Ottawa – The City will be hosting its first ever Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Roundtable on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Predicted to be a day of engaging discussion, response to the event has been extremely positive, with registration filling up within a week of its announcement. The morning will feature presentations by well-known and respected panellists who will provide an update on the state of the issue, with a focus on both policies and programs that are being implemented to address climate change issues. The presentations will be followed by an open mic exchange between panellists and participants. The morning session will be webcast to give all residents an opportunity to share in the discussion.
“Climate change is a significant and well-documented phenomenon,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Working with our residents and both levels of Government, the City of Ottawa will continue the challenging task of reducing the long-term, harmful effect of GHGs on our climate and the environment.”
City Council committed to hosting the Roundtable when the results of its 2004 and 2008 GHG inventory were received. This event supports the City’s commitment to producing a renewed and integrated Climate Change Plan for Ottawa that will build on the important work currently underway with the Official Plan, Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan updates. These, combined with the reporting of the 2012 GHG inventory, will set the stage for delivery of a comprehensive Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan for Ottawa to be completed in the first half of 2014.
Halifax Chronicle Hearald Article: Farewell to a man of sweet harmony
By LOIS LEGGE, Features Writer
Carmella Downey’s Statement
Graham & Ardith Downey’s First Born Child and Niece of the Late Billy Downey
Although I am unable to be home in Halifax, Nova Scotia at this time I send this message with love and joy in my heart. Uncle Billy was a kind, loving protector of family and friends. One of the first and most memorable moments I recall of my uncle Billy was when I was 9 years old and he gave me my first ever radio, a very big deal at the time. I can recall the times in our youth when me and my brothers and sisters would go triker-treating he always made sure to call my mother to make sure she knew we were safe. And even as I grew and became a teenager and adult he remained a true guardian. Always ensuring when I took the VIA Rail train from Halifax to Toronto that the conductor made an extra effort to ensure I was safe and cared for. Deborah, Donna, and Denise I want you to know I am thinking of you and keeping you in prayer. My love.
In May 2010, Billy Downey, owner of the former Arrow’s Club, holds a photo himself and singer Billy Martin, an act that he says started it all for Halifax’s first black club, which ran from 1962-1979. Funeral services for Downey, who died last week will be held Saturday. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
PM announces support for Premier Tech Ltd.
February 28, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a repayable financial contribution to Premier Tech Ltd. which will create new products and jobs in the region by supporting the company’s innovation and commercialization efforts. He was accompanied by Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.
“The Government of Canada is focused on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in all regions of the country,” stated the Prime Minister. “This investment will help create and preserve hundreds of science and technology jobs in Rivière-du-Loup while supporting the development and commercialization of innovative new products.”