Author: Vern Hodgins

Are we ready for the next thing?

Our food supply is ever changing. From hunting and gathering to farming our food, increasing yields has always been a challenge. Every major agricultural innovation heralds a new era of improved survival, increased life expectancy and along with that, more people. Keeping up with more people requires more innovation, which in turn means more people. Improving agricultural yields to fill today’s 7.6 billion stomachs requires unprecedented ingenuity. How will we meet the challenges of the 11 billion people projected to inhabit our shrinking blue orb by the end of this century? From the science of genetically modified organisms (GMO)...

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This is not a drill

It was just another beautiful sunny morning in paradise, when mobile phones woke up with the alert: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) issued the alert, interrupting radio and TV programming with a recorded message instructing people on what to do: “If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a building. Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a building (lie down on a floor). We’ll announce when the threat has ended....

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A brand new Brampton

A group of Brampton business leaders has a vision for the city’s future and enough passion to make it happen. The group, ‘New Brampton,’ is focusing on the downtown revitalization plan, envisioning the new Ryerson University campus and a major downtown public transportation hub. New Brampton recently outlined its grand vision in a well-attended town hall meeting at the Brampton City Hall Conservatory. The target, as their initiative gains momentum, is to inform residents of the group’s progress and to address questions from the public. Judging by the turnout, it’s evident there is strong interest from Brampton residents. The...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. A Thread and a Story

    November 10, 2017 - February 25, 2018
  4. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  5. Skate on the Square

    December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 pm