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Researcher looks at why fewer of us go out to vote

Researcher looks at why fewer of us go out to vote

The Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University has released a policy brief that examines voter decline, reviewing voter turnout in Niagara Region and also discussing voting trends in a national context.

Goodman associate prof named Niagara Community Observatory director

Goodman associate prof named Niagara Community Observatory director

Goodman School associate professor, business advisor, and member of two high-profile community boards - Barry Wright is a busy man. Now, as director of the Niagara Community Observatory, Wright’s life is about to get even busier.

Siegel finishes term at helm of Niagara Community Observatory

Siegel finishes term at helm of Niagara Community Observatory

It all started at an informal meeting six years ago when the head of the Regional planning department, a senior staffer from the University at Buffalo and David Siegel discussed the idea of a Niagara “think tank,” to be housed at Brock.

Brock brief looks at affordability of child care for Niagara families

Brock brief looks at affordability of child care for Niagara families

A mother in the Niagara Region would have to earn almost $38,000 a year to feel that it was affordable to return to work after having just one child.

Niagara River water quality improved significantly over last 25 years: policy brief

Niagara River water quality improved significantly over last 25 years: policy brief

Long-standing pollution in the Niagara River and its many effects have been reported ever since Great Lakes-focused cleanup efforts began in 1987. Although water quality has improved significantly, toxins continue to be present in the surrounding ecosystem, resulting in loss of fish and wildlife habitats, degradation of water organisms, restrictions on eating fish, and beach postings.

Consequences of poverty cost Niagara $1.38 billion a year: policy brief

Consequences of poverty cost Niagara $1.38 billion a year: policy brief

Everyone knows that living in poverty hurts the people directly affected. But a new economic analysis shows that the consequences of poverty are hurting everyone in Niagara - to the tune of $1.38 billion each year in lost productivity, disproportionate health care expenses, and other direct and indirect costs.

Educators, public need to change attitudes towards children living in poverty

Educators, public need to change attitudes towards children living in poverty

Educators and the general public must avoid viewing children from low-income families as lacking, says recent research from the Niagara Community Observatory.

Farmers markets an economic, social boon to Niagara: report

Farmers markets an economic, social boon to Niagara: report

Farmers markets in Niagara are more than just a pretty face. They attract money, build communities, and encourage the development of new businesses.

Time is now to examine regional council: NCO

Time is now to examine regional council: NCO

The next municipal election is a few years away, but the Niagara Community Observatory recommends we look at our regional structure now.

Observatory examines representation on municipal councils

Observatory examines representation on municipal councils

The Niagara Community Observatory will release a report on representation on municipal councils this week.

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