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Member Letters Regarding LRT

Below are letters to the SCC President from our members regarding the position this council should take on Hamilton’s LRT project. Please consider an SCC statement in support of Hamilton LRT. The transformation of our busy corridors will almost certainly address many neighbourhood concerns; excess vehicle lane capacity will be reallocated, Main Street will become 2 way, transit will gain priority as a travel mode, through trucks could be re-routed, speeding and noise will be reduced, underused properties will be redeveloped, to name a few. The inconvenience and disturbance of construction is easily tolerable when considering the outcome will be street repurposed with rapid transit, supporting increased density, improved land use, more efficient and environmentally sound travel options, greater neighbourhood vitality, and a renewed public realm. LRT will help Strathcona overcome its most negative elements, the overbuilt urban through highways denying us a truly livable community. We must not pass up this rare opportunity of a billion dollar investment from the province. Thank you, Jason Morse We are both proponents of the LRT and accept that the city chose King St. over alternate routes. As to the LRT, it’s true that some businesses will be affected during construction, but that isn’t unique to the LRT. Even sewer or road repair is going to affect nearby businesses. Loyal customers will keep visiting their favourite stores and perhaps the SCC can encourage people across the area to buy from these businesses, as well as Strathcona residents, to share the burden placed on them. As to people walking, using buses etc., there are alternate routes and buses will have detours presumably. I...

Mount St. Joseph Update

There has been a lot of interest in a Strathcona property that is currently approved for demolition by City staff. Our council executive had two members present at the Municipal Heritage Committee meeting taking notes.

Bitcoin for Everyone

Fans say that it is a secure, stable alternative to banks, but to many of us it’s new and kind of weird. Learn about bitcoin from both sides and hear from businesses who accept it as payment.

Strathcona’s Meet, Greet & Meet

Voting day in Hamilton is around the corner (October 27th, to be exact). C’mon out and meet the candidates for you new Ward One councillor as they dish on their priorities for the neighbourhood and dish out their favourite homemade soup. Five candidates…five soups. We promise great one-on-one conversations and some real food for thought! Monday, October 20th, 7 PM Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2Y6. Jason Allen, Aidan Johnson, Brian Lewis, Ira Rosen and Sandy Shaw have confirmed their attendance.  This could be your last chance to meet with them before the election and find out their perspective on how they would help Strathcona and Ward One progress in the future. Intend on attending? Follow this link to our Facebook...

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