Healthy Community

Off & running to be new Councillor for Ward 10!

Off & running to be new Councillor for Ward 10!

It’s official! After careful consideration, meeting with dozens of community leaders and consulting with people who read this blog and follow me on Twitter…I am a candidate to be the new Ward 10 Councillor for the City of Kitchener! I’m thrilled with the enthusiasm I have witnessed so far. I’m excited to participate as a […]

Why everyone benefits by building the LRT

Why everyone benefits by building the LRT

A very important angle is missing from the ongoing debate about the LRT in Waterloo Region. The LRT benefits everyone. Even if you never step foot on the LRT, you come out ahead. And not by a photo finish. By a wide margin! 1.You save money! Yes, the estimated $818 million cost of the LRT […]

1 in 1000 Conversations on Building Community

I couldn’t believe it a week ago. I arrived at an event where I knew there’d be lots of great content on building community without my Blackberry Z10! That meant I couldn’t tweet the goodness as I’d normally do. Thankfully, I had a notebook and pen. What follows are the notes that I took with […]

Two healthy community events coming

Hey! Just a quick post to let you know about a couple events coming of interest to people desiring to build healthy communities. Tax is not a four letter word Regional Council didn’t get any feedback at its public input sessions that its 2.8% tax increase was too high. Still, they tried to decrease it […]

Day 5: Building healthy, sustainable communities benefits us all

Day 5: Building healthy, sustainable communities benefits us all

When we hear the word health, we automatically think of physical health or maybe psychological health. We think: doctors, hospitals, dentists. We think working out, vitamins and medicines. But that’s a narrow definition of health and only begins to touch upon what contributes to our overall health. When we think of healthy communities, we might reach for […]

Say no to a casino in Waterloo Region

Say no to a casino in Waterloo Region

Updated: May 5 On Tuesday night, I spoke at the second meeting held by Kitchener City Council to help it decide whether the city is open to hosting a casino. What follows is my planned presentation. It’s not too late to contact city council and let them know your perspective on this issue. Ask them […]

My best posts (you may have missed)

If I am known as a blogger, it’s likely due to my all time most read posts–or possibly my most read posts from the last year. Many of my best posts–including many that I’m most proud to have written–are not on these lists. I’m sharing them here because I’d like to highlight them. And for […]