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More Calgarians opting for fake lawns

The demand for artificial turf is up in Calgary, according to Brad Hall with SYNLawn.

Hall said his company has tracked a 20 to 40 per cent increase in demand over the last number of years, something he attributes to the lower cost of the product. 101 more words

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Portland man backhoes city park

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Northwest Portland man said the city isn’t doing anything to protect his property next to Forest Park from flooding. So he recently went onto the park’s property to deal with the problem himself — and illegally created the damage the city is now trying to fix. 294 more words

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Municipal report recommends against Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes development

A Halifax municipal government staff report recommends against following a controversial facilitator’s report to develop land in theĀ Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes area.

The report was… 199 more words

Politics

A Taste Of Saugatuck

The other day, alert — and hungry — “06880” reader JP Vellotti was walking home from the train station.

Smells from the many area restaurants were alluring. 55 more words

Local Business

Fecal bacteria detected in water at Newport beach

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — State officials are advising the public to avoid contact with water along the Oregon Coast at Newport’s Nye Beach and nearby waterways after high levels of fecal bacteria were detected. 95 more words

Oregon

THE STATUE OF TRUMP : A MEXICAN STAND-OFF

Trump visited Mexico and apparently they will not need to pay for a wall. The very idea that Trump will be President makes home look so much better. 34 more words

Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

by Arturo Mendoza

Nowadays, in order to properly understand policy cycles, we need to assess the plurality of actors that shape and implement public policies. The actions and omissions of multiple stakeholders -including national governments, local authorities, indigenous communities, civil society organisations, among many other actors- could determine the success, or failure, of policies and social programmes. 957 more words

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