It was clear that Council did not take budget decisions lightly. What was less clear were the rationales behind some of those tough decisions.
The City of St. John’s recent handling of a public art installation and council’s arbitrary budget cuts to arts funding have spurred major resistance from artists in Canada’s most colourful and creative city. Some say decision-makers’ disregard for the arts could prompt artists to leave Newfoundland altogether.
As municipalities across the country try to encourage active transportation, why does it still feel like bicycles are Public Enemy #1 in St. John’s? Robin Whitaker reflects on the latest attempt of some city councillors to weaken our barely-existent bicycle infrastructure.
As the Blue Dot movement sweeps across Canada, a group of Mount Pearl youth are preparing to ask their city to be the first in NL to declare its residents have the right to a healthy environment. According to a St. John’s city councillor, the capital city is not far behind.