A closer look at the Ward 7 by-election in Hamilton

Former CHCH TV reporter Donna Skelly was elected Monday with 1,967 votes, a 92 vote lead over John-Paul Danko in the Ward 7 by-election in Hamilton, Ontario. John-Paul Danko wrote an excellent article earlier today that takes you inside his campaign. You can… Continue Reading

Cannon Street to get a bike lane by 2015

There’s been a lot of discussion around bike lanes lately. Last week, members of Hamilton’s City Council voted to spend $1.6 million on a bi-directional bike lane that will run along Cannon Street. This is seen as a victory for… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: December

I began the year looking to make a meaningful difference in my community. As I write the final blog post in this series, I know that I’ve accomplished so much more. I’ve been able to meet some amazing people, learn… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: November

I’m closing in on my goal of volunteering 365 hours of community service this year. I have one month and 28 hours of community service left before reaching my goal. November ends with me volunteering 33 hours of community service… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: October

My volunteer hours for this month were accumulated with two organizations – Habitat for Humanity, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I volunteered 16 hours of community service in October. In total, I’ve volunteered 304 hours of community service this… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: September

I volunteered 31.75 hours this month. My time was split between the Burlington Minor Football Association (BMFA) and several local events. I volunteered at three events: Supercrawl, Gage Park’s Terry Fox Run, and MacServe: Day of Learning. I’ve been volunteering… Continue Reading

Volunteer 365: August

As of this point, I’ve volunteered 256.25 hours of community service. It’s been a remarkable journey. I feel I’ve learned so much from each event and organization I’ve been involved with this year. What I’ve come to appreciate the most… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: July

At the start of the year, I set a lofty goal of volunteering 365 hours of community service. Getting to 200 hours of community service in 7 months hasn’t been easy. I’ve had to challenge myself and plan ahead. The… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: June

I’ve accumulated a total of 182.25 hours of community service from January 1 to June 30. June has been my busiest month, as I’ve continued to volunteer with the Burlington Braves and PBW2. I also volunteered with the Walter Gretzky… Continue Reading

Volunteer 365: May

I’ve volunteered a total of 39.5 hours this month. Most of my volunteer experiences have been single day events. This month I decided to volunteer extensively with the Burlington Braves and Participatory Budgeting Ward 2 (PBW2). The focus of this… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: April

The volunteer work I’ve participated in this month focuses on several environmental cleanups, and includes projects with the Rotary Club of Waterdown and the Burlington Braves. In total, I’ve volunteered 27.5 hours this month. The first environmental cleanup I participated… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: March

I began the month of March volunteering with Green Venture. Green Venture is a local non-profit organization committed to helping Hamilton-area residents live more sustainably. The organization promotes energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention through local initiatives.… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: February

I volunteered just over 20 hours during the Family Day long weekend. The first event was Hamilton’s Kidsfest. Kidsfest is held annually at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. According to the event organizers, it’s central Ontario’s largest indoor inflatable show.… Continue Reading

Volunteer365: January

I’m volunteering 365 hours of community service this year. This is my update for January. The organizations I’ve worked with this month include Habitat for Humanity, the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, and Volunteer Hamilton. In total, I’ve volunteered… Continue Reading