Sean Hurley

A royally good sandwich shop

[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 …

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Patchy was hit by a car after she was spayed and her ear clipped. Photo Kat Bezner

Some TLC through TNR for street cats

[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 …

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Working together to make our schools the best places to learn

[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 …

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How to increase transit riders

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.

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Now a theatre near you

[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 …

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Hamilton City Hall Wins Legal Battle to Charge Full Development Charges Against Laneway Housing

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 Housing

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Dear residents and readers of The Point

[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. …

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Ask the Ontario Ombudsman to Investigate Committee Meeting in Niagara – Raise the Hammer

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 …

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310 Frances Avenue in Stoney Creek

Massive Development Planned in Stoney Creek – HamiltonForward

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 …

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Learning about cohousing

[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 …

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