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Walk off the Earth covers “Y.M.C.A.” for the YMCA

Burlington band’s stripped-down version of the dance classic benefits youth mental health program Y Mind. Burlington’s Walk off the Earth is known for some incredible reimaginings of hit songs, including “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” “Eye of the Tiger,” “God Only Knows,” and “Walking On…
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Hamilton’s expensive fiction

False narratives that have guided planning decisions for decades have resulted in costly urban sprawl. It’s time to plan for the city that really exists. Understanding the type of city you are helps communities plan for the future. If you are a tourist town, you gear infrastructure…
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Density is the answer to the housing crisis

We need to build more homes – of all kinds – in Hamilton. That means understanding that we can’t simultaneously hold fast on the urban boundary while fighting intensification in existing neighbourhoods. We are in a housing crisis, in Hamilton specifically and across Canadian cities more broadly. The…
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PHOTOS BY BRENT PERNIAC, DONNA WAXMAN AND GARY GREEN Canadian singer-songwriter Jully Black was the headliner at It’s Your Festival, July 2.Lisa Mercanti-Ladd and Ian Ladd at the Imagine Summer Gala of the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM, Aug. 11. Proceeds went to Keaton’s House, a pediatric hospice…
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ALS: Riding for a cure

Kris Noakes has a genetic form of the motor neuron condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She’s leading a ride in Dundas that aims to raise money and awareness about the devastating disease.  Kris Noakes found out two years ago, at the age of 48, that she has…
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Supercrawl in top crowd-pleasing form

Plenty of great music, food, art and fashion made for a fantastic showcase for locals and out-of-towners alike. For its 15th year, the now-famous Supercrawl street festival returned to James Street North Sept. 8-10, entertaining many tens of thousands of locals and out-of-towners with its multifaceted mix of…