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Rock on, Randle Reef!
BY Chris McLaughlin
ON July 22, 2016
These striking overhead images of the construction of the Randle Reef Environmental Containment Facility (ECF) remind me of concert tickets stuck to the fridge door. With excitement you buy seats for an event in the somewhat distant future. And you wait. Time passes and you think of that day yet to come with great anticipation. And then that surreal moment arrives when the tickets are again in ha...
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Sketch Out Your Hamilton
BY Harold Sikkema
ON July 6, 2016
Grab a pencil (imaginary or otherwise) and sketch out your Hamilton. What important lines will you draw? A railway line? A jagged escarpment edge? A picket line in a labour strike? What about the shore line? Or a contour line on a map of the local watershed? My eye forges a way through the city’s visuals. My feet trace a trajectory through its ecological networks. My arms paddle a path thr...
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New Adventures and Paddling for a Cause
BY Julie Richards
ON July 4, 2016
I rather dislike making those mundane New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones where you promise to be a better person or to stop a bad habit or give up your favourite sinful food. I can never keep them. Last year I forced myself and mustered up the courage to finally make a promise to myself without too many confident and lasting expectations just to be safe. One of my few practical resolu...
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Welcome to the Port of Hamilton!
BY Steve Watts
ON June 27, 2016
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Re-Envisioning Hamilton's Dirty Reputation
BY Shannon Bell
ON June 7, 2016
As a visual artist, I have a keen interest in perception. Coming from a background in psychology, many of my works are open to be absorbed and perceived as the viewer sees fit. Other times, I slightly alter the landscape to encourage a particular reading of the image or subject.   In my York Blvd. Series, the viewer can engage with the images as painterly and as vibrant as the city...
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Christie Lake Pond Decommissioning and Fish Habitat Improvement
BY Lisa Jennings
ON May 25, 2016
The Christie Lake reservoir, constructed in 1971, is used for flood control, flow augmentation, and recreational purposes. Within the Conservation Area, seven fishing ponds were also constructed in the 1970’s as recreational fishing areas with the ponds stocked annually. The ponds are located on existing watercourses typically in areas with groundwater inputs. These ponds are physically sep...
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