Hamilton (Region)

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

We are joined this week by Haassan Basit, CEO of Conservation Halton, and Janet Sumner, Executive Director of CPAWS Wildlands League, to talk about the province’s proposed major changes to the powers of Conservation Authorities in Ontario as part of the budget ‘omnibus’ Bill 229.Continue Reading

Image of Audra Williams and Haritha Nanaratna

Audra Williams and her partner Haritha Nanaratna have created a website named ninetyminutesfrom.com. It’s a website that quantifies the communities of the 905 region on factors you won’t find on many real estate websites. Such as Black Lives Matter support, LBGTQ+ and Pride organizations, indigenous issues awareness and voting patterns.

Stay tuned for part two where Joel and Roland discuss the barriers created in city halls, and ask for the first of no doubt many time ‘what on earth is the problem with Hamilton Council?’.Continue Reading