Articles from August, 2018

Phase Out Area Rating and Boost Transit Revenue
Council has punted on transit area rating for 17 years. With an election this October, it's long past time to put this crutch to bed and start really investing in ridership growth.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 28, 2018 in Special Report: Transit (9 comments)

Line Dufour: Re-Collection
Dufour's installation effectively incorporates acts of remembering, as it references historic and religious traditions and incorporates historical jacquard weaving practices, orchestrating them into one seamless narrative.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 24, 2018 in Reviews (0 comments)

Anti-LRT Candidate Accidentally Emails Secret Plan
It appears Ward 1 candidate Carol Lazich accidentally blind-copied the other candidates on an email detailing her plan to have anti-LRT material distributed through an intermediary.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 24, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (5 comments)

Deranged Cycling Facilities on Repaved Scenic Drive
Instead of creeping incrementally toward a local maximum, we need to seize these opportunities to do something truly inspiring and transformative.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 20, 2018 in Special Report: Cycling (3 comments)

Making Your Municipal Vote Count
What will the effect on our quality of life in Hamilton over the years to come be if 66 percent of eligible voters don't vote in October?
by Nicole Smith
Published August 20, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (4 comments)

Neil Young's Words More Relevant than Ever
Young was writing about then-President Richard Nixon, but his words continue to resonate in our Trumpian world.
by Grant Ranalli
Published August 16, 2018 in Commentary (0 comments)

A Review of The Amateurs by Liz Harmer
Haunting, smart, brilliant. The Amateurs, in contrast to its title, is the astonishing work of a talented professional.
by Jonathan Lambert
Published August 15, 2018 in Reviews (0 comments)

Guelph Says No to Canadian Climate Hypocrisy
The Canadian Government has no business buying an aging oil pipeline from Kinder Morgan.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 14, 2018 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

The Essential Unseriousness of Conservative Politics Today
Conservatives present their own policies as better solutions, then reject both the solutions and even the existence of the problems after the centre-left agree to compromise and try to adopt them.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 10, 2018 in Politics (2 comments)

Missed Opportunity to Improve Hunter Bike Lanes
After repaving Hunter Street between James and Bay, the City repainted the lanes exactly the same as they were before instead of making room to physically protect the bike lanes.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 10, 2018 in Special Report: Cycling (2 comments)

Killing Basic Income Pilot Betrays Ontario's Most Vulnerable Residents
While basic income recipients still have to meet their fiduciary, legal and ethical responsibilities incurred by the three-year offer they acted on, the government has decided to act in bad faith.
by Laura Cattari
Published August 09, 2018 in Commentary (1 comment)

Two Eggs
One in four Hamiltonians come from cities, towns and villages outside of Canada. How blessed we are to have been chosen. What a responsibility we bear to welcome. What an opportunity we have to learn and live together.
by Maureen Wilson
Published August 01, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

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