Truth, Faith and Impartiality

Maureen Wilson, Published September 18, 2017
It is dangerous when those seeking political office use ward boundaries not as a tool to engage the electorate in a discussion of representative principles but as a means to spew division, segregation and mistrust.
Special Report: Ward Boundaries

Greg's Ride is Coming to Hamilton: Why It Matters, and Why You Should Go

Justin Jones, Published September 14, 2017
We've moved it to Hamilton to celebrate the City's growing cycling culture and because it's a place where staff and Board members have strong connections.
Special Report: Cycling | 7 Comments

Waterloo LRT Vehicle at Bombardier Plant

Chris Drew, Published September 12, 2017
While the manufacturer of Hamilton's LRT LRV is not settled yet, this picture is just a quick visual of what a future Hamilton LRV will approximately look like.
Special Report: Light Rail | 2 Comments

This is an Excellent Time to Talk About Global Warming

Ryan McGreal, Published September 08, 2017
There are still people who believe that the science is ambiguous, or that the scientific community is divided, or even that there is some kind of evil conspiracy on the part of scientists to dupe the public into believing that global warming is happening.
Special Report: Climate Change | 6 Comments

The Shame and Blame Game

Maureen Wilson, Published September 07, 2017
Instead of critiquing a father's decision to let his kids use public transit, we should be talking about the critical importance of public space and social connectedness.
Commentary | 1 Comment

Hamilton Needs to Take Flood Risk More Seriously

Michael Nabert, Published September 07, 2017
Cities like Hamilton cannot afford to continue paying lip service to climate change while maintaining policies guaranteed to make it worse.
Special Report: Climate Change

Saying Goodbye to the Conservative Party of Canada

John Neary, Published September 07, 2017
The Conservative Party of Canada in 2017 is appealing to the worst parts of our nature, with no actual conservatism.
Commentary | 1 Comment

Piecemeal Two-Way Conversions on Hughson, King William

Ryan McGreal, Published August 23, 2017
Hughson Street North will be switched to two-way between Wilson Street and Barton Street East, and King William Street will be switched to two-way between John Street North and Mary Street.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 5 Comments

Waterfront Trail Has Re-Opened

Ryan McGreal, Published August 21, 2017
Hamiltonians can once again use the Waterfront Trail between Bayfront Park and Princess Point again after three and a half months of closure.
Local News

More Clarification on Electromagnetic Fields and Transit

Chris Drew, Published August 21, 2017
Some folks love to peddle conspiracy theories as part of their opposition to transit expansion and the topic of 'wires' comes up.
Special Report: Light Rail | 1 Comment

A Better Way to Remember History's Oppressors

Tom Shea, Published August 21, 2017
Public historical monuments are important. They can and should be powerful tools to help us remember and contextualize our shared history. But they should be unambiguous about refusing to celebrate the bad men of history.
Commentary | 2 Comments

Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process

Margaret Lindsay Holton, Published August 18, 2017
The mission of this book is to re-establish an appreciation of the casting process, past and present, and they take the reader on a whirlwind tour of history and materials to do it.
Reviews | 5 Comments

Festival of Friends: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Updated

Ryan Barath, Published August 09, 2017
Overall, it was a huge success to have the Festival back in Gage Park, but a few issues represent opportunities for improvement next year.
Commentary | 6 Comments

Open Letter: LRT Privatization is Privatization

Eric Tuck, Published August 09, 2017
When you take what is currently a wholly owned and delivered not-for-profit public service and turn it into a profit-driven service delivered by private corporations, there's a name for that.
Opinion | 9 Comments

Seeing Hamilton Through Fresh Eyes

Michelle Martin, Published August 04, 2017
A newcomer to Hamilton makes an important observation about people with disabilities.

Ministry Approves Hamilton LRT Environmental Report

Ryan McGreal, Published August 03, 2017
With this approval as part of the Environmental Assessment process, the project can move forward to a request for proposals to build and operate the line.
Special Report: Light Rail | 13 Comments

Transportation Lessons for Hamilton from Ottawa

Jason Allen, Published August 01, 2017
A weekend in Ottawa as an urban mobility tourist provided lots of examples of a city doing public transportation right.
Special Report: Transit | 5 Comments

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 4: Through a Teenaged Lens Refocused

Karl Andrus, Published July 31, 2017
Looking back now, I wonder the type of person I might be if I was raised on the fast food and meals to go that a single working mother would be forced to feed me.
Special Report: A Welfare Diary | 3 Comments

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 3: Welfare Diary Revisited

Karl Andrus, Published July 31, 2017
This is the original text of A Welfare Diary Revisited, published on Saturday, December 21, 1991 in The Hamilton Spectator.
Special Report: A Welfare Diary

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 2: A Welfare Diary

Karl Andrus, Published July 31, 2017
This is the original text of A Welfare Diary, published on Saturday, June 15, 1991 in The Hamilton Spectator.
Special Report: A Welfare Diary

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