Helping Make Change Happen in Stinson Neighbourhood

Adam Chiaravalle, Published June 23, 2017
If we are ever going to turn around climate change, we need to be able to re-learn how to have fun with one another and derive fulfillment from simple experiences.
Commentary | 2 Comments

Durand Neighbourhood Association Celebrates 45th Anniversary with a Party in Durand Park on June 24

Christopher Redmond, Published June 21, 2017
To celebrate what the the community has been able to accomplish over the past 45 years, the DNA is throwing a party in Durand Park to mark the occasion.

Let's Go Dutch Part IX: Intersections

Kevin Love, Published June 21, 2017
Starting with Bay Street, let us use safe intersection design so that all people in Hamilton can also safely travel by bicycle.
Special Report: Cycling | 2 Comments

Meet Me at the Bell Tower

Laura Farr, Published June 21, 2017
Michael Redhead Champagne shares a model of engagement and sharing that understands the need for empowerment through belonging, inclusion and mutual respect.

Let's go Dutch Part VIII: Busy Streets Do Not Have to be Unsafe

Kevin Love, Published June 13, 2017
In a second Transportation Revolution, the people of The Netherlands took back their streets. They changed their city. Here in Hamilton, we can too!
Special Report: Cycling | 5 Comments

A Better Man

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 08, 2017
This remarkable documentary explores the damage caused to both the abused woman and her abusive partner by his acts of violence.
Healing Gaia

You Can't Spell Streets Without Trees

Chelsea Lowes, Published June 07, 2017
As trees are known to reduce the negative impact of pollution on air quality, the city of Hamilton offers a free street tree to eligible properties that make a request for one. However this program is severely underused.
Events | 1 Comment

The Burden to Prevent Needless Traffic Fatalities

Adrian Duyzer, Published June 06, 2017
When Council delays action on pedestrian safety, Council is accepting the burden of needless, preventable deaths.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 5 Comments

It's Not Just About How Much the Rings Cost

Cameron Kroetsch, Published June 06, 2017
For far too long we've allowed toxic masculinity to persist at the expense of women and members of the queer community. The symbol of power that these rings hold and the pervasiveness of that power continues to go unchecked.
Commentary | 22 Comments

Everyone Deserves Safe Streets

Ryan McGreal, Published June 06, 2017
It's great that Councillor Lloyd Ferguson recognizes the value of safe streets in Ancaster. He just needs to extend the same understanding to residents in the rest of the city.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 4 Comments

Crawl Into the Building

Kevin Somers, Published June 02, 2017
Architecture Crawl is back next Friday, featuring five exciting venues: The Boiler Room and the Foundry at Cannon Knitting Mills, the Empire Times Rooftop, and the Co-Motion Studio and Rooftop Patio.
Entertainment and Sports | 4 Comments

Let's go Dutch part VII: Stop Killing Children!

Kevin Love, Published June 01, 2017
In The Netherlands, the kind of rat-running that killed Jasmin Hanif has been systematically eliminated from almost every residential street in the entire country.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 20 Comments

Minimum Wage Increase a Modest But Welcome Policy Change

Ryan McGreal, Published May 31, 2017
Don't let the naysayers and dogmatic opponents of fair labour policy bury this opportunity in fearmongering and overly simplistic claims about "basic economics" or "common sense".
Commentary | 7 Comments

Josh Weresch: Singer-Songwriter a Voice for Those who Need Their Stories Told

Doreen Nicoll, Published May 25, 2017
Josh wants people to acknowledge their connectedness and to understand they are allowed to care for each other. He believes reviving a sense of the arts will give people a chance to be honest about their situations and their feelings.
Healing Gaia

Celebrate Cycling in Hamilton with Bike to Work Day

Alex Ricci, Published May 23, 2017
This year's Bike to Work (and School) Day celebration is taking place on Monday, May 19, 7-9 AM at the Hamilton City Hall forecourt, 71 Main Street West.


Timothy R. Trebilcock, Published May 23, 2017
As in other places I've visited, I am given a temporary pass because of my status as an outsider.

Criticism is Essential but False Fact Claims Don't Help

Ryan McGreal, Published May 15, 2017
Thoughtful criticism is essential for good public policy and the newspaper is absolutely right to publish a variety of arguments looking at any given issue from different perspectives.
Media | 11 Comments

End the Vacant Unit Tax Rebate

John Neary, Published May 11, 2017
The purported benefit of vacancy tax breaks for businesses is a mirage, but the harms to residents, homeowners, and legitimate businesses are very real.
Commentary | 6 Comments

Aabiziingwashi: Wide Awake to the Power of Indigenous Cinema

Doreen Nicoll, Published May 10, 2017
Stories told by First Nations, Metis and Inuit filmmakers from across the country are guaranteed to change your view of Canada's colonial history forever.
Healing Gaia

An Open Letter to MP Filomena Tassi Regarding Her Hamilton Colleague

Richard Gelder, Published May 10, 2017
As a federal Member of Parliament, Bob Bratina should not be sowing discord in the community he purportedly represents.
Special Report: Light Rail | 12 Comments

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