Articles from April, 2013

Hamilton Beach Community Cleans Up its Patch of Our Planet
Confucius, Elvis Presley and Commander Hadfield agree: we need to clean up our backyard. So it's great to see people doing just that in Hamilton Beach Community.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published April 29, 2013 in Events (13 comments)

Hamilton Deserves Better than the Petulant Machinations of a Childish Mayor
Bratina is cherry-picking Rapid Ready in his latest tactic not to support LRT - the very investment that will create the circumstances for Hamilton to achieve its ridership and development goals.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 25, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (69 comments)

Bike for Mike 3rd Annual Mike Ride
The 3rd annual Mike Ride, a fundraiser to provide bikes for families in struggling neighbourhoods and make Hamilton a more bicycle-friendly city, will be on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 24, 2013 in Events (1 comment)

Proposal: Job Training for Prospective Politicians
Imagine how much better our society would be if our elected political leaders had training for their job.
by Peter Hill
Published April 23, 2013 in Opinion (18 comments)

Letter: Once Again, Council Must Affirm Its Support for LRT
After Mayor Bratina's comments, Council needs to make it perfectly clear to the Province, Metrolinx and the people of Hamilton that Council's unanimous approval of the Rapid Ready report confirms Council's support for LRT.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 21, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (11 comments)

Bratina Refuses to Understand Council Support for LRT
Mayor Bratina still refuses to accept that his job is to support Council's decision to aggressively pursue a B-line LRT from Eastgate to McMaster - a decision for which he also voted! - and not to keep finding reasons to argue against it.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published April 21, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (15 comments)

Sanatorium and Sanatorium: A Winter Collage
The setting of the Hamilton Sanatorium satisfies the early 20th century medical belief that high altitude and positioning on a slope contribute to the best conditions for consumptive patients.
by Mark Fenton
Published April 20, 2013 in Photo Essay (4 comments)

It May Be Time For Another Censure
Once again, the mayor is refusing to follow Council's unanimous direction and bringing embarrassment to the city through his antics. Maybe it's time for Council to set the record straight with another censure.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 19, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (44 comments)

NDP Transport Critic on Funding The Big Move
The public will not tolerate a Liberal transit funding plan that exempts corporations. The province cannot afford to start our search for transit funding $1.3 billion in the hole.
by Rosario Marchese
Published April 19, 2013 in Opinion (22 comments)

Sense of Place, Place of Pride
How we treat our buildings is symptomatic of what we value about our built environment and collectively influences the quality of our shared public realm.
by Ashleigh Bell
Published April 18, 2013 in Architecture (10 comments)

Mayor Manufactures More LRT Controversy
Mayor Bratina claims Hamilton has to choose between LRT and all-day GO service extended to Stoney Creek. The Premier says they're "not competing projects". We've heard this story before.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 17, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (41 comments)

Ontario NDP Turns Its Back On Transit
I've traditionally considered the Ontario NDP to be progressive in their views on transit and sustainability, but NDP leader Andrea Horwath has decided to attack the Liberal transit plan instead of supporting it, a stance I find deeply disappointing.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published April 17, 2013 in Commentary (19 comments)

The Morale of the Story: High Levels of Absenteeism Continue at City Hall
The Senior Management Team is not doing a good enough job of connecting the dots with and for employees. As a result, we have less engaged employees who get less done, so it costs us more to do less.
by Graham Crawford
Published April 17, 2013 in Commentary (14 comments)

Paying Blood Donors: Ignoring the Past and Endangering the Future
It saddens and angers me that we are having a serious debate about abandoning the principle of unpaid donations, and risking the safety of the blood supply, so that a private company can profit from this public resource.
by David Harvey
Published April 16, 2013 in Feature (6 comments)

HamilTEN Opportunities
HamilTEN is like Hamilton: an attractive, affordable opportunity to have a great experience.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 12, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Original Intent of Beasley Community Centre Remains Unrealized
In order to serve our recreational and community needs after school hours, the community needs to be properly consulted through a planned community engagement and consultation process.
by Sylvia Nickerson
Published April 11, 2013 in Special Report (18 comments)

Two-Way Study Group Audits Queen Street
As the City continues to move forward in exploring how to address transportation planning, this participatory approach may be of great help to a Council looking to engage more directly with its citizens.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published April 10, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (0 comments)

There is Only One Hamilton
As artists flock to Hamilton for its rich social and aesthetic diversity, some artists are using the unique urban landscape to create authenticity in their art.
by Chris Erskine
Published April 10, 2013 in Arts and Music (5 comments)

Cannon Street in Pictures
These photos show how dysfunctional Cannon Street is today. There is no good reason not to convert Cannon into a balanced, complete street right now.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 09, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (47 comments)

The GTHA Should Embrace Congestion Pricing
Congestion pricing can raise most of the money we need to pay for The Big Move while providing immediate benefits to drivers and the regional economy.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 04, 2013 in Special Report (53 comments)

Complete Streets Renovations in Toronto Should Inspire Hamilton
As Hamilton prepares to do complete streets renovations on Queen and Cannon Streets, we should take a cue from Toronto's successful renovations on Landsdowne and Roncesvalles Avenues.
by Jason Leach
Published April 03, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (21 comments)

A Paean to the Video Rental Store
Browsing for titles in an actual bricks and mortar store is nothing short of a luxurious experience.
by Matt Moir
Published April 03, 2013 in Commentary (10 comments)

Bratina Interviews Metrolinx CEO
Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina interviews Metrolinx President and CEO Bruce McCuaig about the Metrolinx Investment Strategy and how it will impact Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 01, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (10 comments)

Good
The road to hell is paved with (good) intentions.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 01, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

The Artful Craft of Public Speaking
Can anyone learn the skill of effective public speaking? Yes. But leadership cannot be learned in a day. It takes practice.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published April 01, 2013 in Commentary (0 comments)

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