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Affordable housing, need for new fiscal model dominate FCM meeting
Two intersecting issues dominated this past weekend’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) annual conference: the need for a new fiscal framework, and affordable housing and ...
Big city mayors seek new fiscal deal with Ottawa, provinces
The mayors of Canada’s largest cities are seeking a new, modernized fiscal arrangement with the federal government and their respective provincial governments. Fiscal reform topped ...
District energy systems offering municipalities a game-changing tool
Municipalities are continuing to lead the battle against climate change. As such, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is helping provide them with tools toward reaching ...
Striving for answers in Ontario’s homelessness crisis
Homelessness has reached disastrous proportions in Ontario. Many people – including Parry Sound Mayor Jamie McGarvey – have described the situation as a crisis. This ...
Emergency Preparedness: Wildfires, climate change, and resilience
On May 9, four days after 7,000 residents were ordered to evacuate, a wildfire approached Drayton Valley, Alta. According to media reports, rumours started circulating ...
Mayor Andrea Horwath: Connection, collaboration to shape Hamilton’s future
Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath could be described as a political veteran. After all, she won her first campaign 26 years ago. But even more than ...
Big Bike Giveaway: Repairing bikes, improving lives, helping the planet
Svitlana Stoiko-Hota remembers what it meant to get a bicycle as soon as she arrived in London, Ont. last year. “Priceless, absolutely priceless … and ...
Step up your building inspection game
Sponsored by Cloudpermit Building inspections are an essential part of keeping communities safe and compliant with necessary regulations. New technologies have made it possible to ...
UBCM housing conference explores solutions to B.C.'s housing crisis
Finding solutions to some of British Columbia’s biggest housing challenges was the focus of a two-day housing summit held April 4-5 by the Union of ...
Mayor Jyoti Gondek: Staying positive about Calgary’s future
It seems all politicians have faced an increased level of abuse in recent years. This has been true for Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek as well. ...
Three tips to prepare for the city of the future
Sponsored by Cisco Until recently, the city of the future seemed far away. We had digital billboards, public Wi-Fi, and municipal websites. But we didn’t ...
Prince Rupert launches innovative wastewater pilot project
Climate change is more and more exacerbating the effects of weather-related disasters like wildfires and floods. Managing the effects of floods and extreme rainfall is ...