This week’s episode features:
Interview with Ross Soward, Planning and Design Centre, to discuss SWITCH Halifax.
Listen here: Ross Soward SWITCH on Habitat March 2 2012 (17:09)
SWITCH Halifax aims to start something called Open Street Sundays, based on Ciclovia, a weekly event in Bogota, Columbia, where hundreds of kilometres of paths are created through city streets and highways for use by pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, joggers, etc. It’s been happening in Bogota since the 70′s, and over 1.5 million people participate every week. Ross Soward of the Planning and Design Centre dropped by the CKDU studio to tell us about the plans for Halifax this summer.
SWITCH Halifax is hosting a public organizing meeting Wednesday March 7, 6:30pm at FRED.
Interview with Derek Simon, legal counsel for Margaree Environmental Association
Listen here: Derek Simon re: Lake Ainslie March 2, 2012 (16:32)
Residents from around Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton are trying to prevent exploratory oil drilling near their homes and their lake, despite the fact that the Nova Scotia government has already granted an exploratory drilling approval to PetroWorth, and oil and gas exploration company. Derek Simon is the residents’ legal counsel, and tells us about the fight so far to prevent PetroWorth from spoiling Lake Ainslie.