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How to Move Your Home Renovation Forward with Municipal Approvals

You finally have enough saved to start that home renovation. You are ready to build the extension and drive in the first nail.  Before breaking a sweat you decide to contact your friend to lend a hand.  You share your … Continue reading

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Why Municipalities Need Social Media

The number of Canadians using some form of social media is growing daily. In 2011, 35 per cent of Canadians visited a social media site everyday – representing growth of 16 per cent from 2010 (Jason, 2011). While young people … Continue reading

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Implementation: Where Can your Municipality Go for Help?

In my last two blog posts, I’ve discussed the importance of effective implementation, and some of its challenges. I’ve also provided a case study exemplifying HSAL’s award-winning approach to implementation. Implementation is a strong theme this year in the planning profession, … Continue reading

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Implementation in Action: The Benefits Blueprint

As planners, we are agents of change.  We play a vital role in putting ideas into action so that tomorrow will be better from what is today.  We all know change is difficult and that it requires much more than … Continue reading

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Strategy to Implementation: Getting From Here to There

One of the most challenging aspects of strategic planning (public or private) is implementing the plan – realizing the vision, goals and objectives set-out in the plan. There are numerous private sector studies that show a feeble relationship between strategy … Continue reading

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What is a Professional Peer Review?

This is part one in a series.  What exactly is a professional peer review? A professional peer review focuses on the performance of professionals, with a view to improving quality, upholding standards, or providing certification. A professional peer review should … Continue reading

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Port Hope and Port Granby Projects Press Release – January 13, 2012

The Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAI MO) today received confirmation of funding from the Government of Canada, which will allow the Port Hope and Port Granby Projects to move forward into Phase 2. The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister … Continue reading

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