Brad Clark calls for “flexible BRT” and a rebrand of the HSR

Mayoral hopeful Brad Clark has laid out an ambitious plan to improve transit in Hamilton over the next eight years – a plan that will cost up to $24 million to operate overall. Clark announced several initiatives he plans to implement if elected: Create a “flexible BRT” system on several corridors across the city, including […]

Off and running for the October vote

In Toronto, the Rob and Doug Ford consumed all final registration day attention with their switch-around at the last minute.  In Hamilton, it was few surprises as the deadline for running in the Oct. 27 election passed.  Here is the local wrap up of the final slate of candidates. By  Matthew Van Dongen / Hamilton […]

School trustee candidates band together

By Meredith MacLeod/ Hamilton Spectator Seven public school trustee candidates in the October municipal election have banded together under a platform that includes putting a five-year moratorium on school closures. Experts say the move is highly unusual in a municipal election. It comes at a time when the board will see a big turnover in […]

Andrew Dreschel: Use of city logo a no-go

Bob Assadourian: ‘passion’ got the best of him / Hamilton Spectator file photo  By Andrew Dreschel Given the building election fever, it’s no surprise Hamilton has recorded its first alleged Municipal Elections Act violation of the young campaign. City staff has notified freshly-baked Ward 3 candidate Bob Assadourian that he broke the rules by using […]

Ward 1 candidate looking to relieve pressure from student housing

Ward 1 candidate Ira Rosen has made his support public for a new development on Leland Street, despite some objections by residents. (Above, one of the street perspectives for 71-77 Leland Street) The proposal is for an apartment building geared to students, with 129 furnished bachelor suites in a five-storey complex. Rosen says a purpose-built […]

Former Councillor Don Ross is fourth to join mayor’s race

Don Ross admits his run for mayor has been a long time coming — but not long enough to hurt his chances.

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