Articles from October, 2016

Where to Draw the Line: Censorship and Self-Censorship in Canadian Newspaper Editorial Cartooning
The old rule set by the late Bob Bierman still applies. One must be fearless and have nerves of steel to go after the powerful and the ridiculous.
by Paul Weinberg
Published October 31, 2016 in Media (0 comments)

Woman Abuse Prevention Month 2016
On Friday, November 25, show your support for Woman Abuse Prevention Month by wearing purple.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 31, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Hamilton is Already Committed to Completing Light Rail
The anti-LRT councillors are on notice: if they attempt to kill this project in bad faith, Hamilton will be liable for the money Metrolinx has spent implementing it after Council committed to it.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 27, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (17 comments)

Hamilton is Somewhere, and its Citizens Are Worthy of Light Rail
LRT is a hopeful vision for the city we love. It looks forward and trusts in Hamilton's ability to survive the challenges of the construction period, and make the most of this transformational project.
by Mary Louise Pigott
Published October 27, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (10 comments)

Text of Legal Opinion on Light Rail Transit Motions
George Rust-D'Eye concluded it would require a reconsideration motion and a two-thirds majority vote to reverse course on the LRT project or to put it to a ballot question.
by RTH Staff
Published October 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (1 comment)

Eleven Hours and Forty Minutes of Sound and Fury, Signifying One Very Important Thing
Because Council has definitely voted to approve the LRT project, it would require a "reconsideration motion" and a two-thirds majority vote to overturn that decision.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (50 comments)

Our Right to a Healthy Environment Includes Light Rail
We have the right to breathe clean air, and City Council has sworn to protect this right.
by Chris Parkinson
Published October 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

I Am a Lifelong Transit User, and I Support Light Rail
The overwhelming majority of students who would ever consider staying here after their studies are the ones who have explored the city - and the way they do that right now is by riding on packed-like-sardines buses.
by Eric Gillis
Published October 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

We Own Hamilton's Only Backpackers' Hostel, and We Support Light Rail
We live in Hamilton, and it's very hard for us to see our own city as a tourist attraction.
by Tanya Ritchie
Published October 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Hamilton Light Rail Delegation to Oct. 25, 2016 General Issues Committee
Council specifically and repeatedly voted to ask the Province to approve and fund this plan, and we were elated when the Province delivered in 2015.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

A Hamilton Technology Company Co-Owner's Perspective on Light Rail
The promise of Hamilton as a dense, progressive, fun, interesting city is an incredibly important part of helping us attract and retain a highly educated, highly mobile work force.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 25, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Letter: Hamilton Physicians Endorse Light Rail
A group of medical doctors in Hamilton has signed a letter calling on Hamilton City Council to continue to support the city's LRT plan.
by RTH Staff
Published October 25, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (1 comment)

Stills in Motion: Gage Park
This photo showcases Hamilton's vast green space within the city limits.
by Dave Harrison
Published October 24, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Councillor's Letter to Transport Minister is Reckless Political Theatre
By asking and re-asking the same ridiculous questions that have already been answered, the west mountain councillor aims to sow uncertainty, confusion and skepticism about the project as a whole.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (10 comments)

McMaster Water Week 2016
McMaster Water Week is a series of events for faculty, students, and the local Hamilton community that connects all aspects of water, including climate change, industry, sustainability, and society.
by Brittney Borowiec
Published October 21, 2016 in Events (0 comments)

Councillor Brenda Johnson Wrong to Break LRT Support Promise
Council already has two financial sources that it could tap to help improve local transit, and I look forward to Councillor Johnson championing these among her colleagues.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 19, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (9 comments)

Parliament Votes on Election Candidate Gender Equity Bill
Bill C-237 will be voted on today. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called on his government to vote against adopting Kennedy Stewart's private member's bill.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 19, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Councillor Brenda Johnson's LRT Opposition is Absurd
Is the former environmental project manager seriously prepared to reject a billion-dollar investment in electric rapid transit because the City and Province are on schedule with their negotiations?
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 19, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (7 comments)

Hamilton Needs to Up its Tree Canopy Game
How many more opportunities are we going to miss before we start taking these essential quality of life issues seriously?
by Jason Leach
Published October 19, 2016 in Special Report: Urban Forest (3 comments)

Salvage a Pavillion at Parkside
That Parkside School in Dundas is being torn down is frankly ridiculous. At least we may be able to save that magnificent front entrance as a shelter for future generations.
by Shannon Kyles
Published October 18, 2016 in Special Report: Heritage (1 comment)

Eyes on the Street: Permanent Bumpout Completed at Locke and Herkimer
This is the successful end of a long and hard fight for a safer intersection.
by Kevin Love
Published October 18, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (4 comments)

Support Bill to Give Domestic Violence Victims Time Off Work
Every member of the provincial legislature should vote in favour of Bill 26 because it moves women in Ontario closer to the goal of being able to live without the fear of violence.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 18, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

World Food Day: Climate is Changing
World Food Day is a stark reminder that simply producing more food, or wasting less of what we produce, will never get food into the mouths and bellies of those who desperately need it yet can't afford to grow or buy it.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 14, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

How Best to Seize the Light Rail Opportunity
Hamilton has the unique opportunity of implementing a fully-funded LRT before the city is mired in gridlock – an opportunity many cities could only dream of.
by Chris Higgins
Published October 13, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (5 comments)

Hamilton Cannot Afford to Delay Light Rail Implementation
We need economic relief, economic development, and jobs now. Not in a year's time, not in three years' time, not in five years' time, and certainly not when the city finds itself able to begin self-funding the rapid transit network, which is likely to be
by Craig Burley
Published October 13, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Petition to Include Bike Lanes in Sydenham Road Plan
A municipal traffic calming plan for Sydenham Road neglects to include the cycling infrastructure that was specified for this important cycling route in the city's own Cycling Master Plan.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published October 13, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (1 comment)

We Are Still Making the Same Mistake With First Nations Children
As a nation we have the opportunity and obligation to put an end to the discrimination that keeps on reserve children and youth from receiving the services available to all other children all across Canada.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 13, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

The Cost of LRT Uncertainty
By prolonging the uncertainty over its outcome, the LRT opponents are playing political games with millions of dollars in foregone tax revenue. They are costing the residents of Hamilton access to new businesses, jobs and investments.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 12, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (15 comments)

Westdale a Welcoming School for Special Needs Students
We considered many possibilities, from a special needs school in the west end to private school. We always concluded that Westdale was best.
by Debra Hughes
Published October 12, 2016 in Special Report: Education (1 comment)

Watch State of Our Neighbourhoods with Mayor Fred Eisenberger
Thanks to The Public Record, you can watch a recording of the conversation with Mayor Eisenberger.
by RTH Staff
Published October 07, 2016 in Events (3 comments)

Eyes on the Street: Permanent Bumpout Coming to Locke and Herkimer
Good news: the knockdown sticks at the northest corner of Locke and Herkimer will be replaced by a permanent bumpout.
by Kevin Love
Published October 07, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (11 comments)

Art Studio of Metalworker Doris Treleaven
Interview with an artist during the Fine Arts Society of Milton Studio Tour.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published October 07, 2016 in Arts and Music (0 comments)

Stills in Motion: A Doorway into the Past
The old Lawson Lumber building still stands at the corner of Dunsmure and Gage.
by Dave Harrison
Published October 07, 2016 in Stills in Motion (1 comment)

Telling Tales Festival 2016, Westfield Heritage Village
Reading envelops the mind in worlds outside of one's own experience or knowledge, and this celebration of reading was a joy-filled and brilliant event.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published October 05, 2016 in Events (0 comments)

Chad Collins vs. Chad Collins
The Ward 5 Councillor said he was "not going to try to kill" LRT, and then decided to try to kill LRT.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 04, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Hamilton MPP Presents Bill 6
This proposed legislation would depoliticize the process of establishing social assistance rates in Ontario in order to reflect the actual cost of living.
by Brittany Horodecki
Published October 04, 2016 in Commentary (0 comments)

Murray: Two-Thirds Majority Council Vote Needed to Kill LRT
The City Manager has reconfirmed that Council would need to approve a reconsideration motion with a two-thirds majority to cancel the Hamilton LRT project.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 01, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (9 comments)

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