Articles from February, 2014

Hamilton's Urban Forest Needs Better Protection
Tree planting, naturalization and restoration in the City of Hamilton needs to happen on private land, in a more strategic and better supported way, and in a hurry.
by Giuliana Casimirri
Published February 28, 2014 in Special Report: Urban Forest (18 comments)

McHattie to Premier: Hamilton Ready for LRT Funding
Councillor Brian McHattie reiterates Council's position on the east-west B-Line LRT and reminds the Province of its commitment to provide full capital funding.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 27, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (38 comments)

Help End Honour Based Violence
Honour-based violence and killings differ from domestic violence because the community knows and supports it.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published February 27, 2014 in Healing Gaia (3 comments)

Ontario Liberals Clarify Position on LRT Funding
Ministers Ted McMeekin and Glen Murray confirm that the op-ed by Liberal candidates Javid Mirza and Ivan Luksic do not reflect Party policy on LRT funding.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 26, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (33 comments)

Celebrate International Women's Day
Women at the Centre invites everyone to join the campaign to eradicate violence against women.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published February 26, 2014 in Healing Gaia (2 comments)

Is the Fix in for Hamilton's LRT Plan?
It is starting to look like the Ontario Liberals want to back out of their promise to build LRT lines in Hamilton.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published February 24, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (52 comments)

Misinformation and Fearmongering in Anti-LRT Op-Ed by Liberal Candidates
Today's op-ed evaluates LRT solely on its role in providing transit and ignores its role in attracting economic development, and goes downhill from there.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 24, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (40 comments)

Hamilton Won't be Exempt from Provincial Transit Funding Strategy
Some councillors are trying to redefine the Province collecting revenue to finance Metrolinx projects to mean making Hamilton pay.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 21, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (14 comments)

Please Consider Voting
There is nothing less intimidating to a politician than a room full of angry non-voters. They have no leverage.
by Sean Hurley
Published February 21, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (6 comments)

Doing Media Differently
Let's strengthen our bond as storytellers, develop a deep sense of respect for what each individual brings forward and help each other grow as one flourishing creative community.
by Michael Canton
Published February 21, 2014 in Media (3 comments)

Hamilton Bike Share is No Bixi
Hamilton's new bike share program has no connection to Bixi. It is technologically more advanced and financially more sound than the Bixi model.
by Justin Jones
Published February 20, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (24 comments)

Community Engagement to Achieve Green Space for Dr Davey Students
The Beasley community is an active, engaged, committee community, and will welcome the opportunities and challenges of finding the best solution.
by Chris Erl
Published February 20, 2014 in Special Report: Education (10 comments)

Proposal to Run Hunter Street Bike Lanes Past GO Station
City staff still need to decide how to run the Hunter Street bike lanes past the GO Station. Here is a suggestion.
by Letter to the Editor
Published February 20, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (27 comments)

If We Reject LRT, We Will Still Pay
Given that we will have to pay our share of the whatever revenue tools the Province imposes either way, it only makes sense that we demand the best value for that money.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published February 19, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (30 comments)

Recommendations to Planning Committee on Airport Employment Growth District
This presentation on the Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) was submitted to the City's Planning Committee on behalf of Environment Hamilton.
by Don McLean
Published February 19, 2014 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (16 comments)

The Parkview Closure: A Parent's Nightmare
I've spent thirty years dealing with our education system and mental health system with three children who have complex needs. Now the Board is creating a more unequal education system than ever.
by Cheryl Hobbins
Published February 18, 2014 in Special Report: Education (11 comments)

Hamilton Bike Share Coming this Summer
Social Bicycles launches this summer with 750 bicycles across 80 stations.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 14, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (42 comments)

Greenspace is More than an Environmental Investment
The Dundas EcoPark is an opportunity to reclaim our natural settings and redefine Hamilton in different terms.
by Steven Watts
Published February 14, 2014 in Special Report: Dundas EcoPark (2 comments)

