Articles from May, 2011

Local Media Access at City Hall: A Joint Statement
We are asking that Council and Staff develop a formal policy on media relations which is fair, clear, and does not allow political staff to unduly influence the free flow of information at City Hall.
by RTH Staff
Published May 31, 2011 in Editorial (89 comments)

Interview with Slutwalk Hamilton Organizers
Kelly Crawford and Lindsay Hutton provide some insight into what is driving the Slutwalk movement and respond to some of the criticisms thrown at it.
by Michael Borrelli
Published May 30, 2011 in Events (80 comments)

Successful Pedestrian Places Can Inspire Hamilton
Successful pedestrian places provide public space that is attractive and functional, feels comfortable and safe, mixes a variety of uses (including residential), and de-emphasizes the automobile.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 26, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (98 comments)

Gore Master Plan 'Still On Schedule' Despite Pedestrian Pilot Cancellation
Instead of installing parking meters on an "interim basis", the City could have simply closed the south leg to through traffic on an "interim basis", granted nearby businesses some generous outdoor operating licences and watched what happened.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 25, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

Lessons From The Summit, Lessons From The Past
As we hear from urban experts about what Hamilton must do, I wonder: are we prepared to take their advice even if it means major, possibly even painful change?
by Adrian Duyzer
Published May 25, 2011 in Commentary (12 comments)

The Future of West Harbour and Barton-Tiffany
A re-imagined Rheem Factory is worth examining. Hamilton has an exciting opportunity to resurrect a piece of our industrial past and weave it into the fabric of new residential development.
by Matt Jelly
Published May 18, 2011 in Ideas (121 comments)

Flick
Kevin Somers has a television addiction he'd like to tell you about.
by Kevin Somers
Published May 17, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (13 comments)

How To Cut Your Gasoline Costs
The best way to manage the increasing cost of gas, in an age when the demand for gas is clearly beginning to outstrip the supply, is to use less of it.
by Jason Allen
Published May 16, 2011 in Hardy to Zone 6 (19 comments)

What's In A Vote?
Whatever method we use to count votes, we still need to ask a more basic question - what is a vote, and what does it mean?
by Undustrial
Published May 14, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (22 comments)

Where Are The Fans?
Rather than asking why fans aren't attracted to the Bulldogs' games, we should be examining what is repelling them.
by Chris Sanislo
Published May 14, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (18 comments)

A Promising Start To Plans For Churchill Park
Churchill Park is a rare and special place where city meets nature. A collaborative Master Plan process is helping it grow as an inclusive, valued, engaged and engaging public space, informed by its unique social and natural history.
by Mary Louise Pigott
Published May 09, 2011 in Feature (52 comments)

King Street East: Hamilton's Shabby, Neglected Gateway To Downtown
King Street East is just another example of the way our city's traffic engineering department is killing neighbourhoods across the city.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published May 08, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (53 comments)

Flawed Census Isn't Much Of A Census At All
Politically-motivated tinkering has blocked the collection of reliable, valid data that is so important in properly delivering social programs in Canada.
by Michael Borrelli
Published May 06, 2011 in Opinion (17 comments)

First-Past-The-Post Is Unfair
Our current voting system ensures that Canadians do not have governments that reflect what the public actually wants.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 04, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (80 comments)

Conservatives Win Majority Government
Canadians redraw the electoral map as Canada returns to majority government rule for the first time in seven years.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published May 02, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (95 comments)

Live Blogging Election Results
Raise the Hammer will be reporting on the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, with a focus on Hamilton ridings.
by RTH Staff
Published May 02, 2011 in Federal Election 2011 (5 comments)

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