.