Articles from May, 2017

Minimum Wage Increase a Modest But Welcome Policy Change
Don't let the naysayers and dogmatic opponents of fair labour policy bury this opportunity in fearmongering and overly simplistic claims about "basic economics" or "common sense".
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 31, 2017 in Commentary (7 comments)

Josh Weresch: Singer-Songwriter a Voice for Those who Need Their Stories Told
Josh wants people to acknowledge their connectedness and to understand they are allowed to care for each other. He believes reviving a sense of the arts will give people a chance to be honest about their situations and their feelings.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 25, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Celebrate Cycling in Hamilton with Bike to Work Day
This year's Bike to Work (and School) Day celebration is taking place on Monday, May 19, 7-9 AM at the Hamilton City Hall forecourt, 71 Main Street West.
by Alex Ricci
Published May 23, 2017 in Events (0 comments)

Carousel
As in other places I've visited, I am given a temporary pass because of my status as an outsider.
by Timothy R. Trebilcock
Published May 23, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

Criticism is Essential but False Fact Claims Don't Help
Thoughtful criticism is essential for good public policy and the newspaper is absolutely right to publish a variety of arguments looking at any given issue from different perspectives.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 15, 2017 in Media (11 comments)

End the Vacant Unit Tax Rebate
The purported benefit of vacancy tax breaks for businesses is a mirage, but the harms to residents, homeowners, and legitimate businesses are very real.
by John Neary
Published May 11, 2017 in Commentary (6 comments)

Aabiziingwashi: Wide Awake to the Power of Indigenous Cinema
Stories told by First Nations, Metis and Inuit filmmakers from across the country are guaranteed to change your view of Canada's colonial history forever.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 10, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

An Open Letter to MP Filomena Tassi Regarding Her Hamilton Colleague
As a federal Member of Parliament, Bob Bratina should not be sowing discord in the community he purportedly represents.
by Richard Gelder
Published May 10, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (12 comments)

Canadian Orpheus Male Choir 40th Annual Concert
Through the years, the COMC has been known in the community as the "men who love to sing," performing numerous concerts around the area every year and occasionally touring internationally.
by Mackenzie Kristjon Jenkyns
Published May 08, 2017 in Events (0 comments)

Review: Sunset Blvd. The Musical
All in all, an engaging evening of theatre with clever scenic design, lighting and beautiful costumes enhancing the music and song.
by Daniel GariƩpy
Published May 08, 2017 in Reviews (0 comments)

Hamilton Spectator Should Fact-Check Op-Ed Submissions
Anyone who is unwilling to ensure that the fact claims they make are actually true doesn't deserve to be published in a newspaper in the first place.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 04, 2017 in Media (17 comments)

Eyes on the Street: Wear-and-Tear on Hamilton Bike Share Bike 037
It is truly amazing that the SoBi system has been such a fantastic success that the bikes are starting to wear out.
by Kevin Love
Published May 02, 2017 in Eyes on the Street (6 comments)

Apply for the Hamilton Monarch Awards
The Awards are intended to recognize Hamilton gardeners for their contribution to a to a bio-diverse, sustainable environment.
by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
Published May 01, 2017 in Events (0 comments)

For The Record: A Hamilton Councillor Replies to a Waterloo Columnist
Ward 3 Councillor Green responds to Waterloo Record columnist Luisa D'Amato, who took issued with a Hamilton Councillor's characterization of Waterloo's LRT system.
by Matthew Green
Published May 01, 2017 in Commentary (4 comments)

Introducing the Friendly Streets Hamilton Project
This year-long pilot project explores innovative ways to involve residents of all backgrounds, abilities and age groups in assessing current challenges and barriers to active transportation and re-imagining neighbourhood streets for people.
by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
Published May 01, 2017 in Events (0 comments)

McMaster University Seeks Community Campus Partnerships
Whether you want to partner on a research project, host a student placement, or identify volunteer opportunities, we'd love to hear from you and have you join us to co-develop ideas and strategies for improving our community.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published May 01, 2017 in Events (0 comments)

A Proposal for Local GO Train Service East of Hunter
A proposal to use the old TH&B line to provide local transit service, similar to Toronto's SmartTrack, between Hunter Station and Centennial Parkway.
by Kevin Love
Published May 01, 2017 in Special Report: Transit (9 comments)

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