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Pistol Pete's Ribber set up

Our co-host Joel MacLeod, gave his editorial viewpoint from this week’s episode with Audra Williams and Haritha Gnanaratna of Ninetyminutesfrom.com. You can listen to that episode by visiting our subscription page here. You can read the original post by Joel on his webpage here: I like to think that everyContinue Reading

Zac Spicer episode preview

This week we discuss the provincial background to how our cities are run with Zac Spicer, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Administration in Canada. Zac provides a wealth of insight, based on his years as a researcher into Ontario’s municipalities, about the background context which shaped how Burlington’s controversial OP was written and then rewritten, and how debates in other 905 cities are taking shape.Continue Reading

This week we speak to Jason Cassis, founder and partner of Equal Parts Hospitality Inc which owns some of Hamilton’s best known eateries, about the experience of having to shut down operations almost overnight as Covid hit, and his new venture Mamma Rossa Italian Kitchen (mammarossa.ca) – a new type of restaurant that has no physical location and sells exclusively through Uber Eats.Continue Reading

Solidarity March, June 4th 2020

On June 4th, an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people marched in Burlington in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests then happening across the US. It was an astonishing and unexpected display for a city not known for mass activism, overwhelmingly made by younger Burlingtonians. This week Joel and RolandContinue Reading