The City of Prince Albert in #Saskatchewan, #Canada has secured emergency water supply after almost two weeks of no water following an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Oil. Three different sources https://twitter.com/BryanEneas/status/757695120800034816 A 30km temporary water line was installed from the South Saskatchewan River to the City’s water treatment plant, and […]
Who is responsible for determining the impact and designing to protect against manmade or natural disasters on your home or neighborhood? A local state of emergency has been declared in a western Manitoba municipality after homes in Ochre Beach were destroyed and seriously damaged by a wave of lake ice.Area officials told CBC News the […]
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.
I try my hardest not to be all doom and gloom here at UrbanWorkbench, but someone tell me who is going to lend the US Federal Government a Trillion dollars a year? Analysts predict that the federal deficit will hit a new record of at least $1 trillion this year, which would be not only […]
Just what we need, more seniors holding more voting power…
Written at the start of 2008, James Howard Kunstler writes his predictions for the year 2008 – from the section on housing and finance….
Developments in the financial sector have left many people wondering how far the impacts of the credit crunch are going to hit. In a local paper, the advice was to sit tight, it’ll be alright, while other commentators take a tougher stance, questioning the foundation of the whole US market. Jim Kunstler I wish I […]
I use words every day to communicate, sometimes I write thousands of words a day. Not everyone can or wants to read what I write, sometimes its too technical, sometimes it’s just in too much of a niche for many people to care about.
But when there is an event that everyone cares about or wants to know something about, building a picture or telling a story is one of the most powerful methods of communicating. Sometimes I forget that. Tonight I was reminded by Franke James’ blog called My Green Conscience – I finally caught up in my reading and was floored by the simplicity, (and the effort).
The post puts a personal spin on the explosion in Toronto, and through good background research, images and simple text the story unfolds.
The beauty of blogging – the ability to loosen the formalities and tell a story to engage readers, listeners or customers.
What story do you have waiting to be told?
Image courtesy of Franke James.