Civic Affairs

Municipal politics

I am waking up in Punxsutawney...

As New Year's Day approaches, I find myself wondering whether I'm stuck in Groundhog Day instead.

On refugees, a rethink is not renunciation

 

(Mayor David Henderson, right, leads an early refugee assistance meeting in September.)

The heart is back in the game in arena debate

 

(Meghan Plooy, executive director of the DBIA, speaks to city council's planning committee on Tuesday.)

Just the facts, ma'am...

 

(Carmen Gottfried, right, speaks while his son, Ken, listens.)

Wait, wait... it was this parrot!

 

(Photo by Darcy Cheek)

This is what grassroots looks like

 

 

(Mayor David Henderson writes ideas on the whiteboard Monday while Rev. Marianne Emig Munro, left, of First Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Kimberly Heath, of Wall Street United Church, listen.)

So, what can we do to help?

 

You know, I wonder if we, as a city, can somehow sponsor several families... Remember, almost all of us are immigrants of this beautiful, fantastic and colossal country.”

More than a simple bakery

 

Its amazing that a simple bakery could mean so much.”

We have lost our go-to place

I remember a great many things from the Ice Storm of 1998, but one of my first memories is the morning of Day One, when we gathered in the old newsroom on King Street West.

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