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In the News / Actualités
Now it's eco, now it's not - Even as a chunk of the Bertrand Stream ecoterritory located in Pierrefonds/Roxboro borough is to be stripped of its ecological status to be sold to an unnamed company, the Montreal agglomeration council and borough mayor Monique Worth said the land in question was not really of any ecological value. The Chronicle, by Raffy Boudjikanian Article online since September 5th 2008
Here are my comments regarding the planned road diversion and diminution of the Bertrand Creek Tributary near Pittfield.
Regarding Agglom/Pfds. plans to sell off a part of the Bertrand Stream Ecoterritory to a private developer because
"it doesn't have value":
1. On what basis does it claim little or no value when it is the continuation of the Bois de Liesse Natural Park
which it itself conjures of value?
2. Montreal has so little in terms of natural space that this forested land should one of the first places to be conserved.
3. If Pierrefonds/St. Laurent and the Agglomeration proceed with this project, that is, the extension of Thimens Blvd.
from Sartelon, Green Lane, Pittfield, Hwy. 13, etc., it will undercut the promise by the Agglomeration of Montreal
not to slice through the Bois de Liesse Nature Park with de Salaberry Blvd. This has been the long standing policy of DDO and has been opposed by the Green Coalition because it would greatly disturb the integrity of Bois de Liesse and its biodiversity.
4. This plan fits perfectly with the Agglomeration's plans to run a dedicated BRT, (Bus Rapid Transit sevice), on the Doney Spur Right-Of-Way then onto the Thimens/Cavendish corridor on its way to an extended Cavendish to Namur Metro Station.
5. The Green Coalition has opposed this plan because:
a) CN would first have to give up freight service on the entire line and has no plans to do so;
b) Buses cannot share a railway corridor with more energy efficient trains. Light Rail Trams can share the same track. This is called temporal separation: A process which schedules freight service late at night when passenger trains do not run;
c) Buses are viewed as transportation of last resort and will not attract the numbers of motorists as a frequent electric Light Rail System. Brazil and Ottawa, pioneers in BRT are considering LRTs to improve service and increase passenger loads;
d) LRTs are more energy efficient, carbon friendly and employ less drivers than buses to carry the same passenger load;
e) This road project will undercut the attempt to conserve and revive the Doney Spur as public monies destined for this road project could be used for an eventual Doney Surface Metro Tram Train; Why is the Doney constantly being put on the backburner? Rail transit is a great tool for Transit Oriented Development and redevelopment.
6. The creation of a greenbelt in Boulder, CO increased property values. Thus, conservation of natural spaces even in the strictest of economic terms have a lot of value and create value for neighboring properties... Please see the article from The Trust For Public Land, USA:
Transportation Issues Critic
See the latest Pierrefonds urban plan. In particular, objective 22 (page 17) was added after the public consultation when we requested that risk management be added to the plan. Now, knowing that taking out greenspaces will add to risks experienced by citizens, it will be interesting to see how Montreal and Pierrefonds choose to, or not to, manage those risks The plan also contains many other wordings that should, if the plan is important, force Montreal and Pierrefonds to take risks and sustainable development much more seriously. -Lewis poulin
L'environnemt à Montréal
Favoriser un retour aux usages de contact direct (baignade et planche à voile) et indirect (pêche sportive et canotage) dans les cours d’eau ceinturant l’île de Montréal, voilà l’objectif du Réseau de suivi du milieu aquatique (RSMA).
C’est en 1984, alors qu’existait encore la Communauté urbaine de Montréal (CUM), que remonte les premières activités du RSMA relatives au suivi de la qualité générale des cours d’eau ceinturant l’île de Montréal. Il semblait alors important de mesurer les impacts reliés aux rejets d’eaux usées traitées de la Station d’épuration de Montréal et de mesurer, par la même occasion, l’amélioration de la qualité des cours d’eau qui découlait de la mise en place du réseau d’interception des eaux usées.
Depuis, l’équipe du RSMA parcourt le territoire montréalais pour y prélever des échantillons d’eau au large, en rive, dans les ruisseaux et dans les cours d’eau intérieurs à plus de 300 endroits stratégiques localisés entre Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue et Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie. Pourquoi se rendre aussi loin? Afin de documenter, entre autres, l’influence des importants rejets d’eaux usées traitées de la Station d’épuration de Montréal sur cette portion du fleuve.
