ECOSPECTIVE: The religion of self-destruction – no such thing


05/19/2008 Daniel O’Neail In a recent discussion about the condition of our environment, some one brought up the stunning argument “well if it’s God’s will…” followed by a defeatist shrug. I was shocked. Personally I do believe in a higher power, and to be honest with you I imagine most environmentally concerned citizens do as… Read More ECOSPECTIVE: The religion of self-destruction – no such thing

ECOSPECTIVE: ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly…’


06/30/2008 Daniel O’Neail In August 2002, Allen Rock announced an investment in ‘Green’ infrastructure under the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program, which led to the repairing of Springbank Dam of its 2000 storm damage. Does this improve the water quality? No, as a matter of fact the reservoir behind the dam is for canoeing and boating ONLY,… Read More ECOSPECTIVE: ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly…’

ECOSPECTIVE: The ongoing plight of Meadowlily


08/19/2008 Daniel O’Neail Sitting down for coffee, Dorothy Stolarski and I discussed what got her involved in community activism. “It’s about family first, and our values, our London values. How could I not get involved?” she said. In 1988 she sat on student council at Catholic Central high school as part of ‘Crusaders in action’… Read More ECOSPECTIVE: The ongoing plight of Meadowlily

ECOSPECTIVE: Conflict defines a nation grown through cooperation


12/08/2008 Daniel O’Neail Well I’m back, but with the political situation in Canada right now I don’t know for how long. I took an extra month off of writing following the Federal election to reacquaint myself with my family and with myself, but the issues in our community and country will not wait on our… Read More ECOSPECTIVE: Conflict defines a nation grown through cooperation

ECOSPECTIVE: Making an effort to preserve the ‘Forest’ city


01/15/2008 Daniel O’Neail The City of London is facing another challenge before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Tuesday (Jan. 15) at City Hall. Our current tree coverage is well below the recommended Provincial levels, (shamefully the Forest City comes in after the steel town Hamilton for tree coverage,) so in an effort to bring London… Read More ECOSPECTIVE: Making an effort to preserve the ‘Forest’ city