Articles from December, 2010

Pan Am Solution: A Scalable West Harbour Stadium
It's time to bring this debate back to the original Pan Am Games opportunity - the chance to realize many of our city goals so that years from now, looking back, we will not be talking about the potential of Hamilton, we will be living it.
by Paul Shaker
Published December 31, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (76 comments)

Burlington Councillors Not Playing Along With Ticat Stadium Play
The Aldershot play is the Ticats' last-ditch attempt to wrangle a stadium that meets their goals of easy motor vehicle access, highway visibility and spinoff investment - or at least to scare Hamilton Council into reconsidering Confederation Park.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 30, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (64 comments)

Meeting to Re-Think Barton-Tiffany Land Use
A group of North End Hamiltonians has called a community meeting to discuss options for the future redevelopment of the Barton-Tiffany land in the West Harbour.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 29, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (7 comments)

Driven by Technology
On refusing to succumb to the lures of technology for the sake of it, or to embrace the mass marketing of useless little trinkets which purport to make our lives easier but only seem to make them more complicated.
by Ben Bull
Published December 22, 2010 in Accidental Activist (12 comments)

Failed Compromise Stadium Sites Reaffirm Original Choice
Council needed to be prepared to walk away from a bad stadium deal. That they weren't prepared to do this is why we look like such fools today.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 21, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (320 comments)

A Case for Confederation Park
Time to finalize a Pan Am stadium in Hamilton is fast running out. Trey Shaugnessy argues that it's time to take another look at Confederation Park.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published December 20, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (77 comments)

Market Committee Decision on Stallholder Apeals
The Hamilton Farmers' Market Transition Sub-committee released its decision on appeals filed by vendors who were not granted space in the renovated market.
by Joey Coleman
Published December 20, 2010 in Special Report (8 comments)

12ish More Days of Movies
Albert DeSantis serves up another generous helping in his increasingly inaccurately named 12ish Days series of movie reviews.
by Albert DeSantis
Published December 20, 2010 in Reviews (1 comment)

A Shortcut From Dundurn To Frid That Readers Are Strongly Advised Not To Take
Mark resolved to travel from The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton to Soccer World, on foot, as directly as the crow flies, and to hell with any obstacles between the two.
by Mark Fenton
Published December 18, 2010 in Photo Essay (7 comments)

20 Solid Albums from 2010
Here we provide you with a short list of 20 solid albums from 2010 that might make good gifts for the music lover in your life.
by Michael Borrelli
Published December 17, 2010 in Reviews (14 comments)

LRT Needs Two-Way Streets for Success
Pedestrian-friendly streets are a necessary part of transit-oriented development. If Hamilton does not successfully support transit-oriented development, our LRT project will fail.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published December 16, 2010 in Special Report: Light Rail (39 comments)

30 Minutes a Day
For your new year's resolution, resolve to spend half an hour a day doing manual, productive labour with a tangible outcome.
by Jason Allen
Published December 16, 2010 in Hardy to Zone 6 (3 comments)

James North Faultlines Reflect Ambivalent City
If we're serious about providing pathways for people to move out of poverty, we need to get better at supporting and cultivating the kinds of business startups that radicals fear are the vanguard of a yuppie invasion.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 14, 2010 in Editorial (91 comments)

A Locke Street Christmas
Perhaps the best time to enjoy Locke is on a cool, crisp day in December, when the street is decorated festively for the Christmas season and browsers line the sidewalks.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 13, 2010 in City Life (24 comments)

Uneducated Thinking
The Board of Education and the City of Hamilton consider squandering heritage and vision for expediency.
by Graham Crawford
Published December 13, 2010 in Special Report: Education (52 comments)

Maybe The Screamer
There is a lot of anxiety and frustration that accompanies sharing a small planet with six billion screaming lunatics. Who hasn't felt the need, from time to time, to scream?
by Kevin Somers
Published December 12, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (6 comments)

Farmers' Market Committee Meeting Today
The Farmers' Market Transition Subcommittee will hear appeals from stallholders whose applications were rejected, and will consider a motion instructing staff to seek additional space to accommodate more stallholders.
by RTH Staff
Published December 09, 2010 in Special Report (26 comments)

Literary Jewel on James Street Turns a New Leaf
The James Street Book Seller has called this street home for the last five years, dealing in quality used books, selected new releases from local authors, and any book your heart desires via special order.
by Jonathan Dalton
Published December 08, 2010 in City Life (11 comments)

12ish Days of Movies
Albert DeSantis watches bad movies so you don't have to. Sometimes he also watches good movies. This selection of reviews contains plenty of both.
by Albert DeSantis
Published December 08, 2010 in Reviews (0 comments)

Live Coverage of December 7 Council Meeting
Joey Coleman provides live coverage of the December 7, 2010 City Council meeting, starting at 2:00 PM.
by Joey Coleman
Published December 07, 2010 in Local News (5 comments)

Black Hole For Oil Price Policy
The 2004-2007 petro growth cycle showed that oil prices close to or above $125 a barrel can be absorbed, and these energy prices, with related non energy commodity prices, drive global growth.
by Andrew McKillop
Published December 06, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (6 comments)

Extremism and the Long Emergency
We need to consider the tendency toward anger and extremism if we want to have any hope of a peaceful stepping down of the carbon-intensive economy towards one that is more sustainable, and indeed more fair.
by Jason Allen
Published December 06, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (19 comments)

Resilience and Stoicism Belong Together
If the learning of new skills is pursued seriously, then lessons in patience and self-mastery will go hand in hand.
by Michelle Martin
Published December 06, 2010 in Belonging (5 comments)

LRT Plan Needs Two-Way Main and Cannon Streets
Leaving Main and Cannon as one-way streets undermines LRT by resulting in lower levels of investment within the transit corridor, as well as lower rates of ridership growth.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 03, 2010 in Special Report: Light Rail (69 comments)

Rapid Transit Office Explains One-Way Vehicle Traffic in LRT Plan
Jillian Stephen, director of the City's Rapid Transit office, explains why the two-way conversion of King Street and Main Street through the downtown core were dropped from the City's LRT plans.
by RTH Staff
Published December 03, 2010 in Special Report: Light Rail (14 comments)

The Folly of General Electricity Subsidies
An across-the-board electricity rebate serves to undo the important work being done to upgrade the grid by incentivizing people to waste electricity.
by Jason Allen
Published December 03, 2010 in Special Report: Climate Change (20 comments)

Proudly But With Humility: Mayor Bratina's Inauguration Speech
Prepared notes from Mayor Bob Bratina's inauguration speech, provided by the mayor's office.
by RTH Staff
Published December 03, 2010 in Politics (9 comments)

Contact Your City Councillor or Trustee, 2010-2014 Edition
Easy contact information for your municipal representatives.
by RTH Staff
Published December 02, 2010 in Politics (7 comments)

City Abandons Two-Way Conversion in LRT Plan
Staff need to muster up the vision and ambition to build LRT to its full potential, and not cripple it with compromises to entrenched (and empirically failed) ways of thinking about traffic and transformation.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 02, 2010 in Special Report: Light Rail (57 comments)

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