Coverage Plan for September 3, 2014 (And Daily Hamilton Reads Roundup) Coverage Plan for September 3, 2014 (And Daily Hamilton Reads Roundup)

Good morning everyone,

Expecting beautiful weather today at 27C and sunny.

At City Hall, the Planning Committee meets today with five public hearings, debate three discussion items, and hear from two developers appealing City positions and policies. Live video starts at 9:30am

Mayoral candidate Brad Clark says he will make an “important campaign announcement” this morning at 9:15am. I’ll do my best to catch up with the candidate after Planning today.

Enjoy your day!

Today’s Coverage Plan

  • 9:30amPlanning Committee. (Live Video and full summary of the meeting – with links to numerous depth stories on the meeting items)

As noted above, Brad Clark is making an announcement at 9:15am. I won’t be able to cover live (Planning Cmte) and will try to catch up with him later in the day.

Also, I’ll post the City’s response to my questions on the HSR ban on political speech in bus terminals and public spaces used by the HSR. The ban violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a 2009 Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

Hamilton Daily News Round-Up

More on the HWDSB’s (mis)handling of the Parkview Secondary closure, and what do Ontario students have in common with the Ticats?

Vandalism probe prompted Mountain principal switch, HWDSB boss saysSome more details on the ouster of Parkview principal Paul Beattie.
The Board claims “inappropriate graffiti throughout, vandalism and items missing” at the former Parkview Secondary.
The community isn’t buying it.
Hamilton Community News

No joy on first day of school at Mountain SecondaryThe HWDSB continues to show a cold heart towards former Parkview Students.
It wasn’t a good first day at Mountain Secondary for the students.
Hamilton Spectator

Public Education Discussion Must Include Skilled TradesWard 1 and 2 Public School Trustee candidate Ed Sculthorpe is calling for more focus and encourage of apprenticeships into the skilled trades.
Sculthorpe notes the shortage of skilled trades and the higher than average salaries in them.
Raise The Hammer

What do Ontario students have in common with the Hamilton Ticats?It’s never good when the Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park bureau is making negative comparisons to a Hamilton fiasco in a provincial story. Toronto Star

Improve Neighbourhoods by Mixing UsesJason Leach calls on the City of Hamilton to allow more mixed use commercial and residential buildings, especially in the Downtown Core. Raise The Hammer