The Year 2020 Has Been a Wakeup Call

Michael Nabert, Published December 31, 2020
If it finally gets us to take the real crises we're faced with seriously, this whole unpleasant nightmare will be worth it.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 1 Comment

The COVID-19 Marshmallow Experiment

Ryan McGreal, Published December 22, 2020
The public health experts have been pretty clear all along about what we should be doing. But really listening to them would require self-discipline and restraint - qualities of which we have not demonstrated a great abundance.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 1 Comment

All I Want for Christmas, 2020

Kevin Somers, Published December 21, 2020
I want my heart to keep ticking, my legs to keep kicking, and my heels to keep clicking.
Entertainment and Sports | 1 Comment

Hamilton Shelters Remarkably COVID-19 Free Thanks to Innovative Testing Program

Jason Allen, Published December 21, 2020
In a week of increasingly bleak news on the health care front, it is good to be able to celebrate a victory that was designed and delivered right here in Hamilton.
Special Report: COVID-19

Province Rams Through Glass Factory in Stratford

Doreen Nicoll, Published December 21, 2020
The Province used a Minister's Zoning Order, normally used for emergencies, to approve a polluting manufacturing facility over the objections of local residents.
Healing Gaia

We Can Prevent Traffic Deaths if We Make Safety a Real Priority

Ryan McGreal, Published December 08, 2020
As we reel from another incomprehensible tragedy, we must ask: how many more lives need to be sacrificed before we decide that enough is enough?
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 5 Comments

These Aren't 'Accidents', These Are Results

Tom Flood, Published December 04, 2020
Our culture's obsession with the automobile and unchecked reverence to it is killing us, our loved ones and our children, and we don't care.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 1 Comment

Conservation Conundrum

Paul Weinberg, Published December 04, 2020
Will we lose Hamilton's Conservation Authority at a time when we need it the most to get through this climate crisis?
Special Report

Defund Police Protest Threatens Fragile Ruling Class

Cameron Kroetsch, Published December 03, 2020
Peaceful protest that makes our leaders uncomfortable is where leadership happens and that's what being in public life is about.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 2 Comments

Measuring the Potential of Biogas to Reduce GHG Emissions

John Loukidelis and Thomas Cassidy, Published November 23, 2020
Can 'green' natural gas work as a transition fuel for home heating?
Special Report: Climate Change

Ontario Squanders Early Pandemic Sacrifice

Ryan McGreal, Published November 18, 2020
The goodwill Premier Ford earned this past spring has evaporated as his government has reverted to prioritizing business interests over public health in the intervening months.
Special Report: COVID-19

A Rundown of the Lunacy That Is Council's Vendetta Against Cameron Kroetsch

Martin Zarate, Published October 13, 2020
If council is more committed to cover-ups than justice and community safety, and the clerk and the IC are committed to supporting them, then it looks from the outside like the entire tree is rotten.
Special Report: Council Conduct

Councillor Threatens Integrity Commisioner Complaint Against Charity, Private Individual

Ryan McGreal, Published October 02, 2020
The Integrity Commissioner was supposed to have been established to hold Council accountable for their conduct, not for Council to use in order to punish its critics.
Special Report: Council Conduct

City Already Published Unredacted Motion Central to IC Report

Graham Crawford, Published October 02, 2020
After using a quasi-judicial process to reprimand a volunteer citizen, will Council seek balanced justice to deal with whoever published the motion on the City website?
Special Report: Council Conduct

Councillors, Listening to Angry People is Your Job

David Harvey, Published October 02, 2020
Although you may think you know how things work, what you don't know is how people experience the world that you control.
Special Report: Council Conduct

Low Hospitalization Numbers Today Are No Cause for Complacency

Ryan McGreal, Published September 23, 2020
As long as each person who gets COVID-19 in Ontario infects on average more than one other person, that means we are on track for runaway exponential growth in cases again.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 7 Comments

Silence is Acceptance for Colleagues of Bullying Councillors

Ryan McGreal, Published September 14, 2020
It is time for Council to decide that the bullying and abuse will no longer be tolerated.
Special Report: Council Conduct | 1 Comment

One Resident's View of Safe-Sizing Aberdeen Avenue

Graham Crawford, Published September 09, 2020
Speed kills people and neighbourhoods. I want the neighbourhoods along Aberdeen Avenue to be the healthiest they can be for generations to come.
Special Report: Walkable Streets

Erin O'Toole's Climate Policy is Insincere and Unserious

John Loukidelis, Published September 08, 2020
Grown-ups know that combatting climate change will cost money. One way or another, we all must pay. Either we pay for combatting climate change, or we will pay much more dearly with lives and money as unmitigated climate change worsens year after year.
Special Report: Climate Change | 1 Comment

Predictions of Chaos and Doom for Herkimer, Charlton Bike Lanes

Ryan McGreal, Published September 08, 2020
Fear of change is a powerful reactionary force. It's time for Hamiltonians to learn from our own experience that making streets safer and more inclusive won't cause the sky to fall.
Special Report: Walkable Streets

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