This week we talk to Mike, co-owner Boston Auto Wreckers in Toronto and a Board Member of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). OARA is one of the founding Members of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada. ARC has launched a cool grant program worth over $100,000 to inspire everyone to help think up ways to make the auto-industry more eco friendly. The grants are open to everyone so check out the info here.
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Event to take note of if your in the Toronto Area! ( I will be Emcee) Click the title for more info
Date: November 29, 2013
Place: J.R.McLeod Auditorium 2158 Medical Science Building, University of Toronto Social Forum
Speaking will be:
Paul Cappon (Canadian Council on Learning)
Robert Page (National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy)
Peter Ross (Marine Toxicology and Contaminants Program)
Diane Orihel (Save ELA)
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So… Rob Ford.
Do I really need to say anything at all? Life in Toronto has become a twisted Advent Calendar: every day, another little door opens and out tumbles Rob Ford failure. I take heart that our council is doing its best to get important work done in spite of the chaos.
Before we break to the music picks of the week, a friendly reminder for the locals that the TTC Budget is on top November 18th and transit supporters are speaking up against the proposed hikes, particularly in light of chronic under-funding and overcrowded service. There’s a petition ongoing as well, which I encourage you to sign:
And now, a little music to capture the mood.
Vancouver’s Data Romance is stunning in its electronic ethereal way and often haunting. Taking those breathy vocals to a special terrain with style, their cover of Tom Waits’ “Clap Hands” is a worthy take on the original.
For a more… aggressive approach to coping with Ford, might I suggest Ottawa’s Amos The Transparent? Their song “Convince The Mayor” is particularly fun to rock out to these days. Check it out.
Stay warm, Green Majority!