La Direction des laboratoires est chargée de faire les analyses chimiques,
bactériologiques et toxicologiques pour la Direction de l'environnement de la Ville de Montréal.
Taking hard line on tardy trains - Freight railroads face fines under new law - Thursday, February 12, 2009 BY ANGELA GREILING KEANE BLOOMBERG NEWS
Radio interview by Ric Peterson of CJAD with Avrom Shtern - RE: L’Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) - January 12, 2009 (windows media audio file)
Biodiversity and Transportation
Environment and Federal Transportation Policy
'No cut in service,' transit chief pledges - ANDY RIGA, The Gazette March 11, 2009
AMT's Rigaud/Dorion line gets funding pittance - Hudson Gazette March 4, 2009
PQ demands answers from transit head - By Andy Riga, The Gazette February 19, 2009
'Get it right': AMT commuters - By Alycia Ambroziak, The Gazette February 18, 2009
Gauthier who? - By Kevin Dougherty, The Gazette February 18, 2009
Confusion over AMT discounts - CTV Montreal February 18, 2009
AMT: une compensation qui coûtera cher - Agence QMI Jean-Louis Fortin 18/02/2009
« Si l’AMT continue comme ça, elle va tuer le service » - L'Étoile par Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski 17/02/2009
A tale of two train stops - By Andy Riga, Montreal Gazette February 17, 2009
Wondering what AMT stands for? Another Missing Train - By MIKE BOONE, Montreal Gazette February 16, 2009
Les demandes de l'AMT restent lettre morte - Bruno Bisson La Presse Publié le 15 février 2009
Commuter train pass discount period gets extension - Montreal Gazette February 14, 2009
Faulty equipment delays morning train commute - By Andy Riga, Montreal Gazette February 13, 2009
Stimulus Roadblock? - NOW on PBS - (The LRT line featured shows what could be done with the Doney Spur...) February 13, 2009
Saying sorry won't fix commuter-rail crisis - Montreal Gazette February 12, 2009
AMT : Conférence de presse du 10 février - communiqué et fiches techniques - L’AMT FAIT LE POINT - Ligne Deux-Montagnes Services d’autobus alternatifs - Mécanisme de compensation
Compensation, old skeds for commuter train users - By Shuyee Lee, CJAD 2009-02-10
Bills from commuters come due for AMT - By Andy Riga, Montreal Gazette February 10, 2009
AMT gives back: Discounts announced - By Andy Riga, Montreal Gazette February 10, 2009
Train de banlieue: rabais et horaires modifiés - Bruno Bisson La Presse Publié le 10 février 2009 à 13h00
Trains de banlieue: Québec s'en mêle - Bruno Bisson La Presse Publié le 06 février 2009
Les voyageurs à bout de patience - Agence QMI Jean-Louis Fortin
Ice stalls train service: AMT - By Andy Riga, The Gazette February 5, 2009
Commuters could use a little shelter - Most train stations no longer open to provide users with shelter from cold and wind. By MAX HARROLD, The Gazette February 5, 2009
Trains de banlieue: la série noire se poursuit - Bruno Bisson La Presse Publié le 04 février 2009
CITY: Train delays have McGill students missing class. Added departure times lengthen commute from the West Island Sheila Giffen McGill Tribune - Montreal,Quebec,Canada 1/27/09
Trains back on schedule for evening rush hour CTV Montreal - Jan. 26 2009
Re: "Improvements would get commuters on track" (Editorial, Jan. 26).
Your assertion that freight trains have priority over passenger and commuter trains is incorrect. CN endeavours to respect passenger and commuter train schedules when managing traffic on its lines.
For example, the on-time performance for the Agence métropolitain de transport's commuter trains on the CN Montreal/St. Hilaire line, one that has 14 commuter trains every week day and almost the same number of freight trains and Via trains, was 96.5 per cent in 2008 and 99.2 per cent since the beginning of 2009.
Also, CN's access to the Port of Montreal is totally unrelated to AMT performance. CN is not subject to monetary penalties if trains arrive late at the Port of Montreal.
