Very proud to share this

I shared a while back that I was working behind the scenes on developing a new media project to cover issues and local news pertaining to the 905 area code. Our initial launch date was July 1, however as you no doubt have noticed that date came and went.

Long story short our ambition was too big for what we would be able to do. So we stepped back and retooled our approach. And what we came up with was this:

905 Round-up: Two steps forward, one step back? The 905er Podcast

In our Thursday 905 Round-up this week we have three stories that have dominated news cycles in different parts of the 905, in some cases for almost a decade. Two will be viewed as positive steps, and one seems entirely negative. Judge for yourselves. Trustees at Halton Catholic and Hamilton Wentworth Public School Boards are in a hole and determined to keep digging. Hamilton councillors vote at committee to proceed with LRT. But can the anti-LRT/Stoney Creek alliance delay and disrupt the process so much that they can still refuse to accept a free transit system? Burlington has received provincial permission to adjust the location of its Urban Growth Centre, which Mayor Meed Ward portrays as taking control of development in the city after a controversial decade and more since the UGC was put in place.  Roland and Joel take different views on whether this is a big deal, a 'positive, but time will tell' deal, or a whole lot of nothing very much. Listen to the end to see who you agree with! If you like the what the 905er does, please consider supporting us at Patreon. For a week, for a month, for a year — it all helps cover our costs and helps us cover more of the stories you want to see. Thanks to: Nicholas Paul: sound editing Our fantastic Team 905er Patrons.
  1. 905 Round-up: Two steps forward, one step back?
  2. Sarbjit Kaur Joins The 905er to Explain How our Institutions Need to do Better on Racism
  3. Graham Crawford and iElect Hamilton Part 2 – Positively Main Street (and King Street)
  4. Graham Crawford Explains How iElectHamilton.ca Can Change Hamilton- Part 1
  5. 905 Roundup: Clown Cars and Crosswalks

This is a start of a project that is going to grow and take shape into something we hope is influential and meaningful to public debate. We’re in the works to bring this to Apple Podcasts, Google, and Spotify. In the meantime subscribe via the link above and let us know what issues you think need to be talked about.

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