Don't Close Wesley Day Centre

Jill Wiwcharuk, Published June 17, 2019
For people who have gone through their lives falling through the cracks and feeling they are being swept aside, the closure of the Wesley Day Centre sends yet another message that their lives don't matter.
Commentary | 1 Comment

Take Down That Flag: An Open Letter to Mayor Fred Eisenberger

Dakota Lanktree, Published June 17, 2019
No one should confuse Hamilton as a safe place to be trans or queer or a person of colour.

Yes, Canada is Guilty of Genocide

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 10, 2019
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report simply summed up the obvious by using the most truthful word.
Healing Gaia

Livable Lanes: Laneway Housing in Hamilton, Part II

Emma Cubitt, Published May 31, 2019
While laneway housing is certainly not a solution for everyone, it will provide great benefit for both homeowners and people renting in our city.
Special Report: Laneway Housing | 2 Comments

People are Finally Noticing Ontario's Spending Was Not 'Out of Control'

Ryan McGreal, Published May 30, 2019
Once a particular narrative takes hold in the public mind, no matter how divorced it is from reality, it can be extremely hard to dislodge.
Politics | 2 Comments

The Sky is Not Falling Over Ontario's Debt

Ryan McGreal, Published May 29, 2019
When you plot Ontario's debt on an inflation-adjusted, per-capita basis, the picture is not nearly as stark as you might expect.
Politics | 1 Comment

What Bodily Autonomy Means

Shahzi Bokhari, Published May 29, 2019
The fight for bodily autonomy must be all-inclusive. If your fight for human rights is not universal, it is self serving and it allows unjust harm onto vulnerable and marginalized peoples.
Commentary | 3 Comments

The Narcissist Apocalypse

Kevin Somers, Published May 27, 2019
There are different ways to create a narcissist and our society is establishing perfect conditions for their proliferation.
Entertainment and Sports | 1 Comment

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Doreen Nicoll, Published May 23, 2019
Weeds are simply flowering plants growing where they're not wanted. Many are not only beautiful to look at, but also delicious to eat.
Healing Gaia

Right-Wing Populists are Immune to Hypocrisy

Ryan McGreal, Published May 23, 2019
Pointing out the hypocrisy of right-wing populists and their supporters misses the movement's central premise.
Politics | 6 Comments

A Guide to Menstruation for the Uncomfortable

Lonita Fraser, Published May 19, 2019
A person's ability to be prepared for anything, even something as ubiquitous as a woman's cycle, is predicated entirely on having a stable place to live and a decent income.
Commentary | 1 Comment

With Climate Action, the Middle Ground Between Success and Failure is Failure

Ryan McGreal, Published May 17, 2019
We need a massive, comprehensive, all-hands-on-deck mobilization of our entire country to transition rapidly and decisively to a decarbonized economy if we have any hope of saving the planet for our children and grandchildren.
Special Report: Climate Change | 7 Comments

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Doreen Nicoll, Published May 16, 2019
This film should be shown in high school civics, law and history classes across the country to eradicate the belief that First Nations peoples are disposable.
Healing Gaia

Addressing the Twin Crises of Global Warming and Neoliberalism

Ryan McGreal, Published May 10, 2019
A Green New Deal offers a blueprint for a rapid transition to a sustainable economy that brings everyone along, delivering more prosperity to Canadians and guaranteeing that no workers will be left behind in the transition.
Special Report: Climate Change | 7 Comments

Speaking Notes from my Magill-Pearl-Kent Greenway Jane's Walk

Ryan McGreal, Published May 06, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, I led a Jane's Walk along the proposed route of a new neighbourhood greenway that may be coming to Hamilton next year.
Special Report: Cycling | 1 Comment

Two Jane's Rides in 2019: Downtown to General Hospital and Durand to Kirkendall by Alley

Kevin Love, Published May 02, 2019
On May 4 and 5, Kevin Love will be leading Jane's Rides that explore how to use Hamilton's network of alleys to travel around the city.
Special Report: Cycling | 1 Comment

16 Ways to Spend Your Carbon Tax Dividend

Jen Dawson, Published May 01, 2019
You're getting climate cash. Here are 16 ways you could invest it to reduce your emissions and save more money.
Special Report: Climate Change | 5 Comments

Hamilton Declares Climate Emergency

Ian Borsuk, Published April 24, 2019
Hamilton City Council recently declared a climate emergency. This is what the declaration means for the city and its residents.
Special Report: Climate Change

Corporate Tax Cuts Only Benefit Corporations

Michael Nabert, Published April 24, 2019
When corporations pay less tax, regular citizens are forced to pay more tax - and the government is forced to cut essential programs.

After 30 Wasted Years, the Climate Emergency Demands Drastic Action

Ryan McGreal, Published April 24, 2019
We have known about the climate emergency for the past 30 years and did nothing, cowed by a fossil fuel industry more interested in profit than human survival. Now it's too late to play nice if we want a future for humanity.
Special Report: Climate Change | 20 Comments

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