Tremblay's rail plan off track, critics say
CP fires back at transit boss on train woes Criticized for maintenance; Real problem is in age and incompatibility of commuter equipment, railway argues By ANDY RIGA, The Gazette January 26, 2009 alternate link HERE
Blamed in part for an embarrassing series of recent commuter train delays and cancellations, Canadian Pacific Railway yesterday shot back at the Agence métropolitaine de transport, denying responsibility for the Montreal's regional train authority's woes
CP said the problems were not caused by poor maintenance of AMT trains by CP, as suggested by the AMT. Instead, CP blamed the AMT's "aging and not easily compatible or interchangeable" train cars and locomotives.
On Sunday, AMT chief executive Joël Gauthier blamed last week's service problems on the cold weather, mistakes in operating the trains and problems with switching systems on the tracks, which are owned and maintained by CP and CN.
He also suggested there may be deficiencies in train maintenance by CP and CN. "We are paying big bucks - millions of dollars every year - on maintenance, and we want to be sure that we receive the quality of service that is expected," Gauthier said. He said he would meet with CN and CP to ensure trains are properly maintained.
Yesterday, CP spokesperson Michel Spénard said, "AMT managers and inspectors (already) regularly visit our facilities to ensure maintenance, and repair work is completed according to their instructions."
CP, he added, is "disappointed the AMT has chosen to link the mechanical failures of last week with the work completed by (CP's) trained and experienced shop workers."
"Unfortunately, the commuter equipment that is used on CP's lines - now five different types of coaches and four types of locomotives - is aging and are not easily compatible or interchangeable."
Equipment the AMT recently leased from New Jersey Transit has added to incompatibility problems.
On Monday, in response to the controversy, CN said it will work with the AMT to resolve possible problems. But like CP, it noted "rail and equipment maintenance are only part of the challenges facing the AMT."
Last week, the AMT added 76 departures to its service to ease overcrowding but the move was overshadowed by delays and cancellations that angered passengers already frustrated by poor service and packed trains.
Most of last week's problems were on two lines that operate on CP tracks - Dorion/Rigaud and Blainville/St. Jérôme.
AMT spokesperson Marie Gendron said the AMT, which carries 67,000 passengers every weekday on five lines, admits the debacle was partly due to aging trains and cold weather.
"It's not exclusively linked to" CP, she said.
But some problems were CP's fault, she said, including a switching error that left a train on a wrong track at rush hour one day; it took an hour to correct the mistake, causing delayed trains and a cancellation.
And maintenance problems caused other delays and cancellations, Gendron said, adding that by 2011, the AMT will have its own maintenance facility and do its own maintenance.
By year-end, the AMT expects to start receiving the first of 160 new double-decker cars and 20 new locomotives. The provincial Liberal government has also said it will invest $200 million in the AMT system over the next four years.
The AMT's problems continued yesterday.
At least one evening Dorion/Rigaud train was cancelled after its locomotive broke down a few minutes after it left Lucien L'Allier station. Passengers were transferred to the next train, which was already packed.
AMT looks to buy train line from CN Deal might include Doney Spur. Move would improve shoddy service now being offered By MAX HARROLD, The Gazette January 22, 2009 Teamsters Canada Rail Conference CTY CP EAST
AMT's shopping list Upgrading proposals for suburban trains will be welcomed by passengers By HENRY AUBIN, The Gazette January 22, 2009
Commuting by train is a crap shoot these days
Trains should be sent back to ease congestion
AMT offers excuses for latest breakdowns. by Andrea Richer Hudson Gazette/Jan. 21, 2009
Making a fuss sometimes works Editorial, The Chronicle Article online since January 20th 2009.
