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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

PortsToronto Buries Bad News

CommunityAIR - working towards a clean, green waterfront PortsToronto Buries Bad News Passenger Use of Island Airport in Decline, but Numbers Omitted For Immediate Release Monday, June 6, 2016 Brian Iler Chair, CommunityAIR 7th Floor, 150 John Street Toronto M5V 3E3 Work: (416)598-0544 (direct) Cell: (416)835-4384 Fax: (416)598-3484 http://www.communityair.org/ Ports Toronto (the trade name for the Toronto Port Authority) failed, for the first time, to report the number ...

An Open Letter to Conservative MP Andrew Scheer,

By Thursday, May 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Greetings MP Scheer, I’m writing regarding your demeaning comments in early March about the Toronto Island Airport debacle, comments very accurately characterized by one Toronto resident as “ignorant and mean- spirited.” You insulted my MP, me and every person who actually lives on the Toronto waterfront, hundreds of miles away from your Saskatchewan riding. In a debate about the Income Tax ...