Weekly roundup March 21-27

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Forget Sidewalk Labs. Recent changes to Toronto’s waterfront show just how smart this city already is Toronto Star

For years, I Anglicized my Mexican last name. MAGA trolls inspired me to reclaim it Los Angeles Times

Here’s why Trudeau-Singh deal is good for Canadians Toronto Sun

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2022 Bike Ride 02

Yesterday, I went for a test ride of the new bike I am buying (a Yuba Kombi). I took a ride from the bike shop around Villeray on a bunch of streets I have only ever walked before. The bike was lovely and I’m excited to get it all kitted out and ready to take the baby around the city in a week or two.

Total trip distance: 3.27 km

Moving time: 0h 16m

Today’s ride:

2022 Ride 02 - Zoomed In

Today’s ride in the context of all my Montreal rides:

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Weekly roundup March 14-20

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‘Risky, profitable, exciting’: TikTok fuels Bolivia’s contraband car craze The Guardian

Mitch Heimpel: Want to fix Canadian military procurement? This is what it’ll take The Line

‘It is unbelievable’: Francis Kéré becomes first black architect to win the Pritzker prize The Guardian

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Weekly roundup March 7-13

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To defeat Doug Ford in June, the opposition should defend local democracy by pledging to restore Toronto’s city council Toronto Star

Quebec urged to eliminate payroll taxes to fix lagging productivity: study Montreal Gazette

Le premier ministre de tous les Québécois ? La Presse

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Weekly roundup February 28 - March 6

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‘Kept under wraps’: Edmonton police to replace plane operating ‘covertly’ for three decades Edmonton Journal

Our protests are a weak copy of Europe’s. We should learn from their response The Globe and Mail

News from Canada’s critical digital business revolution! Maclean’s

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Weekly roundup February 21-27

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Black History Month: The legacy of Oliver Bowen, architect of Calgary’s CTrain system CBC

In praise of low-tech crowd control to thwart the trucker convoy Spacing

How an Incan Nobleman Contested Spanish History JSTOR Daily

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2022 Bike Ride 01

This ride happened on February 20. I had to go pick up my bike from the bike room at our old place and the weather was not bad for a short ride. I pumped the tires and headed out on the ice and snow covered roads. I got a few blocks before I ended up at the canal where the snow was not packed enough for my skinny tires. It was a fun but short ride.

Total trip distance: 2.15 km

Moving time: 0h 17m

Today’s ride:

2022 Ride 01 - Zoomed In

Today’s ride in the context of all my Montreal rides:

2022 Ride 01