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  • The Living Wage: Taking Poverty Reduction Seriously in Hamilton

    The Living Wage: Taking Poverty Reduction Seriously in Hamilton

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    In late February 1986, after freelancing for three years, I received my first full time job offer to be editor for a small Ontario nature magazine. The salary was only $18,000 ($36,000 in 2017 dollars), but I was still thrilled with the opportunity. Then two days later, I received a second offer for a corporate …

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  • Sisters Circle Canada – 1st Anniversary

    Sisters Circle Canada – 1st Anniversary

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    Friday, August 25 10:00 – 2:00 pm City Hall – 71 Main Street West Join us for an empowering informative and interactive session with service providers from the city, on how to access, utilize and benefit from services available in the city. Voice your opinion on how to make the services work better for women …

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  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Gentrification

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Gentrification

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    Hamilton is changing. If you live in Hamilton, you’re surely aware of it. If you’re not from Hamilton, then you’ve almost definitely read stories about the city’s “renaissance”—a myriad of new developments, successful local businesses, its bustling arts community, and its rising popularity among Torontonians who are just thrilled to declare Hamilton as the GTA’s …

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  • Arabic overtakes Italian as top language spoken in Hamilton homes, after English

    Arabic overtakes Italian as top language spoken in Hamilton homes, after English

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    In Hamilton’s non-English-speaking households, the single most spoken language is now Arabic, overtaking Italian for the first time. But statistics show immigration in Hamilton may still be well below the provincial average, which a workforce analyst fears could be detrimental to Hamilton’s economy. The newly released data from the 2016 census show how demographics are changing in Hamilton’s population, according to …

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