Ward boundary changes  under review From concerned citizens to student politicans, Hamiltonians are speaking against the proposed ward boundary changes
Nov02

Ward boundary changes under review From concerned citizens to student politicans, Hamiltonians are speaking against the proposed ward boundary changes

Voting may change drastically in Hamilton, as the Ontario Municipal Board votes on how the city ought to divide up the city’s ward boundaries. The discussion began earlier this year after city council hired a third party consulting firm to review the current ward boundaries and how they interact with population distribution throughout the city. The firm created a series of different suggestions based on their own research, but city...

Where do the grads go? In recent years Hamilton has seen a rise in jobs, but McMaster undergrads are still choosing to leave the city
Oct26

Where do the grads go? In recent years Hamilton has seen a rise in jobs, but McMaster undergrads are still choosing to leave the city

By: Donna Nadeem Despite McMaster’s large undergraduate population, many students do not seem to want to stick around in Hamilton despite the growing number of jobs in the city. The city of Hamilton has seen a drop in the unemployment rate as of May 2017 of 6.3 per cent to 5.2 per cent, which is the lowest rate the city has seen since Sept. 2015.        Yet students have typically been less likely to stay in Hamilton because they...

Basic income comes to Hamilton Hamilton launches a pilot program as a part of the provincial government’s push for better social welfare
Oct26

Basic income comes to Hamilton Hamilton launches a pilot program as a part of the provincial government’s push for better social welfare

Some Hamiltonians may be receiving a little extra money with the basic income pilot’s first run underway. The pilot program was introduced in April 2017 and is currently being held in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay. Eligible individuals could receive $17,000 a year. Those in couples may receive up to $24,000 a year. The program is set to last three years so that the government may study its effects before deciding to implement it...

Bringing more women into  governments everywhere The Elect More Women conference hopes to inspire more women to run in elections
Oct26

Bringing more women into governments everywhere The Elect More Women conference hopes to inspire more women to run in elections

By: Jenna Getty As the city ramps up for another election in the coming year, local advocacy groups have begun working together to get more women in governance. The Elect More Women Conference took place Oct. 21 at Hamilton’s city hall. The conference hopes to see more women in politics and ultimately work to build election teams. “The most important thing about this conference is to drive home that women are capable, effective...

Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery
Oct19

Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery

Society often considers post-secondary education to be an essential element to today’s knowledge economy. However, while Canada holds one of the highest rates of post-secondary attainment rates across other commonwealth countries at upwards of 66 per cent, some students who have the potential to succeed are subject to barriers within their participation. The McMaster Discovery Program offers university-level, non-credit courses to...

Trans health in Hamilton Following a vote to draft a letter of recommendation, what trans health equity means exactly and Hamilton’s future re: trans rights
Oct19

Trans health in Hamilton Following a vote to draft a letter of recommendation, what trans health equity means exactly and Hamilton’s future re: trans rights

Trans Hamiltonians may soon see an increase in healthcare quality, as city council drafts a letter of recommendations for Local Health Integration Network, the board of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joesph’s Healthcare to improve regional healthcare for trans and gender non-conforming folk in the area. The LHIN is in charge of fund allocation for the area, and the latter boards are in charge of daily aspects of healthcare in...