Day: August 31, 2017

Walkabout – Super Crawl

by Ken Hirter This month’s walkabout finds me on James Street North once again with the annual Super Crawl which is coming to Hamilton on September 08th -10th 2017. Before I write about Super Crawl I like to introduce Tracee Lee-Holloway who will be writing the entertainment piece for the New North End Breezes with Follow Tracee. I affectionately call her the Art Crawl Ambassador. Tracee Lee-Holloway is an arts advocate and creative community builder here in Hamilton. A 2015 Hamilton’s Arts nominee for Arts innovations. A fervent supporter of the grassroots arts and music scene, her main agenda...

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Port Update: Port Recognizes Environmental Excellence

Canadian grain handler Richardson International has been named winner of HPA’s annual Environmental Excellence Award: Richardson International. Richardson operates a terminal in the Port’s Eastport area that provides Ontario growers of soybeans, wheat and corn with export access to international markets. The annual award recognizes a port partner’s contribution to respecting and protecting the natural environment. For example, to control fugitive dust, Richardson has installed automated roll-up doors at the unloading pits to better keep dust within the pit area when transport trucks are unloading. The terminal has self-leveling baffles in its truck pits, so that areas of the...

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ACCESS TO THE INTERNET – IS IT YOUR RIGHT?

How important is it to you to have easy access to the Internet? Many of us take easy access for granted.  But research has shown that only 59% of Canada’s lowest income households have home internet access (CRTC, 2013). For those who face the dilemma of whether to feed the kids or pay the rent, the additional issue of paying for the internet is now added to this unsolvable equation. Recently the Clinic engaged researcher Charis Jung from Pro Bono Canada to look at the idea of access to the Internet as a Basic Human Right.   Ms. Jung looked...

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What’s Happening at the Waterfront?

Hello Breezes readers. By now you have notices a great deal of activity on Pier 8 as the City prepares for exciting new piece of North End ‎community. Soon you will see more action as it relates to the relocation of the pipeline. As part of the ongoing redevelopment of the West Harbour Waterfront, Sun-Canadian Pipeline will soon begin the second phase of the relocation of the existing petroleum refined products pipeline to accommodate our future development on Pier 8. The work site limits are on Pier 7 (the west side of Discovery Drive)  from approx. 120m south of Williams Café, to Guise Street.  Then on Guise Street moving easterly from Discovery Drive to John Street. The contractor will mobilize on/or about September 14th to setup the staging yard, site trailer, deliver supplies etc..     The work zone will be delineated as per MTO Book 7 for construction sites to support pedestrian and traffic protection.  It is anticipated that the actual construction activity will commence on September 19th, 2017,  and is expected to be complete by October 5th, 2017. And just as the long awaited reopening of the waterfront trail beside Bayfront and heading west happens, the waterfront trail along the west side of Discovery Drive from Guise Street to Williams Café will be affected by this work.  Fortunately, for a much shorter time. The alternate walkway along the east side...

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International Bacon Day

  By Brian Roulston Around the world Bacon has long been a staple of many people’s diet from Sunday morning breakfasts, Caesar salads to being wrapped around filet mignon. The Saturday before Labour Day, September 2, 2017,  we celebrate this cooked salty, strip of pork on International Bacon Day. In Canada an astonishing 44 slices or $22.62 worth of bacon is purchased every second. In 2016 Canadians were expected to spend $715 million on bacon and that did not take into account what was sold in restaurants and other food establishments. Bacon has been around since the Roman Empire,...

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