Wed Sep 10, 2014
Platform vows to put moratorium on closures, provide an educational assistant for every elementary school class, spend more on school maintenance and effectively reverse decisions to shutter Parkview and Mountain vocational schools.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
A look at local issues through the pen of Hamilton Community News cartoonist Mike Vukovich.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
As the summer season fades and the kids are sent off to school, municipal politics starts to become serious business for candidates and residents alike. From Sept. 4, the 109 declared candidates for city council and both boards of education have 53 days until the Oct. 27 election to get noticed in what is shaping up to be a changing of the guard in Hamilton municipal politics. But what are these candidates campaigning for?
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Knowledge, truth and reason were actively shut down by board staff at every opportunity throughout the school review process.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
His dad, Stewart, served on the former Wentworth County school board from 1982 to 1994, while his granddad, George Smith, was a trustee in the 1960s.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Dawn Danko says her bid to become Ward 7’s new public school trustee this fall is inspired by her involvement in the “severely flawed” accommodation review that will close three central Mountain elementary schools next June.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Hamilton and District Labour Council has endorsed some familiar faces for council in this fall’s municipal election.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
I’ve voted in every election since I’ve been eligible
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The mother of three said she and other parents were left on their own when trying to resolve issues at school because they couldn’t reach incumbent Laura Peddle.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is losing its lead voice – in more ways than one – to music.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Serena Samuels isn’t shying away from criticizing the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board or the trustee she hopes to replace in this fall’s municipal election.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Ainslie Wood, Westdale and Dundas neighbourhoods have a lot in common - both with vibrant business areas, McMaster University and spectacular geography strongly influenced by Cootes Paradise Marsh and Forest, and the Niagara Escarpment with Dundas Valley to the southwest and the bay to the northeast.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Trustee is doing her part to give the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board a big shakeup this fall, one she says is an opportunity for renewal.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
A group of Hamilton citizens are trying to change the local municipal matrix and get potential politicians to listen to the public’s concerns. The Hamilton Civic League, with support from various social activist groups, such the Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, and the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability, are encouraging people from across the city to participate in a series of forums over the next three months to identify the issues and possibly a vision for how they want their city to be governed over the next four years. The idea is to craft a list of issues that will become a “Peoples’ Platform” that candidates can either champion once they become councillors, or reject at their possible peril.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Hamilton Centre NDP MP David Christopherson remains committed to serving in Ottawa rather than taking another shot at becoming the mayor of his beloved city.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Judith Bishop's 26-year run as a public school board trustee will come to an end this fall.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Mayor Bob Bratina says the next Hamilton mayor will enter the position with few pressing issues facing the person, unlike what was confronting him after the 2010 mayoral race when former mayor Fred Eisenberger was defeated.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Bratina will be eyeing a Liberal nomination for the 2015 federal election once his mayoral term is finished this November, but it won’t be in Hamilton Centre.