Two more train cars for Deux-Montagnes line. The Chronicle by Raffy Boudjikanian Article online since January 20th 2009
Train blues arrive on time 'What a joke,' delayed commuter says; Problems persist despite AMT's apologies; agency says it's considering offering refunds By ANDY RIGA, The GazetteJanuary 20, 2009
There's light at the end of the tunnel, AMT says Train authority expresses remorse commuters can expect service to improve in coming weeks, contrite agency vows By KATHERINE WILTON, The GazetteJanuary 19, 2009
cbc daybreak podcast featuring Joel Gauthier (RealPlayer audio fiile) Monday, January 19, 2009
Back to the car
Frustation et mécontentement sur les trains de l’AMT Deux maires de la région prennent position Article mis en ligne le 16 janvier 2009
Pierrefonds-Roxboro fait appel à l'AMT Article mis en ligne le 15 janvier 2009
Minister calls AMT on the carpet Listen more to commuters, boss told. Investigation ordered into train delays
Commuter-train riders unimpressed By Andy Riga, Montreal Gazette January 13, 2009
'What service improvement?' Riders angry; Mechanical foul-ups create long delays on the first day of expanded service
Nouvel horaire de l’AMT: où est l’ajout de service? Les utilisateurs de la gare Roxboro-Pierrefonds se mobilisent pour garder le train de 8h vers Montréal. Article mis en ligne le 9 janvier 2009
Trains de banlieue: l'AMT convoite l'emprise du CN
Trainspotters By Andy Riga, Gazette transportation reporter March 14, 2009
City borrowing $12 million to buy more green space By MICHELLE LALONDE, The Gazette, February 28, 2009
Dorval Circle overhaul: Traffic chaos worth it by Karen Seidman, The Gazette Thursday, February 26, 2009
Les pertes sont irréversibles L'Étoile, par Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, le 17 février 2009
CSL, Mo West mayors urge Agglomeration to buy Meadowbrook The Chronicle, by Martin C. Barry February 12nd 2009 The Monitor
Pierrefonds farm land set for sale The Chronicle, by Raffy Boudjikanian February 11nd 2009
La MRC indique ses besoins urgents d’infrastructures routières L'Étoile, par Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, le 30 janvier 2009
Corporate Knights Magazine announces Canada’s most sustainable cities Toronto, Canada, January 29, 2009
Quebec boosts protected land in urban areas CBC News, Friday, January 23, 2009
Le CP doit étudier son impact aux Cèdres L'Étoile, par Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, le 20 janvier 2009
Québec finance la conservation volontaire Radio-Canada, jeudi 22 jan, 17 h 11Pierrefonds Blvd. to be extended westward The Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 2009
We're not out of the woods yet - A section of forest in Ste. Anne de Bellevue has been saved from development - no easy feat. Here are some tips from the experts about saving an urban forest near you. The Gazette, Michelle Lalonde January 12, 2009
Montreal moves to protect 8-hectare section of Ste. Anne woods - Delevoper will be paid $5.2 million. Michelle Lalonde The Gazette West Island Plus Saturday, January 3, 2009
Un beau cadeau à tous - Agrandissement de l’écoterritoire de la rivière à l’Orme Première Édition, par Elizabeth Caron le 2 janvier 2008
Un cadeau pour les écolos - Les environnementalistes se réjouissent de l’achat d’un boisé par la Ville de Montréal. par Marie-Claude Simard Cités Nouvelles le 18 décembre 2008
En bref - Un peu plus vert -La Presse canadienne Édition du mercredi 17 décembre 2008
MRCs new tree policy incites public action - by Mathew Brett, Hudson Gazette Nov. 19, 2008
MRC's new tree policy far from panacea - by Mathew Brett, Hudson Gazette Nov. 19, 2008
CSL insufficiently impacted to join airport night flight protest, says Housefather - by Martin C. Barry The Monitor - Article online since November 19th 2008
Montreal expands Ecoterritory - The Chronicle: by Marc Lalonde September 19th 2008
Huge nature park expansion planned - JASON MAGDER, KATHERINE WILTON of The Gazette contributed to this report, The Gazette September 18th 2008
l'Anse à l'Orme to be expanded - Next step is securing swath of Angell Woods
Federal candidates wade into CP complex debate - Hudson / St. Lazare Gazette; also serving Vaudreuil - Dorion / Pincourt
Remblayage de milieux humides - Moratoire réclamé sur l'émission de permis
Québec autorise tous les travaux dans les milieux humides
Des reins pour la planète
Development - 81 Wetland preservation - 0
Time to protect the 'green lace doily' of Montreal, environmentalists say - Coalition is pressing Quebec to create a provincial park joining endangered lands. Sunday, September 7, 2008 MICHELLE LALONDE, The Gazette
CP intermodal site waterway usage questioned. - Wednesday, September 03, 2008. by Matthew Brett
Greenspace audit identifies 63 natural sites. - Wednesday, September 03, 2008. by Matthew Brett
CBC Radio 1 Montreal. - September 1, 2008 broadcast - Sabrina Marandola interviews Avrom Shtern about the dumping of waste at the St. Jacques Escarpment. (Windows audio media).
