Month: October 2017

Councillor Update with Jason Farr

Hello, Breezes Readers.  Good to get back in touch with North Enders through this wonderful monthly newspaper that I have heard received a nomination for a Maggie Award in independent journalism.  Much deserved. For this addition, I would like to sum up just what occurred respecting the John Street North two way conversion alternative, but first I’d like to focus on Eastwood Arena and how I am seeking your thoughts on the future for this iconic ice-skating barn. Eastwood Park Update A few months ago, I successfully moved a motion that asked for City staff to support us at...

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Pier 8 park – changing the direction of Hamiton?

by Candy Venning The Pier 8 Park proposal: ‘Park’ has to be one of the broadest terms for a space that can be so many things but in this case, a 30m wide strip of public, park space wrapping itself around the new developments and alongside the waters’ edge. Also, it’s a massive opportunity for change. Change in our city with regards to a built in connection to the waterfront, a change in direction to refocus waterfront use, changing the city to a standalone destination for tourism. (this includes our 100+ waterfalls, Botanical Gardens, Gage park revitalization and more)...

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Elderberries

By Pam Winter It’s been quite the summer despite some of the weather. As most readers know, I have been on the side lines and it’s great to be feeling like myself and being able to appreciate my good friends. My two grandchildren joined us in a family get together this summer. We had a glorious day at Barangas on The Beach with great food and perfect company. Baltimore seems so far away so it was nice to get together and share their travel adventures. They visited Bahamas and shared their stories. I may not have been there but...

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The Book Club Corner – October 2017

Our first discussion, A Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley, is October 16, so here are a few recommendations from our members. Visit the Bookmobile at Bennetto Recreation Centre on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby. A truly laugh-out-loud story about four misfits who attempt to save a Vancouver Island farm from foreclosure using a highly unorthodox approach. In this heartwarming novel the reader learns how people can take up a challenge, face their fears, and find friendship along the way. (Paige Turner)   A Gentleman in...

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A Warm Welcome

By Rose Divecha Welcome to the North End, A Child & Family Friendly Neighbourhood the sign read. It was one of many that had been erected around the community. I looked at it and thought about what might have prompted the installation of these signs and when. They certainly weren’t around when I was growing up in the city. Who are they trying to convince? I wondered. I grew up on East 43rd Street on the Hamilton Mountain in the 1970s and while most of my day to day experiences were limited to the confines of the Escarpment’s edge,...

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