Behind Closed Doors: Hamilton Continues to Hold Questionable Secret Votes

Cameron Kroetsch, Published December 15, 2017
It is hard to understand how - and even whether - representative democracy is served when Council casts votes in secret meetings that are not recorded.
Commentary

Compromise Motion to Ensure LRT Workers are ATU Members

Ryan McGreal, Published December 15, 2017
Under the proposal by Councillor Green and ATU President Eric Tuck, Metrolinx would continue the current procurement process but agree that LRT workers will be organized by ATU Local 107.
Special Report: Light Rail | 7 Comments

Joey Coleman and The Public Record Deserve Your Support

Ryan McGreal, Published December 15, 2017
Strong, principled, independent media voices like Coleman's are more important than ever as the epochal convulsion of the global media landscape continues to surge through Hamilton.
Media

OMB Overturns Council's Ward Boundary Vote

Ryan McGreal, Published December 13, 2017
The decision determines that Council's choice fails the test of reasonableness, and imposes Option 2 from the Watson & Associates final report.
Special Report: Ward Boundaries | 1 Comment

Petition to Acknowledge Indigenous History in Canadian Citizenship

Doreen Nicoll, Published December 12, 2017
A new petition calls on the Federal Government to redesign the Canadian Citizenship study guide to acknowledge Indigenous treaty rights and to education new Canadians on the effects of colonialism.
Healing Gaia | 1 Comment

I'll Take Words and Phrases for 800

Trey Shaughnessy, Published December 12, 2017
I'm going to stop you right there and clean up your literary wheelhouse so you can get out of the weeds - those tired phrases are done like dinner.
Commentary | 2 Comments

City Opens Gate Blocking Chedoke Path

Ryan McGreal, Published December 11, 2017
It goes a long way to building and reinforcing trust with the community when councillors and staff are responsive to feedback and make the necessary changes to fix problems and improve our civic infrastructure.
Special Report: Cycling | 1 Comment

'The Law Has Made Him Equal, but Man Has Not'

Maureen Wilson, Published December 07, 2017
When the arc of justice bends ever so slightly in the right direction, those with power position themselves as victims, struggling to keep up with the politically correct zealotry of the 'advocates'.
Commentary

HLR Urges Council to Continue with Current LRT Procurement Model

RTH Staff, Published December 06, 2017
When Councillors meet on December 18 to formally receive the letter from Metrolinx, the best way forward is to allow the existing procurement process to move forward as quickly as possible so this project can get back on track.
Special Report: Light Rail | 5 Comments

December 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Doreen Nicoll, Published December 04, 2017
This should be the day Canadians remind politicians at every level of government that in order to eradicate gendered violence, we need true equality for all women and girls.
Healing Gaia

Autumn Leaves

Mark Fenton, Published November 30, 2017
What is death to the western sensibility but the ultimate assault on identity?
Photo Essay

Matt Nethersole: Acha Bacha

Doreen Nicoll, Published November 30, 2017
Nethersole acknowledges we're living in hyper-racialized times and that makes it imperative to humanize all people, including those with different gender identities, through theatre and art.
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Province Punts on Hamilton's LRT Operations Request

Ryan McGreal, Published November 28, 2017
Letter from Metrolinx leaves door open to having City operate LRT, but strongly argues against it.
Special Report: Light Rail | 2 Comments

Canada is Still Part of the Climate Change Problem

Michael Nabert, Published November 27, 2017
Don't let Trump distract Canada from holding our own leadership to account for failure to act meaningfully on climate change.
Special Report: Climate Change | 12 Comments

Subject to a 'Minor Variance': Your Delegation Has Been Received

Cameron Kroetsch, Published November 27, 2017
If residents don't know enough about the City's planning process, it's because Council isn't interested in changing these processes to make them more accessible to everyone.
Commentary | 2 Comments

An Evening of Discussion on Violence Against Women

Doreen Nicoll, Published November 27, 2017
The Women's Centre of Halton and Grandmothers Advocacy Network are hosting three short films followed by discussion on Thursday, November 30.
Healing Gaia

Transport Trucks Do Not Belong in the City

Ryan McGreal, Published November 23, 2017
We should not be deforming our communities and denying the potential for traffic calming, just so that a transport truck driver can save a couple of minutes shortcutting through the heart of the city.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 8 Comments

Traffic Calming Changes to Slip Lane at Queen and Aberdeen

Ryan McGreal, Published November 17, 2017
A bumpout has been added on the north edge of the slip lane to discourage speeding into the slip lane, and the wedge of raised curb on the intersection side of the slip lane has been widened to create a neckdown for cars turning onto Queen.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 1 Comment

Creating a Permaculture Garden

Adam Chiaravalle, Published November 17, 2017
A team of volunteers has begun the work of converting a backyard into a permaculture garden of perennial vegetables.
Special Report: Climate Change | 1 Comment

I AM Affected Campaign Follow-up

Doreen Nicoll, Published November 17, 2017
The hope is to undertake the process of healing settler and Indigenous relationships through public sharing, apology, and commemoration that acknowledge and redress past harms.
Healing Gaia

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