Articles from November, 2008

City Hall or City Mall? A Vision of Transformation for Our Core
Rather than spending exorbitant sums fixing up 71 Main Street West, the City can purchase City Centre and transform it into a downtown City Hall that immerses Council and staff in the city.
by Sean Burak
Published November 26, 2008 in Special Report: City Hall (58 comments)

New Centre Mall Locks In Sprawl Development
If the city wants to shift development to the urban model, it needs to help investors and builders make the jump away from the sprawl model with which they're already familiar.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 26, 2008 in Editorial (13 comments)

What's Up With Fluoride?
My take on water fluoridation, based on current scientific knowledge, is that the benefits outweigh the risks.
by Ted Mitchell
Published November 26, 2008 in Ideas (45 comments)

2009 City of Hamilton Budget: A Perfect Storm?
Meeting budgetary challenges during an economic slowdown requires political leadership and a tolerance for change that improves service delivery rather than preserving the status quo.
by Bob Robertson
Published November 26, 2008 in Special Report: Municipal Budget (6 comments)

Toward Sustainable Financing for the City Budget
The city should be looking for savings in the fixed operating budget and exploiting revenue streams from existing bylaws.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published November 26, 2008 in Special Report: Municipal Budget (4 comments)

The Rights of Women as Casualties of War
Equality between the genders is not only an act of virtue, but also a sound strategy for a brighter future for any nation, rich or poor.
by Ramzy Baroud
Published November 26, 2008 in Opinion (0 comments)

RATDROP: An Exploration of Altitude, Liberty and the Inevitable Heaviness of Being
It's a constitutional right to own a jet that exceeds the sound barrier, burns a fantastic amount of fuel for what can only be short range flights, has no significant space for luggage, and can be fitted for weapons of mass destruction.
by Mark Fenton
Published November 26, 2008 in Photo Essay (4 comments)

Talkin' Hockey
Jim Balsille, a brilliant billionaire, wants to put an NHL team in Hamilton, but the league, led by Gary Betteman, says no, as they consider Las Vegas and Kansas City.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 26, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

City Hall Rally Draws 150 Supporters
A rally on Saturday to maintain City Hall's heritage value has launched a citizen campaign to sponsor the added cost of using limestone instead of concrete for the building's facade.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 26, 2008 in Special Report: City Hall (17 comments)

Architects Express Support for City Hall
A number of architects have expressed support for efforts to maintain an architecturally significant facade on Hamilton's City Hall.
by RTH Staff
Published November 26, 2008 in Special Report: City Hall (0 comments)

City Hall Photo Tour
Hamilton City Hall is a national landmark. Let's preserve it properly while we have the chance.
by Jason Leach
Published November 26, 2008 in Special Report: City Hall (3 comments)

Postcards from Thunder Bay
What's with the grumpy Tunder Bay locals being down on their town?
by Ben Bull
Published November 26, 2008 in Accidental Activist (45 comments)

Downtown Update
Decisions, dilemmas and drive-thrus downtown could demolish our doldrums or derail our developments.
by RTH Staff
Published November 26, 2008 in Downtown Bureau (26 comments)

Help Develop Hamilton's Truck Route Master Plan
If we want to restore the downtown, our new truck route policy must divert through transport trucks out of downtown streets and onto our ring highway system.
by Jason Leach
Published November 26, 2008 in Downtown Bureau (3 comments)

Fisher Delivers During Live Recording
There's no pretense here, just solid songwriting. In sickness and in health, Fisher delivers.
by Amy Kenny
Published November 04, 2008 in Reviews (0 comments)

Three Inconvenient Things
There are three nasty sources of air pollution very close to home that nobody seems to recognize as a problem.
by Ted Mitchell
Published November 04, 2008 in Ideas (13 comments)

Album Review: Jackson Square by Arkells
Hard-hitting, melodic, bluesy rock with crisp guitars, driving bass and bombastic drums: hot damn, these guys are good!
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 04, 2008 in Reviews (2 comments)

Hello, I'm over Here
When will society view people in terms of their skills, gifts and abilities instead of their differences?
by Norma LaForme
Published November 04, 2008 in Commentary (3 comments)

Civic Advocacy: A Brief Primer
Build relationships, find common ground, and focus on campaigns that are concrete and winnable.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 04, 2008 in Editorial (28 comments)

Moving Forward on Hamilton's LRT Initiative
The City cannot reasonably expect the province to pay 100 percent of the capital costs for light rail. Why is LRT important, and yet not important enough to warrant any City contribution?
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published November 04, 2008 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Lost Word, Lost Image: Photo Tour of a Sentence
All literature is about loss, and Malcolm Lowry and Proust are each exceptional in their hourly agonizing over, and meticulous accounting of loss.
by Mark Fenton
Published November 04, 2008 in Photo Essay (2 comments)

Who Do You Owe?
Everybody owes. Graduating students, ostensibly enlightened, are increasingly burdened by banks or Alma Mater. Mortgage-poor is a modern malady more common than mumps and measles combined.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 04, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Anxiety
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 04, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Farmers Market Renovation Process Painfully Slow
One only needs to look at old photos of our market and market square to realize how much we've sacrificed in this city for the privilege of high speed commuter and truck traffic.
by Jason Leach
Published November 04, 2008 in Downtown Bureau (6 comments)

Three Movies and a Restaurant
Ben got to enjoy (or not) these little treats last week as he took some time off work.
by Ben Bull
Published November 04, 2008 in Reviews (0 comments)

Political Ideology is Simplistic and Naive
A response to the argument that the best way to help the poor is to stop helping them.
by Ben Bull
Published November 04, 2008 in Accidental Activist (12 comments)

World Food Day: Global Crises' Double Standards
Those who cried foul every time a Third World government dared intervene in their national economy said nothing as the US, the UK and others defied every rule of the free market economy.
by Ramzy Baroud
Published November 04, 2008 in Opinion (0 comments)

Enough Already!
Say what you want about whether the recent Canadian election was a waste of time; at worst it was only a waste of 35 days.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 04, 2008 in Editorial (2 comments)

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