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What a drag How McMaster’s smoking ban prioritizes health and wellness concerns over safety and accessibility for smokers

In September 2017, McMaster released a statement saying it will attempt to ban smoking on campus that following January, establishing itself as “Ontario’s first 100 per cent tobacco and smoke-free campus.” The ban was to take effect in January 2018. In its initial months, anyone smoking on campus was to be given a verbal warning and a reminder of McMaster’s smoking cessation policies. Eventually, enforcement was set to include...

Social issues and you Why you should care that our city is being left out of the provincial government’s plans

Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party’s attacks on social services have been leaving a resounding effect on our city with every cut, threat or announcement that comes to. From announcing their plan to reduce planned increases in rates from the province’s largest social programs or cancelling Ontario’s basic income pilot project, which was meant to provide money to 4,000 low-income people in three cities, including Hamilton,...

Home for now This place doesn’t have to feel like home yet, despite what the reps have been yelling at you all week

A few weeks ago, I flipped through a journal that I wrote during my first Welcome Week at Mac. I was excited as ever for this huge chapter of my life to start. I wrote about how excited I was to meet my new friends in real life after meeting them in the Class of 2018 Facebook group. I wrote out my plans, from parties to outfits to events that I didn’t want to miss. The next few pages had a wildly different feel to them. I wrote about...

Kicking off Forge FC Hamilton’s professional soccer club, Forge FC, will launch their inaugural season in April 2019
Aug09

Kicking off Forge FC Hamilton’s professional soccer club, Forge FC, will launch their inaugural season in April 2019

The Canadian Premier League is the first division league of soccer in Canada, kicking off their inaugural season in April 2019.  Hamilton’s Forge FC will be one of the CPL’s founding clubs, joining Cavalry FC (Calgary), FC Edmonton, HFX Wanderers FC (Halifax), Valour FC (Winnipeg) and York 9 FC in York Region. A Port City team in British Columbia and another in Ottawa are expected to join. Hamilton’s team, aptly titled Forge FC, will...

More than a couch Local filmmaker shares own experiences to highlight the opportunities that come out of saying yes
Aug09

More than a couch Local filmmaker shares own experiences to highlight the opportunities that come out of saying yes

Local filmmakers are making waves with their breakout movie, Chesterfield.  Aptly named, Chesterfield is a movie about a couch. Much more than that, however, it is a movie about friendship, adventure and the opportunities that come out of saying yes. Chesterfield takes audiences on a trip through Toronto. Lead character, Lewis, is new to the city and has found a couch on Kijiji to furnish his new apartment. When the only person that...