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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Healthy Communities in Canada

Since 2010, it has been my privilege and pleasure to Chair the Cdn. Institute of Planners healthy communities initiative, in partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation. I have recently agreed to continue this volunteer role with CIP until March

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Future of Penhorn Mall, Dartmouth

Letter sent to Halifax Regional Planning Department: Dartmouth has experienced significant dislocation of its retail environment over the last couple of years. ┬áThe ‘shopping mall’ as we know it, seems to be threatened if not being replaced by big box

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Alderney Landing Cultural Convention Centre

Congratulations to Alderney Landing for a successful 2011 – over 400 events and more than 300,000 visitors!  

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Challenges to Canada’s Health Care System

Creating healthier communities is certainly in everyone’s best interest. Kevin Page, parliamentary budget officer, has estimated that an aging population combined with our incidence of chronic disease will leave Ottawa and provinces with a $46 billion a year fiscal gap,

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