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The Blob Box Hits a Snag
BY Scott Koblyk
ON June 17, 2014
The Hamilton/Burlington community got some Randle Reef news today and for the first time in a long time, the news wasn’t good. The project, which had been building momentum and seemed on track to start construction in the summer of 2014, had hit a snag in the tendering process. All of the contractors bidding for the first phase of the work (one of three phases), submitted bids significantl...
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Citizen Science: South-African Water Management Possible in Hamilton?
BY Jagbir Dosanjh
ON June 9, 2014
Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Monthly? Hourly? Your average water use can tell quite the story! From helping locate leaks to proper allocation of water resources throughout the household, small efforts in water conservation can help tremendously to save money and the environment. In Durban, South Africa, in an effort to curb water consumption, a Water Management De...
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Using the Hamilton Harbour as an Outdoor Classroom
BY Chris Wilson
ON May 20, 2014
Hamilton Water, a division of The City of Hamilton will be holding their 7th Annual Hamilton Children’s Water Festival at the end of May. The Hamilton Children’s Water Festival is a three-day educational, hands-on, out of school opportunity to educate students about the importance of water conservation, protection, awareness, respect, science, technology, history and health. The ...
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Spring at the Fishway
BY Jennifer Bowman
ON April 25, 2014
Come out and see firsthand the fish that live in Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise Marsh. The Fishway provides an excellent opportunity for the public to view native fish up close and learn about the conservation projects that are helping to restore this ecologically sensitive wetland. Restoring Cootes Paradise to a healthy coastal marshland is a major goal of RBG and the focus of Project ...
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Spring Comes to the Hamilton Harbour Watersheds
BY Hazel Breton
ON April 4, 2014
By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.   Not that year. Winter hung in there, like an invalid refusing to die. Day after grey day the ice stayed hard; the world remained unfriendly and cold. ― Neil Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants   The above quote pretty well sums up our situat...
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Canada Water Week
BY Kelly Pike
ON March 18, 2014
Get Involved in Canada Water Week! Aren’t we all anxiously awaiting warmer temperatures and the coming of spring? While I can’t guarantee you spring-like conditions any time soon, I can point you to some fun upcoming events to take your mind off the weather. Canada Water Week is March 17–23, annually celebrated across the country and coinciding with World Water Day. World W...
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