Articles from December, 2019

Light Rail an Important Step Toward Restoring a Sacrifice Zone
The B-Line LRT is not an end in itself but the beginning of a larger public infrastructure project connecting all of Hamilton with a transit network.
by Sean Hurley
Published December 24, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Taking a Hammer to Steeltown
The entire process in which the Ontario Government cancelled Hamilton's LRT project has been profoundly unfair to Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 23, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Tell Premier Ford to Fix Mulroney's Mistake and Get Hamilton LRT Back on Track
We need your help to call on Premier Ford to fix Transport Minister Mulroney's mistake and get Hamilton's LRT back on track!
by RTH Staff
Published December 23, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Transportation Investment Requires Equity
It's our responsibility to ensure that Hamilton remains a place that Hamiltonians can continue to live in, no matter their economic means.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published December 23, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

There is No Billion Dollars
Don't be distracted by the dubious promise of $1 billion in stocking stuffers: there is no money without the transformative public investment to generate the money that will pay for it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 19, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Hamilton Deserves Fair Treatment on LRT Investment
Hamilton is being treated differently than every other Ontario city that is receiving transformational rapid transit investment, based on spurious numbers that have no clear provenance and conflate capital and gross operating budgets.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 19, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (1 comment)

Councillor Nann: Reject LRT Cancellation, Ask Feds for Funding
The Ward 3 Councillor is requesting an emergency Council meeting to reject the Provincial cancellation or the Hamilton LRT project and to request federal funding.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 17, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Councillor Wilson Requests Ontario Government LRT Cost Analysis
Hamilton's Ward 1 Councillor has requested a copy of the 'third party analysis' that formed the basis for the Ontario Government's sudden decision to cancel the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 17, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (1 comment)

Province Abruptly Cancels Hamilton LRT
With no advance notice, the Ontario Government abruptly canceled Hamilton's light rail transit (LRT) project yesterday, citing absurdly over-inflated budget overruns.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 17, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's Statement on Ford Government Revoking Support for Hamilton LRT
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce issued this statement in response to today's sudden cancellation of the Hamilton light rail transit project.
by RTH Staff
Published December 16, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger on Hamilton's Light Rail Transit (LRT) project
This is a betrayal by the province to the City of Hamilton. This will not only hurt Hamilton's economy, but Ontario's economy.
by Fred Eisenberger
Published December 16, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

City Proposal to Restart Anti-Racism Centre Ignores Racialized Voices
There are many different, difficult conversations to have about racism in our city. We shouldn't be prepared to avoid these difficult conversations by shunting them into the bureaucracy of a City department.
by Anthony Marco
Published December 09, 2019 in Commentary (0 comments)

There's No Place Like Home: The Possibility Of Theatre
A little girl who dreamt of being Dorothy grows up to be talented performer, then stars in her own show about finding home and the performance makes everyone feel better by connecting us to the real world.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 06, 2019 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Hamilton Hit With Freezing Rain
Thousands of Hamiltonians were without power after a ten-hour winter storm with freezing rain, fallen branches and downed hydro lines.
by Isabella Lopes
Published December 02, 2019 in Local News (0 comments)

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