Multiple pets perished in one home and one resident was treated for smoke inhalation. A close friend of the homes occupants has started a gofundme campaign titled ‘Kenny’s Kids’, in an effort to help this family of 7 get back on their feet from securing housing, and replacing their belongings which were all lost in the fire including beds for their kids.Continue reading "Kenny’s Kids"
Sean Hurley and Cynthia Lokker have been involved with The Point News in all its forms through its ups and downs, but both were ready to dial down their roles and “pass the baton”, as it were. Sean and Cynthia are more than happy to stay involved, but this week the INSE team has officially taken over management of The Point which remains an asset of The Crown Point Community Action Teams.Continue reading "The Point’s Past"
Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …Continue reading "deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow"
Last week a neat little cafe opened up on Cannon at Kensington and then the very next day a beer hall opened next door. Neighbours alarmed by the idea of beer hall in the neighbourhood will be pleasantly surprised. It’s not that kind of beer hall. They do serve beer, and cocktails in the cafe, …Continue reading "Shades of cool in Crown Point"
When it comes to health claims and alternative care, I’m a skeptic. I put my faith in science and conventional medicine. So when Jennifer Causey of Awareness Spark, asked me to undergo a session with her in Reconnective Healing I was hesitant. However, well aware of the concept of “confirmation bias”, whereby we gravitate towards …Continue reading "Energy healing restores welllness"
The Spectator ran a piece on where to get breakfast in Hamilton. Of the six restaurants profiled, Rankin’s, is in Crown Point which is pretty good considering how large and wide is Hamilton. In Crown Point, though, we have lots of places to get breakfast. Calipan Bakery is a cozy little place serving up prepared …Continue reading "Breakfast in The Point: Calipan"
With the new school year underway, I am excited to support staff and students across our five Ward 3 schools. I toured the new Bernie Custis Secondary School earlier this summer and was so happy to see how committed staff is to ensuring that the school culture is one of inclusivity and positivity. During these …Continue reading "A new momentum for a new year"
It’s called the summer slide and despite our best attempts to prevent it, it happens, especially in reluctant readers. Summer slide is the learning loss that occurs from the time students leave school in June until they return in September. For some children, the learning loss could mean a drop of several reading benchmark levels, …Continue reading "Summer Learning Program gives students a running start to new school year"
A tiger swallowtail butterfly flutters along the tops of the newly planted perennials now stretching towards the sky after a long winter’s sleep in the Depave Garden, while a sparrow bounces across the mulched ground searching for last year’s seeds. There is life in the garden and much has been done to keep this special …Continue reading "Signs of spring, summer (and smoking!) in the Depave Garden"