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