Articles from April, 2006

Two Churches by Joseph Connolly in Hamilton
For this year's annual Doors Open Hamilton, take the opportunity to learn about two nineteenth century Hamilton churches.
by Malcolm Thurlby
Published April 21, 2006 in Architecture (3 comments)

Next Stop: Atlantic Station
A new infill development in Atlanta proves that many people want to live in real neighbourhoods.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 21, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Site Redesign
Raise the Hammer has a new look, streamlining the main menu and giving the Hammerblog and Word on the Street their own space.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 21, 2006 in Site Notes (3 comments)

Welcome to the Club
The Hamilton Spectator cannot get serious about supporting full public discussions until it stops functioning as a mouthpiece for those factions that want to shut the public out.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 21, 2006 in Media (1 comment)

A Row Over Row Houses
Slower car traffic and more eyes on the street will actually make Queensdale safer and more livable.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 21, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (3 comments)

On and Under
The normally affable Kevin Somers gets a few things off his chest.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 21, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Black Gold and 21st Century Monetarism
Monetarists won't let the evidence get in the way of a good, old-fashioned, economy-busting interest rate hike.
by Andrew McKillop
Published April 21, 2006 in Opinion (1 comment)

Meadowlands Power Centre: A Photographic Odyssey
Mark Fenton dares the impossible and discovers serendipity in a pedestrian walkway.
by Mark Fenton
Published April 21, 2006 in Photo Essay (9 comments)

The Village of Porlock
With some careful planning and strong leadership, even poorly designed villages like Porlock can aspire to the rationality and clean separation of the Ancaster Meadowlands.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 21, 2006 in Not to Code (12 comments)

The Right Side of the Tracks (Part 2)
It's time to look forward and give future generations a vibrant city they will be proud to call home.
by Jason Leach
Published April 21, 2006 in Special Report: Electric City (1 comment)

Hamilton CAN Kickoff
A citizen's group challenges City Hall's culture of entitlement and disdain for public input. Get ready to watch the sparks fly.
by Jason Leach
Published April 21, 2006 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

Just a Boy's Diary
A diary is a book with no discernible plot and an uncertain ending. It sounds a lot like life.
by Ben Bull
Published April 21, 2006 in Accidental Activist (2 comments)

The Nightmare is Real
Hamilton politics gets under the skin. Raise the Hammer news stories from the depths of hell haunt Ben's dreams.
by Ben Bull
Published April 21, 2006 in Accidental Activist (1 comment)

I'd Like a Second Opinion
No matter what you believe, you'll find other people to back you up, but feeling safe isn't the same as being safe.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published April 21, 2006 in Digital Kayak (2 comments)

Look, Pull ... er, Crunch?
Ben hurls himself off the side of a moving airplane. Don't try this at home, kids!
by Ben Bull
Published April 09, 2006 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Downtown Update
Jason's regular round-up of what's up downtown.
by Jason Leach
Published April 09, 2006 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

A Rainy Day in the Life
Grab your bike and take a trip downtown. Hit the waterfront, farmers market, and the historic neighbourhoods along James St. There is so much more to see when you do Hamilton by foot or bike.
by Jason Leach
Published April 09, 2006 in City Life (0 comments)

The Right Side of the Tracks (Part 1)
One of the keys to Hamilton's future lies in its past.
by Jason Leach
Published April 09, 2006 in Special Report: Electric City (12 comments)

Energy Philosophy For Entropic Times
Change has to come and will come. Peak Oil means we are going somewhere else where we could or might do better.
by Andrew McKillop
Published April 09, 2006 in Opinion (3 comments)

A Fair Trade?
Just how much are we willing to sacrifice for convenience? Quite a lot, it turns out.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 09, 2006 in Editorial (3 comments)

Big Casket: Do Box Stores Have a Future?
Whatever else happens, the days of customers driving several kilometres to the warehouse store on the edge of town are numbered.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 09, 2006 in Editorial (3 comments)

Toward a New Vision for Hamilton
No wonder city staff don't know what to do with Richard Gilbert's peak oil report; adopting it would mean throwing out most of Hamilton's long-term growth strategy.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 09, 2006 in Special Report: Electric City (5 comments)

Growing Sustainable Suburbs: An Incremental Strategy for Reconstructing Sprawl
Rather than seeking massive top-down reconstruction projects (which have so often failed in the past anyway) the authors recommend piecemeal changes.
by Lucien Steil, Nikos A. Salingaros, and Michael W. Mehaffy
Published April 09, 2006 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

The Dirt on Quitting
If you've decided to kick the pesticide habit, Katrina Simmons has some tips on how to clean house.
by Katrina Simmons
Published April 09, 2006 in Gardening (0 comments)

Our World Leaders' Response to Peak Oil
Editorial Cartoon: Our World Leaders' Response to Peak Oil
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 09, 2006 in Comic (4 comments)

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