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Love it or hate it, Jackson Square matters

Hamilton’s downtown retail and office complex is perhaps the city’s most controversial development. But at 50 years old, Jackson Square is embracing what makes it unique. It’s likely a safe bet that few Hamiltonians feel ambivalent about Jackson Square.  There are two distinct camps: those with fond memories…
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Part 2 of 2023 and beyond: An interview with Mayor Andrea Horwath

In this second installment, HCM’s Jeff Martin explores key issues with Mayor Andrea Horwath, including the perceived culture of secrecy within council and the need to move toward greater transparency and cultural change at City Hall. She also elaborates on the importance of Hamilton’s farmland…
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2023 and beyond: An interview with Mayor Andrea Horwath

HCM’s Jeff Martin sat down with Mayor Andrea Horwath to gain insight into her vision and key priorities for the coming term for the new Hamilton city council. She discussed the issues and challenges that she and council will be dealing with this year, including a new budget.
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Growing up, not out

Hamilton has chosen to grow without urban sprawl. Here’s how we can do it, says urban planner Paul Shaker. The historic decision to not expand Hamilton’s urban boundary didn’t come easily. It took months and months of debate that included intense lobbying from the development industry as well…
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Feed the birds – the right way

Setting up a backyard feeder for your feathered friends is a rewarding way to connect to nature and some ancient traditions. A few years ago, we were finally successful in growing giant-headed sunflowers. They stood tall over the back of our garden plot, nodding in the breeze, signalling…

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Take it Outside!

Don’t let the frigid temperatures put you off – getting outside during the winter can be both enjoyable and therapeutic, as long as you do it right. With that in mind, Jason Allen gives a few tips, tricks and words of wisdom on hitting the trails and making…
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LIFE IN THE CITY

Film galas, live music and fundraisers – feel like you're out on the town by checking out all the Hamilton happenings in our Life in the City event pics.
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Remembering the one-of-a-kind Rabbi Bernard Baskin

A fixture of the Jewish community in Hamilton for 60 years, his influence on this city is immeasurable. Known for his humble wit and wisdom, his powerful oratory and his profound kindness, Rabbi Bernard Baskin was a true spiritual leader in Hamilton. He died Wednesday, Jan. 18 at…
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Furry friends with benefits

Not only do dogs make great companions, but studies have shown that they also help with our mental health and overall well-being. Who rescued who? You’ve seen this innocuous question on car stickers among people who’ve benefited from adding a rescue dog to their lives. It’s clever but…