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By James Scongack, Bruce Power

You know the push for a clean energy future is rolling in the right direction when the guitarist for one of the most famous bands on the planet suggests during a panel discussion that countries need to consider incorporating next generation nuclear power into their plans to meet climate change targets.

“We have to open our minds to third generation nuclear energy being a possible solution,” said the Edge, aka David Evans, of U2, in his home country of Ireland. “We’ve got to be prepared to rethink certain things.”

Station Beach piers in urgent need of repairs

 

Pauline Kerr

Staff has made a number of recommendations on proposed safety enhancements for Station Beach, stemming from a delegation that addressed council on the matter earlier this year.

Topping the list of items to be implemented for the 2021 season is repairs to the north and south piers.

This must be done before the piers can be reopened to the public. Both piers are presently closed, and both have deficiencies that require attention.

Alien invasion versus climate change

By Pauline Kerr

We have already been hit with our first thunderstorm of the season, and chased wind-tossed recycling bins down the road.

Storms happen. We have power failures. Toxic spills are a real danger, considering the materials being transported through our towns and villages. There are fires, explosions, and other man made disasters in addition to whatever Mother Nature can throw our way.

When emergencies strike, we rarely have enough lead time to stock up on toilet paper and bottled beverages, much less first aid supplies and flashlights.

Summer access gets council approval

By Pauline Kerr

The matter of the summer access area came before council yet again, and the original motion in favour of the initiative was approved.

After a somewhat contentious discussion – again – an impassioned plea – for the second time – by two members of the business community (Alana Rozon and Louis Kosmerly), council voted – for the fourth time – in favour of the promenade with only one dissenting vote, from Coun. Dave Cuyler.

Municipal politics is not a spectator sport

By Pauline Kerr

 

There has been a lot of talk about elections lately, from comments that the federal budget sounded like an “election budget in a pandemic year,” to discussions on how well Canada’s new Tory leader will fare in the next federal election, to what impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the next election. The one to which they are referring is the federal election that happens Oct. 16, 2023 at the latest.

Who is your pick for top coach in the NHL?

By Doug Kennedy

When most people talk about the best coach in the NHL, the last few years it has usually been Mike Babcock (until his Maple Leaf days), Barry Trotz, Ken Hitchcock, Al Arbour or Scotty Bowman.

A long overdue name that I think should be on top of this list is Joel Quenneville, who is now coaching the Florida Panthers.  Quenneville is currently in second place in coaching wins, behind Bowman.