Dumping on escarpment is slippery slope. - The Falaise St. Jacques, a lush linear greenspace ranging along the southern border of Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce, is in danger of reverting to its former state as a hillside dump because of abuses some businesses are alleged to be committing, according to local conservation activists. by Martin C. Barry
Citizen involvement thrives in the West End August 19th 2008
Studies unnecessary for building under power lines, says CSL mayor August 19th 2008
Les espaces verts au premier plan le jeudi 14 août 2008
Greens: Faulty installation disrupts ecosystem. - Town of St. Lazare has asked for a survey of work on culverts under Chemin St. Louis as a result of complaints. by Matthew Brett
Airport branded green by international real estate association - In a move that has long-time critics scratching their heads at just how green the airport can truly be, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), the federally appointed authority which runs Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International in Dorval, was recently awarded a certificate marking the environmental friendliness of its terminal building. The Chronicle, July 25th 2008, by Raffy Boudjikanian
Recycling fervour outpaces facilities public hearing told - 'We're victims of our own success'. By MAX HARROLD, The Gazette Published: Friday, June 13, 2008
Montreal vague on bridge toll plans - The toll proposal recently floated by the city of Montreal received a cold reception from off-island mayors, and its' effects on the region remain uncertain. July 9, 2008 VAUDREUIL-DORION
Protect Montreal region greenbelt: MoWest - Montreal West was the first Quebec municipality last Tuesday to declare its support for the creation and protection of the Montreal Archipelago Ecological Park, a greenbelt for southwestern Quebec and "mosaic of forests and floodplains" stretching from Sorel to Mirabel to the U.S. border. By Joel Goldenberg, The Suburban 2008-06-04
No Golf Crisis in Dorval, city says - The Chronicle, July 3rd 2008 by Raffy Boudjikanian http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-228019-No-Golf-Crisis-in-Dorval-city-says.html
Tremblay's environmental record gets mixed reviews - The real test will come in the mayor's plan to reduce the number of cars on the road HENRY AUBIN, The Gazette Published: Saturday, May 31 2008
NOTE: The Website for the Mayor's Conference - Local Action on Biodiversity is http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=6802 whence the attachment below and more. Under Urban Biodiversity and City Cases (briefcase)you can "Download a series of local case on biodiversity" profiling other cities as well as Montreal.
Vice President and Spokesperson
Les milieux humides menaces de disparition. - Des écologistes des trois rives métropolitaines ont réclamé hier du gouvernement Charest un «moratoire législatif complet et immédiat» sur le remblayage des milieux humides dans la grande région de Montréal où le saccage des derniers bastions de la biodiversité atteint le «niveau d'une catastrophe écologique» qu'il faut contrôler d'urgence. LOUIS-GILLES FRANCOEUR , le Devoir Édition du vendredi 30 mai 2008
Night flight plan over Lachine could be dropped - Problems with new path. A decision will be made during a meeting next month JASON MAGDER, The Gazette Published: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Le parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno gagnera plus de 220 hectares - La superficie du parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno augmentera sous peu de 35%. Il ne reste qu'une formalité pour régler ce dossier vieux de 15 ans Nathalie Côté Le Journal de Saint-Bruno - Édition du 28 mai 2008
T.M.R. joins no-fly fight - Pressure mounts on Trudeau airport CHERYL CORNACCHIA, The Gazette Published: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Not out of the woods yet - Montreal wants to preserve a mature forest, but Ste. Anne de Bellevue argues tax revenue doesn't grow on trees MICHELLE LALONDE, The Gazette, May 25, 2008
Solution of l'Anse- al'Orme woods in the works: mayor - Will polar bears wander l'Anse-à-l'Orme? West Island Gazette, May 22, 2008, P.F7
Close call above Trudeau airport - Air Transat Flight 996, an Airbus 310 taking off for Edmonton from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Dorval,... The Gazette Published: Thursday, May 22 © The Gazette 2008
