Category Archives: Communications

Is the decline of traditional media and substantive news reporting and the rise of news through social media harming our democracy?

Is the decline of traditional media and substantive news reporting and the rise of news through social media harming our democracy? Dave Hardy’s abbreviated 17 February 2015 presentation to:  Why Should I Care? http://whyshouldicare.ca The topic tonight is timely in … Continue reading

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Mitigate Municipal Headaches with Timely Tweets

Discover how Twitter can help your town, city or region to avoid issues and communicate with your community, especially during infrastructure construction projects or events. Continue reading

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Nine Lessons on Making Multi-Family Homes More Resilient

About 20 years ago, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited was part of a team that prepared an aggressive strategy for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional waste reduction, reuse and recycling (3Rs) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  As the urban … Continue reading

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A Strain on Safety: Power Plant Works to Mitigate E. coli at Cherry Beach

This article was written by Leslie Hetherington and first appeared in the July/August, 2013 issue of Water Canada. It is re-printed here with permission. On a summer day, residents and tourists often flock to one of Toronto’s many Lake Ontario beaches. However, leisure activities can be curtailed by … Continue reading

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Environmentally Yours on World Environment Day

In recognition of World Environment Day, we are highlighting a link to a recent Macleans article: Environmentally Yours, as featured in the April 29 issue of Macleans, and posted on the Portlands Energy Centre (PEC) website. Written by award-winning Canadian writer Gabrielle … Continue reading

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Power Plants and Communities: Rethinking the Relationship

Following the break-up of Ontario Hydro in the late ‘90s, provincial energy policy migrated to the Premier’s office. This, tightly centralized decision-making is reminiscent of the circumstances almost a century earlier when Sir Adam Beck led protests at Queen’s Park. Beck’s cry for ‘Power for … Continue reading

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