Articles from March, 2011

Our City, Our Future: A Retrospective
The Our City, Our Future campaign is an interesting case study of how citizens used alternative and social media to mobilize public support and directly engage decision makers.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 25, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am (121 comments)

A Case Against Fluoridation
Are the professionals and countries which oppose fluoridation wrong? Is a petition the right way to make change?
by Bob Green Innes
Published March 25, 2011 in Opinion (44 comments)

The Myth of Saudi-US Mutual Dependence
The bottom line is short and bitter, like the Great Lake carved out of the Suez canal: there was never any real mutual Saudi-US dependence.
by Andrew McKillop
Published March 25, 2011 in Special Report: Peak Oil (1 comment)

The Tipping Point
Triggers for social change may be impossible to predict before the fact, but Hamilton may be ripe for such a catalyst.
by Jason Allen
Published March 23, 2011 in Hardy to Zone 6 (14 comments)

Camping, TVO Style
TVO's AgendaCamp is coming to Hamilton. TVO producer Michael Lehan explains how AgendaCamp works and what Hamiltonians an expect.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 22, 2011 in Interviews (4 comments)

Ottawa Street Textile and Shopping District
The Great Places in Canada competition has taught us locally that we embrace and are proud of the type of experience provided by community-friendly neighbourhood streets.
by Larry Pattison
Published March 22, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (52 comments)

Highlights from Affordable Housing Workshop
As the City develops a housing and homelessness strategy, yesterday's affordable housing workshop highlighted opportunities for the public and private sectors to work together to ensure housing for everyone.
by Sarah V. Wayland
Published March 22, 2011 in Commentary (13 comments)

Signs, Signings, and Signs of the Times
From work to leisure to volunteering, we constantly have to sign up, sign on, sign out, sign in, or sign off on something.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 20, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Pundits Debate Open Public Data
Discussion and debate over the opportunities and challenges of open public debate have moved from the margins of political discourse in Hamilton toward the mainstream.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 18, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (19 comments)

Displaced Manufacturing Workers Continue to Struggle
The unemployment rate in the manufacturing sector is considerably worse than the overall rate in Hamilton, as the city undergoes a process of deindustrialization and a shift away from heavy manufacturing.
by Katie Stoneman
Published March 18, 2011 in Commentary (19 comments)

Hamilton's Great Places Can Teach Us About Livable Street Design
James Street North, Locke Street South and Ottawa Street North are among Hamilton's most vibrant, livable streets, providing object lessons on how to improve the livability of the rest of the city.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 18, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (36 comments)

Fast Networks, Slow Networks and Safety Through Negotiation
Safe street design accepts and embraces the idea that a slow network entails connections and interactions between people moving on it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 17, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (65 comments)

100 Mile Shopping
Many sustainability advocates encourage a wholesale shift to buying locally sourced/manufactured/sold goods, but this can be tricky.
by Jason Allen
Published March 14, 2011 in Hardy to Zone 6 (14 comments)

Taking Steps Toward a Pedestrian Master Plan
The Pedestrian Master Plan is an opportunity for Hamilton to raise the priority of walkable neighbourhoods from 'nice to have' into a real strategic goal.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 10, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

Consumption, Consumption, What's My Function?
The amount of resources consumed just to extract resources we can consume has become staggeringly high. How much farther can this go?
by Christopher Kiely
Published March 10, 2011 in Opinion (17 comments)

Faults and Faultlines: On Making Safer Streets
We need an approach to traffic safety that assumes people are imperfect and establishes an environment that is more fault tolerant than our streets are today.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 08, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (48 comments)

Raise Your Voice and Support Local Community Radio
As a listener-supported station, once every year CFMU reaches out to the community for support through its Raise Your Voice campaign
by Michael Borrelli
Published March 04, 2011 in Media (7 comments)

Schools Out
Two east end Hamilton high schools face extinction.
by Paul Vicari
Published March 04, 2011 in Commentary (45 comments)

Editorial Cartoon: Thank You, Bryan
Thanks to Bryan Prince for 22 years as a dedicated community bookseller in Westdale.
by David Brace
Published March 04, 2011 in Comic (2 comments)

DemoCamp Reveals Hamilton's Software Community
With DemoCamp, organizer Kevin Browne is working hard to organize and cultivate a community of software developers in Hamilton.
by Jeff Reid
Published March 03, 2011 in Events (14 comments)

Racism in Hamilton Appalling
The writer asks whether the racism shown toward First Nations people in comments on the Caledonia land claim issue would be considered acceptable if shown toward other marginalized groups.
by Letter to the Editor
Published March 01, 2011 in Letters (74 comments)

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