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Owners of ailing 650-lb. 'wonder pig' fighting quarantine required after U.S. treatment
The owners of the ailing, world-famous pig are petitioning the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to waive some of its rules on livestock transportation so they can seek medical help in the United States.
College strike 'not a good news story' for Kathleen Wynne: Robert Fisher
A college faculty strike is in its fourth day, and students fear losing their years. Ontario's auditor general blasts Premier Kathleen Wynne's Fair Hydro Plan, saying the premier is "improperly" keeping its debt off the government's books.
Flowers, pumpkins, The Shining: Things to do in Hamilton this weekend
There's a wild array of things to do in Hamilton this weekend, including lacrosse and the philharmonic.
6 months after coma, man still in ICU while he waits for place to live
Paul Benson, who has lived with multiple sclerosis for more than 40 years, illustrates the logjam happening in many Ontario hospitals. While he waits for long-term care, he hasn't stopped trying to live the fullest life possible.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome: Small victims in a big opioid crisis
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has identified 1,846 babies admitted to hospital between April 2016 and March 31, 2017, after their mothers used opioids during pregnancy.
Hamilton police oversight board to take 'cultural competency' training
Hamilton’s police oversight board will sign up for regular “cultural competency and sensitivity” training after a dispute between some of its members has dragged on for nearly a year.
Hamilton hopes to rise above Amazon pack with the slogan 'Welcome to unstoppable'
Calgary put ads on Seattle sidewalks and says it would fight a bear if Amazon chooses it as a second headquarters. Detroit encourages Amazon to "move here, move the world." And Hamilton hopes to lure the online retail giant with a slogan of its own.
Waterfront Trust grilling on deficits, back taxes, transparency 'an insult,' says its chair
The Hamilton Waterfront Trust has sidestepped calls for a forensic audit and more transparency — and says comments scrutinizing the agency are "an insult" to its past and present volunteers.
Canadian cities in the hunt for Amazon's HQ2 — but is it worth the shot?
The possibility of a Canadian city turning into the next Seattle — Amazon's existing home — is tempting, but experts say it's a risky proposition that comes with some drawbacks, like making operations more challenging for local technology companies.
Sex shop robbed overnight
Police are searching for multiple suspects after a robbery at a Love Shop in east Hamilton overnight.
Man carjacked at Hamilton Mountain Husky gas station: police
Police are on the lookout for a stolen black Mitsubishi after a man was carjacked on the Mountain overnight, investigators say.
Hamilton councillors target white supremacists with ban on unlicensed security guards
Hamilton city councillors, eager to discourage militaristic white supremacists, are banning anyone who's not a licensed security guard from flexing muscle on city property.
2 men and St. Catharines girl, 15, charged in human trafficking investigation
Two men and a 15-year-old girl from St. Catharines are facing charges in a human trafficking investigation in Peterborough, Ont.
Mainly sunny Thursday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Police looking for 5 masked men after street robberies on Mountain
Police are looking for four or five men believed to be involved in three street robberies Tuesday night.
Hamilton's $500K #Hamazon bid is in the mail
Hamilton will send its bid to be the new home of Amazon via courier Wednesday. But even if the online retail giant doesn't choose here, says the city manager, this hasn't been a waste of money.
Hamilton school boards fine bus company as driver shortage drags on
Local school boards have fined a school bus company more than $10,000 for the ongoing driver shortage that is still impacting 1,300 students.
Hamilton mother campaigns to make her daughter's debilitating illness known
Julianna Almeida,17, has been struggling with a rare disorder that has forced her into home schooling— and now her mother is trying to spread awareness and hoping more doctors will be better educated and equipped to treat patients.
Hamilton will put a plaque honouring Gord Downie in its biggest music venue
Hamilton will commemorate late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie with a plaque at First Ontario Centre.
20 years after dad gave son a kidney, they aim to help others
This year a father and son are putting on an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their transplant and to raise money to help others in the same situation.
Family fundraising for funeral of mother of 5 shot and killed Monday
The family of 37-year-old, Nicole Dragisic who was shot and killed in the doorway of her east Hamilton home Monday, is now raising money to help with funeral costs.
Novice driver caught driving 200 km/h on QEW, OPP say
A 27-year-old St. Catharines woman has been charged with stunt driving after OPP say she was driving 200 km/h on the QEW.
Mainly sunny Wednesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Charges dropped against Hamilton-area journalist after police confrontation
Charges have been dropped against a local journalist who was arrested at the scene of a tense Waterdown crash in May. But a journalism advocacy group says it's still filing a police commission complaint.
