Coverage Plan for August 28, 2014 (And Daily Hamilton Reads Roundup) Coverage Plan for August 28, 2014 (And Daily Hamilton Reads Roundup)
[![Cannon Bike Track lines now extend to Catharine Street (where my office is)](]( Bike Track lines now extend to Catharine Street (where my office is)
Summer is over for your reporter this morning as City Hall drops thousands of pages of next week’s agendas this afternoon, the stadium fiasco continues to be … well.. a fiasco, and I work to crowdfund my work to keep reporting this fall ([and would appreciate your support](

Today’s photo of one I took on my smartphone of the Cannon Bike Track walking into the office this morning.

Today’s Coverage Plan

  • 10:15am?City update on Stadium occupancy permit. (Live Video)
  • 1:00pm – City releases agendas for next week’s meetings. (Public Works, Planning, General Issues, Governance Review, Grants.)
  • 2:00pm – Event at Boys and Girls Club (Not for coverage)

At present, it appears the City will be holding individual meetings with media from 10:15 to 11:15. I’ve created a live event in case it becomes a press conference.

Agendas for next week’s meetings become public at 1pm. I’m told from the City’s printing officer that this coming week is going to be a record for items. I have a quick event to attend at the Boys and Girls Clubs and then I’m locking myself down to review agendas.

I’ll be publishing articles for next week’s meetings as I complete agenda reviews tonight.

Today’s Feature

I’ve written an longer piece entitled “As Centenary Church Looks Towards Demolition, We Need To Talk About the Future of Church Buildings” on the topic of the future of churches and adaptive reuse. I hope you’ll take a read and let me know what you think.

Hamilton Daily News Round-Up

Coverage this morning from Hamilton Community News of the public school trustee races, TheSpec with the ongoing stadium fiasco, and more.

Meeting Thursday morning to discuss stadium permitsCHCH coverage of the stadium rush to get temporarily ready for Monday’s game with a good look at the impact to local residents of the construction.CHCH

City, builder address issue of stadium safetyJust in case the stadium wasn’t already a fiasco…
now we learn there was concerns about late design changes to reinforce the steel structure.
Hamilton Spectator

Beattie hopes to follow in family’s Stoney Creek trustee footsteps | Your online community newspaper for Hamilton, Ontario and areaHCN profiles the three candidates for public school trustee in Stoney Creek: Jeff Beattie, Greg Sinasac, and Stefanie Shiels.Hamilton Community News

#YHMVote: Danko wants to fix ‘severely flawed’ school ARCsHCN profiles Ward 7 public school trustee candidate Dawn Danko, a parent who was actively involved during the school closure review earlier this year.Hamilton Community News

Ward 1 candidate’s van and campaign materials stolenWard 1 Council candidate Brian Lewis is the latest victim of vehicle theft in Hamilton – losing his briefcase, laptop, and campaign materials in the theft.Hamilton Spectator

McHattie finally drives the Red HillAndrew Dreschel’s column on McHattie’s first drive on the Red HillHamilton Spectator

Ancaster’s Barracks Inn hotel on scheduleKevin Werner of the Hamilton Community News brings us an update on an Ancaster boutique hotel additive reuse project called the Barracks Inn.
It hopes to open in time for the 2015 Pan Am games in a building that local lore says housed soldiers during the War of 1812.
Hamilton Community News