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Updated 2018-08-19 01:17
3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out brand new music from Sarah MacDougall, Gareth Inkster and Toui Manikhouth.
Police searching for suspect after skateboard sexual assault
Hamilton police detectives are trying to track down a skateboarder who they say sexually assaulted a woman on the Rail Trail on Thursday evening.
Dead body found in car along QEW identified as missing Welland man: OPP
OPP say they have identified the body that was found in a car along the QEW in Grimsby.
Terry Anderson appointed as temporary councillor for Ward 7
Former alderman Terry Anderson will act as Hamilton's Ward 7 councillor until the municipal election in October.
'Torrential downpours' in forecast for Hamilton, Environment Canada warns
Hamilton will get soaked on Friday, according to a special weather statement issued from Environment Canada.
Hamilton council votes to denounce province's cancellation of basic income project
Hamilton City Council has voted in favour of officially denouncing the provincial government's decision to cancel Ontario's basic income pilot project.
Chat with our gardeners on Monday Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Are you ready to have the best garden on your block? Here's how: Ask an expert. Be part of our award-winning live chat with expert gardeners. Also listen to the call-in show with Ontario Today's Ed Lawrence. Call in by dialling 1-888-817-8995 on Monday.
77-year-old cyclist killed in collision with cement mixer truck: police
Hamilton police say a 77-year-old male cyclist is dead after colliding with a cement mixer truck Friday morning at a downtown Hamilton intersection.
Thieves steal frozen meat and sunglasses from Norfolk County home: OPP
OPP say frozen meat along with sunglasses were stolen from a home in Norfolk Country between Tuesday and Thursday.
Leaky propane tanks force people out of homes near Tim Hortons Field Thursday evening
Hamilton Fire crews were called, early Thursday evening, to a home on Barnesdale Ave. North after reports of a strange smell.
Minister rejects council's plan to leave Skelly's seat empty, sparking Ward 7 scramble
A last-minute motion by Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead calls for Hamilton city council to appoint former Alderman Terry Anderson to temporarily fill the Ward 7 seat left vacant by Donna Skelly until the municipal election in October.
Chance of showers Friday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Esther the Wonder Pig diagnosed with cancer
A fundraiser that raked in more than half a million dollars to bring a large-animal CT scanner to Canada has turned out to be a lifesaver for Esther the Wonder Pig.
OPP investigating after dead body found in a car along QEW in Grimsby
In a wooded area along the QEW in Grimsby police are investigating after a dead body was found in a car.
Police searching for masked man who robbed Burlington Domino's Pizza at gunpoint
The suspect was carrying a black revolver when he walked into a Domino's Pizza on Walkers Line shortly after midnight Thursday and demanded cash.
Thieves stole Bible and Canadian Tire gift card from unlocked car: police
OPP say a Bible and a Canadian Tire gift card were stolen from a parked car at a home in Port Dover between Aug. 11 and Aug. 13.
Man in serious condition after he 'struck' an HSR bus: police
Hamilton police say a 35-year-old Hamilton man is in hospital after he collided with an HSR bus early Thursday morning.
Chance of showers Thursday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Hamilton's basic income participants plead for city to fight for them
One by one, participants in the province’s basic income pilot project came to the microphone at Hamilton City Hall Wednesday to mourn the dignity they felt was robbed from them after the program was unceremoniously scrapped.
Grain shipments from Hamilton port soar after bumper year for Ontario corn
An increase in overseas exports of Ontario-grown corn has led to a surge in cargo volume at the Port of Hamilton.
Chippewas join Six Nations in banning Peter Khill from its territory
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation banned Peter Khill from its territory Monday, making it the second First Nations territory to do so.
Niagara Police warn businesses about fraudulent emails from scam 'CEOs'
Niagara Regional Police is alerting businesses to a "phony company CEO/Manager scam" and has urged them to be cautious of when opening emails.
Brampton man arrested after smell of burning pot leads cops to drugs and switchblade
Hamilton police have arrested a 30-year-old Brampton and charged him with three offences, including possession of marijuana.
'It looks like a tornado hit': Bylaw orders developer that felled up to 40 trees to stop
Heavy equipment lies idle along Homestead Drive in Mount Hope after the city issued a stop-work order to a local developer for chopping down dozens of trees without a permit.
Man, 26, arrested for arson at central Hamilton home
A 26-year-old man was due in court Wednesday to answer to charges in relation to a fire at a home in central Hamilton.
