Hamilton, Ontario
  • Recycling stuck in neutral
    Jun 27, 2016

    Hamilton’s recycling numbers remain near the worst for large Ontario cities but councillor opposition to change seems to have persuaded city staff to drop proposals plans for improvements. Instead hopes of cutting the amount of waste heading to Hamilton’s landfill may rely on a provincial government initiative that will impose responsibilities on waste producers. 

  • Fees for stormwater runoff
    Jun 20, 2016

    A closely divided council is being pushed again to reform funding for flood prevention and other stormwater management costs in line with several other Ontario municipalities. Environment Hamilton has launched a “Fair Fees for Stormwater” drive with a petition, door-to-door canvassing and a public education campaign.

  • News Briefs
    Jun 17, 2016

    1. Rapid transit and Hamilton

    2. Greenbelt meeting

    3. Environmental awards 

  • Pushing cities on climate
    Jun 13, 2016

    Hamilton and other municipal governments will be encouraged or forced to contribute to the climate actions announced last week by the province. The Wynne government action plan provides new funds and powers to cities but also pushes them to effectively contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions especially in relation to transportation – the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.

  • Out of step
    Jun 06, 2016

    As city council dithers about the LRT, Hamilton’s priorities appear increasingly out of step with both provincial and federal governments. Audits released last week by the senior levels of government stress the importance of transit in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy use as well as accommodating growth. 

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