Articles from July, 2017

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 4: Through a Teenaged Lens Refocused
Looking back now, I wonder the type of person I might be if I was raised on the fast food and meals to go that a single working mother would be forced to feed me.
by Karl Andrus
Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary (3 comments)

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 3: Welfare Diary Revisited
This is the original text of A Welfare Diary Revisited, published on Saturday, December 21, 1991 in The Hamilton Spectator.
by Karl Andrus
Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary (0 comments)

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 2: A Welfare Diary
This is the original text of A Welfare Diary, published on Saturday, June 15, 1991 in The Hamilton Spectator.
by Karl Andrus
Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary (0 comments)

Welfare Diary 26 Years Later, Part 1: A Reflection
Karl Andrus reflects on the context in which his mother wrote A Welfare Diary and A Welfare Diary Revisited in 1991.
by Karl Andrus
Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary (0 comments)

Hamilton's Core is Ground Zero for Change
This city is constantly evolving and with so many more opportunities for growth, the potential for local residents to find meaningful employment will continue to grow with it.
by Ryan Barath
Published July 31, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

Anti-LRT Fearmongering Targets Overhead Wires
Recently, an LRT opponent claimed that the overhead wires have been linked to cancer. That is simply not true.
by Chris Drew
Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Hamilton Bike Share Launches Everybody Rides Initiative With New Bikes
ERI funding adds 12 new bike hub stations across the the under-served east end of the bike share serviced area, plus 75 new bikes added to the existing 750 bike fleet.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 28, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (6 comments)

The Halifax Department of Silly Walks
Flags and high-visibility clothing are useful for temporary conditions and for traffic control personnel, but not for everyday conditions and everyday people.
by Sean Marshall
Published July 28, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (0 comments)

Can You Close Down City Hall?
Could we see authorities and responsibilities stripped away from municipal governments due to ineffectiveness? That's certainly possible, although it's difficult to make any predictions. But heck, let's speculate.
by Mark Robbins
Published July 27, 2017 in Commentary (11 comments)

After the Flood: Uncertain Future for Global Climate Refugees
Policy lags behind promises on environmental migration as climate change raises pressure for a global fix.
by Paul Weinberg
Published July 24, 2017 in Special Report: Climate Change (1 comment)

Dear Drivers of Hamilton
Sometimes turning an argument upside-down helps to demonstrate how silly it is.
by Frances Murray
Published July 24, 2017 in Commentary (6 comments)

No Loitering: A Rapid Tour of the Mountain Brow
It's the uneasy space between cultivation and chaos that enables the most transcendental consideration of human culture in the cosmos.
by Mark Fenton
Published July 21, 2017 in Photo Essay (2 comments)

Tell the Government to Ratify Bill 26
Add your voice to the parliamentary committee reviewing the Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act to help improve it and save a woman's life.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published July 20, 2017 in Healing Gaia (1 comment)

Beg Buttons Removed at Young and James
The pedestrian 'beg buttons' have been removed from the intersection of James Street South and Young Street.
by Kevin Love
Published July 20, 2017 in Eyes on the Street (6 comments)

Ten Things Council Must Do Before Operating LRT
Council needs to demonstrate meaningfully that it values transit before the HSR can be entrusted to manage rapid transit.
by Dan Jelly
Published July 05, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (15 comments)

Hamilton's Left-Handed Bicycle Stairway
The new staircase from Mountain Avenue to Highland Gardens Park ('The Rez') only has a bicycle gutter on the left side.
by Kevin Love
Published July 05, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (19 comments)

Risky 11th-Hour Motion to have HSR Operate LRT
The best time to have had this discussion over who should operate the system was two years ago, when Council was signing the Memorandum of Agreement.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 05, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (8 comments)

Review: All's Well by John Lefebvre
This book challenges our sense of ethics: who is ultimately responsible for Justice and Liberty? Is it simply existing laws or is it us responsible for shaping those laws?
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published July 05, 2017 in Reviews (4 comments)

Interview with Alanis Obomsawin
Obomsawin's documentaries are a bridge to creating truthful reconciliation between our settler Nation and First Nations, Metis and Inuit Nations.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published July 04, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

More to Intensification than Number of Units
Greenwin's plans for 181 John Street North and 192 Hughson Street North raise a number of complex and interconnected planning issues that need City Council's attention.
by Rob Fiedler
Published July 03, 2017 in Downtown Bureau (7 comments)

Dangerous New Fence on the Escarpment Rail Trail
As responsible adults, it is our responsibility to create a forgiving environment for children , an environment in which normal child behaviour does not cause harm.
by Kevin Love
Published July 03, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (13 comments)

Reflections on 'Coming To Hamilton'
Hamilton can be the city that leads the way in recognizing the employment opportunities for immigrants from across the globe, as we have done in the past.
by Daniel Hyams
Published July 03, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

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