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How Hamilton city council produced a rare political friendship

Different parties and different views on issues haven’t stopped Terry Cooke and Dave Christopherson from being BFFs, writes friend and journalist Steve Paikin. Four decades ago, they were two newbies on Hamilton city council and couldn’t have been more unalike. Terry Cooke was a 25-year-old red-Tory university graduate…
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Where nature beats tech

Summer is almost here, so parents, here are some great places to get outside with your kids that are fun and don’t include a device. Summer break is almost here for thousands of public and separate school students, and if you’re like us, a slow panic is starting…
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Hamilton’s affordability emergency: Words vs action

Council’s flub of an affordable housing project on a parking lot in Stoney Creek has thankfully been vetoed by the mayor. It’s time for Hamilton to act on the housing emergency that’s been declared. On April 12, 2023, Hamilton city council voted unanimously to declare a state of…
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PRIDE: Building a queer archive for Hamilton

The collection began with a posthumous donation of 50 years of materials in 2018 and the hope is to see that be a foundation for the inclusion of diverse and marginalized voices from across the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The hope is to see a donation of archive materials from…
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PRIDE: From heaviness to hope

As we celebrate Pride in Canada, it’s important to remember that in many parts of the world, LGBTQI+ people are unsafe and in danger. At least 50 people from Uganda and Kenya are now making a home in Hamilton. More than 50 gay, lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers…
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Barking up the right tree

Hamilton and Burlington have both been recognized for two years in a row as Tree Cities of the World. If you stand on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and look down, or hike through the Dundas Valley or wander leafy neighbours such as Durand, Ancaster and Westdale…
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