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Mulberry Coffeehouse

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  Located on James St., Mulberry Coffeehouse is a great place to get some work done, catch up with friends, or just enjoy the city! There is local art on the walls, beautiful… Continue reading

541 Barton St E

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It’s a place where you can get a $3 grilled cheese and can use the remainder of your spare change to pay it forward. Located at 541 Barton St., this social enterprise is… Continue reading

From the DR: Short-term Aid & Sustainability

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Hi my muchachos, Me again, here to talk about one of the biggest issues in providing short-term aid right now – sustainability, or making short-term long term. Short-term humanitarian aid is the best… Continue reading

From the DR: the Burden of Our Aid II

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Beyond the human resources that we use by interacting with the locals, volunteers also have to think about the local environment. In this case, our very presence can achieve the opposite of our… Continue reading

From the DR: the Burden of Our Aid I

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Hi mi amigos,     As you know, providing aid in a foreign and local setting is very complex and often, if we are not careful, we end up achieving the opposite of… Continue reading

From the DR: Who are we really helping?

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Hola McMaster,   I’m spending this semester abroad in the Dominican Republic to do global health research as part of my program at McMaster. I am here with four of my peers and… Continue reading

A message to you from the sidewalk of Locke St.

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A charming street full of speciality restaurants, coffeeshops, and boutiques, Locke street has so much to offer I often don’t know where to look. So imagine my surprise and delight when I realized… Continue reading

How 1 Day becomes 100 on June 6th

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Looking to make a change in the community? The 100in1 day initiative is finally coming to Hamilton on Saturday, June 6th 2015. This movement collects ideas for small-scale “urban interventions” by citizens that… Continue reading

Hamilton’s $200 million bus mansion

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Remember the Provincial Sales Tax that you paid for on top of the $20.00 for your new shirt? Well, some of it is going to Hamilton’s proposed Ten Year Local Transit Strategy – including… Continue reading

Fun for the student budget

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Strapped for cash but crave the new things all the same? Do moths come out of your wallet when you open it? Do you wish you had some more retro decor for your… Continue reading