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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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