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How Green is My Greenbelt?

A roundup of news from around the 905 with Joel and Roland, including the province’s surprise announcement that it’s considering an expansion to the Greenbelt. Hamilton Council decides to spend $20,000+ on a cause it admits is lost. Meanwhile a councillor reminds us that we’re all lazy and can’t be trusted.

Greg Dongen Hamilton Students for Justice

Racism in Our Schools (Part 2) – Students Speak Up YCDSB and Hamilton Students For Justice

In part two of our episode this week we continue our conversation with Abisola Asha and Malik Scott of Students Speak Up YCDSB, and Greg Dongen of Hamilton Students for Justice.

Side by side shots of HWDSB and the YCDSB offices

Racism in Our Schools (Part 1) – Students Speak Up YCDSB and Hamilton Students For Justice

In a two part episode this week we speak to Abisola Asha and Malik Scott of Students Speak Up YCDSB, and Greg Dongen of Hamilton Students for Justice.

Make sure you listen to both parts of this interview, with part two being released on Thursday.

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Rare City ‘Win’ as Reserve Properties Withdraws LPAT Appeal on 409 Brant St

Reserve Properties Ltd has withdrawn its appeal of the City of Burlington’s decision on 409 Brant St.

The planned development of a twenty-four storey highrise at the corner of Brant and James St, opposite City Hall acted as a lightening-rod during the 2018 municipal election.

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Why we’re here

Traditionally there have been few avenues by which more than a handful of public figures and ‘news-makers’ in the 905 region, especially Halton, could be heard direct by the people they serve.

But do podcasts have the ability to transform how we hear from public figures for the better?

Halton Mayors ‘Support’ Full Lockdown as Region Infections Spike

Far from being exempted from a GTHA-wide lockdown, Halton will now be part of the province-wide lockdown scheduled to begin on Boxing Day. If the mayors support of the lockdown looks like a U-turn, that’s because it is.

Halton Mayors

The Halton Mayors are at it again… — Joel

‘Tis the week before Christmas and all through the province, the 905 was asking … are we going into a lockdown? The Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie has come out requesting that lockdown be extended for all red zones in the 905 to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  […] Read the full article at Joel

Halton’s Political Leaders Owe Us an Apology

When starting a new podcast you want people to take seriously, it’s helpful if you don’t alienate a bunch of the better known potential guests. Oh dear.

Does our government really get this?

No doubt by now, you’ve all seen the photo of Niagara area MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s large indoor family gathering. The clear violation of social distancing protocols and wilful disobedience for mask wearing. If you were like me you shook your head in disbelief and incredulity.

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