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  • Downtown apartment tenants ‘don’t want to leave’ amid rent hikes, renos

    Downtown apartment tenants ‘don’t want to leave’ amid rent hikes, renos

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    Tenants of 181 John St. N. and 192 Hughson St. N. rail against poor conditions at meeting Furious residents of two downtown apartment towers voiced their outrage Thursday night about the deteriorating conditions of their buildings and the property management company they claim is trying to force them out.  Some 60 residents of the 181 …

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  • Employment Services Information Session

    Employment Services Information Session

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    A community information session will be held at the Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre on February 26.  This free session is part of a monthly series provided by the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and Immigrant Women’s Centre (IWC). The session will provide information about employment services for newcomers in Hamilton and will be …

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  • Downtown tenants pressured to move or pay more after renovations

    Downtown tenants pressured to move or pay more after renovations

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    By Carmela Fragomeni Community workers are rallying to help tenants who are feeling pressured to move out of two downtown apartment buildings to make way for repairs, renovations and rent increases beyond the provincial limit. The workers are hosting a public meeting Thursday to address the problems the tenants are facing. An illiterate woman and her …

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  • Hamilton forgets its poorest citizens

    Hamilton forgets its poorest citizens

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    Uneven distribution of child care spaces, insufficient subsidies imperil children living in poverty By Judith Bishop Hamilton is a city with significant poverty, particularly among children. The 2013 Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) shows 5,939 per 100,000 households are receiving social assistance, a poverty rate surpassed only by Windsor, London and Toronto. Twenty-six per cent …

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  • Youth advises The Home Depot Canada on Orange Door Award recipients

    Youth advises The Home Depot Canada on Orange Door Award recipients

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    To make funding decisions that reflect the reality of youth homelessness, The Home Depot Canada Foundation recently sought the guidance of The Street Youth Planning Collaborative – Youth Leaders Committee (SYPC YLC) and Art Forms Youth Advisory Council; together selecting four, cross-country recipient organizations who will receive funding on Feb. 6, 2015 from the Foundation’s …

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  • Taking back the public realm

    Taking back the public realm

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    We have the right to demand safe, well-designed streets By Paul Shaker and David Premi Look at any number of contentious debates in cities today and they often are about control of the “public realm.” What is this “public realm” we always hear about? It is most commonly defined as any municipally owned street, pathway, …

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