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The debate over whether Brockville needs a new twin-pad arena continues. Plenty of ideas flying around, and I'll have more to say about this in the pages of The Recorder and Times later this week.  For now, Councillor Jason Baker's suggestion that we at least form a committee to bring these different people together sounds reasonable. 

Who knows? They may figure out how to find us some money...

Civic space

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"All knowledge is local," writes Ursula K. LeGuin,  one of my favourite authors. I believe positive change, similarly, begins at the local level, with the knowledge we have about the space we share in common, and the ideas we bring forward for improving it.

This is civic space: the place where these ideas come together, are discussed and debated, and democracy works to move (one hopes) the best of these ideas toward realization.

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