Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Kitchener-Waterloo by-election

Longtime Progressive Conservative MPP Elizabeth Witmer is resigning as MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo, leaving the door open to a snap byelection which could shift the balance of power at Queen’s Park. In the October 6, 2011 election, Witmer won the seat … Continue reading

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Our pedestrian map, redux by Patrick Cain The Toronto Medical Officer of Health’s report calling for lower speed limits drew on many sources; one was our pedestrian safety accident map from last fall,in which we mashed up a decade’s worth … Continue reading

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Mapping turnout in Alberta

by Patrick Cain Alberta saw the highest turnout in a generation for their dramatic election yesterday – more voters (56.9%) came to the polls than in any election since 1993. Our map this morning shows turnout in all 87 ridings. … Continue reading

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Mapping fatal MVAs

Following our story on Toronto’s worst intersections for motor vehicle accidents, it turned out to be very easy to use our ten-year accident database to turn out a Fusion Tables map of fatal accidents where the victim was a driver … Continue reading

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Mapping marijuana grow houses

by Patrick Cain We’ve mapped marijuana grow operations in Toronto before, but this year’s iteration is more ambitious:  – First, we took the fresh 2011 census data and our census tract boundary set, mashed that up with several years’ worth … Continue reading

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Mapping penitentiaries

by Patrick Cain Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to announce announced today the closure of two federal prisons: the Leclerc Institution near Montreal and the venerable Kingston Penitentiary, which opened in 1835. Leslie and I mapped all of … Continue reading

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USA Today: Ghost factories

By Leslie Young Neat new interactive feature from USA Today: Ghost Factories. It’s an investigation of old smelting factory sites across the USA. I’m impressed by the investigation, the map, and even with how after you click on an individual … Continue reading

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