Brain Injury

By Ryan McGreal
Published April 11, 2006

It may be too late to prevent a home for people with brain injuries from opening on the East Mountain. Judging from the reactions of some vocal residents, Sherwood Heights already has plenty of brain-injured people.

According to a story in yesterday's Hamilton Spectator, Donlea Drive resident Miriam Olivieri complained, "My concern is that we were not told about this. It will create chaos on the street. This neighbourhood will no longer be exclusive. It will just be a neighbourhood."

Thank goodness Olivieri and her like-minded neighbours are standing up for their right to exclude mental defectives and other inferiors from ruining what sounds like a perfectly charming corner of the city.


Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By toots (anonymous) | Posted February 09, 2008 at 21:56:30

How selfish can any one person be? If that was her child? These are not predators. What makes these people so special. Mrs. Miriam should open her mind a wee bit. Her neighborhood is no more special than someone elses. I suppose if it was her child it would be different.

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By toots (anonymous) | Posted February 09, 2008 at 22:00:16

Its pretty obvious Bleach is like minded as Mrs. Miriam. Its apparent she is her neighbour(in the chance she isn't maybe she should be.)
"Mental Defectives". Now we know what is wrong with society. no compassion

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