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COMMUNITY BLOG | URBAN MATTERS

URBAN MATTERS: SAULT 311 or Outdated Analog City Management System.

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Sudbury, as many other cities have done, has implemented a 311 Customer Service Management System (CRM). These 311 CRM systems are designed to aggregate all...
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URBAN MATTERS Vet Med School to T. Bay, another Sault EDC Miss!

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We had many citizens express their concern and exasperation that they cannot find a Veterinary Clinic that will take their pet(s) as clients. This issue,...

URBAN MATTERS: Downtown Plaza; City Auditor Needed!

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The City of Sudbury has installed an “Office of the Auditor General” for the explicate reason to ensure “Value for Taxpayer Money Spent”. When Mr....

URBAN MATTERS: Bill 23 – More Homes “Attainable Homes” Built Faster Act

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A Bill intended to get more “Attainable Homes” built unilaterally imposes changes to municipalities in Ontario. The Bill intends to speed up the approval process...
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URBAN MATTERS: Department of Demolition Needed

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We would not be the first City to have a Department Of Demolition. Southern Michigan Cities like Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Midland have employed...

URBAN MATTERS:  Contaminated Derelict Hospital Site Never Taken Seriously!

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In 2012 our Civic Administration leaders sought to conveniently pass the problem of decontaminating, demolishing and remediating the Old Hospital Site by selling it...

URBAN MATTERS – St. Veronica’s School Planning Homework NOT DONE!

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A recent visit to the now burnt out St. Veronica’s School prompted neighbours to approach me and ask what I was doing.  I told...

URBAN MATTERS: A 65-unit mixed affordable apartment building downtown Sault Mich.

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SAULT STE. MARIE — A ribbon cutting was hosted on Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of Osborn Commons in downtown Sault Ste. Marie,...

URBAN MATTERS – Putting all our time and eggs in the Plaza Basket!

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Over the past number of years our Dep. CAO Mr. Tom Vair has been the number one proponent of the Downtown Plaza.  Recently there...

URBAN MATTERS: De-Valuing and De-Monetizing the Hub Trail

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Our Hub Trial, the envy of every city in Ontario, is currently under City Planning Review to move the main core of the Hub...


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