A Rundown of the Lunacy That Is Council's Vendetta Against Cameron Kroetsch

Martin Zarate, Published October 13, 2020
If council is more committed to cover-ups than justice and community safety, and the clerk and the IC are committed to supporting them, then it looks from the outside like the entire tree is rotten.
Special Report: Council Conduct

Councillor Threatens Integrity Commisioner Complaint Against Charity, Private Individual

Ryan McGreal, Published October 02, 2020
The Integrity Commissioner was supposed to have been established to hold Council accountable for their conduct, not for Council to use in order to punish its critics.
Special Report: Council Conduct

City Already Published Unredacted Motion Central to IC Report

Graham Crawford, Published October 02, 2020
After using a quasi-judicial process to reprimand a volunteer citizen, will Council seek balanced justice to deal with whoever published the motion on the City website?
Special Report: Council Conduct

Councillors, Listening to Angry People is Your Job

David Harvey, Published October 02, 2020
Although you may think you know how things work, what you don't know is how people experience the world that you control.
Special Report: Council Conduct

Low Hospitalization Numbers Today Are No Cause for Complacency

Ryan McGreal, Published September 23, 2020
As long as each person who gets COVID-19 in Ontario infects on average more than one other person, that means we are on track for runaway exponential growth in cases again.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 6 Comments

Silence is Acceptance for Colleagues of Bullying Councillors

Ryan McGreal, Published September 14, 2020
It is time for Council to decide that the bullying and abuse will no longer be tolerated.
Special Report: Council Conduct | 1 Comment

One Resident's View of Safe-Sizing Aberdeen Avenue

Graham Crawford, Published September 09, 2020
Speed kills people and neighbourhoods. I want the neighbourhoods along Aberdeen Avenue to be the healthiest they can be for generations to come.
Special Report: Walkable Streets

Erin O'Toole's Climate Policy is Insincere and Unserious

John Loukidelis, Published September 08, 2020
Grown-ups know that combatting climate change will cost money. One way or another, we all must pay. Either we pay for combatting climate change, or we will pay much more dearly with lives and money as unmitigated climate change worsens year after year.
Special Report: Climate Change | 1 Comment

Predictions of Chaos and Doom for Herkimer, Charlton Bike Lanes

Ryan McGreal, Published September 08, 2020
Fear of change is a powerful reactionary force. It's time for Hamiltonians to learn from our own experience that making streets safer and more inclusive won't cause the sky to fall.
Special Report: Walkable Streets

Wrestling the GHG Emissions Monster to the Ground, One Building at a Time

John Loukidelis and Thomas Cassidy, Published September 08, 2020
Reducing the carbon footprint of a building is not as difficult or expensive as one might think. But individual efforts will not be enough by themselves.
Special Report: Climate Change

Answering the Obstructionists: The Case for Traffic Calming on Aberdeen

Ryan McGreal, Published September 04, 2020
We can take concrete steps to make it harder for people to drive at dangerous speeds on Aberdeen, while physically protecting the sidewalks.
Special Report: Walkable Streets

After the Spill

Paul Weinberg, Published September 02, 2020
Following a Council decision not to disclose two leaks of sewage and stormwater totalling 24 billion litres over four years, local civic leaders, stewardship agencies and the Ministry of Environment are working to come to terms with the aftermath.
Special Report | 4 Comments

'I Cried on The Bus': Local Dance Student Accepted at Juilliard

Kevin Somers, Published September 02, 2020
Despite a lifetime of dancing, arriving at Juilliard was akin to Flora setting foot at the base camp of Mount Everest.
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I Gave My Patient a Tent

Tim O'Shea, Published August 07, 2020
Encampments are a symptom of a larger problem: Lack of affordable, acceptable housing options.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 1 Comment

A Friend's Violent Death: R.I.P. Regan Russell

Anne Bokma, Published July 14, 2020
Regan took the world into her arms. She embraced her partner, her parents and her many friends-human and animal alike. She held us all close. And now we are faced with the sad task of letting her go.
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Yes, You Should Wear a Face Mask

Michael Nabert, Published July 14, 2020
The best way to minimize the painful disruption of extreme measures to control exponential growth in infections is for everyone to follow the recommended public health measures.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 2 Comments

July 1 An Opportunity to Reflect on Canada's Unreconciled Genocidal Legacy

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 30, 2020
On July 1, take time to reflect on how Canada can move forward from its racist and exclusionary past to create an inclusive, caring country.
Healing Gaia | 3 Comments

Statement on the Termination of the Police Liaison Program

HWDSB Kids Need Help, Published June 30, 2020
Why are we paying $171 million this year to fund a police service that has an established and ongoing history of violence against the most vulnerable in this city, instead of directing those funds towards the organizations that are engaging in survivor-ce
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

Joint Statement Supporting Call to Defund Police and Prioritize Investment in Community Safety and Well-Being

Nrinder Nann and Maureen Wilson, Published June 18, 2020
Defunding means prioritizing investments into health, housing, education and social development to address our code red crisis in Hamilton.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

Time to Defund Hamilton Police

Rick Wyman, Published June 17, 2020
Yet year in and year out, the police continue to gobble up budget money, continue to be plagued with scandals, and continue to prove themselves to be hostile to anyone standing up and challenging the corrupt status quo.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

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