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THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

Backroad Mapbooks now has Version 5 of their Ontario GPS Map available. Actually it has been available since the fall but I only checked for updates at the start of the Spring biking season.

I am very impressed with the Backroad Mapbooks product, as I state in my review on my “Richard’s GPS Trail . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

Backroad Mapbooks now has Version 5 of their Ontario GPS Map available. Actually it has been available since the fall but I only checked for updates at the start of the Spring biking season. I am very impressed with the Backroad Mapbooks product, as… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

reeves report: Loopholes threaten Ontario Greenbelt

The Greenbelt Alliance wants better protection for the ecologically sensitive area, which remains at risk from sprawl, mega-highways and contaminated soil.

Map of Greenbelt and other protected lands in Southern Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO’S 7,200 square kilometre Greenbelt and the prime farmland and headwaters it contains remain at significant risk from expanding urban . . . → Read More: reeves report: Loopholes threaten Ontario Greenbelt

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

You don’t have to actually run for office to have an election slogan, do you. Although my wife did suggest I take on our car loving, parking worshipping incumbent whose biggest priority is widening roads through the Greenbelt, I am too happy in retirem… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

You don’t have to actually run for office to have an election slogan, do you. Although my wife did suggest I take on our car loving, parking worshipping incumbent whose biggest priority is widening roads through the Greenbelt, I am too happy in retirement to go after a thankless twenty-four hour a day job. But . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Reflections on My 2013 Biking Season

Now that I bike all year there is no end to the season but the putting away of the summer bikes and taking out of the winter bike marks the end of a season for me now. (Note: click on images in this blog post to enlarge them.) Remembering Mario As I … . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Reflections on My 2013 Biking Season

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Reflections on My 2013 Biking Season

Now that I bike all year there is no end to the season but the putting away of the summer bikes and taking out of the winter bike marks the end of a season for me now. (Note: click on images in this blog post to enlarge them.)

Remembering Mario

As I reflect on the . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Reflections on My 2013 Biking Season

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013

I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the City of Ottawa more as the guardian of roads and car drivers.

Information on . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013 I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the C… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

the reeves report: Urban River Valleys Mean More Growth for Ontario Greenbelt

Ontario’s Greenbelt – Halton Region

It’s a new beginning for Ontario’s 1.8 million acre Greenbelt.

On January 10, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Newmarket to announce a significant new designation to Greenbelt legislation, which will make it easier for municipalities to add public land to what is already the largest greenbelt in . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Urban River Valleys Mean More Growth for Ontario Greenbelt

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Open Letter to the National Capital Commission re Lime Kiln Trail Fire

The fire near the Lime Kiln Trail has been described as a tragedy. Perhaps not. If houses or roads had been built on the land it certainly would be a tragedy that the forest would never recover from, though some would call it development or progress. But the forest will recover from the fire and, . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Open Letter to the National Capital Commission re Lime Kiln Trail Fire