Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday February 13, 2016
Here are your Ward 7 byelection candidates
A crowded Ward 7 byelection race is officially underway and residents have no lack of would-be councillors to choose from.
Twenty-two candidates — the most in any one ward race since amalgamation — are vying to replace Scott Duvall, who vacated his city council seat after becoming the new NDP federal representative for Hamilton Mountain.
Nearly 40,000 ward residents are to cast votes on March 21 — or at advance polls slated for March 10 and 12.
The Spectator asked all candidates to provide information about themselves, their campaigns and a short pitch for why they deserve your vote. They all have a lot more to say — and it’s worth noting most are easily found on Twitter or Facebook, too. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)
Meanwhile, scientific detection of gravitational waves marks new era in astronomy (Source: CBC News)