Articles from September, 2010

Candidates: Hamilton Not Doing Enough to Encourage Urban Reinvestment
Candidates express dissatisfaction with 'antiquated' zoning rules, regulations and charges that deter business investment in older neighbourhoods.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 30, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (20 comments)

20 Reasons to Stop Aerotropolis
Hamiltonians for Progressive Development releases 20 arguments against the City's planned Airport Employment Growth District.
by RTH Staff
Published September 28, 2010 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (37 comments)

Fletcher: No Alternative to Rezoning for Pearl Company
Al Fletcher explains the City's position on the Pearl Company's zoning predicament.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 24, 2010 in Special Report: Pearl Company (54 comments)

Demise of The Pearl Company
It's puzzling that City Hall would actively discourage such an excellent example of adaptive reuse for an abandoned industrial building.
by Michael Cumming
Published September 24, 2010 in Special Report: Pearl Company (17 comments)

Supercrawl and Open Streets Hamilton
James North is wide-open this weekend, with the epic annual Supercrawl on Saturday, followed by the second Open Streets Hamilton on Sunday.
by RTH Staff
Published September 24, 2010 in Events (4 comments)

Ward 3 Candidates Respond To Pearl Company Situation
All of the candidates running against Bernie Morelli in Ward 3 who responded to Raise the Hammer say they would actively work to keep the Pearl Company open.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published September 23, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (31 comments)

We Need to Do More
Notes from Terry Cooke's speech to the Mayor's Luncheon.
by Terry Cooke
Published September 23, 2010 in Cover (12 comments)

Debating the Everyman Mayoral Candidate
Torontonians in 2010 seem to want a mayor to stand up for the little guy. It's shame that, for today at least, the little guy was unable to take a stand.
by Ben Bull
Published September 22, 2010 in Accidental Activist (20 comments)

A Bridge too Farr: Questioning the Campaign Against Cormorants
Submerging Farr Island to deter cormorants may fulfill special interests, but it will create a large black mark against Hamilton's record of environmental integrity and local biodiversity.
by Paul Glendenning
Published September 22, 2010 in Opinion (33 comments)

Pearl Company Owners Giving Up
Any 'process' that effectively prevents property owners from investing in improving their property and using it for purposes that actually improve their neighbourhood is a failure that needs to be discarded.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 21, 2010 in Special Report: Pearl Company (68 comments)

Citizens' Forum on Area Rating
Area rating of property taxes affects all of us. The Citizens' Forum is an innovative attempt to do citizen engagement on area rating in a more meaningful, productive way.
by Paul Johnson
Published September 21, 2010 in Feature (5 comments)

LRT is the Future, But Let's Also Respect the Past
With Hamilton's LRT plan, we're actually bringing an old idea back. Why in the world did the city remove it in the first place?
by Rene Gauthier
Published September 19, 2010 in Commentary (13 comments)

Game Gamer Gaming Gamey Games
Life is a game and everything else is a game within the game. All games should be fun and fair, but that's rarely the case, which is the way the game goes, I guess.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 19, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Introducing the RTH Election Site
Follow the candidates and issues for the 2010 Municipal Election on the new RTH Elections website.
by RTH Staff
Published September 17, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (34 comments)

Late, Outrageous, Insulting: A Book Review of the Ticats' Newest Work of Fiction
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have some fun with numbers in their study of economic benefits associated with the football club and associated companies.
by Graham Crawford
Published September 16, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (68 comments)

Committee Of The Whole Meeting To Discuss MIP Site September 14
An important Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting will be held Tuesday, September 14 to discuss the recommendation of placing the Pan Am Games Stadium at the McMaster Innovation Park.
by RTH Staff
Published September 13, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (29 comments)

Renovated Market Will Hold Fewer Stalls
With fewer stalls in a renovated Farmers' Market, the City will prioritize which vendors can still fit with a scoring system that encourages local farmers over wholesalers.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 13, 2010 in Downtown Bureau (32 comments)

This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
A letter writer decries the bad behaviour of some Ticat fans after the Labour Day Classic.
by Letter to the Editor
Published September 13, 2010 in Letters (23 comments)

Looking in a Mirror in Buffalo, NY
Hamilton, like Buffalo, should avoid being cynical because of past events and worrying about what other people think. Instead, we need to remain focused on our goals.
by Dave Serafini
Published September 10, 2010 in Commentary (13 comments)

Stadium Compromise Still Needs Vision
While much of the community is breathing a sigh of relief that the Ticats and the City are again talking, no one should celebrate yet, because we cannot be sure that the parties truly understand the consequences of their decisions over the last number of
by Keanin Loomis
Published September 09, 2010 in Signs of Life (114 comments)

Some Counsel for Council
On the eve of the 2010 election, here 15 simple and personal suggestions that Council could follow to ensure more productive meetings and more representative governance.
by Graham Crawford
Published September 08, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (26 comments)

Bob Bratina's West Harbour Support Timeline
We've created an interactive chart that allows you to explore the positions of Bob Bratina on the Pan Am Games stadium location.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published September 08, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (17 comments)

Labour-Saving Day
Resource scarcity isn't a problem for five, ten, or fifteen years down the road. For a lot of people in Ontario, It's here now.
by Jason Allen
Published September 07, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (15 comments)

Toronto Needs More Sidewalk Love
It's tough being a pedestrian in Toronto. When did two feet get such short shrift?
by Ben Bull
Published September 05, 2010 in Accidental Activist (14 comments)

St Paul's Anglican Church, Middleport, and Wooden Ecclesiology
The survival of St. Paul's, a wooden church built in the late 19th century, is quite remarkable and it is worth visiting for its expression of the ecclesiological principles of Anglican Church design.
by Malcolm Thurlby
Published September 05, 2010 in Architecture (2 comments)

The Unending Stadium Debate and the Unflappable Mayor
The entire Pan Am stadium saga has been like watching a classic Grey Cup game. Our G.M., coach, and starting quarterback, Hamilton Mayor, Fred Eisenberger, has done a fine job.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 03, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (83 comments)

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