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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Canada humour, Guelph, Batawa, Laval, McAdam

  • The Beaverton gets it right, I think, with this fictional sketch of a man from Smiths Falls who is seen as becoming a big-city type by moving to Brockville.
  • That Guelph now has a space for the sacred fires of Indigenous peoples is surely a good thing. Global News reports.
  • Urban Toronto reports on the unexpected modernist homes in the cottage country community of Batawa.
  • La Presse reports that, to cope with winter snow, the city of Laval had to order salt from Morocco.
  • This Global News article looks at how residents of the New Brunswick community of McAdam are trying to save it from decline.

[NEWS] Nine links about marijuana legalization in Canada (#marijuana, #cannabis, #legalization)

  • Peter Armstrong at CBC reports on the patchwork of laws and different kinds of retail outlets governing marijuana across Canada starting tomorrow.
  • The different structures in stores and prices for marijuana in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia may drive substantial, even politically contentious, cross-border shopping. Global News reports.
  • Stu Neatby at the Charlottetown Guardian takes a look, complete with photos, at the Charlottetown retail outlet of P.E.I. Cannabis.
  • Fraser Snowdon at Global News takes a look at Smiths Falls, where cannabis is set to replace chocolate as the main driver of the eastern Ontario town’s economy.
  • Illegal dispensaries in Ontario that do not close by the end of today, Tuesday the 17th, may never be able to operate legally. (Or will they?) The National Post reports.
  • Martin Regg Cohn at the Toronto Star writes about the practical legal void relating to regulation of cannabis sales in Ontario under Doug Ford.
  • Michelle Da Silva at NOW Toronto writes about all of the events scheduled to take place in Toronto tomorrow in celebration of the legalization of marijuana.
  • Roberta K. Timothy at The Conversation writes about how problematic it is that legalization of marijuana is not accompanied by an amnesty for past convictions, and how the anti-black and anti-indigenous racism that drove criminalization needs to be acknowledged.
  • Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution notes the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada, starting a fairly interesting discussion in the comments.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Smiths Falls, Montréal, Paris, Detroit, Mosul

  • The small eastern Ontario town of Smiths Falls has been saved by a marijuana production boom that has brought hundreds of jobs to the community. The National Post reports.
  • This Montreal Gazette article takes a look at the background behind the strong economic growth recently displayed in Montréal.
  • CityLab looks at how Paris, under Mayor Anne Hidalgo, is preparing for global warming.
  • Tom Perkins at The Guardian reports on how hopes for a redevelopment of downtown Detroit have been hindered, a supposed new core being transformed into a sea of parking lots.
  • Stewart Bell at Global News reports on the sorry state of the city of Mosul after the end of ISIS.

[URBAN NOTE] Four notes about cities, communities: Smiths Falls, Oshawa, Halifax, same-sex couples

  • I am glad that Smiths Falls survived–it was lovely when I visited in 2003. If it is marijuana that saved it, good. From Global News.
  • That Oshawa–the ‘Shwa, to GTAers–has managed to evolve past dependence on cars is a very good thing indeed. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Can Halifax support the proposed light rail network? This sounds like a good idea, but I would say that, then. Global News describes the proposal.
  • Patrick Cain does a great job analyzing the 2016 Census data on same-sex couples in Canada: distribution, ages, etc. His analysis is at Global News.