Category Archives: Our map/data projects

OxyContin’s gone, but Canada’s pill-popping problem is worse than ever

Patrick Cain The top story on the relaunched site today, by the Investigative Data Desk’s Anna Mehler Paperny, is a disturbing look at addictive painkillers: A year after provincial governments clamped down on the most notorious name in prescription-drug abuse, … Continue reading

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Data/interactives on the relaunched globalnews.ca

Patrick Cain The whole globalnews.ca group of sites relaunched this morning with a responsive-design system on the front end and WordPress VIP on the back end. It went about as smoothly as these things can. Most of the last week … Continue reading

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Toronto pedestrians: TV component

Here’s how the pedestrian safety story looked on TV: http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/swf/GlobalNewsEmbedPlayer.swf?player.width=609&player.height=342&player.overlayImageUrl=&pid=Uzl4CCDafLnjr8V_muVZPen2zCD05UNj&show=NewsHour&episode=&season=&cliptitle=Troubling+Statistics Today and November 30 are tied for the worst days for pedestrian accidents, so be careful out there. Cross-posted from patrickcain.ca

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Time-based interactive of Toronto’s Second World War dead

We’ve renewed the Poppy File map concept* this year with a time-based visualization, programmed by globalnews.ca developer Nathan Arnold, a developer here, of deaths by month. Events like Dieppe and the Normandy campaign fill the map suddenly with points. The … Continue reading

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Ontario campaign finance

We produced an extensive data visualization yesterday of the emerging details of the campaign-finance side of Ontario’s election. Contribution data is now public through the date of the election. It’s not a complete picture, since donors can give to parties’ … Continue reading

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Parking

In the rush last week, I didn’t post ourstory/map package on Toronto’s parking ticket hot spots. Hospitals as in 2008, turned out to be a hotbed of parking tickets – Sunnybrook was at the top of the list for the … Continue reading

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