Articles from January, 2017

Planning Committee Capitulates to NIMBY Classism, Rejects Stoney Creek Apartment Building
The expressed fears, in addition to hand-waving about traffic and the sewer system, centre on low income families, criminal activity, "illegal dumping" and declining property values.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 31, 2017 in Commentary (6 comments)

Civil Discourse and Calling a Neighbourhood 'Nowhere'
When I told the LRT Sub-Committee that people living on the line don't like being told they are "nowhere", Councillor Whitehead took it personally and impugned my character.
by Karl Andrus
Published January 31, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (5 comments)

Thoughts on Libraries and Mental Health
Libraries are more just than a repository for information. They are a centre of our communities and a safe, inclusive space for everyone.
by Craig Burley
Published January 31, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

Some Proposed Cycling Improvements for Westdale and Ainslie Wood
Following is a set of suggestions for how we might end up with a cycling network through Westdale and West Hamilton that leaves us in better shape than what we have today.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 30, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (11 comments)

Letter from Horwath to McMahon: Preserve Gore Buildings
The Hamilton-Centre MPP has called on Ontario's Culture Minister to intervene and protect 18-28 King Street East from a Council-approved demolition.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 30, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (0 comments)

Reflections on The Women's March on Washington
The WMW made a powerful statement, but it is only the beginning.
by Sarah V. Wayland
Published January 27, 2017 in Commentary (1 comment)

Say Goodbye to the Gore
The Gore building owners, after agreeing to preserve them, have left them open to the elements and are now claiming that these solid stone buildings are no longer salvageable.
by Shannon Kyles
Published January 27, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (2 comments)

Council Caves and Approves Demolition for Gore Heritage Buildings
The last chance to save these buildings is to appeal to the Province to step in and save us from our own short-sightedness.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 26, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (2 comments)

Some Proposed Cycling Improvements for Strathcona Neighbourhood
If the City and Metrolinx insist on removing bike lanes from York and Dundurn, let's make sure we end up with a network that is better than the one we're losing.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 26, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (1 comment)

Educating Girls to Achieve Equality
Because we know educated girls grow into empowered women, ONE is asking you to join them to help get every girl into school and to make sure she gets a quality education once she's there.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published January 26, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Cycling Infrastructure Threatened to Accommodate Automobile Traffic with Light Rail
The City is considering sacrificing bike lanes to maintain automobile traffic flow, undermining the goal of leveraging LRT to transform how Hamiltonians live and get around.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 26, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (5 comments)

A Plea to Save the Buildings at Gore Park
It is City Council's responsibility to safeguard these architectural treasures, both as a record of the artistic achievement of this city and as an investment in the city's image that will help propel tourism.
by Taylor Sutherland
Published January 25, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (3 comments)

A Library Patron Explains its Relevance
Without computers at the library and access to knowledge, I would never have made it to university.
by Joey Coleman
Published January 25, 2017 in Commentary (3 comments)

Annotated Transcript of Skelly's Library Budget Comments
The Councillor only formally stated her opposition to an increase in the budget, but her full remarks strongly implied that she thinks the budget is too high and the library services are no longer relevant.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 25, 2017 in Commentary (5 comments)

Trying Not to Think of a Hamilton Elephant
I'm going to try my damnedest to think and speak in a set of frames that describe not what irks or angers me, but rather describes the city, province, and country I want to be a part of.
by Michael Borrelli
Published January 24, 2017 in Commentary (1 comment)

Dear Leader Donald Demands Your Obedience
This is a classic authoritarian cult-of-personality dictatorship power grab tactic, and it is not at all clear that America's legal, political and civil institutions will be able to survive it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 24, 2017 in US Politics (10 comments)

President Trump: A Few Thoughts on What it Could Mean for Hamilton
The impact of the Trump presidency will be felt all around the world, including Hamilton. Here are three things to watch for.
by Mark Robbins
Published January 23, 2017 in US Politics (0 comments)

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
The Train of Thought is a thoughtful, provocative theatre production that explores difficult topics through conversation.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 23, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Don't Miss Opportunity to Create Real, Lasting Value
At best, this proposal destroys a set of rare pre-Confederation stone buildings to make way for something new. At worst, it risks creating another void space downtown in a strategically important street wall.
by Rob Fiedler
Published January 16, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (1 comment)

Artist Frida Kahlo's Blood Bath Enshrined at Casa Azul
Hailed by some as a feminist for her fearless autobiographical and brutal depictions of personal pain, there is no question that the rich European and Mezo-American cultures in which she lived and breathed shaped and informed her wider world vision.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published January 16, 2017 in Reviews (0 comments)

Green, Whitehead Square Off on LRT on The Agenda
Watch two Hamilton councillors debate the city's light rail transit plan.
by RTH Staff
Published January 13, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (4 comments)

Save 18-28 King Street East from Short-Sighted Thinking
If we destroy what makes us distinct - particularly now, just as the rest of the world is discovering what we have created and sustained here - we will be sabotaging our own revival.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 13, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (0 comments)

School Board Proposal to Close Hess School Draws Heated Opposition
Over 100 participants overwhelmed the School Board's efforts to control the agenda of Wednesday's accommodation review meeting.
by Jason Allen
Published January 13, 2017 in Special Report: Education (1 comment)

Province Considering Alternatives to A-Line LRT Spur
CBC Hamilton reports that the Province is considering possible alternatives to the A-Line LRT spur on James Street North.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 12, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (44 comments)

Stills in Motion: Wind and Rust
A sailboat navigates the Bay with Hamilton's industrial waterfront in the background.
by Dave Harrison
Published January 12, 2017 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Restoring Gore Vibrancy Needs Proud Stewardship, Not More Demolitions
Neglect, speculation, and lack of vision: That is what is standing in the way of a prosperous streetscape on the Gore.
by Ned Nolan
Published January 10, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage (1 comment)

Cadillac Bill Spoofs Downtown Abbey With Stuffed Rats
Only in Hamilton do we get this kind of loopy lunacy. Personally I cannot wait.
by Mackenzie Kristjon Jenkyns
Published January 10, 2017 in Arts and Music (0 comments)

I Resolve
A New Year's poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 03, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

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