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[NEWS] Ten JSTOR Daily links: Beowulf, grain and beer, Sinclair, birds, TV, books …

  • JSTOR Daily considers race as a subject for discussion in Beowulf.
  • JSTOR Daily suggests the possibility that grain was domesticated not to produce bread, but rather to produce beer.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how the wild rice of North America resisted efforts at domestication.
  • JSTOR Daily notes the Outer Banks Brewing Station, a North Carolina brewery powered by wind energy.
  • JSTOR Daily shares a classic essay by Upton Sinclair from 1906 on the issues of the American economy.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at the history of the pet bird in the 19th century United States.
  • JSTOR Daily considers the ways in which streaming television might not fragment markets and nations.
  • JSTOR Daily reports on how Sylvia Beach, with help, opened legendary Paris bookstore Shakespeare & Co.
  • JSTOR Daily reports on the surprisingly democratic origins of the Great Books of American literature.
  • JSTOR Daily reports on how the horror movies of the 1970s and 1980s captured a new female audience by having more appealing girl and woman characters.

[VIDEO] Windmill turning, Exhibition Place

The Windshare Turbine at Exhibition Place turns relentlessly, continuing to generate clean power.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 31, 2019 at 5:17 pm

[ISL] Five #PEI links: Province House, City Cinema, Joseph Glass &Jews, wind energy, Borden-Carleton

  • Peter Rukavina shares a photo of Province House in Charlottetown now hidden by its exoskeleton for much-needed repairs.
  • CBC PEI reports on the bid of the PEI Film Society to take over City Cinema, the only independent cinema in Charlottetown.
  • CBC PEI reports on the work of Joseph Glass to document the Jewish history of Prince Edward Island.
  • Skinners Pond is among the locations being studied for new wind energy plants, CBC notes.
  • Will the Confederation Bridge fabrication yards at Borden-Carleton be turned into a solar farm, as the PCs propose? CBC goes into detail.

[NEWS] Five links on the Ontario of Doug Ford (@fordnation, #onpoli)

  • Ford and Horvath have already clashed over the question of police oversight. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Brian Budd at The Conversation suggests, drawing from experience elsewhere, that an effective way to deal with Ford Nation populism is for the NDP to adopt a like platform aimed towards those Ford Nation voters who want something better.
  • Michael Babad at The Globe and Mail notes that, for a variety of reasons both structural and contingent, the economy of Ontario will have to experience slower growth in the future.
  • John Ivison notes that Doug Ford’s closing down on wind energy contracts sends a terrible message to businesses seeking secure long-term deals in Ontario, over at the National Post.
  • Doug Ford is being unclear as to what sex ed curriculum, exactly, will be in Ontario schools come September. The Toronto Star a href=”https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/07/24/doug-ford-stokes-further-confusion-over-tories-sex-ed-plans.html”>reports.

[NEWS] Five links on the Ford government in Ontario

  • TVO noted how three former leaders of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, having failed to successfully challenge the Liberals, watched Doug Ford get sworn in as premier.
  • Martin Regg Cohn notes that lower taxes in Ontario under Ford will come at a great cost, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Andray Domise at MacLean’s suggests that the Ford government will be marked by rule by antagonism, by “echthrocracy”, here.
  • The cancellation of wind energy projects may hit some Ontario companies hard, but it is not clear that the Ontario government can do that without compensation. The Financial Post reports.
  • I agree entirely with Andrea Horvath’s opinion piece on behalf of refugees coming to this province, here in the Toronto Star.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Four Ontario links: minimum wage, Toronto, Petersborough, Prince Edward County

  • A new TD report suggests the introduction of a $15 minimum wage could cost up to 90 thousand jobs by 2020, especially if the shift is too quick. Global News reports.
  • Torontoist notes the ongoing debate over what to do with the land suggested for Rail Deck Park. (I prefer the park.)
  • blogTO notes the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough is set to expand and move to a new location.
  • Opposition–ill-grounded opposition, I would say–to a new wind energy project in Prince Edward County is growing. Global News reports.

[PHOTO] ExPlace Windmill, Exhibition Place

Windmill #toronto #exhibitionplace #windmill

Yesterday, I photographed WindShare‘s ExPlace wind power generator, 91 metres tall and built in 2002, dramatically against the sun. This was the closest I’ve ever been to it, but this tower is visible throughout the west end and far up Dufferin Street. For the curious, the Toronto Star has an article going into greater detail about ExPlace’s history.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm