Articles from November, 2016

Fix the HSR: Environment Hamilton
As part of our ongoing efforts to make Hamilton more resilient in the face of a changing climate, we are dedicated to identifying and addressing issues facing local transit.
by Michael Nabert
Published November 28, 2016 in Special Report: Transit (13 comments)

UN is Telling Canada to Improve Gender Equality
This week the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women called on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to establish a comprehensive National Gender Equality Plan addressing the barriers to women's equity in
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 28, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Why I Joined the Conservative Party of Canada
We need all of our parties, including the Loyal Opposition, to remain committed to the fundamental civic principles of equality, fairness, openness, inclusion and pluralism that should be universal and non-negotiable.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 28, 2016 in Politics (12 comments)

Orange the World: 16 Glowing Nights to Mark Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
In order to make meaningful, lasting changes, everyone needs to understand that gender equality is a basic human right.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 25, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Two Countries, Five Films, A Silent Movie Pianist, LRT, Three Walking Tours, Four Poets, And Some Creepy Mummies
It is surely no accident that Halloween in Canada and the Day of the Dead in Mexico (November 1st and 2nd) happen in the exact middle of Fall.
by Mark Fenton
Published November 25, 2016 in Photo Essay (0 comments)

Chamber Letter: Light Rail Station Needed at Bay
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with several downtown Hamilton businesses and anchor institutions, has submitted a letter to the City of Hamilton's LRT Office to request an additional station at Bay Street.
by RTH Staff
Published November 24, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (17 comments)

Orange the World to End Violence Against Women and Girls
This Friday marks the start of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 to Human Rights Day on December 10.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 23, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Fully Signalized Intersection at King and Pearl
This is an encouraging sign that staff increasingly regard the city as a work in constant progress, susceptible to continuous incremental improvements.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 18, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (2 comments)

Eyes on the Street: Bike Lane Stopping Zones
Given the limited number of bike lanes in Hamilton, every one of them is effectively an arterial route for cyclists. Why is this unsafe practice allowed?
by Oliver Veit
Published November 18, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (5 comments)

International Village BIA Letter to Council on Disbanding LRT Sub-Committee
BIA Executive Director writes that it was 'insulting and unprofessional' to propose eliminating the sub-committee without first consulting key community stakeholders.
by RTH Staff
Published November 17, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Find Out if You Have a Radon Problem
Radon is responsible for 1,000 preventable deaths a year, even though the one-time cost of testing your house for radon is $30 or less.
by Ted Mitchell
Published November 17, 2016 in Ideas (0 comments)

Ontario Government Initiatives Supporting Women and Children to Leave Abuse
It's crucial for the government to get input from survivors of gendered violence. The information collected should then be incorporated into the design and execution of new policy or policy changes.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 17, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Beautiful Windows; A Photo-Fifty
A fifty-word poem, illustrated with photographs.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 17, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Cycle Hamilton's Update on the Cycle Safe Sydenham Campaign
The Cycle Safe Sydenham campaign has gathered over 600 signatures from people in favour of the City of Hamilton implementing its own plan for bike lanes on the popular Dundas roadway.
by Erin Kennedy
Published November 08, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (0 comments)

Hamilton's Vision Zero Survey that Only Drivers can Complete
A 'Vision Zero' survey that can only be completed by drivers is going to be about as effective as a "mouse protection" survey that can only be completed by cats.
by Kevin Love
Published November 08, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (4 comments)

Movies and Books that Explore and Illustrate Woman Abuse
Let's discuss some documentaries, movies, plays and books that illustrate the complexities of woman abuse, which really hinges on an abuser's need to maintain power and control over their intimate partner.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 08, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Cycling Advocacy Week for a Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Cycling Culture
Why is there a need for Cycling Advocacy Week? Because we can, and we must, do better.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published November 07, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (0 comments)

That Non-Story About Catenary Poles in LRT Renderings
For a better sense of what we might expect along Hamilton's urban LRT corridor, here is a recent photograph of the Spadina LRT in Toronto.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 07, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (6 comments)

Hamilton: A City Divided
Hamilton may never achieve the neat and tidy civic consensus of a place like Ottawa, but this does not excuse the rabble and disunity at the leadership level.
by Mark Robbins
Published November 04, 2016 in Commentary (27 comments)

Victim-Blaming Rampant on Deadly Toronto Streets
To be effective, road safety measures must focus on the source of danger: the cars.
by Ben Bull
Published November 04, 2016 in Accidental Activist (2 comments)

Aboriginal Women and Woman Abuse Prevention Month
Aboriginal people believe it takes five generations to fix mistakes. There's no time like the present to acknowledge Canada's role in creating a country that often sees women, and especially Aboriginal women, as disposable and less than deserving.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 04, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

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