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2015

September 2015 editorial: EDITORIAL: In five years of “harmonizing” Dufferin Grove Park with the rest of the city, the cost of running the park balloons to $750,000 a year. But it’s less fun

May / June editorial:Editorial: Why there are no more listings of city-run park programs in this newsletter or on the dufferinpark.ca website

February 2015 editorial: EDITORIAL: The wintertime social life of neighbourhood outdoor rinks

2014

November 2014 Editorial: Dufferin Grove Park’s special status – nice, but what about other parks?

March 2014 Editorial: Turning Dufferin Grove Park's single-use change room into a many-uses clubhouse

January 2014 Editorial: Special helmet report

February 2014 : Helmet update

 
 

 
 
2011

The Money Issue, Summer 2011

The Money Issue, Summer 2011

2010

THE RECREATION SERVICE PLAN: THE MOST GRANDIOSE SCHEME OF ALL, February

ARE DUFFERIN GROVE STAFF IN “CONFLICT OF INTEREST”?, March

WHAT’S NEXT: CITIZENS’ HALL, March

SATURDAY MAY 1, A PERFECT EXCUSE FOR A PARK REUNION, April

PROPOSED POLICIES ABOUT OPERATING THE BAKE OVENS, April

MONEY AND PICNIC TABLES, June

MONEY AND COMMUNITY CAFES IN PARKS, June

Help from Elinor Ostrom, August

The October 25 city ELECTION: who to vote for in Ward 18?, September

David Harvey on parks , October 2010

ICE-MAKING AND ICE MAINTENANCE AT CITY RINKS , December 2010

Public Rinks Conservancy , December 2010

2009

Editorials 2009

MILESTONE: THE NEWSLETTER MOVES TO VOLUME TEN, January

AN OPEN LETTER TO ACTING GENERAL MANAGER BRENDA PATTERSON, February

DIVERSE VIEWS ABOUT PUBLIC SPACE, May

AFTER THE MUNICIPAL STRIKE, September

Star article about Dufferin Rink and the aftermath, December

2008

Editorials 2008

Budget deputation, February.

Dangerous Zamboni, February

Time for emails, March

SAYING YES INSTEAD OF NO, May

JUST TO BE CLEAR: FOLLOW-UP On A May News Article, June

2007

Editorials 2007

Rink Crowding, January

Cooking Fires Winter Safety Tests, February

Whose Parks Are They Anyway?, March

Public Meeting: The Future of Dufferin Grove Park, June

Another Noisy Bio-toilet meeting, July

BUDGET HOUSECLEANING, August

CLEANING OUT OUR OWN PANTRY, MAKING DO WITH WHAT WE HAVE, August

BUDGET MATH FROM OUR “CELOS” RESEARCH GROUP, August

HOW TO CUT COSTS AND STILL HAVE FUN, August

Editorials - Budget Cuts, September

EDITORIAL: A LITTLE FARMERS’ MARKET HISTORY, November

The Bio-Toilet:Editorial, December

So Many Youth,December

PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL WITH PARKS AND RECREATION, December

2006

Editorials 2006

January 2006 The Upside-Down World Of City Rinks

February 2006 Does Anyone Have A Broom

April 2006 A Different Template For Neighborhood Public Space

April 2006 A Letter From South Africa

June 2006 The Right Size

David And Goliath, September

David And Goliath Two, September

A Day In Court, October

Bio-Toilets And Community Control, October

Local Politics Of Park Trusts, November

This Urban Park, November

This Park Now Involves 12 Supervisors, December

2005

Editorials 2005

March 2005 Trying to imitate Walter Gretzky

April 2005 First Annual April Fools Day Supper

April 2005 How To Become An Active Park Friend

May 2005 Lost Souls At The Park

May 2005 An Incident Involving A Man And Some Kids

June 2005 Girl Gangsters

City TV news item about the park, June 2005

August 2005 An Open Letter To The General Manager of PFR

July 2005 Call For Help Advice From Cleveland

October 2005 Vandalism Of The Cob Courtyard

2005 Breastfeeding and Human Rights

Collected Editorials, January

Breastfeeding And Human Rights Editorials, February

January 2005 Breastfeeding Etiquette In The Shared-Use Rink House

January 2005 Breastfeeding At The Rink

February 2005 The Breastfeeding Conflict As Our Community Property

March 2005 Breastfeeding And The Human Rights Laws

2004

Editorials 2004

March 2004 As Spring Comes Nearer

April 2004 Correspondence With Washington State

May 2004 Correspondence About Clubs For Kids

June 2004 Can The Big Drums Come To Dufferin Grove Park

June 2004 Editorial - Visions

July 2004 Open Letter To The City - Dufferin Park Improvements

September 2004 Lessons Learned from the Park Debt

October 2004 The Scientologists Park Calvacade

November 2004 Making The Playground Safe

2003

Editorials 2003

May 2003 A Quilt Of Nationalities

June 2003 Water In The Park

September 2003 September Census


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