Best of digital Hamilton, May 25
It will definitely feel like summer today, it's expected to climb towards 30C. There's talk this morning we might set a new record high.
And it will definitely feel hot on Monday when the board of education ratifies a decision to close seven high schools in the city.
Closeup of the #HamOnt Board of Ed statue: looks like they're waiting for their doom to be handed down. http://twitpic.com/9p0cp6
First up is in the blog world today is a post by Erin Elizabeth @escapefromhere, a Barton Secondary School student. She is also the president of Barton's student council and a member of Barton's school council. She argues:
"Option F does not make sense in any fathomable fiscal way. It is simple to see the finances needed to carry out this plan would greatly exceed the cost of other options. It is speculated to cost just shy of 6 million dollars to keep Barton functioning and approximately 30 million to bring Sherwood up to appropriate standards for a learning environment. Barton is asbestos free received a large financial investment a few years ago to bring it up to a safe and comfortable environment. It should also be noted that Sherwood has not received these upgrades and does not meet the standards for a safe school, yet somehow it as seen as the more logical choice to keep open."
I Heart Hamilton
Kristin at I Heart Hamilton Tour takes you to Harbour Diner for breakfast and chat with CBC Hamilton producer Conrad Collaco.
Amanda Giesler on her blog Ulixis Crafts shows off her updated Smashbook, AKA scrapbook.
Beehive Craft Collective
The Bees said so long to a couple of their own. For those of you who don't know the Beehive is a craft and urban homesteading collective.
The corner of Main and Bay looked a lot different in 1936.
And finally, one of the best things about Jentine at Myedit blog is her great sense of humour. Keep scrolling down and you will see it for yourself.