Hamilton (Region)

Joel and Roland welcome back Shannon Gillies to discuss some of the problems with how debates on urban planning and intensification are discussed, how inevitable public resistance to change is handled, and how it can prevent us approaching the more complex discussions that need to happen if we are to design the best possible cities for our future. Then we look at the recent revelations with regard to Brampton’s CAO, whose problematic career in Niagara has followed him to Brampton in what many would suggest is an entirely predictable manner.Continue Reading

Today we are welcoming back Karl Dockstader and Sean Vanderklis to speak again about the latest developments that touch on the dispute at 1492 Land Back Lane on the edge of Caledonia and the Six Nations Reserve about 20 km south of Hamilton. Sean and Karl co-host the fantastic 1 Dish 1 Mic radio show on Sunday Mornings at 10am on AM 610 CKTB. You can also listen to current and past episodes.Continue Reading

Mike Moffatt

Where Ontarians are moving is moving. Mike Moffat joins us to explore the untold story of Ontario’s housing costs, and some of the unexpected – and unplanned – trends that are emerging because of the GTHA’s spiralling house prices and rapid population growth.Continue Reading

Sam Oosterhoff MPP

MPP Sam Oosterhoff apparently found the provincial advice to cover his mouth with a piece of paper or cloth overly arduous last year, and was proudly photographed ignoring the rules the rest of us are expected to keep. But this week he has again shown he is willing to advocate government control of a far more intimate part of women’s anatomy. Why won’t the premier get to grips with his unruly backbencher?Continue Reading

Briar Emond

This week we’re speaking to Burlington Artist Briar Emond about what it’s like to be an artist in the 905 Region, amazing organizations and services open to the public and artists alike for people wishing to learn more or get involved in the visual arts.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

Side by side shots of HWDSB and the YCDSB offices

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.Continue Reading

Joey Coleman

Friend of the podcast Joey Coleman, editor of Hamilton’s crowdfunded The Public Record, returns to discuss the latest goings-on at Hamilton City Hall, including a potential Charter of Rights and Freedoms violation via a move to ban letters critical of councillor conduct. Continue Reading