Weeknote 11 2021

§1 Not your Asian sidekick Let’s talk about the shootings in Atlanta. Before I begin, I want to start with this guidance from the AAJA who have provided guidance on covering this story. For an understanding of this hate crime in a Canadian context, I strongly suggest starting with Hannah Sung’s newsletter issue titled, You’ll …

Weeknote 6, 2021

I’m going to break from tradition a bit and recap bearing witness to the muderclowns handling our pandemic to the end of this post because I’m going to try to make this weekly update a little less of a downer. §1 Is my voice “diverse”? This City of Windsor press release headline that makes me …

Will Windsor Works Work?

The City of Windsor’s Economic Development Strategy passed last Monday and of course it did because who could be against improving economic development? As we wait to see what form the Special Delivery Unit that will implement the Strategy will take, I want to bring to your attention this thread from Melinda Munro who suggests …

Weeknote 4, 2021

§1 The Safety Insights Dance Earlier this week, I took a closer look at the recent deal between The City of Windsor and Ford Mobility Canada in a post called Safety Insights, Data Privacy, and Spatial Justice. §2 Trying to save their reputation, instead of lives We have long passed the point in which we …

Weeknote 3, 2021

§1 Three days ago, The Toronto Star proved that the Ford government significantly watered down the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for schools while the government repeatedly assured Ontarians that they were following the best medical advice. In doing so, not only did they endanger the lives of the educators of Ontario, some would argue …

Weeknote Oct 27 – Nov 2 2020

The next city council meeting is November 9th. The agenda is 643 pages long. I have not read this document, but here are somethings that caught my eye when I skimmed it: There’s a city response to a council question from 2019 about payday loan establishments. I learned that some cities have established buffer areas …