Articles from June, 2019

Hamilton Is Not a Safe Space
Those who remain complacent in the face of hatred and violence show their tacit approval of the status quo. Period.
by Myke Hutchings
Published June 27, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

Take Time to Learn About Indigenous Culture
This year I encourage Canadians to spend the next 17 days exploring and understanding Indigenous life in Canada.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published June 27, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

The Climate Crisis and the Canadian Federal Election
What's in an emergency? Some bleak thoughts on staring down the last meaningful climate election.
by Michael Nabert
Published June 27, 2019 in Special Report: Climate Change (30 comments)

Whitehead Concern Trolling Aberdeen Traffic Calming Recommendations
Will Ward 14 Councillor Terry Whitehead ever stop being wrong about what makes our city streets safe and functional for everyone?
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 26, 2019 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (11 comments)

Naloxone Kit Can Save a Life
Overdose emergencies can happen anywhere. Having a Naloxone kit on hand might just save someone's life.
by William Guyatt
Published June 26, 2019 in Letters (0 comments)

Mayor's Response to Pride Day Violence is Disturbing
We need a Mayor who is a tireless, vocal, and thoughtful fighter for those who need and deserve support when it matters most.
by Graham Crawford
Published June 25, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

Ward 3 School Board Trustee Appointment Needed More Public Engagement
Although there have been many wonderful articles about the death of Ward 3 Trustee Chris Parkinson this past May, the airwaves have been silent since HWDSB Trustees voted to appoint the first runner-up to replace him.
by Larry Pattison
Published June 25, 2019 in Special Report: Education (0 comments)

Hatred and Extremism Wear Yellow Vests in Hamilton
Disguising hate speech by calling it free speech, they seek to legitimize their harmful rhetoric and end any attempt to curb their prejudices.
by Paul Glendenning
Published June 25, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (5 comments)

Hamilton's Pride Flag is a False Promise of Safety
Hearing our Chief of Police on the radio outright say that their response time (it was more than a half an hour to walk across the park) was directly because they felt unwelcome at Pride is a slap in the face to the Trans* and Queer community.
by Dakota Lanktree
Published June 24, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

Toward an Urban Forest Strategy for Hamilton
The City is currently undertaking the development of an strategy to measure, protect and expand the city's urban forest.
by Jason Allen
Published June 20, 2019 in Special Report: Urban Forest (1 comment)

Take Action This Week to Save Wesley Day Centre
There are a number of practical ways you can help advocate to save the Wesley Day Centre and establish a permanent safe injection site over the coming week, starting today.
by Nicole Smith
Published June 19, 2019 in Events (0 comments)

Hamilton Stands for Inclusivity
We call on the City of Hamilton to implement a zero-tolerance policy towards the extremist actions of hate groups.
by Hugh Tye
Published June 19, 2019 in Commentary (4 comments)

Singerella, a Musical Fairy Tale to Support McMaster Children's Hospital
A creative endeavour is to be enjoyed, certainly, but having a worthy purpose makes it sweeter.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 19, 2019 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Don't Close Wesley Day Centre
For people who have gone through their lives falling through the cracks and feeling they are being swept aside, the closure of the Wesley Day Centre sends yet another message that their lives don't matter.
by Jill Wiwcharuk
Published June 17, 2019 in Commentary (3 comments)

Take Down That Flag: An Open Letter to Mayor Fred Eisenberger
No one should confuse Hamilton as a safe place to be trans or queer or a person of colour.
by Dakota Lanktree
Published June 17, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

Yes, Canada is Guilty of Genocide
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report simply summed up the obvious by using the most truthful word.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published June 10, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

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