Doug Griffiths, Community Therapist

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Latest from our Blog

It’s Time to Address the Real Risks

By Doug Griffiths, Community Builder What kinds of risk does your community face? I bet your first thought went to assessing the likelihood of a flood, a fire, or a tornado hitting your community. Those disasters certainly do get our attention, but the greatest risks our communities face are often ignored. I also bet when […]

Messy Neighbourhoods

By Preston Pouteaux, Into the Neighbourhood Elbow deep in new soil, and tending to bad sun-burns, I’m surprised that gardening has become one of our favourite activities. My wife and I love to root around, pull up weeds, move the sprinkler here and there, and add nutrients to our new little plants. Often we’re enthusiastically […]

Driving – Community Changes

By Doug Griffiths, Community Builder A lot of folks think autonomous vehicles are far from dominating our highways. However, the average of estimates predicts a 35% increase in autonomous vehicles within 10 years, and 85% within 15 years. As much as we struggle with technology as individuals, society collectively gobbles up every new gadget and […]