Electric bicycles and scooters, with their small wheels, are legal on sidewalks under Toronto's confusing and outdated bylaws.
Published in The Star on Jan 27, 2011
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Despite public promises to compensate residents for losses associated with the summer oil spill, in Calhoun county court Enbridge is arguing that it is not legally liable for damages from the spill.
Last July a pipeline rupture on Enbridge’s 6B pipeline spilled an estimated million gallons of Canadian tar sands crude into the Kalamazoo River system. The oil traveled 30 miles down the rain-swollen river, coating the floodplain.
Officials declared a state of emergency, recommended evacuation because of unsafe levels of benzene in the air, and closed the Kalamazoo River to all activity by the public.
In numerous public statements Enbridge CEO Pat Daniels apologized for the spill and promised to take responsibility for the cleanup and address the needs of the affected people and businesses.... Read more »
For Immediate Release: January 26, 2011
SIERRA CLUB DISPUTES NEED FOR DRIC
Sierra Club Ontario today released an Econometric Research Limited (ERL) study that presents and evaluates the projections relied upon to justify the construction of Detroit River International Crossing, referred to as the DRIC. The DRIC project is a proposal to build a new vehicular bridge connecting the cities of Windsor and Detroit, despite this area already being serviced by the existing Windsor-Detroit Tunnel, Ambassador Bridge and Windsor Ferry. The cost of DRIC is expected to exceed $5 Billion and the Federal government has recently promised $550 Million to the Michigan government to cover a portion of Michigan’s cost of constructing the DRIC. The Government of Ontario has also committed $1.6 billion to construct the Windsor-Essex Parkway (WEP) as the Ontario connection to DRIC.... Read more »
January 19, 2011
WINDSOR-DETROIT BRIDGE – EXPENSIVE, ENVIRONMENTALLY DESTRUCTIVE, UNNEEDED AND WITHOUT A U.S. PARTNER
Sierra Club Ontario will hold a 10 AM January 26th news conference at the Queen’s Park Media Studio to release an Econometric Research Limited study that concludes that there is no need for a new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Econometric Research determined that projections for increased cross-border traffic are erroneous, defy common sense and are in deep denial of the fact that cross-border traffic has been down since 1999, two years before 9/11. Dr. Atif Kubursi, Professor of Economics, McMaster University and President of Econometric Research will present the document at the Jan. 26 conference.... Read more »
Sierra Club Ontario released an Econometric Research Limited study that concludes that there is no need for a new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Econometric Research determined that projections for increased cross-border traffic are erroneous, defy common sense are in deep denial of the fact that cross-border traffic has been down since 1999, two years before 9/11.
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