Another Burlington Pollinator Paradise Threatened by Anti-Environmental By-Law

Doreen Nicoll, Published August 16, 2019
It's time for the City of Burlington to stop destroying naturalized landscapes and to devise a plan to educate residents on the benefits of getting rid of their outdated, high-maintenance, grass-covered yards.
Healing Gaia | 2 Comments

It's Time to Make Hamilton Safe from Hate

Laura Babcock and Graham Crawford, Published August 15, 2019
Our city's front porch is considered a threatening environment, and our inertia in the face of rising extremism has allowed this threat to grow.
Special Report: Extremism | 11 Comments

'We Have Reason to Believe'

Cameron Kroetsch, Published August 15, 2019
While Hamilton Police continue to make an example of anti-fascist demonstrators, the crisis of escalating white supremacism is on our doorstep and things aren't getting better.
Special Report: Extremism | 15 Comments

City of Burlington Threatens Naturalized Pollinator Paradise

Doreen Nicoll, Published August 15, 2019
Despite declaring a climate emergency, the City of Burlington continues to threaten a property that has been naturalized to sequester carbon and support local widlife threatened with extinction.
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Standing Against Hate at Hamilton's City Hall

Graham Crawford, Published August 12, 2019
What I saw and heard continue to make me question the judgment used in dealing with marginalized communities by Hamilton Police.
Special Report: Extremism

The Powers that Be Will Not Help Us

Paul Glendenning, Published August 12, 2019
Once again, the police arrested an anti-fascist counter-protester while standing by as a fascist drove a bus onto the sidewalk and assaulted someone.
Special Report: Extremism | 2 Comments

Realizing the Goal of No Hate in the Hammer

Nicole Smith, Published August 12, 2019
We can and must do everything in our power to speak up for love and inclusion, and intervene whenever possible to protect targets of hate.
Special Report: Extremism

Hamilton Community Benefits Network: Ensuring LRT Benefits Are Shared Widely

Karl Andrus, Published August 12, 2019
HBCN has an exciting opportunity to pressure for real change: decent work, inclusionary housing, and community-driven demands for investment in the people of Hamilton, not just property.
Special Report: Light Rail | 1 Comment

Electric Vehicles are Not the Climate Solution

John Loukidelis, Published July 30, 2019
There's a lot more to transportation-related carbon emissions than tailpipe exhaust, and merely swapping electric vehicles for internal combustion will not be enough to save our civilization.
Special Report: Climate Change | 3 Comments

Citizens Unite to Protect Water and Naturalized Space

Doreen Nicoll, Published July 25, 2019
From water extraction in Wellington County to quarrying in Milton, citizens are standing up to corporate interests and demanding legislation to protect our natural shared assets.
Healing Gaia | 1 Comment

The Promised Land: Steinbeck Through Song

Doreen Nicoll, Published July 20, 2019
Promised Land takes audiences on a journey across America, utilizing novelist John Steinbeck's artistic and personal musings on the struggle to realize the American dream.
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International Shows at Hamilton Fringe Festival

Brian Morton, Published July 19, 2019
Several shows playing at this year's Hamilton Fringe Festival are international in origin.
Arts and Music

Safe, Welcoming Space at Neighbour to Neighbour

Jason Allen, Published July 19, 2019
If you're looking to be an ally to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, supporting the work of Neighbour to Neighbour may be a good place to start.
Commentary | 7 Comments

We Can't Move Forward Without Dialogue

Nicole Smith, Published July 19, 2019
The community crisis over rising fascism can be addressed by meeting with the Mayor, councillors, police representatives, and other key people who can work together on a plan of action.
Opinion | 7 Comments

Un/Tied Shoes: Expressing Identity Outside the Mainstream

Doreen Nicoll, Published July 19, 2019
Society has grown more accepting of trans and non-binary people, but the issues they face are still often neglected or misunderstood.
Healing Gaia | 1 Comment

Public Art has Public Benefits

Dawn Cattapan, Published July 11, 2019
Public art events like Concrete Canvas can lead to a multitude of benefits for Hamilton. However, it requires aligned policy and investment for the impact to be long-lasting.
Arts and Music | 1 Comment

Hamilton's Escalating Fascism Fiasco: A Timeline

Chris Farias, Published July 05, 2019
Everything has been happening so fast, it is difficult to stay on top of what has been going on with respect to Pride, fascism and the political response in Hamilton.
Special Report: Extremism | 2 Comments

Save Our Services: Finding a New Home for Wesley Day Centre

Nicole Smith, Published July 05, 2019
We need to continue struggling for what is right for our whole community and ensure we take care of our most vulnerable.
Events

Hamilton Is Not a Safe Space

Myke Hutchings, Published June 27, 2019
Those who remain complacent in the face of hatred and violence show their tacit approval of the status quo. Period.
Special Report: Extremism | 2 Comments

Take Time to Learn About Indigenous Culture

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 27, 2019
This year I encourage Canadians to spend the next 17 days exploring and understanding Indigenous life in Canada.
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