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  • SPRC Report Release: 7+ Ways Your Neighbourhood Can Improve Your Health

    SPRC Report Release: 7+ Ways Your Neighbourhood Can Improve Your Health

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    Implementation of Hamilton Neighbourhood Action plans will benefit health SPRC releases report on multiple ways that neighbhourhood changes can improve residents’ health and reduce gaps in health equity across Hamilton By Sara Mayo, Social Planner, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton This week, at an historic meeting attended by over 250 residents, the General …

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  • Hamilton’s Radial Separation By-Law is Punitive and Discriminatory

    Hamilton’s Radial Separation By-Law is Punitive and Discriminatory

    By Conrad Zurini and Larry Huibers, The Hamilton Spectator   Ask Marissa Deacon how she feels about the concept of a living wage, and her reaction is sudden and effusive. The notion of a living wage is that every adult Hamiltonian would make exactly enough to have a modest but comfortable life: $14.95 per hour. …

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  • Affordable Homes, Pocket Housing, Gradually Emerging in Hamilton

    Affordable Homes, Pocket Housing, Gradually Emerging in Hamilton

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    By Deirdre Pike, The Hamilton Spectator   “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Toucan.” “Toucan who?” “Toucan live as cheaply as one.” One of my favourite books as a kid was a pop-up knock-knock book. I loved the toucan joke because of the colourful rainbow bills of the two exotic birds that popped up. However, I did …

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  • Common-Law Relationships on Rise in Hamilton Area

    Common-Law Relationships on Rise in Hamilton Area

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    By Matt Van Dongen, The Hamilton Spectator   Sarah Norsworthy needed an accountant to tell her she was in a legal common-law relationship.  The 21-year-old photographer had lived with boyfriend Matt Verhoeven — make that common-law partner — for three years before tax season revealed their new-found status.  She isn’t surprised her common-law relationship is …

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  • How Many Kids Waiting for Affordable Childcare in Hamilton is Too Many?

    How Many Kids Waiting for Affordable Childcare in Hamilton is Too Many?

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    By Flannery Dean, CBC News   It’s a very long wait for some children in Hamilton to find a spot in the city’s subsidized child care system. Right now, there are 1,623 kids in that line. In 2012, the province allocated $36.9 million to overall childcare costs in Hamilton, an increase of 89 per cent …

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