Kevin O'Donnell's blog
Tax or cap, whatever, just get it done so just maybe, maybe, my daughter has a chance of experiencing a lower than average monthly temperature in her lifetime.
Share if you, or someone you love, was born after Jan 1985. Read more »
Reading the latest Strong Towns on the failure of purpose built "districts" to work out, one item caught my eye right away, relevant to Lansdowne: Read more »
Two weeks ago I wrote to Councillor Hobbs (my local councillor), the Mayor, and Councillor McRae asking for information on when Ottawa's rountable on Greenhouse Gas emissions would be underway.
No response. This is frustrating from just about every perspective. Read more »
Another hydro bill has arrived and Ontario has added another $7.31 to the deficit on my behalf. While the amount is small, about three coffees, when you apply it to every household in Ontario it adds up to $950 million each year. That's roughly 1/15th of Ontario's entire deficit rolled into one line-item. Read more »
Am I crazy? I'm just not able to see how turning this empty lot:
into this one-story grocery store:
Way back in June, City Council accepted a recommendation from the Environment Committee to form a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Roundtable. Since then, nothing. Read more »
I thought it would be a few more days before I found the energy to blog after the federal by-elections. Turns out all it took was to get really mad about something. My last blog was about getting a subscription to the Ottawa Citizen so that my daughter would have print-news lying around the house in the hopes it would lead to a lifetime to news consumption. I never finished university so I'm not officially edumacated but I think I'm pretty well informed. I attribute that to a lifetime of news consumption. Read more »
By the time I moved out on my own, at 20, in 1995, the Internet had been born and my job was to help build a little piece of it in Canada for iSTAR Internet. I had Internet access (56k!) for home and spent all day in the office with an Internet connection that was as fast as you could get at the time. Things are faster, better, and mobile seventeen years later - but when it comes to consuming the news I do it the same way as I did then, online. Read more »