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INFOGRAPHIC: Participatory Budgeting Ward 2 #HamOnt

      This infographic explains how the participatory budgeting process works, currently underway in Ward 2 (Downtown Hamilton). For more information please visit: Click on the image to view in fullscreen.  

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Ministry of the Environment seeking public’s help with investigation re: 350 Wentworth Street North #HamOnt

A message from the Ministry of the Environment re: 350 Wentworth Street North in Hamilton: The Ministry of the Environment’s investigation is continuing into the discovery of waste drums concealed behind a basement wall at 350 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton. … Continue reading

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More Waste found at 350 Wentworth Street North #HamOnt

  An update from Jennifer Hall, Ministry of the Environment on 350 Wentworth Street North: “Today, acting on information provided by current owners, Ministry of the Environment staff entered a building at 350 Wentworth Street North,Hamilton and confirmed a large quantity of … Continue reading

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If the OLG is a monopoly, why do they need to advertise? #HamOnt #TOpoli #Ontpoli #Toronto

The Ontario Lotto and Gaming corporation spent over half a billion dollars in the 2009 fiscal year on advertising, marketing and ‘comps’ for ‘high rollers’. If you go to a movie in the theatres right now, you’ll see an extended … Continue reading

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Combating Bullshit #HamOnt

Usual suspect. Rabblerouser. The Vocal Minority. Nimby. Obstructionists. The Anti-everything crowd. This is the dogwhistle language of civic engagement in Hamilton, Ontario. The first time you speak up, as a citizen, you’re rightly considered a concerned citizen. But if you … Continue reading

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Momentum #CasiNO #HamOnt

An excellent video by Mark Van Noord of last night’s Casino consultation meeting at Hamilton City Hall. For more information on the debate, please visit

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Lots of ways to donate to #HamOnt foodbanks

Summer time is always typically a time when our local food banks are very low on donations. Here’s a number of ways you can help: You can drop off non-perishables for local food banks at the following locations all month: … Continue reading

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100 Main Street West on Heritage Canada Foundation’s 2012 Top 10 Endangered Places List #HamOnt

100 Main Street West, the soon-to-be-demolished Education Centre, has made Heritage Canada Foundation’s annual top ten list of endangered places. A demolition permit has been issued for the building as a condition of sale between the Hamilton Wentworth District School … Continue reading

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Join us for a peaceful protest against School Closures this coming Tuesday June 19th, starting at 5 pm at 100 Main Street West. Please bring a sign, as well as a non-perishable food item for donation to local food banks.

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Bob Bratina violated Council Code of Conduct: Integrity Commissioner #HamOnt

Hamilton’s Integrity Comissioner has ruled that Mayor Bob Bratina violated Council’s code of conduct in his handling of his Chief of Staff’s raise. The Integrity Commissioner’s report can be found here.

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