Frustrating City Response to Frozen Water Line
The City expects me to spend an extra $200 a month running my water because they did not bury my water line deep enough to prevent it freezing.
by Greg Smith
Published February 13, 2014 in Commentary (6 comments)

Latest Pedestrian Injury Part of a Depressing Pattern
Street design must begin with the assumption that there will be people on the street - and that those people deserve respect.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 12, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (25 comments)

The Value of Green Space: Fostering Social Bonds and a Healthier Community
The Dundas EcoPark can also contribute to a healthier, more ecological approach to living.
by Steven Watts
Published February 11, 2014 in Special Report: Dundas EcoPark (5 comments)

Charles Dickens' Birthday: An Annual Opportunity to Examine our Social Condition
A study of Dickens demonstrates that we need to put a great deal more effort into improving our treatment of one another.
by Shekar Chandrashekar
Published February 11, 2014 in Opinion (2 comments)

Misinformation About LRT Thrives in the Absence of Leadership
These days it's as if no one at City Hall even cares whether the City's already-approved LRT project goes ahead.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 10, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Keep Parkview Open
A former Parkview Secondary School student explains how the school helps its community and why it should stay open.
by Lynn Watkins
Published February 10, 2014 in Special Report: Education (4 comments)

The Case for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton
Why on earth would we turn our backs on such an exciting, timely and well-supported opportunity to transform this city for the better, for decades to come?
by RTH Staff
Published February 10, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (12 comments)

Why Doesn't Premier Wynne Know Hamilton Wants LRT?
If we fail to articulate our commitment to LRT today, Hamilton could easily end up left out of the next wave of Metrolinx projects, even as we help pay for LRT in other parts of the GTA.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published February 07, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (43 comments)

David Lambert, Canada's Fastest Knot-Tyer
As a member of the Southern Ontario Knot Tyers, Dave Lambert and a small cohort of local knotting enthusiasts will be hosting the Semi-Annual Meeting of the International Guild of Knot Tyers (North American Branch) in Hamilton in the fall of 2014.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published February 07, 2014 in Feature (4 comments)

Gore Property Owner Accidentally Gets Demolition Order
Wilson-Blanchard received an Order to Comply for 18-28 King Street East instructing them either to fix the property standards violations of their vacant heritage buildings ... or apply for a demolition permit.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 07, 2014 in Special Report: Heritage (14 comments)

Hamilton's Future As A Tech City Threatened By Lack Of Leadership
Together we share the dream of making Hamilton a successful technology city. But to truly succeed in realizing this dream we need leaders who understand the benefits of achieving it.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published February 06, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (17 comments)

The Non-Snow Day That Isn't
It's not a snow day, except that it pretty much is.
by RTH Staff
Published February 05, 2014 in Cover (24 comments)

Mixed-Use Development Makes Better Neighbourhoods
Retail on the main floor with condos, apartments and offices above: this is the best and most sustainable way of adding modern new retail spaces and higher densities into our old neighbourhoods.
by RTH Staff
Published February 04, 2014 in Downtown Bureau (8 comments)

Urbanism is a Toolkit, Not a Wedge
The principles and benefits of good urban design are not limited to downtown.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 04, 2014 in City Life (0 comments)

Chamber Urges Development of Life Sciences Cluster
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce outlines economic development opportunities in the release of a new Life Sciences Cluster Report.
by Keanin Loomis
Published February 04, 2014 in Commentary (1 comment)

Stop Blaming Pedestrians for Dangerous Streets
When it is effectively impossible to walk safely from one address on a given street to the next address, there is something fundamentally wrong with the design of that street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 03, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (24 comments)

Going to Nebo Road and Back: A Winter Journey
Is it possible to compute the amount of time subtracted in tiny increments from our lives, as we locate and insert keys into property that was never imperiled to begin with?
by Mark Fenton
Published February 03, 2014 in Photo Essay (3 comments)

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