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Monthly Archives: July 2014

World church body joins movement to divest of fossil fuels

World church body joins movement to divest of fossil fuels

Churches and other groups have used their collective clout in the past to help effect social change through “stigmatization.” This is the process of showing strong public disapproval, even shaming, of a person or group or government, such as the South African government of the apartheid era. A sustained campaign of stigmatization can bring about… Continue Reading

Factory farming Japanese style: LED lights and lettuce

Factory farming Japanese style: LED lights and lettuce

Any agricultural system that can increase the productivity of the land 100-fold, reduce water consumption by 99 per cent and produce a superior crop, regardless of the weather, is definitely revolutionary. People have been growing plants and even food crops in greenhouses for a long time now, but a Japanese venture called Mirai has developed… Continue Reading

City Council approves new Gehry buildings for King Street

City Council approves new Gehry buildings for King Street

Toronto moved a step closer to having two more buildings by one of the world’s most famous architects and native son, Frank Gehry. City Council voted today to support Toronto Planning staff’s recommendations to approve an application plan for the King Street West development. The development is a collaboration between David Mirvish Enterprises, which owns… Continue Reading

Kids kept out of sports because of cost; what’s stopping adults?

Kids kept out of sports because of cost; what’s stopping adults?

The underlying assumptions about the participation of children in organized sport support the idea that it is good for them. Taking part in sports is seen as essential for children’s physical, social and emotional development. Sport teaches children important life skills. It is even viewed as good for building stronger communities, according to a new… Continue Reading

Don’t buy a home from illegal builders; know your rights

Don’t buy a home from illegal builders; know your rights

Ontario’s new home buyers have warranty protection provided by Tarion, a private corporation set up to administer the province’s new home warranties law.  Tarion describes itself as a “consumer protection organization.” The builder provides the warranty on the new home, including condominiums, and Tarion is there to ensure that the terms of the warranty are… Continue Reading

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