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Celebrating local change agents and heroes

Inspiring citizens to make a difference: Brett Culp offers emotionally moving documentaries for free community use In a world where negative stories dominate the news ...

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The new face of city leadership understands the value of collaboration

Canada is in the middle of a substantial transformation – possibly the most substantial transformation in all of Canadian history. According to the United Nations, ...

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New Smart Cities Challenge database provides a treasure trove of municipal insights

With over 125 submissions from almost 200 communities across Canada, the Smart Cities Challenge jurists will have their work cut out for them. Finalists will ...

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Who speaks for council?

I was asked recently about the legitimacy of a council member speaking to a community issue on which the council had not yet taken a ...

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Provincial north faces unique challenges but potential for a bright future exists

“Innovation is one of the greatest job killers in Canadian society …” began Dr. Ken Coates, the keynote speaker at the Federation of Northern Ontario ...

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Councillors behaving badly

Is there an epidemic of municipal councillors behaving inappropriately? In recent years, news stories have told increasing tales of offside behaviour by councillors and heads ...

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The Food and Organic Waste Framework: The shift to a circular economy in Ontario

Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change recently released The Food and Organic Waste Framework, which outlines the province's shift to a circular economy. ...

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Virginia Beach uses voice and data science to strengthen community preparedness

As sea levels rise and storm surges from hurricanes and Nor’easters become more common, community preparedness for flooding is a top priority for the City ...

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