Hamilton student, 4, leaves school and wanders home half naked
Hamilton’s public school board is conducting a review of safety procedures at an Ancaster elementary school after a four-year-old student wandered away from school half naked last month.
LRT construction will bring rat problems, say the city and Metrolinx
Construction on Hamilton's light rail transit (LRT) system will likely exacerbate a problem with rats, and city health officials and Metrolinx have already met to talk about it.
As days get dark earlier Norfolk OPP warns pedestrians: wear reflective clothing
Norfolk OPP say a report of vehicles swerving to avoid darkly-dressed pedestrians walking along murky rural roads Monday morning has prompted them to issue a warning to drivers to be extra careful now that daylight hours are shorter.
WestJet adding flights to Las Vegas at Hamilton airport
Hamiltonians will soon be able to say, “What happens in Vegas…” much more easily.
Hamilton ranks 3rd on list of best places in Canada to be a woman
Hamilton is climbing through the ranks in an annual study of the best place in Canada to be a woman.
Report finds strong 2017 job growth in Hamilton, 'but slower growth looms'
The economic mixed bag for the Hamilton census area, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, is part of a new report from the Conference Board of Canada released Tuesday.
Police arrest two Hamilton men in alleged human trafficking case
Police in Niagara region say two men from Hamilton have been charged with human trafficking.
Fire on St. Clair Blvd. does $400K in damage, kills 2 family cats
Firefighters put out two fires in the lower city on Monday night - one in a home on St. Clair Boulevard and one in a garbage chute in an 18-storey building.
Frost advisory Tuesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
CFL Power Rankings: Stampeders battle complacency to stay on top
The White Stallions looked a little bored this week before waking up in time to steal a win on a last-second field goal, helping them maintain their top spot.
Barriers would save lives on the Linc and Red Hill, say grieving families
Kim Lackie's sobs are out of control when she tells the story of her son's death on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway. But on Monday, she told the story anyway.
'What it takes to get what they need': Mohawk students, professors navigate strike Day 1
The province-wide strike affects more than 500,000 students. Here's how it is affecting one Mohawk College student and a professor walking the picket line.
Exotic birds will miss each other if forced to move from Hamilton aviary
The OSPCA says the city has to fix its aviary. The city wants to close it. Volunteers are scrambling to keep it open.
10-year-old boy falls down Niagara Gorge after losing balance on railing
Police say a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after he fell about 25 metres down the Niagara Gorge on Sunday afternoon.
Jogger dies after being hit by pickup truck on road in Cayuga south of Hamilton
Provincial police say a jogger has died after being struck by an out-of-control pickup truck south of Hamilton.
Powering up fat cells could help fight leukemia, study suggests
New research out of Hamilton’s McMaster University suggests that bolstering fat cells in bone marrow could help fight leukemia.
'A targeted attack': Police identify 37-year old woman as victim of city's 7th homicide
A woman was gunned down in the doorway of an east Hamilton apartment building early Monday, and now, detectives are trying to piece together the city's 7th homicide of the year.
Mohawk College faculty on strike: What you need to know
A province-wide strike among Ontario public college faculty has shut down classes and apprenticeship programs at Mohawk College in Hamilton and Niagara College.
Power restored in Stoney Creek after violent windstorm Sunday
Power is back on Monday morning after a wind storm created a busy Sunday afternoon and overnight for utilities crews.
A mix of sun and cloud Monday: DayStarter Weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
'You can't isolate yourself': Hamilton Muslims open doors to mosque visitors
In conjunction with other mosques around the country, Hamilton Muslims opened the doors to the Mountain mosque on Sunday to show visitors around, answer questions and try to prove "we're not the boogeyman."
Man dies after being struck by tractor trailer on Linc; SIU investigating
A 36-year-old man died Friday night after being struck by a tractor trailer on the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway. The province's Special Investigations Unit is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death.
Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected in Hamilton this afternoon
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Hamilton, saying the strongest winds will come from the southwest this afternoon. Winds will be most potent along the lakeshore and over higher terrain, the national weather agency said.
3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out some brand new music from Pleasure Craft, Jack Moves and Run Coyote.
Indigenous video game designers in Hamilton craft futuristic detective story
A group of Indigenous female developers in Hamilton, Ont., are putting their own cultural spin on the usually male-dominated video game industry.
Stampeders squeak out 11th straight win on last-second FG vs. Ticats
Rene Paredes booted a 17-yard field goal on the final play of the game to earn the Calgary Stampeders an exciting 28-25 win over a spirited Hamilton Tiger-Cats squad Friday night.
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