I AM Affected Campaign Launch

Doreen Nicoll, Published October 13, 2017
To help settlers understand the ongoing effects of the Residential School System on survivors, their families, their communities and Canadian society, Hamilton Community Legal Services is launching the I AM Affected Campaign.
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New Stone Church Parking Makes Bike Lanes Less Safe

Ryan McGreal, Published October 10, 2017
In the new design near Upper Paradise, the bike lane widths have been narrowed from five feet to four, and the westbound bike lane now runs right through the 'door zone' of any cars parked on the curbside.
Special Report: Cycling | 2 Comments

Water Blessing: Reconnecting with History and Responsibility

Doreen Nicoll, Published October 10, 2017
An hour-long celebration organized by Wellington Water Watchers and the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph had me seeing water in an entirely new light.
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What's in a Name: Buildings

Trey Shaughnessy, Published October 10, 2017
Most cities have a difficult time with changing the names of their civic amenities.

Walrus Talk on Aging and Mobility

Jason Allen, Published October 06, 2017
The messages were generally hopeful and forward-looking, and all the speakers were clearly experts in their fields, it just would have been nice if they had addressed the topic at hand.
Events | 1 Comment

Enbridge Case Against Todd Williams Obscures Deeper Legal Principles

Mary Love, Published October 06, 2017
For true justice, we need deep structural change so that such issues can be resolved for the benefit of courageous land and water defenders and the affected community at risk, not for the profit margin of rich corporations.
Commentary | 1 Comment

Lessons from Vancouver on Easy Ways to Improve our Cycling Network

Jason Leach, Published October 06, 2017
With some modest improvements, we can continue to increase our modal shift to cycling as it has already begun in the past few years.
Special Report: Cycling | 2 Comments

Politicians Blocking Engaged Citizens on Social Media is Still Censorship

Maureen Wilson, Published October 06, 2017
While the medium may have changed, the intent has not. The landscape of time is riddled with the efforts of the few trying to block the freedom of the many.
Commentary | 3 Comments

Subject to a 'Minor Variance': Hamilton's Broken Site Plan Approval Process

Cameron Kroetsch, Published October 06, 2017
We're going to be asking the Planning Committee to look seriously at the processes used for approving projects of this scale and we're going to be asking them to recommend that Council make some meaningful changes and put them in writing.
Commentary | 14 Comments

Road Work Accommodates Driving, Not So Much Walking and Cycling

Karl Andrus, Published October 06, 2017
The City's drivers-first priority is even on display when reconstructing a sidewalk.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 1 Comment

Unarmed Verses: Strong Community Bonds in a 'Worn-Down' Neighbourhood

Doreen Nicoll, Published October 05, 2017
This film explores the strengths that exist in communities like Villaways, focusing its lens on the essential roles women and girls play in the community.
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The New Perils of Crossing the Border

Liberty Laine, Published October 05, 2017
America, you've allowed the worst parts of yourself to succumb to fear, division, bigotry and hate.
Commentary | 1 Comment

Queen Street Needs Better Than Speed Limit Signs

Nicholas Kevlahan, Published October 05, 2017
A horrific crash on Queen this morning highlights the inadequacy of the new 40 km/h speed limit signs to reduce dangerous speeding on this multi-lane one-way arterial street.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 3 Comments

Ontario NDP Leader Introduces Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Doreen Nicoll, Published October 05, 2017
Bill will make it easier for women to leave abusive situations because it safeguards their financial independence while providing much needed time to access services needed to help enhance their well-being and safety.
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New Pedestrian Crossover on Queen at Herkimer

Kevin Love, Published October 05, 2017
The City is installing a new pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the dangerous intersection of Queen and Herkimer.
Eyes on the Street | 3 Comments

Food for Thought: Bringing Farms into Canadian Universities

Adam Chiaravalle, Published September 28, 2017
Having a farm at McMaster can do even more to build our personal capacity to address climate change in way that does not build cynicism, but rather creates community and shows that we can make a difference while having fun.
Special Report: Climate Change | 1 Comment

Greg's Ride 2017

Kevin Love, Published September 28, 2017
For the first time, Greg's Ride was held in Hamilton this past Saturday.
Special Report: Cycling | 1 Comment

The Golden Age of James Street North

Mark Robbins, Published September 27, 2017
Love of the old times is important, but we should not canonize the neighbourhood's past at the expense of its future, which is looking increasingly bright.
Opinion | 1 Comment

Four Fifties

Kevin Somers, Published September 27, 2017
Four fifty-word poems.
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Truth, Faith and Impartiality

Maureen Wilson, Published September 18, 2017
It is dangerous when those seeking political office use ward boundaries not as a tool to engage the electorate in a discussion of representative principles but as a means to spew division, segregation and mistrust.
Special Report: Ward Boundaries

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