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In our annual Year in Review article, we summarize some of the behind the scenes work we've done this year (including hiring a new editor and wrangler for our feature articles!), provide you with a handy list of all the feature articles from 2006, and catch up on some comings and goings in the field from the end of last year. From all of us at the Ontario Health Promotion Email Bulletin, thanks to our many contributors and readers for a fantastic 2006 and our best wishes to you for 2007!


OPC's Health Promotion Blog


OPC has launched a new website: a blog!

It will cover health promotion news headlines (things too ephemeral for
OHPE and our French-language newsletter, Le Bloc-Notes) as well as
information about things OPC has done, things we've put on our other
websites, things we want to alert people to, things we're thinking
about, press releases, and more. 

The blog is in both English and French at

WinterActive 2007


Get ready for WinterActive 2007--this year's campaign is rapidly approaching.

New and exciting this year are the Community, Fitness and School
Challenges. Every community, school and organization in Ontario is
invited to enter the WinterActive Challenges.  And, it is easy to
become involved.  Simply organize an event or program that
encourages participation in physical activity or sport and you are
eligible to register in the Challenges.

New Resource--This Is Smart Growth


The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the
Smart Growth Network are releasing "This Is Smart Growth." This new
publication illustrates how communities can turn their visions, values,
and aspirations into reality, using smart growth techniques to improve
the quality of development. It describes how, when done well,
development can help create more economic opportunities, build great
places where people want to live and visit, preserve the qualities
people love about their communities, and protect environmental


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