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February 28, 2010

People, not deer threaten bog – report

By JONATHAN SHER, THE LONDON FREE PRESS

For most of the past century, it’s been people, not deer, who’ve posed a threat to the bog environmentalists say is an ecological treasure and rarity in southern Ontario.

People drained the bog, flooded it, stripped its peat, cut its black spruce for Christmas trees, surrounded it with development and gravel pits and planted an invasive plant that’s likely its biggest threat, buckthorn.

Deer posts here at WordPress at cartoon life

Earlier cartoons at Flikr on deer

Smart coyote at Western to hunt rabbits, squirrels or garbage

Monday night London endorsed a funding plan for a recycling centre approved last year before stimulus money fell through. Meantime, a coyote has been spotted along the river trails at the grounds of the University of Western Ontario.

Trees kick butt!

November 28, 2009

Trees win in urban growth battle Read the rest of this entry »

In Jonathan Sher’s November 9th story Movin’ Along – about a city discussion about advancing a light rail transit system – Deputy Mayor Tom Gosnell dismisses the idea the city should consider building a light-rail passenger service to stimulate development along rail corridors. Light rail, he said, is for cities with populations near one million, not smaller cities like London growing at a snail’s pace.

“Light rapid transit — our grandchildren can worry about that,” he said.

asphalt gift

The Van Meerbergen Mobile

November 11, 2009

In Jonathan Sher’s November 9th Free Press story Movin’ Along – about a city discussion about advancing a light rail transit system – Coun. Paul Van Meerbergen said city hall needs to focus more on maintaining and expanding roads already too burdened by traffic. “The belief that most families will use transit is not realistic,” he said.

roads equals money

The Ed Blake Park Report

August 12, 2009

Ed Blake cover
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Roger and the communists

April 21, 2009

There are Communists! Communists! Right here in River City!

There are Communists! Communists! Right here in River City!

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Wanted! Bambi O’Deer!

April 7, 2009

bambi-odeer

City politicians last night recommended killing deer - proceeding with a cull - in the Sifton Bog, this fall to protect that environmentally sensitive land which is surrounded by a subdivision.

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