Articles from February, 2012

No Time to Blink
When McMaster threatens Council, it threatens all Hamiltonians. This Hamiltonian doesn't like being threatened by people who are asking for a lot of my money.
by Graham Crawford
Published February 29, 2012 in Special Report: Education (52 comments)

Write Hamilton Life Right
Anything is possible when writing, but, as we know, reality is another story. Not everything can be written right.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 27, 2012 in Entertainment and Sports (10 comments)

Help Me Understand the Board of Education Deal
Under the plan, the City gives out tens of millions of dollars in public money to pay for land it already donated to the Board and gets nothing in return.
by Graham Crawford
Published February 26, 2012 in Special Report: Education (35 comments)

Say No to Swing Space
We don't need to lose two buildings and 9 acres of green space, or to facilitate a plan that would see hundreds of cars and trucks in a residential neighbourhood.
by Matt Jelly
Published February 24, 2012 in Special Report: Education (27 comments)

Corridor Planning Principles Should Lift Height Restrictions
We'd be crazy to spend three quarters of a billion dollars on LRT and then tell developers they can only go 12 stories high along the entire route.
by Jason Leach
Published February 23, 2012 in Downtown Bureau (19 comments)

Council Chooses Expediency Over Evidence
Yesterday's vote was all about making a contentious issue go away, rather than actually achieving the City's goal of maximizing waste diversion.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 22, 2012 in Special Report: Waste Management (23 comments)

Why did HWDSB Change Site Scoring?
The HWDSB briefly posted versions of its education centre site alternatives with different scoring than the final versions posted last Monday. Why did the scores change?
by Dan Jelly
Published February 22, 2012 in Special Report: Education (22 comments)

Joe Singer and the Education Centre
Currently, the School Board intends to sell 100 Main Street West, Joe Singer's signature work, to McMaster University, who plans to demolish the building for a new development.
by Matt Jelly
Published February 21, 2012 in Special Report: Education (17 comments)

Plans for Pedestrians or Streets for Pedestrians?
Although the various plans and policies developed in Hamilton are usually progressive and intelligent, they are mostly ignored by our decision makers.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published February 18, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (33 comments)

Pattern of Secrecy in School Board Process
It's time for the School Board to rethink its tendency to conduct business behind closed doors and hide their process from constituents who might otherwise bring desperately-needed community perspective.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 15, 2012 in Special Report: Education (62 comments)

Inflated Cost Estimates for School Board Buildings
To the list of flaws in the Board policy, we can add the use a flawed methodology for determining the costs associated with their existing non-instructional facilities.
by Mary Louise Pigott
Published February 15, 2012 in Special Report: Education (12 comments)

Crestwood Plan: Bad Decision Based on a Flawed Process
It's not too late for the Board to step back and reconsider a decision on which future Hamiltonians will look back with amazement and disgust.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 14, 2012 in Special Report: Education (40 comments)

2011 Census Population Data by Ward
It appears that nearly all of the new growth in population since 2006 has been single family residential sprawl in new suburban greenfields. So much for intensification.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 13, 2012 in Special Report (47 comments)

West Harbour Plan Has Potential
The possibilities for the West Harbour are endless, but we must get it right the first time and plan a dynamic community that will get the attention of both developers and buyers.
by Jason Leach
Published February 10, 2012 in Downtown Bureau (45 comments)

Independence and Accomplishment Through Mobility
Most of us don’t stop to consider the many small decisions that go into even a short bus trip.
by Michelle Martin
Published February 10, 2012 in Belonging (1 comment)

My Chicken Story
A young entrepreneur shares her experience keeping backyard chickens and selling the surplus eggs.
by Aidan Cooper
Published February 08, 2012 in Commentary (17 comments)

To My Educators: Let's Add Without Subtracting
Why can't we build over a parking lot rather than knock down another building? It's not too late: get involved.
by Matt Jelly
Published February 07, 2012 in Special Report: Education (99 comments)

Supermarket Subsidy Spurs Spirited Discussion
Downtown advocates discuss opportunities to establish a new supermarket in the underserved downtown core.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 07, 2012 in Downtown Bureau (109 comments)

Bad Things Come in Threes
Why are three of our civic institutions collaborating on such a bad deal for Hamiltonians?
by Graham Crawford
Published February 04, 2012 in Special Report: Education (121 comments)

A Visit to Oak Manor Farms
If you have the means and the time, there is little better than going to where the food really comes from and meeting the often amazing people who are committed to growing and producing it.
by Jason Allen
Published February 03, 2012 in Hardy to Zone 6 (4 comments)

A Trustee Explains HWDSB Crestwood Plan
HWDSB Trustee Judith Bishop explains the process by which the Board settled on the Crestwood site as the preferred location for a new Education Centre.
by Judith Bishop
Published February 02, 2012 in Special Report: Education (28 comments)

Buying Now, Paying Later
More than ever, we need our leaders to consider their lasting legacy: will they leave their grandchildren clean water, safe roads, and functioning sewers, or just a huge bill and long to-do list?
by Michael Borrelli
Published February 01, 2012 in Commentary (21 comments)

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