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Karl Andrus has returned to his hometown of Hamilton after attending Brock University majoring in History. He is a proud son of journalist and local activist the late Kate Andrus. He lives in Stinson, loves the vibrant and growing city, is former Co-Chair of the Stinson Community Association, VP and of Community atthe Hamilton Community Benefits Network and is active in many local groups and initiatives.
Precarity in a Pandemic - CERB and other emergency pandemic responses have demonstrated the inadequacy of the social assistance status quo. Published May 27, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19
Hamilton Community Benefits Network: Ensuring LRT Benefits Are Shared Widely - HBCN has an exciting opportunity to pressure for real change: decent work, inclusionary housing, and community-driven demands for investment in the people of Hamilton, not just property. Published August 12, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail
No Accommodation for Vulnerable Pedestrians on King Near Wellington - We routinely provide accommodation to protect drivers and workers, and rightly so, but pedestrians are too often ignored and forgotten. Published July 11, 2018 in Special Report: Walkable Streets
Road Work Accommodates Driving, Not So Much Walking and Cycling - The City's drivers-first priority is even on display when reconstructing a sidewalk. Published October 06, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets
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. Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary
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. Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary
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. Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary
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. Published July 31, 2017 in Special Report: A Welfare Diary
It Takes a Village to Raise a Garden - This year is only the beginning of what might become another urban farm within the Hamilton landscape. Published June 26, 2017 in Commentary
LRT Opposition Follows Same Pattern of Fear and Uncertainty as Past Failed Plans - The last 'Coalition On Sensible Transit' organized to kill LRT and then disappeared for 35 years without advancing any of alternatives or improvements they had used to kill the plan. Published April 03, 2017 in Special Report: Lister Block
Civil Discourse and Calling a Neighbourhood 'Nowhere' - When I told the LRT Sub-Committee that people living on the line don't like being told they are "nowhere", Councillor Whitehead took it personally and impugned my character. Published January 31, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail
A Legacy of Missed Opportunity: The Hamilton Rapid Transit Plans That Could Have Been - History shows that today's LRT opportunity for Hamilton could once again pass us by, as so many previous opportunities did. But with leadership, this once-in-a-generation opportunity need not be squandered again. Published June 23, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail
Fringe 2017 Review: Acts of Fiction, Published July 26, 2017 in Reviews - Fringe 2017
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