Letters to the Editor

How to get more people to ride bikes, The Record, Dec. 8, 2017

Community Edition Columns

Since September 2016, James Howe has contributed a monthly column in a local newspaper. Urban issues and how they contribute to happy, healthy communities are the focus of his Community Edition columns.

Many are on issues that face Kitchener City Council or have in the past. All of them share how James carefully considers issues and thoughtfully proposes pragmatic solutions and next steps.

YOUR VOTE CAN SPARK CHANGE

WILL THE FORD GOVERNMENT DIVIDE US?

What the Ford happened? Now we have Premier Doug Ford. What was unimaginable six months ago is now reality. Now what? For myself, the antidote to the

BUILDING INCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN CORES

Are we building a downtown Kitchener for everyone? A place where people from a wide range of demographics feel comfortable? At the rate that condo developments…

HOW TO GET INVOLVED THIS ELECTION SEASON

May 2018 – The start of May marks the start of not one, but two, elections. As the provincial election is kicking into high gear, nominations are opening for this fall’s municipal…

MANAGING WASTE IN CONDOS AND APARTMENTS

RETHINKING FOOD BANK DONATIONS

MAKING OUR STREETS SAFE FOR PEDESTRIANS

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

OCTOBER 4, 2017 – Can a tweet make your city better? Yes. Absolutely. Definitely. At the first Kitchener City Council meeting that I ever attended, a senior staff member told…

WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE MAYFAIR SITE?

The recent sale of 48 Ontario Street in Downtown Kitchener brings attention back to the undecided fate of the empty lot left behind after the Mayfair demolition in 2015.

LOCAL POLITICIANS NEED ACTIVE WEBSITES

DTK NEEDS A ONE STOP SHOP

FACILITIES FIRST, AND THEN SUMMER GAMES

ONE COLLISION CAUSING DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY IS ONE TOO MANY IN REGION

TRAYNOR FIGHTS FOR ITS WALKABLE ‘HOOD

A MODEST SIDEWALK SHOVELING PROPOSAL

ELECTORAL REFORM WHERE IT COUNTS THE MOST

PROPOSED ZONING LAW WOULD MANDATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS IN NEW BUILDS

KEEP GARAGES IN FRONT OF HOUSES IN THE ‘BURBS