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Active oil wells can often be found next door to homes, office buildings and even schools. David McNew/Getty Images

LA’s long, troubled history with urban oil drilling is nearing an end after years of health concerns

The Los Angeles area has over 20,000 active, idle or abandoned oil wells. The city and county have voted to ban new ones after studies showed health problems in residents living nearby.
Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks alongside Ontario premier Doug Ford during a joint news conference in Toronto in June 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Even without strong powers, mayors find a way to get things done

Mayors are generally successful in getting their policy preferences enacted. That’s why Ontario’s Bill 39 isn’t really necessary.
Investment in public parks can help reduce crime. Peter Titmuss/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

Crime is lower when cities are greener: evidence from South Africa supports the link

People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
Riverbanks are reinforced to reduce flood risks, but these techniques reduce biodiversity and limit public accessibility. (Shutterstock)

We must rethink the way we build along the St. Lawrence River

The sustainable and inclusive development of the St. Lawrence River is essential. A prolonged laissez-faire attitude will have harmful consequences on people and the environment.

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