[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"
The Owner of Hamilton’s First Laneway House Discovers that City Hall Rhetoric Is Meaningless as City Charges Full Development Charges and Parkland Fees. Full Story: Hamilton City Hall Wins Legal Battle to Charge Full Development Charges Against Laneway HousingContinue reading "Hamilton City Hall Wins Legal Battle to Charge Full Development Charges Against Laneway Housing"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As your new City Councillor, I am looking forward to updating you on what is happening in our ward and ensuring residents are able to contribute over the next four years. I am committed to upholding the values of respect, engagement and empowerment as we work together to deliver what is needed for our ward and our city. …Continue reading "Dear residents and readers of The Point"
If you are unhappy that Hamilton City Council members banned public observers from the “public” meeting they held at a resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake, I would like to ask you to file a complaint to the Ontario Ombudsman. It’s the legal avenue for a complaint under the “Sunshine Law”. Source: Ask the Ontario Ombudsman to Investigate …Continue reading "Ask the Ontario Ombudsman to Investigate Committee Meeting in Niagara – Raise the Hammer"
Source: Massive Development Planned in Stoney Creek – HamiltonForward HamiltonForward has learned of a huge new development planned in Stoney Creek after new applications were published to the City of Hamilton’s online Development Mapping service.The City has received both a Development Application (no. DA-19-020) and Site Plan Application (no. SPA-19-020) for the lands at 310 …Continue reading "Massive Development Planned in Stoney Creek – HamiltonForward"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may not yet know about cohousing but there are many good reasons to learn more. Cohousing combines the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living. It is also a way of living that supports social interaction and sustainability. Legally structured as a condominium, cohousing projects offer not only …Continue reading "Learning about cohousing"