Articles from April, 2011

Paying for Canada's National Debt
Our large and growing public debts should be paid off by those Canadians who have most benefited from them.
by Michael Borrelli
Published April 28, 2011 in Opinion (49 comments)

Councillors Discard Waste Management Proposal
Garbage collection is a touchy subject, but it is irresponsible for Council not to study its options before dismissing them.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 28, 2011 in Special Report: Waste Management (17 comments)

Crump: City Should Offer Red-Tape Navigation
Earth to Table Bread Bar owner Jeff Crump has some suggestions for how the City can make it easier for entrepreneurs to invest in Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 27, 2011 in Interviews (21 comments)

A Case for Multi-Unit House Conversions
We need to re-think the idea that multi-unit properties are nothing more than slums. In a world of rising oil prices, a shrinking middle class and a real need for community growth, these types of units are important.
by T.S. Ritchie
Published April 26, 2011 in Opinion (84 comments)

Uneven Response to RTH Election Questions
Just under half of the Hamilton-area federal election candidates have responded so far to the RTH election questions.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 25, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (27 comments)

This Pesky Coalition Business
Without knowledge of how our parliamentary system works, Canadians are susceptible to well-spoken demagogues willing to subvert the system.
by Michael Cumming
Published April 21, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (96 comments)

Garbage Collection Decision Is A Missed Opportunity To Engage Citizens
We're rarely if ever asked to engage in a common purpose. Many decisions that affect constituents are seen as being done to constituents, instead of being done on behalf of constituents.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published April 20, 2011 in Special Report: Waste Management (33 comments)

A Love song for Strathcona
Strathcona was the first place I have lived in which I immediately felt part of the community.
by Jason Allen
Published April 18, 2011 in City Life (20 comments)

Toxic Waste in Hamilton: 8 Months Later
It is incredible that the governments which claim to represent us can't pull together the will and resources to clean up these toxic sites.
by Matt Jelly
Published April 18, 2011 in Special Report: By-Law Crawl (49 comments)

A Question of Principles: Hamilton Centre's Green Party Candidate 2011
Returning officers have profound powers over the democratic process, but their main role is to enhance our democratic institution.
by Lorenzo Somma
Published April 18, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (21 comments)

Where Can Pedestrians Cross the Street?
Hamilton Police Constable Claus Wagner has kindly provided some clarification on what pedestrians are and are not allowed to do when crossing the street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 15, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (11 comments)

Hamilton Launches Map of City-Owned Properties
The City of Hamilton has just published a comprehensive map and listing of city-owned properties.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 14, 2011 in Special Report: Creative City (16 comments)

Detailed Collision Data Could Help Resolve Pedestrian Debate
Open public data would allow citizens to participate more in building a greater city by being knowledgeable about the reasons for public policy decisions.
by Joey Coleman
Published April 14, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (12 comments)

A Missing Voice at the Leaders' Debates in 2011
To make an informed decision on who we want to represent us, we need to hear all voices, and not just the ones we like or think we might agree with.
by Simon Geoghegan
Published April 12, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (78 comments)

Auchmar House, Hamilton
Whether it was designed by an architect or not, Auchmar is telling of the styles and influences that were circulating in Canada West at the time.
by Jessica Mace
Published April 12, 2011 in Architecture (8 comments)

The Demotechnic Index: Human Energy Units
What if it was easy to compare energy from the food you eat, exercise you do, fossil fuels you burn and household electricity you use?
by Ted Mitchell
Published April 11, 2011 in Ideas (10 comments)

Walkability Website Launches Local Campaign
A new website provides the ability for community organizers to launch local walkability campaigns.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 11, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (21 comments)

Forgiving and Unforgiving Road Networks
The only way to achieve a real reduction in pedestrian casualties is through a street network designed to anticipate, tolerate and forgive human imperfection.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 11, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (22 comments)

Live Rally Coverage from thespec.com
Both the Liberal and Conservative leaders are speaking tonight at rallies in Hamilton.
by Joey Coleman
Published April 07, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (5 comments)

Exploding the Myth of Nuclear Energy Security
The old-time claim that nuclear power was not only safe and clean, but also cheap and secure was never strong - and is today even weaker. The time for major energy policy change is now.
by Andrew McKillop
Published April 05, 2011 in Special Report: Peak Oil (25 comments)

Odradek for the 21st Century
Odradek shows up in the strangest places, when least expected.
by Mark Fenton
Published April 04, 2011 in Photo Essay (9 comments)

City Plans to Update Website Acceptable Use Policy
The City of Hamilton website acceptable use policy currently prohibits third parties from publishing, copying, linking or otherwise making use of website content without prior written permission. Staff recognize this needs to change.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 01, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (11 comments)

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