It was fall 2013 when I first talked to Khaldoon Ahmad, a planner with the City of Hamilton, who was developing a street master plan for the one-kilometre long stretch of Ottawa Street North between Main Street East and Barton. Major funds had not yet been put aside at City Hall for a makeover, but …Continue reading "Master Plan for Ottawa Street North?"
When we attend a public event such as the one held by former HWDSB student trustee Ahoni Mehdi, we say your voice matters. We are taking what you are bringing to light seriously.Continue reading "To The Point"
All too often the responsibility lies on people with disabilities to adapt to the world around them. This swing says no. Having this swing in the playground says ‘there is a place for you here and the space you take up matters.Continue reading "Hamilton’s First Wheelchair Swing"
“We had a car drive through the front of the shop early this morning. We are giving coffee away today! And we’re taking donations if you’re feeling extra friendly.”Continue reading "Cannon Coffee CO Damage"
“Painter …. understood that the overall goal of removals, allotments, treaties, reservations and reserves, terminations, and relocation’s, was not simply to limit and control the movement of Native peoples, but more importantly to relieve them of their land base.”Continue reading "To The Point"
What are your stories of Crown Point? How have you played a part in its history? What are your languages, how do you celebrate, and what are your songs? What makes or has made these lands home for you?Continue reading "What’s Your Point?"
On the morning of Friday June 19th, 2020, the building at 984 Barton Street East that once held Mr. Used, caught fire. The result of the blaze which lasted into the early morning of June 20th, was total loss.Continue reading "The fall of Mr. Used – in pictures"
As people stood and chatted, big chunks of ashes fell into pools, onto our dry lawns, and even into the hair of one woman standing across the street.Continue reading "Mr. Used is burning"
Even through these unprecedented times, HRIC has been busy on their Facebook page offering programming from a daily virtual smudge, Mohawk language classes, making edible slime, learning Indigenous sign language, cooking, life skills, and so much more.Continue reading "HRIC – water teachings & morning smudge"
The reason for this letter is to let you know that we are postponing the Crown Point Garage Sale & Fundraiser from June 13th to another Saturday possibly in July, August or September depending on the guidance provided by our Ward 3 Councillor’s office and the word from he City of Hamilton’s
Emergency Operating Centre (EOC).