Editorial

Summer Vacation

It's too stinkin' hot. We'll be back in mid-August.

By Ryan McGreal
Published July 01, 2005

After the hottest June on record, the intrepid volunteers at Raise the Hammer have decided to take six weeks off. Our next issue will be published in the middle of August, just in time to start gearing up for our upcoming campaigns: the Kyoto World Cities 20/20 Challenge, a sustained push on City Council's disastrous Aerotropolis plan, proposals for urban development, viable transit options, and a long, hard look at the future prospects of suburbia.

In the meantime, we will still be posting articles to the hammerblog. Every two weeks, we'll send a "best of the blog" roundup to our subscribers, just so you don't forget about us :).

Thank you to everyone who has read Raise the Hammer, contributed articles or letters, or stopped us on the street and shared your thoughts, concerns, and ideas. Raise the Hammer is a labour of love, but the fine people of Hamilton make it very easy for us to love what we do.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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