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  • Hamilton stands up against bullying on Wear Pink Day

    Hamilton stands up against bullying on Wear Pink Day

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    By Lisa Polewski, CBC News Based on the social media buzz about wearing pink today, Hamilton is right on the front line of the battle against homophobic bullying. Wear Pink Day – a day to fight back against homophobic bullying – falls on the final Wednesday of February every year. A few Nova Scotia teenagers inspired …

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  • Pink Shirt Day 2013

    Pink Shirt Day 2013

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    Hearing about this, the Grade 12 boys bought 50 pink shirts and emailed classmates to spread the word about plans to wear them to school. The next day, a group of students wore the pink tees, and many more showed up dressed in their own pink clothes. Thanks to these allies, the bullied student (who …

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  • Riverdale:  Hamilton’s ‘Arrival City’ Facing Underemployment

    Riverdale: Hamilton’s ‘Arrival City’ Facing Underemployment

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    By Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News Hamilton’s immigrant population is constantly growing and changing, nowhere more so than in the east end neighbourhood of Riverdale. According to a report last year from the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, the area boasts the largest proportion of recent immigrants to the city. In the report, which dubbed …

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  • Hamilton City Council Hot on LRT, Cool on Bikeshare Proposal

    Hamilton City Council Hot on LRT, Cool on Bikeshare Proposal

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    By Adam Carter, CBC News Hamilton councillors voted unanimously to send a report on the city’s expectations for rapid transit to Metrolinx on Monday, with one caveat — they want the province to pick up all the capital costs for the project. Councillors were wary of the report’s initial language, which capped the capital funding for the …

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  • Wynne Joins Battle Against Spread of ‘Precarious’ Employment

    Wynne Joins Battle Against Spread of ‘Precarious’ Employment

    By CBC News Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said she’s ready to tackle the issue of so-called precarious employment in Ontario. Following a report published Saturday by McMaster University and United Way Toronto, the premier attended a symposium on Monday where she spoke about the next steps in improving job security for Ontario workers. “I’m glad …

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  • Part Time, Seasonal Work on the Rise in Hamilton

    Part Time, Seasonal Work on the Rise in Hamilton

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    By CBC News Part time and seasonal work is on the rise in Hamilton, but tens of thousands of people wish they could work more hours or weeks, a new study shows. According to the Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC) of Hamilton’s social landscape bulletin, the number of people in full-time, full-year positions in Hamilton …

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