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Women’s climate leadership mentorship includes Montreal
Mayors from cities around the globe – including Montreal – are joining together to support women climate leaders, announcing plans for new mentorship programs for current and emerging women leaders in their cities. Read more…


Town of Oakville’s bill for Glenn Abbey fight approaching $9M
Since the announcement that ClubLink intended to demolish the golf course in favour of residential and commerical space, the town has spent the money on consultants and lawyers in an attempt to preserve the golf club and protect its Official Plan. Read more…


Sudbury to review housing and homelessness plan
The City of Greater Sudbury will be reviewing its housing and homlessness plan, with an emphasis on developing consistency for emergency shelters. Read more…


Hamilton council to debate judicial inquiry into “lost” report
Hamilton council will debate Wednesday whether to ask a judge to investigate how a troubling safety report about the crash-prone Red Hill Valley Parkway was buried for years, considering a judicial inquiry in relation to other independent reviews of the subject. Read more…


Making cities safer for pedestrians
While there is significant talk about lowering speed limits and increased photo radar, there is an argument that building safer communities is about more than that – it’s about a culture shift that will bring far greater impact than speed limits can, starting from the ground up. Read more…


Longueuil reassures residents over water quality after complaints
On Monday, the City of Longueuil reassured residents that the smell and taste of their tap water – which many residents were likening to bleach – represents no danger to their health and is expected to dissipate over the next few days. Read more…


Brampton councillor wants city to pay $100 in cash-for-guns plan
Brampton councillors are considering a cash-for-guns program this May to boost this year’s gun amnesty run by Peel Regional Police. Read more…


Saskatoon’s transit wish list pegged at $250M
Various projects to improve the city’s transit system, mainly to introduce a bus rapid transit style approach, are estimated at $250 million in a city hall report that outlines projects potentially eligible for federal infrastructure funding. Read more…


Proposal for “Idaho Stop” for cyclists in Calgary
There is a motion from Calgary to lobby the province for “Idaho Stops” – allowing cyclists to treat stop signs as yields in order to improve safety. Read more…


Hamilton latest community to declare climate emergency
Pending a final city council vote, the city has vowed to treat climate change as an existential crisis. It will establish a task force across numerous departments and try to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read more…

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