Articles from January, 2005

Steer Clear of Red Hill
I felt pretty polarized right from the get-go after checking out the site.
by Letter to the Editor
Published January 14, 2005 in Letters (0 comments)

Let's Make Real Neighbourhoods
Hamilton has not built a real neighbourhood in over fifty years. While I praise Locke Street and Concession Street for making comebacks as real neighbourhoods, Hamilton can and should do more.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published January 14, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (2 comments)

Bay Street Breaker Boxes
I saw the work crews install a matching pair of shiny steel box things on Bay Street. I thought it must be temporary - maybe they will be lowered underground. I was wrong.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published January 14, 2005 in Atrocity of the Month (0 comments)

True and False Freedoms
To most of us, true freedoms are exceedingly boring. That is, until you are held up at the border based on your surname or skin colour, or falsely accused of a crime. The stakes are suddenly very high.
by Ted Mitchell
Published January 14, 2005 in Ideas (0 comments)

Wastewater Mistreatment
For the past ten years, Hamilton has turned a blind eye to the operations at Woodward Avenue. Since the City has now regained full control of these systems, I am frightened at the prospect of what they will find.
by Roger Lambert
Published January 14, 2005 in Opinion (0 comments)

Hamilton: Open for Business, Pleasure & Fun...
Hamilton's potential is amazing, but will never be realized unless our city council determines to make the necessary and difficult choices to bring a balanced approach back to our urban neighbourhoods.
by Jason Leach
Published January 14, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (1 comment)

Hamilton's Café Scene Heats Up
I've noticed a common thread about cities that have thriving, vibrant downtown cores - an amazing café scene. It will vary from city to city, but I've yet to find a "cool" city without great coffee.
by Jason Leach
Published January 14, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (5 comments)

The End of Suburbia
Short of reading a book on the subject, this movie presents as convincing a case as I have seen that the foundation for our way of life is ready to crack.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 14, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (2 comments)

Richard Heinberg: The Party's Over and Powerdown
Richard Heinberg makes a compelling but accessible case that global oil production will probably peak within the decade. More important, he has some ideas on what to do about it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 14, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (0 comments)

Interview with Richard Heinberg
Richard Heinberg kindly agreed to an interview with Raise the Hammer on the effects peak oil production is likely to have on cities.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 14, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (2 comments)

Digging Through the Custard (Pt. I)
At the start of another new year, it seems like a good idea to look back on my first year as a Hamilton activist.
by Ben Bull
Published January 14, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Green Berets 2004 Annual Report on the City of Hamilton
We are pleased to present the Green Berets 2004 Annual Report on the City of Hamilton, to communicate our thoughts, our concerns, and our hopes for the city.
by Ben Bull
Published January 14, 2005 in Special Report (0 comments)

Braving the Tunnel
Good streets aren't created by fiat, but given fertile conditions, good streets can be 'grown' over time. If we make the necessary changes, Main Street may still bear fruit.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 14, 2005 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (2 comments)

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