Municipalities on the Front Line of the Economy

While the Federal Governments in the US and Canada throw stimulus money to the wind, the Municipalities are on the front line of debt, foreclosures and real service cuts. Here’s a sample of my reading list from this week on this topic.

The Value of Place for Small Communities

While considering the history of Rossland, I was struck by the fact that at it’s peak population last century, there were about 6,000 people living in the mountain community, mainly because of the quantity of gold being extracted from under its feet and the surrounding mountains. Since that time, the community has waxed and waned, […]

Small City Airports

I’ve been criticized for saying this before, but I’m not the only one that is pointing this out – so I’ll pass this article on as a reference to the idea that small airports are struggling to maintain services and things are not going to get easier around North America. The following article references several American cities…

Feel Good and Save the Planet

I guess being sustainable should make you feel good, but does anyone else see the irony of shopping for the planet and being rewarded with air miles. The thought of flying off to some exotic tropical island with all the hard earned “sustainable” air miles gets me pulling out the credit card – I’ve got […]