There is a group protesting at City Hall advocating for a reduction to police funding and re-allocation of those funds to housing. They have been camped out on the forecourt of City Hall since November 23rd, and have promised not to leave until their demands have been met.Continue reading "To The Point"
Crown Point based author and journalist, Paul Weinberg, has edited a book of essays about Hamilton. RECLAIMING HAMILTON: ESSAYS FROM THE NEW AMBITIOUS CITY, brings together a series of contributors, many familiar, to write about Hamilton in the context of change and progress. In his acknowledgements he writes he wanted a book about the “significant …Continue reading "Reclaiming Hamilton: A book review"
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?"
At Monday’s marathon board meeting, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board trustees voted 7-3 to cancel the Police Liaison Program program, which saw School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in their schools as part of a partnership with the Hamilton Police Service and school boards around Hamilton.Continue reading "HWDSB trustees vote to terminate partnership with Police Liaison Program"
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"
In Crown Point we’re fortunate to have a number of people, groups and organzations that engage in activities that enrich the community and build up social capital. Among them, the people behind and within New Hope Community Bikes (NHCB) stand out as leaders. The work and legacy of NHCB reaches beyond the confines of their …Continue reading "Rolling along despite vandalism"
Premier Doug Ford’s March 30th extension of the Declaration of Emergency included shutting down all “recreational amenities” including community gardens. The immediate response from some community activists, food security advocates, and gardeners was to lobby to keep community gardens open. These efforts are now meeting with backlash. It’s about land, class, and privilege. As an …Continue reading "Community gardens provide food security"
There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …Continue reading "Finale delights everyone"
Following a U.N. Climate Summit in New York City last September, Hamilton students have picked up the gauntlet. At a Youth Eco-Summit at Mohawk College this past October, the message was clear: we must all take an active role in the fight against climate change. Fifteen years ago, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) …Continue reading "Students step up as climate change leaders"