an expanse of water surrounded by reeds  from the article Is relocating wetlands the way to save them?
Yet another conservation authority will consider permitting developers to displace some wetlands and build them elsewhere.
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More than a century apart, two pandemics revealed similar fault lines in the city — and that has advocates calling for change now and for any future pandemics.
rows of memorial plaques with flowers from the article Graveyard shift: How cities are planning for the future of death
For some Ontario communities, density isn’t just a housing issue — it’s a burial issue, too.
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Published On: March 29, 2021
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Published On: March 05, 2021
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Published On: March 04, 2021
The City of Hamilton pays a living wage to all employees, with the exception of about 200 part-time student workers — and that has advocates calling for a raise.
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Published On: February 12, 2021
As the pandemic highlights the role of governments and politics, more Hamiltonians are turning out to voice their concerns.
Published On: February 01, 2021 speaks with the McMaster University prof about mutations — and what Ontario should do to avoid a third wave with even higher case counts.
Published On: January 22, 2021
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Published On: December 08, 2020
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Published On: December 04, 2020
Hamilton-Niagara Hub journalist Justin Chandler discusses recent changes to Conservation Authorities in he province.
Published On: December 03, 2020
The Tories want to update legislation governing conservation authorities. Advocates — and Hamilton city council — say that the changes will make it harder to protect the environment.
Published On: November 20, 2020
What 's the result of Ontario's fairly recent requirement that municipalities have a system for accountability?
Published On: November 19, 2020
Many city councils across Ontario are looking to fees as a way to rein in the costs of integrity-commissioner investigations — but critics say that approach threatens local democracy.
Published On: November 12, 2020
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Published On: November 02, 2020
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Published On: October 09, 2020
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