Niagara police searching for alleged drug dealer who has escaped arrest twice
Police are searching for a 21-year-old man from Mississauga who's facing drug charges, but has managed to evade capture twice.
Expect delays: Westbound lanes of the LINC slowly reopening after crash
Drivers are being asked to proceed slowly through the area as some of the cars involved in the collision are still on the shoulder.
Mix of sun and cloud Wednesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Eve Adams resurfaces in Canadian politics with a run at a Hamilton city council seat
Eve Adams famously crossed the floor to the Liberals after a Tory nomination controversy. Now she's running in Ward 8.
Man charged with stunt driving after rented Nissan Maxima clocked at 131 km/h: police
The 39-year-old's licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded after police saw him speeding in a black, Nissan Maxima on Highland Road Monday around midnight.
Preds lock up Hamilton's Ryan Ellis with 8-year, $50M extension
Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps him under contract through the 2026-27 season.
Man swindled out of $20K by scammer who said his computer had a virus: OPP
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a Norfolk County resident was cheated out of $20,000 by a scammer who called him to say his computer had a virus.
Deadly 'fox' tapeworm found in Ontario can kill dogs and humans
A tiny but potentially deadly tapeworm has popped up in Ontario. It's dangerous for dogs and chipmunks but can also kill humans. Veterinarian Andrew Peregrine from the University of Guelph explains why it's dangerous.
Hamilton man arrested for alleged door-to-door donation scam
A Hamilton man is facing fraud charges after allegedly running a fake door-to-door donation scam in Burlington.
Morneau ready to use 'emergency' measure to protect steel sector
Bill Morneau is preparing to use emergency safeguard measures for the first time to respond to the risk of a surge in cheap foreign steel imports. The finance minister launched a short public consultation process Tuesday, as U.S. steel tariffs continue to disrupt and divert global steel shipments.
Thief stole 30 cheesecakes and 1 window from Simcoe food truck
A thief with a serious sweet tooth is making life very difficult for the owners of a Simcoe-based cheesecake food truck.
Chance of showers Tuesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
A private group is offering city $250K for a study of downtown venues - but why?
A private group wants to hand the city $250,000 — "no strings attached" — to look at the future of Hamilton's downtown entertainment venues. And some on council say they can't figure out why.
Union to 'vigorously' defend any teacher who defies province by teaching current sex-ed curriculum
The union that represents Ontario elementary public school teachers vowed to "vigorously defend" any educator who uses the modernized sex-ed curriculum in the classroom this school year in defiance of the province's decision to impose an outdated version.
City still pushing for funding after province freezes overdose prevention site cash
Uncertainty is swirling around the future of overdose prevention sites in Hamilton, as the province has announced it is “pausing” any funding approvals for new locations.
Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, province will handle online sales
Ontario's Progressive Conservative government announced Monday it will allow recreational pot to be sold in retail stores while the province will handle online sales.
Convenience store clerk leaps over counter to fight off 2 shotgun-toting robbers
When two masked men burst into a Cannon Street convenience store Friday morning in Hamilton, the clerk didn't hesitate — he leapt over the counter and fought them off.
Police investigating after fire rages at Toronto Motorsports Park
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a fire broke out at Toronto Motorsports Park in Haldimand County early Monday.
'Violent' fugitive who was leaping between rooftops arrested: police
Police were called to the corner of Somerset Avenue and Barnesdale Avenue North around 7 p.m. after reports of a man jumping between buildings.
Chat with our gardeners on Monday, Aug. 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Are you ready to have the best garden on your block? Here's how: Ask an expert. Be part of our award-winning live chat with expert gardeners. Also listen to the call-in show with Ontario Today's Ed Lawrence. Call in by dialling 1-888-817-8995 on Monday.
Police identify human remains found near Marineland as missing woman
Niagara Regional Police say the remains were discovered in a wooded area by a pedestrian on Wednesday, about two kilometres from Marineland.
Chance of showers Monday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Teenage Syrian refugee 'saved the day' after rescuing toddler from Hamilton rooftop
Meet Khalid Tabateb, a Syrian refugee who pulled a toddler to safety after the child wandered onto a Hamilton rooftop on Wednesday.
Indigenous women lead walk around Hamilton Harbour to pray for safe water
Danielle Boissoneau wasn't in Hamilton long when she realized there were issues with the water.
Brock University condemns former professor's racist tweets
Brock University is distancing itself from a retired professor after he unleashed a racist tirade in a series of tweets linked to the removal of a statue of John A. Macdonald from the front steps of city hall in Victoria, B.C.