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Saira Peesker is an ace reporter who covers politics, business and current events. Her work has appeared on YourHamiltonBiz, OpenFile and CTVNews.ca, among others. When not snooping for scoops, she skates in counter-clockwise circles with Toronto Roller Derby's all-star team, CN Power. You can follow her on Twitter @SairaPeesker.
School Food Programs Top Ward 1 Participatory Budget Picks - The ward's second annual participatory budget results, unveiled Thursday night at a community meeting, saw two different school food programs land at the top of the priority list of how to spend the ward's area rating budget of $1.5 million. Published January 24, 2014 in Participatory Budget
Urban Renewal in Hamilton: Short-Term Fixes and Long-Term Plans - 'It may be easier to tear things - and people - down than to build them up, but it's not going to improve the cityscape.' Published October 23, 2013 in Downtown Bureau
Hi-Rise Group Announces Details for Lister Tower - The four-storey William Thomas building, built in 1855 and taken down in 2010, will be reassembled, with 16 storeys of condos added on top. Published October 18, 2013 in Downtown Bureau
Ward 1 Residents to Vote on Participatory Budget - Hamilton's Ward 1 residents have an opportunity to choose among 80 projects up for voting in the ward's $1.5 million participatory budget. Published October 11, 2013 in Participatory Budget
Founding Facilitator Hands off Ward 2 Participatory Budget Process - New chair Lee McIlmoyle and the rest of the transition team are only temporary, tasked with arranging elections for more permanent positions in the coming months. Published September 19, 2013 in Participatory Budget
Next Steps Considered After Ward 2 Participatory Budget - After a promising start and some hiccups, the Ward 2 Participatory Budget organizers are planning for process improvements and a rising turnout in the future. Published September 06, 2013 in Participatory Budget
Secret Location Revealed for Friday's Pop Up Dinner, Published November 20, 2013 in Events
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