Province approves temporary overdose prevention site Hamilton is nearly 80 per cent above the provincial average as it relates to overdoses
May11

Province approves temporary overdose prevention site Hamilton is nearly 80 per cent above the provincial average as it relates to overdoses

The province announced on Tuesday that a temporary overdose prevention site has been approved for the city of Hamilton. The temporary site, organized by the Shelter Health Network in partnership with Hamilton Urban Core CHC will be located along Rebecca St. This is the first supervised injection site in Hamilton. The approval has been met with one-time provincial funding of up to $116,300 for the 2018-19 funding year. The Rebecca St....

Blue bin blues The city of Hamilton is suggesting that items that have typically been recyclable are no longer blue box material.
May07

Blue bin blues The city of Hamilton is suggesting that items that have typically been recyclable are no longer blue box material.

With a changing recycling market, it may be better for the environment to directly trash items such as black plastic lids, bread tabs and styrofoam containers. Hamilton’s waste management officials are increasingly forced to risk rejection from potential buyers due to entire loads of contaminated blue bins.  Contaminated loads may include non-recyclable material or garbage in the recycling system. This can range from leftover food in...

Making plans Hamilton’s proposed Downtown Secondary Plan sets the standard for future growth in the city, but some citizens are critical about its effects
Mar29

Making plans Hamilton’s proposed Downtown Secondary Plan sets the standard for future growth in the city, but some citizens are critical about its effects

The Original Downtown Secondary Plan, “Putting People First: The New Land Use Plan for Downtown Hamilton”, was the first formal plan developed for the downtown core developed in 2001. This plan was intended to foster a dynamic mix of urban residential, commercial and institutional activities. Downtown Hamilton has experienced significant changes since the plan’s initial draft 17 years ago. Signs of downtown Hamilton’s economic and...

Mixing it up Women are jockeying for spaces in Hamilton’s DJ scene
Mar15

Mixing it up Women are jockeying for spaces in Hamilton’s DJ scene

Being a woman in a male-dominated scene, specifically in music, is never the easiest course of action, but prominent Hamilton DJs are making waves within the scene. The fight for a place in the music scene has created a supportive community of women who are working together to make their beats heard. With a focus on helping each other through collaboration and promotion, these women are making sure that their respective music scenes...

Don’t let the bed bugs bite Bed bugs may be remembered as an aspect of a harmless children’s nursery rhyme, but these insects are known to leave more than just bites
Mar01

Don’t let the bed bugs bite Bed bugs may be remembered as an aspect of a harmless children’s nursery rhyme, but these insects are known to leave more than just bites

In recent years, several North American cities have seen a major spike in the number of bed bug reports. From increased travel and stricter laws surrounding the use of pesticides, bed bug infestations have become a common occurrence. Bed bugs are oval-shaped insects and are visible in all stages of life. Adult bugs are around the size and shape of an apple seed, flattened and brown. Although these bugs are not known to transmit...