re: Expanded bus service for Mountain (April 3)
re: Is registration the right answer? (Editorial, April 10)
The Around the Bay run on Sunday, March 30 was another great example of the fabulous Hamilton spirit.
My name is Jacob. I’m 10 years old.
I have to applaud the combined efforts of Highland/Parkside high school’s senior girls waterpolo team for winning a bronze medal.
During last Sunday’s lovely morning, my wife and I were disheartened to see, in broad daylight, an act of vandalism.
Reporter Kevin Warner compared councillor Scott Duval’s expense account of almost $11,000 with “stingy” Judi Partridge’s negligible claim of $30.
For many years, we’ve known that Hamilton has one of, if not the highest, volunteer rates in the country.
The old look had served us well over the years, and in fact, has helped us win many provincial and national newspaper awards. But much like a plaid, polyester, bell-bottomed leisure suit, our newspapers looked outdated (and not in a quaint or retro way) and needed to get with the times. Given that fact, we decided to tear the thing down to the studs and build anew, all with the needs of the reader in mind.
It seems Hamilton politicians aren’t trusted by their own residents. In the wake of former mayor Larry DiIanni’s problems with receiving illegal campaign funds there has been a core group of Hamiltonians trying to implement some corrective measures to make councillors more accountable to the public. Subsequently, a new citizen subcommittee was formed, and it quickly conceived a new code of conduct for politicians, which was followed by the creation of an integrity commissioner. But for the last four years the last peg of this holy trinity of accountability, a lobbyist registry, has remained elusive.