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Larry Pattison is a local blogger, life-long resident of Hamilton, and father to two amazing girls. Larry is a former HWDSB Trustees for Ward 3.
Ward 3 School Board Trustee Appointment Needed More Public Engagement - Although there have been many wonderful articles about the death of Ward 3 Trustee Chris Parkinson this past May, the airwaves have been silent since HWDSB Trustees voted to appoint the first runner-up to replace him. Published June 25, 2019 in Special Report: Education
The Absent Voice of the Silenced - Shannen Koostachin really believed that kids could change the world. I can't think of a better way to name a new school than to honour her memory and legacy. Published June 22, 2018 in Special Report: Education
The Parkview Institute: Defining Hamilton's Schools as Community Hubs Model - The community has spoken. It's time to explore Schools as Community Hubs. It's time to build a model and with it comes a need to choose one community to set the example. Published May 22, 2014 in Special Report: Education
School Closures and Civic Engagement - No one person can represent a whole community. To make better decisions, we need broader civic engagement. Published September 27, 2013 in Special Report: Education
No Such Thing as a Referendum in Canada: Bill 76 and Our Prorogued Provincial Government - In Canada, a referendum has no force of law. It is nothing more than a non-binding plebiscite, or a glorified, expensive opinion poll. Published November 30, 2012 in Special Report: Casino
Mirrors Into Our Past - Reflection is a way to remind future generations of how past experiences made us what we are today. Published May 09, 2012 in Commentary
Walk Off The Earth - The moments we shine are the ones where we have forgotten that people are watching, when we are just 'us' doing the things we do because we love to do them. Published January 09, 2012 in Reviews
Council Should Demand Pan Am Stadium Transparency - What good is it for Council to know the details of the stadium design if they cannot share it publicly or make use of the information? Published November 17, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am
What Does Hamilton Want to Be When it Grows Up? - Light Rail Transit would surely fuel the fires of rapid change in this city, but it would be a welcome change. Published July 22, 2011 in Special Report: Light Rail
Stadium Committee Needs to Engage Community - We need to make the most of this chance to turn around a Code Red area of our city, by taking advantage of what the people of this city have to offer in both their knowledge and love for their city. Published June 03, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am
Ottawa Street Textile and Shopping District - The Great Places in Canada competition has taught us locally that we embrace and are proud of the type of experience provided by community-friendly neighbourhood streets. Published March 22, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets
The Day Our City Joined Hands - January 31 was a day that our Council sent a unanimous message to our city. I truly believe that in the end, the Great Stadium Debate brought us all closer. Published February 10, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am
Ivor Wynne Is Already a Great Stadium Location - We are overlooking something special about Ivor Wynne Stadium being in the centre of Hamilton's downtown district. Published July 07, 2010 in Opinion
What if RTH Turned Comments into Letters to the Editor?, Published June 14, 2013 in Site Notes
Question About Mid-Pen Highway Meeting, Published October 29, 2012 in Open Questions
The Value in Creating (Kraft) Hockeyville, Published March 02, 2012 in Sports
Showdown in Steeltown: Hamilton's time in the Outdoor Classic spotlight, Published January 20, 2012 in Sports
Outside is Always Where Life Begins, Published December 04, 2011 in Activism
Committee of Adjustment Meeting Today over Walmart at Centre on Barton, Published September 15, 2011 in Activism
Suicide and the Secrets We Hold, Published March 31, 2011 in People
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