Airport protesters snubbed - MONTREAL - Carrying placards saying "stop the massacre of Lachine," a group of citizens concerned about night flights from Trudeau airport were snubbed by both federal Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon and airport CEO James Cherry Thursday night. Jason Magder, The Gazette Published: Thursday, May 22 2008
Why wait to start composting - Concern about global warming is making people increasingly think about ways to reduce their environmental footprint on the planet. By Irene Chwalkowski, The Suburban 2008-05-21
Le député Camil Bouchard annonce la création des Distinctions en environnement du député de Vachon - Le député et porte-parole en environnement, Camil Bouchard, annonçait vendredi dernier la création de bourses de reconnaissance pour l’engagement environnemental d’écoles primaires et secondaires de l’arrondissement de Saint-Hubert. www.pointsud.ca 16-05-2008
Les Partenaires du Parc Écologique de l'Archipel de Montréal en demandent plus au gouvernement - Les Partenaires du Parc Écologique de l'Archipel de Montréal (PPÉAM) félicitent les ministres du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP) Line Beauchamp, et des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Claude Béchard pour la création de 23 nouvelles aires protégées en territoire public, une annonce qui porte à 6 % l’ensemble du territoire naturel protégé uniquement dans le nord du Québec. www.pointsud.ca 16-05-2008
Les rivières Dumoine et Rouge protégées - La Dumoine et la Rouge, deux rivières très appréciées des pagayeurs, font partie des zones ayant reçu une protection hier. Charles Côté La Presse Le jeudi 15 mai 2008
It's time to save L'anse-à-l'Orme woodlands - Recent reports in the media indicate that yet another piece of the Rivière à l'Orme eco-territory is slated for development in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. RYAN YOUNG, Freelance Published: Thursday, May 15 2008
L’Anse a l’Orme land contested - Conservation risks loss of future funds, Tierney says The Chronicle, May 13, 2008, BY ELYSE AMEND http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-212291-LAnse-a-lOrme-land-contested.html
Trudeau night flights might be rerouted - Decision in june; Airport authority would abandon new flight paths Cheryl Cornacchia The Gazette Friday, May 9, 2008
Des citoyens en colère veulent que Mirabel reprenne du service - A la centaine de citoyens en colère présents à l'assemblée annuelle d'Aéroports de Montréal (ADM)Par Rollande Parent, LA PRESSE CANADIENNE 08 mai 2008
Airport bosses face noisy protest - Night flights. Fed-up residents joining forces to fight air traffic CHERYL CORNACCHIA The Gazette Thursday, May 8, 2008
Un immense quartier va surgir - Dix fois plus grand que Griffintown et encore plus coûteux à créer, un immense quartier va naître dans des zones inexploitées de Pierrefonds-Roxboro, a appris La Presse. Ce projet de 1,7 milliard est greffé à la création d'un parc de 169 hectares. Éric Clément. La Presse Le samedi 03 mai 2008
Coalition of the greening - With Earth Day—Tuesday, April 22—quickly approaching, many of us are trying to make up for years of ecological neglect by turning off the tap while brushing our teeth...STEVE ZYLBERGOLD, The Mirror Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2008 Vol. 23 No. 43
Ontario's greenbelt a model for the world - Toronto-area protected zone earns high marks for its vastness and for the strong government support it has. Globe and Mail by MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Published: April 10, 2008
Côte St. Luc 'better not fluoridate the water,' fluoride opponent tells mayor - A Côte St. Luc environmentalist has warned Mayor Anthony Housefather that he better do his homework before taking any serious steps towards having fluoride injected into Côte St. Luc's drinking water. West End Chronicle by Martin C. Barry Published: March19, 2008
Clipping their wings - Air travel produces more greenhouse gases per passenger than any other form of travel, yet it keeps expanding HENRY AUBIN, The Gazette Published: March13, 2008
Improvements to public transportation needed - About 17 per cent of West Islanders use public transportation to get to work. Census figures no surprise The Chronicle West End Edition, BY ELYSE AMEND March 12nd 2008
Trees Can Cool Islands of Heat - The Citizen Scientist March 07, 2008
Letters to the Editor / Tribune libre