Hamilton, Ontario
  • Flooding again
    Apr 24, 2017

    The widespread flooding across Hamilton last Thursday confirms that all parts of the city are threatened by the increasingly severe rainstorms resulting from global climate change. But while the over 70 millimetres of precipitation that day was a significant storm, it falls far short of the cloudbursts that clobbered the eastern part of the city several years ago or the one that flooded over 2000 homes in Burlington the three summers ago.

  • City takes legal action on Line 10
    Apr 14, 2017

    City council has launched a legal challenge of the National Energy Board decision on the controversial Enbridge pipeline project across rural Hamilton. The judicial review of the NEB decision to allow the old pipe to remain in the ground was started nearly two months ago but has not been made public by the city. 

  • If the LRT dies
    Apr 10, 2017

    If the LRT doesn’t proceed, it will be consistent with a string of previous transit-related city council decisions. But rejection of a light rail line and the expected loss of $70 million already spent on the project calls into question multiple city planning decisions and plans and how they can be implemented.

  • Cutting car use
    Apr 03, 2017

    While councillors break HSR funding promises and put LRT on “life support”, at least one major Hamilton destination has shown that transit use can be greatly boosted with a little effort. Ten thousand people travel to the Fennell campus of Mohawk College on the central mountain and two-thirds get there in a more sustainable manner than is usual for Hamilton.

  • Pipeline company defends Hamilton project
    Mar 27, 2017

    Facing widespread opposition, Enbridge officials are now playing defence over their 35 kilometre pipeline project across rural Hamilton. Eight residents spoke to city councillors this week emphasizing concerns about the climate and ecological impacts of the project and local indigenous leaders are also challenging the Line 10 project that runs from Westover to Nebo roads.

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