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Adopting a Park and Supporting the Watershed
BY Nancy Henley
ON August 26, 2014
We are a small group of three greater Hamilton citizens whose livelihoods and interests have exposed us to the importance of healthy watersheds and sustainable living. We have come together as a self-employed chef, a specialist in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and an analyst in the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to adopt a park in our neighbourhood (City of...
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Exploring the Harbour Through New Eyes
BY Steve Watts
ON August 12, 2014
My entire life I have lived in Hamilton and enjoyed the many things our city has to offer. Hiking the trails throughout Hamilton and gawking at the countless number of waterfalls has given me an appreciation of our city's natural beauty. As a child, I also frequented Bayfront Park to rollerblade or walk the Waterfront Trail. These trips to the Harbour exposed me to an array of historical, economi...
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Citizen Science: The Shower of the Future
BY Winnie Chan
ON July 28, 2014
Did you know something as simple as taking a hot shower contributes to greenhouse gas emissions? The energy needed to heat water may partly be generated through burning coal – one of the most lethal contributors of air pollution. Despite improving conditions in the Hamilton Harbour since the implementation of the Remedial Action Plan in 1992, pollution and water consumption remains a conce...
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Second Chances
BY Aristides Athayde
ON July 18, 2014
I remember when I discovered environmentalism. I was nine, ten maybe. I went with my mom to do some shopping – a thing that I hated – and we stopped by this nice, fancy sportswear boutique. In the store, there was something that changed my entire perception of nature, or how we, humans, may impact our planet: A t-shirt with “Save the Whales” writing on it. Attracted by the...
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Racing for the Bay
BY Martin Keller
ON July 7, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014 marks the 11th year Lively Dragon has been organizing the Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Festival at Bayfront Park in Hamilton, and for many years BARC has been the charity of choice of this fun-filled and fantastic team sport event. With over 50 teams participating from across Ontario, this event has become a major summer attraction in the Bay.Dragonboating is deeply embedd...
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Dream of a Living Stream
BY Suzanne Denomme-McGreal
ON June 29, 2014
“I can't imagine anything more important than air, water, soil, energy and biodiversity. These are the things that keep us alive.” ~ David Suzuki On June 13th, after months of planning, cutting, sanding, priming and anticipation, Huntington Park School joyously unveiled our very own “Dream of a Living Stream”. Staff, students, parents, volunteers and the surroun...
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