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Trustees stick with veterans to lead Hamilton public board committees
The winds of change that swept in seven new trustees at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board won’t extend to its committee chairs.
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Howlett steps up as HCA chair following McHattie defeat
Beach strip activist Jim Howlett is replacing Brian McHattie as chair of the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s board of directors.
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Friday, November, 21, 2014 - 6:06:10 PM
Stoney Creek tree plantings aimed to ward off emerald ash borer "Lets be real though you cannot replace a tree. A tree lost is forever lost, the best you can do is plant others to mitigate the loss and perhaps someday come close to what once was years into the future. I say this because there is an epidemic in thi"
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Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 7:07:37 PM
Column: Getting to know my great-grandfather "I very much enjoyed reading your column on your great-grandfather who died in the Great War. I often think of my grandmother's uncle, Ivan Newell Wallis, of Greensville who died in the Great War in Aug 1918 at the age of 20 years. I know a few things"
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Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 6:06:53 PM
Chris Charlton hopeful about Remembrance Day bill "Unnecessary and a waste of time. What we need to put our efforts in is for actual services and aid for our veterans not an empty holiday so politicians can pretend for a day they care and to pump up patriotism so they can squeak harmful unpopular leg"
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New Hamilton public board chair vows more open, collaborative approach
Todd White said the goal became clear as he met with each of his colleagues, including the seven new trustees elected in October’s municipal vote.
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Departing Hamilton board chair Brennan hired as provincial trainer for new trustees
Jessica Brennan isn’t entirely stepping away from the education scene as she leaves the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.
Hamilton public school trustees urged to record private sessions
Incoming Hamilton public school trustees are being asked to tape most of their closed-door meetings to ensure there’s no dispute about what was said and show they’ve got nothing to hide.
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Education boss departure ‘wonderful’ opportunity for new Hamilton board
The outgoing chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board says the departure of education director John Malloy puts incoming trustees in “a wonderful position” to make their own mark for the coming term.
Editorial: No easy answers to raise voter turnout
The disgustingly low voter turnout in October’s municipal election has spawned a search for something, anything, that could result in more people taking the time to actually vote. Unfortunately, it will take more than the “half-baked” notions being suggested to get people to care about politics again.
Flamborough trustee candidate seeks judicial recount of 11-vote loss
Nick Lauwers is going to court to try to convince a judge to order a recount by hand, rather than machine, of the ballots cast in his 11-vote loss to Penny Deathe in the Oct. 27 election for Flamborough public school trustee.
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Hamilton students earn credit for volunteering on trustee campaigns
The head of the Hamilton public school board’s policy committee is vowing to initiate a review of a practice of allowing students to earn credit at high school for working on trustee election campaigns.
Enrolment dip cuts Hamilton public school trustees’ pay
Declining enrolment will see Hamilton public school board trustees take a slight pay cut as they begin their new term of office on Dec. 1.
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Four reasons for landslide municipal election results, says Hamilton professor
Political science professor Peter Graefe suggests why incumbents received high vote tallies
Editorial: Hamilton's voter turnout was a complete debacle
It looks like Hamilton mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger and the rest of the new council have a firm mandate to do pretty much whatever they want for the next four years. That should be the attitude Eisenberger, and the rest of his councillors, including the four new representatives, should take after the majority of Hamiltonians abrogated their right to have a say in the city’s future.
Vanderbeek earns Dundas council seat
Former town councillor joins three other first-time city councillors
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Hamilton councillor Lloyd Ferguson will continue to make Ancaster special
Lloyd Ferguson’s campaign slogan was to keep Ancaster special.
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New Mountain trustees Archer and Danko set to join Hicks at board table on Dec. 1
Kathy Archer didn’t chance a repeat of her mistake in 2010, when she went to bed thinking she’d won by 300 votes, only to wake up the next morning to find out she’d lost by nearly double that count.
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New Dundas trustee Van Geffen hopes election win settles Parkside closure rift
He had a scare early on when poll results showed him trailing his closest rival, but Greg Van Geffen eventually took nearly 55 per cent of ballots cast to become the new public school trustee for Dundas and west Flamborough.
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New Stoney creek trustee eager to get going on school renewal
Jeff Beattie will be following in his parents’ political footsteps when he formally takes over as Stoney Creek’s new public school trustee in December.
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Fred Eisenberger returns to Hamilton mayor's chair after a four-year absence
Eisenberger, who was elected in 2006 only to go down in defeat in 2010 to Bob Bratina, pulled away to victory Oct. 27 over councillors Brad Clark and Brian McHattie to become the city’s two-time mayoral winner since amalgamation.
 
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