Ward 3: Many candidates, few votes

By Matthew Van Dongen The late Bernie Morelli trounced his nearest competitor by more than 1,400 votes in every Ward 3 election since amalgamation. His successor will be lucky to escape Hamilton’s most crowded council race with that many votes in total. Morelli died of cancer in January, spurring a 15-candidate battle for relatively few […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Former mayor fills Morelli’s seat

UPDATE: Bob Morrow has been appointed as caretaker of Bernie Morelli’s ward until the Oct. 27 municipal election.¬† Read the full story at thespec.com * * * Hamilton councillors are considering appointing former mayor Bob Morrow to replace Ward 3 Councillor Bernie Morelli, who died Jan. 14. Morrow, Hamilton’s longest serving mayor, declined to comment […]

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