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  • A look inside Hamilton’s surprising bike share success story

    A look inside Hamilton’s surprising bike share success story

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    Nearly a year after the first Sobi Hamilton bikes were rolled out, the system has caught on By Kelly Bennett A couple of weeks ago, Owen Anderson, 54, went for a 27-kilometre bike ride — on a bike he doesn’t own. Monumental trips like that help explain how Anderson, who does magic shows for kids …

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  • People power: David Derbyshire helped Hamilton neighbourhoods do it themselves

    People power: David Derbyshire helped Hamilton neighbourhoods do it themselves

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    The retired community developer looks back on a career helping Hamilton help itself. By Samantha Craggs David Derbyshire still recalls a Christmas moment a few years ago that made the last 40 years of his life worthwhile. There had been a fire at a bicycle shop. The owner had cleaned up 20 children’s bicycles, wiping …

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  • Orchard Park’s Muneeb Muzaffar earns YMCA Peace Medal

    Orchard Park’s Muneeb Muzaffar earns YMCA Peace Medal

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    By Mike Pearson Muneeb Muzaffar thinks the Riverdale community gets a bad rap. Despite the obstacles of poverty, crime, housing access and food insecurity, there are many people working to improve the quality of life. “There are a lot of motivated people who want to make positive change,” said the 17-year-old. Muzaffar is one of …

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  • ‘Ghost bike’ march calls for safer streets after cyclist killed

    ‘Ghost bike’ march calls for safer streets after cyclist killed

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    Cyclists and friends of Jay Keddy marched up Claremont Access on Thursday Just a few hours after a 53-year-old cyclist died Wednesday evening, Hamilton cyclists —angered and saddened by the news — began circulating word on social media about a march with bicycles up the Claremont Access on Thursday. “We love Hamilton, but we need to make a statement that all …

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  • Job market more difficult than new Finance Minister may realise (Letter to Globe and Mail)

    Job market more difficult than new Finance Minister may realise (Letter to Globe and Mail)

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    Letter submitted to Globe and Mail Dear editor, It appears Canada’s new Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, had a momentary lapse when he told your newspaper: “The reality is, [youth unemployment is] 13 per cent. That means 87 per cent are employed.” (Morneau may be suffering from millennial blindness) In fact, Statistics Canada reports that only …

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  • Housing for All

    Housing for All

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    Balancing the phenomenon of gentrification Join us for National Housing Day 2015 at a FREE event about the importance of developing affordable housing to ensure that no one is left behind as Hamilton becomes increasingly desirable as a place to live, work and raise a family. Friday, November 20, 2015 8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Waterfront Banquet Centre 555 …

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