Lori Raudnask, President of the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce along with Keenan Loomis from the Hamilton Chamber have been asked to place the chain of office around Fred Eisenberger’s neck tonight to officially begin his second term as mayor of Hamilton.
“As President of the Stoney Creek Chamber, it was an honor to be asked to take part in the Mayor’s Chain of Office on December 3rd at the Inaugural Meeting at City Hall”
by Lori Raudnask
Change is inevitable. We have three choices… reject the change, accept the change or be the change.
I was born and raised in Stoney Creek on Millen Road. Over the years, every time I drive up Millen Road to visit my mom and dad, I still can’t believe the changes that have happened on their street. The homes that I grew up playing at are no longer standing and have been replaced by huge, modern houses. When I was a student at Orchard Park Secondary School, the fields we hung around in have since been converted into well developed surveys and I have lived in one of those homes for 28 years. We watched the trees grow along our fence line and haven’t had a good view of Dewitt Road for close to 15 years because of the trees. Our yard was beautiful and the trees allowed us a sense of privacy and beautiful nature. That was until a few weeks ago when the Davey truck pulled up and started cutting down our 13 large ash trees. For those who haven’t heard, the whole Stoney Creek community has been hit by the emerald ash borer infestation that is spreading rapidly among the city’s ash trees. I sat on my deck and had a few tears drop as ... Read More »
November 17, 2014
This afternoon, the Government of Ontario released its 2014 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, which provides an update on the government’s finances and progress on key commitments since the release of the 2014 Budget. In October, the province’s unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent, its lowest rate since 2008. The province has also seen real gains in GDP, exports, and household consumption since the beginning of the year.
The government remains committed to eliminating its budget deficit by 2017-18. It continues to project a deficit of $12.5 billion for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with significant reductions in the deficit thereafter.
The government plans to meet this targ... Read More »