Another noise complaint

By Monday, September 19, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

For: Joe Cressy, Toronto City Council Re: Island Airport Noise Complaint, Sept. 17, 2016 This past night, my wife and I were awakened many times, 1am, 2am, 3am, and 4 am, by construction noise at the island airport. Added to this are the comings and goings of helicopters which also wake us up. It adds up ...

By Saturday, September 17, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Airline travel creates enormous greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the number of flights are predicted to increase dramatically in coming years. Some of us dream that planes can be driven by solar power, and there are some experiments. Check out this article by The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/26/solar-impulse-plane-makes-history-completing-round-the-world-trip The only problem is it ain't gonna happen soon. So how are ...

Analysis: Aviation could consume a quarter of 1.5C carbon budget by 2050

By Saturday, August 13, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is a link to an article on the crisis faced by the aviation industry.  https://www.carbonbrief.org/aviation-consume-quarter-carbon-budget There seems to be no way that they can reach their climate change targets. This is their summary of the problem. Others may want to read the whole article. Editor   The aviation industry faces huge challenges if it is to meet its ...

Return the Islands to indigenous people

By Sunday, July 17, 2016 1 Permalink 0

More on what we can do with the Island lands. Keep the comments coming. Bill billfreeman@rogers.com Why not return the lands to the indigenous peoples?  They should be included in the process of redeveloping these lands.  I think of the fantastic community, designed by Douglas Cardinal, of Ouje Bougoumou.  Perhaps it could include a post-grad university, ...

Redevelop Island Airport lands

By Sunday, July 17, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

The recently posted video on London’s City Centre Airport has elicited three suggestions for the Island Airport lands once Billy Bishop is closed. You will find them below. If there is anyone else out there with additional ideas, comments, or sarcastic digs at PortsTO send them to Bill Freeman and they will be posted on ...

More planes for Porter

By Wednesday, July 13, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Robert Deluce, CEO of Porter, has announced 3 new Q400 planes have been ordered. This is from the Toronto Star, July 12, 2016. Deluce said the new planes — two expected to be delivered in December and the third in February — will help strengthen the airline’s route network and offer more flexibility for maintenance schedules. “We ...