March 12, 2014
As I write, the temperature has soared all the way up to five degrees, but the forecast says it’ll be back down to minus eight by the time you read this.
March 11, 2014
The Hamilton Public Library is a hub for many members of our community.
March 05, 2014
With the increasing demand by families for the modest, affordable urban housing available throughout the central Mountain, these same small community elementary schools are even more important today as an engine of reinvestment and revitalization.
February 27, 2014
When I was in elementary school, back at the dawn of the personal computing era, I was given the task of showing my classmates how to use this new technology. I taught them how to boot the machines using either the cassette tape drive or a 5.25 inch floppy, drilled into them the importance of treating our expensive Commodore Pet and Apple IIe with care and introduced them to some of the school’s collection of educational games with their mind-blowing graphics.
February 20, 2014
In spite of the cold weather over the Family Day long weekend, I spent most of my time at home with the windows open and the fan going. No, I hadn’t recently discovered a forgotten sandwich that had fallen behind the chesterfield cushions, nor was this some sort of bravado stunt to prove to the world how hearty and manly I am. It’s just that my apartment was just too hot.
February 18, 2014
There has been a lot of news this month so let’s get right to it.
February 13, 2014
If there is one partnership that had deteriorated more severely than the fraying relationship between Mayor Bob Bratina and city council, it’s between the city and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.
February 06, 2014
Last Saturday I had the great pleasure of helping to recognize the efforts of a dozen individuals and groups at the 18th annual John C. Holland Awards. Tellingly, the awards, which kick off Black History Month, have a strong focus on the community’s youth, with more than half the awards earned by young people.
February 04, 2014
In mid-January, I had the honour of helping represent our country as part of the prime minister’s delegation to Israel and Jordan.
January 31, 2014
Even though it may seem cold here, it’s still considered a tropical paradise compared to Mars and the outer planets.
January 30, 2014
In front of about 400 of Hamilton’s best and brightest, Bratina made a smooth opening salvo in the mayoral campaign with his almost perfect State of the City address. His opening presentation was filled with business-friendly statistics about how Hamilton has “turned the corner” from its rust-bucket days to a modern, diversified city, with low unemployment, and developers seemly finding riches in the downtown core.
January 29, 2014
Funny — I always thought that was the whole idea of public schools: being open to everyone.
January 28, 2014
Having spent four winters out in Northern Alberta, I am no stranger to extreme cold. Every year there seemed to be a week or so of –40, which, if you’ve never experienced cold of that magnitude, is something else.
January 22, 2014
Her work created something significant and lasting that has helped hundreds of area people cope with their mood disorders
January 21, 2014
Hamilton’s economy, for decades proudly led by steel and heavy manufacturing, has been in the process of change for the past decade and a half.
January 21, 2014
Happy New Year and thanks for making 2013 another great year in our community.
January 21, 2014
Whenever I saw or talked to Bernie Morelli he would inevitably remind me that he wanted to take me on a tour of his beloved Ward 3 community and show me a Hamilton and its people that should be examined and written about so it could be better understood.
January 17, 2014
Among the gifts I received this past Christmas was one turkey carcass, courtesy of my virtually vegetarian father, who, due to his dietary choices, would have little use for it after our holiday dinner.