In late March the smell of burnt coal hovered over east Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood, not far from the steel plants along Lake Ontario. A March 25 article in the Hamilton Spectator reported that a temperature inversion (two layers of air, warm on top of cool) was keeping pollutants in a holding pattern that posed …Continue reading "That bad smell"
Now is a good opportunity to learn about our shared history in Canada and the beautiful spirits, languages, belief systems, stories, and traditions we tried to (thankfully) unsuccessful break through the 168 year history of Canadian residential schools.Continue reading "Understanding Canadian Residential Schools"
I never thought I would be rooting for the Montreal Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup but as long as Price is backstopping this team, I’ll be wishing the team well.Continue reading "Les Habitants and La Coupe Stanley"
A boarded-up building with a troubled history at 180 Ottawa St. N. at Cannon is coming to life. Contractors hired by social housing provider Indwell, are conducting restoration work inside a gutted interior which has experienced fire and water damage. To Councillor Sam Merulla the Indwell purchase of this property is nothing short of a …Continue reading "The hex on 180 Ottawa street is finally over"
“We share the sense of wonder with people”, he said. There will be workshops, such as entomology and gold-panning, for different ages.Continue reading "The Strangest Place is Now Here"
Juliana’s influences include Art Nouveau, psychedelia, and meditation and intuition. Her artistic goal is to create beauty in the world and help highlight what is possible.Continue reading "Her Home is Ottawa Street"
Undeniably, all this creative street art brings the community together, and helps the small business to thrive. These wonderful pieces and many more, make our Crown Point vibrant and always fun to discover.Continue reading "Crown Murals"
The first Little Free Library book-sharing box was built in 2009 in Wisconsin, USA. After a decade, this award-winning program has become a world-wide movement.Continue reading "Little Free Crown Point"
To me, being more careful with how we build the city is one of the most important conversations we can have and that means we cannot rush expanding our urban boundary.Continue reading "What is your Hamilton?"
The Ottawa Street Farmers Market on Saturday is here to stay and there is no tension nor rift with the retailers and merchants in the Ottawa Street BIA. Nica vanBeuzekom, co-owner of the Branching Path Farm, is of the view that an opinion piece in the Hamilton Spectator on Feb. 27 paints an erroneous picture …Continue reading "Updated: Family food, not feud"