Articles from August, 2010

Steel, Cycling, and Steeltown
Hamilton's current industrial base will not survive the end of the automobile era. Bicycles could help save it.
by Undustrial
Published August 31, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (27 comments)

Is LRT Really Worth It?
An alternative perspective on the future of rapid transit in Hamilton.
by Ray Lawlor
Published August 31, 2010 in Opinion (31 comments)

Interview with Mayor Eisenberger on MIP Stadium Site
In a telephone interview with RTH, Mayor Fred Eisenberger shared his thoughts on the McMaster Innovation Park location that has emerged recently as a possible alternative to the West Harbour.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 30, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (56 comments)

Chamberlain: 'Absolutely Foolhardy' to Build Stadium at Innovation Park
Mark Chamberlain says that building a stadium on lands earmarked for new-economy businesses would actually "detract from the city's economic agenda" in the MIP by crowding out more valuable spinoff investments.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 30, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (29 comments)

Bob Young's Letter to Mayor Eisenberger on Aberdeen-Longwood Site
Text of Bob Young's letter to Mayor Eisenberger regarding a possible Pan Am stadium in the Aberdeen-Longwood area.
by RTH Staff
Published August 30, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (67 comments)

The First Rule of Bargaining
It may well be that if Council had demonstrated the same solidarity as the Ticats management and been willing, from the start, to walk away from a bad deal, the Ticats might have handled their end of the negotiations differently.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 27, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (89 comments)

Stop and Think Before Capitulating on Stadium
What level of net income should the taxpayers of Hamilton assist the Ticat organization to realize? What level of investment should we provide to assist the Ticat organization to realize this level of net income?
by Graham Crawford
Published August 27, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (88 comments)

A Case for Municipal Electoral Reform
Ensuring that our political system is representative means periodically revisiting the method we use to choose representatives, especially after electoral results that undermine the legitimacy of the system.
by Chris Erl
Published August 26, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (17 comments)

Seven Election Issues for Candidates to Consider
The next term is not going to be an easy one for those who are elected. Candidates should be prepared to understand and have a position on the major issues that Council will have to face.
by Daniel Rodrigues
Published August 26, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (10 comments)

Urban Bounty
Hamilton is almost uniquely suited in terms of geography, climate, and natural soil quality to provide much of its own food within its own borders.
by Jason Allen
Published August 25, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (6 comments)

Amid Denials, Questions Remain Over Political Interference
While Mayor Eisenberger parses words over whether the Province made an offer to support the East Mountain, the question remains: why were higher levels of government trying to influence the city's decision?
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 23, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (45 comments)

Two Heritage Churches in Dundas, Part 2: Knox Presbyterian Church
The Gothic style was chosen for its Christian associations, but it was used it a manner that was distinctly different from the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches of Dundas.
by Candace Iron and Malcolm Thurlby
Published August 20, 2010 in Architecture (2 comments)

Our City, Our Future Thanks Supporters
Most of all, we thank you, the ordinary citizens who spoke up to defend our city and our future.
by RTH Staff
Published August 12, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (111 comments)

Nuclear Renaissance Poses Threat
More and more nations could take the known and proven civil-to-military route for building nuclear weapons.
by Andrew McKillop
Published August 11, 2010 in Commentary (10 comments)

Open Letter to Council: We Continue To Support You
The Our City, Our Future campaign sent the following open letter to Hamilton City Council and Mayor Eisenberger.
by RTH Staff
Published August 09, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (61 comments)

Our City, Our Future Summary Report
The summary report from the Our City, Our Future campaign has been released.
by RTH Staff
Published August 08, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (46 comments)

Video From Rally, Roundtable
These videos were taken at Saturday's Rally for the West Harbour, and Friday's "Building Hamilton's Future" Roundtable.
by RTH Staff
Published August 08, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (23 comments)

Staff Report: East Mountain More Costly, More Risky, Diverts Economic Development Funds
A staff report released for the August 10th, Committee of the Whole confirms media reports that the East Mountain stadium would costs tens of millions of dollars more than one built in the West Harbour location.
by RTH Staff
Published August 06, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (40 comments)

Is the Mayor Leading the West Harbour Side?
Saturday's West Harbour rally is an opportunity for the Mayor to coalesce a worthy movement around his leadership. The crowd will be in no mood to hear diplomatic triteness.
by Keanin Loomis
Published August 06, 2010 in Opinion (19 comments)

(Dis)connected
We're all connected, in some way or another, to everyone and everything. Alternatively, each of us is completely detached; a disconnected, unconnected, stand-alone entity: a stadium in the middle of nowhere.
by Kevin Somers
Published August 04, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (21 comments)

An Affordable 25,000 Seat Stadium
Why couldn't we build a 25,000 seat stadium at West Harbour for $102 million?
by RTH Staff
Published August 03, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (23 comments)

Rethinking Security In The New Nuclear Age
Who would or could "step in" during a civil war in a country with sizable nuclear facilities, involving only national participants or communities, to prevent worst-case damage to its nuclear plants ?
by Andrew McKillop
Published August 03, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (10 comments)

Open Letter to Council: We Support You
We are not here to bully or threaten you. We are here to show you the passion, desire, and vision we want for Hamilton and to help you make it a reality.
by RTH Staff
Published August 02, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (29 comments)

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