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A look back at the MSU election bylaws Have MSU election bylaws been fair or overly restrictive?
Jan10

A look back at the MSU election bylaws Have MSU election bylaws been fair or overly restrictive?

Photos C/O Housing & Conference Services   In recent years, questions of bylaw enforcement have been at the forefront of the McMaster Students Union presidential elections. While most students may not concern themselves with the details of election rules, past years’ rulings show us that while infractions may seem minor, enough violations may cast the integrity of the election into question. A look back at last year In the 2018...

Something’s rotten in the city of Hamilton What’s next for Hamilton’s Central Composting Facility?
Nov29

Something’s rotten in the city of Hamilton What’s next for Hamilton’s Central Composting Facility?

Photos by Hannah Walters-Vida As a result of severe odour issues this summer, Hamilton’s central composting facility has been shut down for the past five months. The odour issues bring up questions about the long-term future of the plant and its place in the city. The Dirt on the Plant The Hamilton central composting facility opened in 2006 after a citizens’ committee appealed to the city to implement a waste diversion plan. In 2012,...

The Cost of “Eating Green” in Hamilton The sustainable food movement has gained a great deal of traction in recent years.
Nov15

The Cost of “Eating Green” in Hamilton The sustainable food movement has gained a great deal of traction in recent years.

Graphics by Sukaina Imam According to a 2012 survey from Euromonitor, more than half of global consumers took environmental considerations into account when making purchasing decisions. However, choosing to eat sustainably is not a simple box to check, but rather a complex set of considerations. Small farms, organic certification, and local farms are generally accepted as guidelines for environmentally sustainable produce. But what do...

What lies in store for Pier 8? A look at the future of the waterfront
Nov01

What lies in store for Pier 8? A look at the future of the waterfront

 Graphic by Sabrina Lin The relationship between humans and the harbour has defined generations of Hamilton’s history. Now, alongside Hamilton’s wave of modernization comes a brand new type of development aimed at making the waterfront a destination in and of itself. HISTORY OF THE HARBOUR In the 1800s, the Hamilton Harbour was an engine for economic and urban growth. The proximity to fresh water made the area ideal for industry. The...

East end rent strike brings to light Hamilton housing issues East end tenants are protesting proposed rent hikes and disrepair in Stoney Creek towers
Oct18

East end rent strike brings to light Hamilton housing issues East end tenants are protesting proposed rent hikes and disrepair in Stoney Creek towers

Photo C/O Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network Since May 1, a group of 100 tenants from Stoney Creek towers in Hamilton’s east end have been protesting proposed rent increases and uncompleted repairs in their apartment complex. Stoney Creek towers is a four building, 618-unit complex owned by InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and managed by CLV group. The rent strike demonstrates ongoing issues with housing in Hamilton and across...