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This illustration shows an artist’s conception of LRT trains moving along King Street West.
Apr 28, 2016 | Add Comment | Stoney Creek News

Will light rail transit turn Hamilton into ‘Utopia’?

It’s apparent that while the LRT remains the cornerstone of Hamilton’s political and business...

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Editorial | Apr 28, 2016
Streetfest

EDITORIAL: Welcome back, Streetfest

It was missed by business owners, many of whom saw an immediate or gradual bump in sales and traffic in their shops. It was...

Hamilton Mountain News
Editorial | Apr 20, 2016
Paul Miller

Paul Miller's private member's bill would do a lot of public good

The monthly income for a single person on Ontario Works is $599 a month, while for Ontario Disability Support Program, the...

Hamilton Mountain News
Editorial | Apr 14, 2016
Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson

When personal agendas clash with the reality of a situation, critics often seek 'the last refuge of a scoundrel'

At the time councillors didn’t condemn what Ferguson said, but days later a few expressed their outrage, piggybacking on the...

Stoney Creek News
Editorial | Apr 07, 2016
Voting day

Unstacking the deck through municipal election reforms

The city’s first-past-the-post system resulted in former broadcast reporter Donna Skelly getting elected to council with...

Ancaster News
Editorial | Mar 31, 2016
Loonies

The number of names on Ontario's Sunshine list isn't the big story

So why the annual angst when the annual so-called Sunshine list is revealed? Seeing the ever escalating number of people...

Dundas Star News
Editorial | Mar 24, 2016
Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins

Healing Ontario’s health care industry

To establish this new model it means changing the fundamental strategy of health care, including the high price tag. The...

Stoney Creek News
Mar 17, 2016

Inclusionary zoning doesn't get the province off the hook for underfunding affordable housing

The governing Liberals have also been under pressure to act from the NDP and one of its own MPPs, who have introduced private...

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Mar 11, 2016

Citizens' Jury on Hamilton's LRT used as political pawns

There is no transit reason to build LRT. The argument, though, acknowledged by the mayor and his supporters, is to provide...

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Mar 03, 2016

Ontario budget does some good, but offers a lot of Band-Aid solutions to major problems

But at what cost, and how will these programs be organized and monitored by the province? For the last 13 years the Liberals...

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Feb 26, 2016

Hamilton can't keep relying on "the next big thing" to work wonders for its economy

Maybe Hamilton can still transform itself despite the LRT project. The city has consistently been identified by the...

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Feb 18, 2016

Redrawing Hamilton's ward boundaries with an eye to fairness

Even before amalgamation the former municipalities viewed the old city of Hamilton, and the Hamilton-Wentworth region, as...

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Feb 11, 2016

Protecting women on campus from sexual violence

Despite the legislative and education action, it’s still not enough to address the violence against women.

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Feb 04, 2016

Taken for a ride by the false hopes for a bus service for all of Hamilton

Most of the poor reception to the announcement was because LRT, as has been acknowledged many times by Hamilton’s decision...

Ancaster News | 1 Comment
Jan 28, 2016

Finding the right police chief for Hamilton won't be easy

Hiring a police chief isn’t just about mollifying police officers. A police chief is expected to provide leadership to the...

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Jan 21, 2016

Provincial pre-budget consultation takes place while Hamilton city council turns down Trustee Program funding request for lack of money

Over the last few years, the Ontario Liberals have been slicing social programs for the homelessness under the camouflage of...

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Jan 14, 2016

CCACs, LHINs on life support

Last September Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk found that about $1.5 billion, or as little as 61 cents out of every...

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