Articles from October, 2006

Straight Talk About Clean Air
The federal Conservatives want to change the environmental focus from a climate change strategy to a clean air strategy. I'm with Mr. Harper on this one, if he really means it.
by Ted Mitchell
Published October 20, 2006 in Ideas (7 comments)

Downtown Update
Jason tramps around the city and gathers a scintillating flotilla of ephemera in his grasp.
by Jason Leach
Published October 20, 2006 in Downtown Bureau (6 comments)

New Hamilton Spectator Format
I'm used to getting something with substance on the front page. Now, just when a story seems to be getting somewhere , it ends with no insight or further depth.
by Jason Leach
Published October 20, 2006 in Reviews (12 comments)

Platitudes Don't Fill Plates
We spend hundreds of millions of dollars blasting through rock and building massive concrete overpasses but cannot afford to feed the hungry.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 20, 2006 in Digital Kayak (0 comments)

Less Pageantry, More Policy
The issues so far have been lame ducks. Let's hear a mayoral candidate talk about what it is a city leader and municipal government can do to make Hamilton great again.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 20, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (1 comment)

A Word in Edgewise
Regardless of what happened on Tuesday night's mayoral candidates debate, the Spectator decided early on which candidates are "high profile" enough to warrant coverage.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Mayoral Candidate Accuses Newspaper of Favouritism
Diane Elms accused the Hamilton Spectator of playing favourites after Mayor Larry Di Ianni received advanced notice of an upcoming article on positive public attitudes toward the economy.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (3 comments)

Bridging the Divide
Without leadership that promotes a climate of compromise and brings all parties representing differing visions together, Hamilton's political divide could become entrenched.
by Paul Shaker
Published October 20, 2006 in Opinion (12 comments)

Leading Hamilton to a Healthy Future
We need to challenge some of the current "accepted" practices in favour of more balanced and sustainable ideas that benefit more than an influential few.
by Paul Glendenning
Published October 20, 2006 in Opinion (0 comments)

Where is the Leadership In Energy Policy?
In the United States, fuel efficiency standards have not been raised for passenger cars since 1985. That's 21 years!
by Letter to the Editor
Published October 20, 2006 in Letters (1 comment)

Someone To Vote For
Brian McHattie, a genuine naturalist, environmentalist, and humanist, brings fresh air to the sprawl, mall, and pave-it-all mentality that permeates most elected offices, especially around here.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 20, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Lister Deal Leaves Unanswered Questions
How were people convinced to change from hating the condition of the building to hating the building itself?
by Graham Crawford
Published October 20, 2006 in Special Report: Lister Block (2 comments)

Why Did You Run?
Candidates for City Council explain why they decided to run for office.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

The Five Most Important Things
For this issue, we have asked the candidates to share their ideas on how to improve the city.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (2 comments)

The Middle Finger of Progress
If high-rise towers are building for the future, what kind of future are we building?
by Ben Bull
Published October 20, 2006 in Accidental Activist (5 comments)

Mayor
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (4 comments)

Ward 1
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (7 comments)

Ward 2
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (3 comments)

Ward 3
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (11 comments)

Ward 4
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Ward 7
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Ward 8
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Ward 9
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Ward 10
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Ward 11
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Ward 12 (Ancaster)
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (2 comments)

Ward 13 (Dundas)
Candidates describe the five most important actions they would take to improve Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (0 comments)

Why We Act, Part II
It's time sensible people made the decisions.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 06, 2006 in Digital Kayak (0 comments)

High Interest: Protecting the Illegitimate Profits of Payday Lenders
The payday loan industry is booming, but the interest they charge is against the law. Now they want the law changed - or they'll be out of business.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 06, 2006 in Cover (8 comments)

Parking and Suburbanization Downtown
The solution for an ailing downtown is to become denser and more urban.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 06, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

US Democracy Under Threat
The global economy is set to start shrinking as the supply of oil goes into decline. Big business will fight ruthlessly to protect their share of the pie.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 06, 2006 in US Politics (3 comments)

A Sensible Alternative Part 2: Toward an International Energy Transition Plan
We need international and multilateral institutions and measures to deal with the terminal crisis of cheap fossil energy.
by Andrew McKillop
Published October 06, 2006 in Special Report: Peak Oil (0 comments)

Ped Versus Pod
If you are in a lobby, you'd rather be somewhere else, or have no place to go, or have reached a psychic limit and have found a momentary sanctuary midway through life's journey.
by Mark Fenton
Published October 06, 2006 in Photo Essay (2 comments)

New Lister Plan is Fairer
Jeremy Freiburger believes City Council finally "gets it" about preserving the Lister Block.
by Letter to the Editor
Published October 06, 2006 in Letters (3 comments)

A Day in the Paper
Kevin just read the news today, oh boy.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 06, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (7 comments)

Photo Tour: King and James
Jason walks down King Street and up James Street to find beauty and potential in Hamilton's much-maligned downtown core.
by Jason Leach
Published October 06, 2006 in City Life (2 comments)

Downtown Update
Jason spreads a little je ne sais quois in Ontario's burgeoning "Montreal West".
by Jason Leach
Published October 06, 2006 in Downtown Bureau (3 comments)

Community Economic Development is Everyone's Business
Community economic development has a lot to offer to Hamilton, and Hamilton has a lot it can give back.
by Jack Santa-Barbara
Published October 06, 2006 in Commentary (0 comments)

How to Be an (Accidental) Activist
I hope we can all try and put aside any frustrations we may have and replace them with hope, energy, optimism and enthusiasm.
by Ben Bull
Published October 06, 2006 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

All in All, a Super Weekend
Ben attends his first ever political party leadership polling event, and all hell breaks loose.
by Ben Bull
Published October 06, 2006 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Narrow Vision
Between the cult of predestination in the city's main newspaper and the deafening silence of some candidates, it's difficult for voters to make informed decisions.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 06, 2006 in Municipal Election 2006 (6 comments)

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