Twice annually, the award winning Beautiful Alley’s team corals a city-wide list of volunteers in an effort to clean Hamilton’s alley’s, parks, and greenspaces. This year’s spring cleanup was officially cancelled due to Covid-19, but that didn’t stop volunteers form heading into their own back alley’s or local public spaces for a little impromptu spring …Continue reading "2020 Beautiful Alleys – Fall Edition"
This event was started as an opportunity for separated families to be able to enjoy a Halloween-like event, but it’s grown to welcome kids who are looking for any opportunity to dress up in costume, extended family who may miss Halloween with their favorite littles due to family conflict, or because work schedules leave you having to dig into your kids’ candy bags when you return from night shift in the morning.Continue reading "Pumpkin Prowl 2020"
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?"
Ward 3 councillor Nrinder Nann’s motion for today’s meeting asks council to consider that if Uber will not honour their contract, that the City of Hamilton take over interim management of the existing network using area ratings from Wards 1, 2 and 3, and that Hamilton take the necessary steps to recover the costs (and damages) of operating the Sobi network, and that staff begin the process of a competitive procurement process to find a new group to manage this infrastructure.Continue reading "SoBi or not SoBi"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Working at the Ottawa Street BIA is a new, memory-filled journey for me. As a kid, I would go through the world of fabrics with my mom. We’d search for that perfect pattern and fabric to complete my latest sewing masterpiece. One year, with my mom’s help of course, it was pajama sacks which became …Continue reading "New face on Ottawa Street"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sometime last year, just as the cold weather set in, a new shop opened inconspicuously on Ottawa Street North called Crown Point Sandwich. I confess, I have had more than one sandwich there, and my best intentions to provide a review failed as the sandwich has not, until now, survived long enough for the obligatory …Continue reading "A royally good sandwich shop"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the daylight hours they are virtually invisible. They sleep under porches, in sheds, garages and other sheltered areas. They are abandoned and feral cats that live in our neighbourhoods. They come out in the early morning and evening hours to find food, often visiting places where they’ve been fed before. You will know who …Continue reading "Some TLC through TNR for street cats"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Students are back from March Break, and spring is days away. This has been a long winter, with many snow days. I sympathize with parents who have had to adjust schedules, find alternative child care, and who have been inconvenienced when schools have closed for student and staff safety. We will be re-examining our inclement …Continue reading "Working together to make our schools the best places to learn"
HSR has struggled for years with virtually no growth, but could look down the highway to the transit innovations of another older Ontario city that is making giant strides. By utilizing multiple methods Kingston has jumped its bus ridership by 80 percent in just five years.Continue reading "How to increase transit riders"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One can’t appreciate the genius of Stanley Kubrick on the small screen. His films are larger than life and so must be the presentation. On the silver screen, Kubrick’s films are a captivating and absorbing experience so it is terrific for Kubrick fans that the Playhouse Cinema on Sherman Street North is currently hosting a …Continue reading "Now a theatre near you"