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Updated 2017-03-29 05:20
What can you do if you feel your housing is unsafe or you're nervous about your fire escape?
For tenants living in crowded houses or circumstances that make them feel nervous or unsafe, there are some ways to improve safety, and get help.
Careless smoking fire sends 1 to hospital, causes $60K damage
Monday afternoon fire in 16-storey apartment building caused by careless smoking, Hamilton Fire Department said.
'Suspicious' suitcase outside building deemed harmless after police cordon off Gore area
Workers were evacuated from the HSBC building in Gore Park after a suitcase was discovered chained to the outside. Police say there was "no criminal intent" discovered in the suitcase.
'Don't come to school tomorrow' - Social media 'joke' ends with police
Two female students at Caledonia's Mckinnon Park Seconday School met with police after a social media post of a gun with a caption "Don't come to school tomorrow" sparked concern among students and staff.
Batman, Dickens, algae and LRT: Things To Do in Hamilton Mar. 28
Here's a pretty great list of things to do today in Hamilton.
Overnight stabbing victim rushed to hospital
Police are investigating a stabbing that happened just after midnight in central Hamilton.
Smooth start early Tuesday DayStarter Commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
Chance of showers: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Heated day at Hamilton city hall as LRT fever is compared to AIDS, SARS
A Bay Street stop. Who will operate the system. These are some of the many questions Hamilton councillors will face during a marathon meeting. Follow the discussion live.
$1M settlement reached for fired CHCH workers
CHCH's parent company has reached a settlement with the union representing its workers who were laid off en masse in 2015.
8 LRT questions Hamilton councillors will debate Tuesday
From contaminated land to whether Metrolinx should spend $2.6 million on a stop at Bay Street, here's what will be discussed at a marathon meeting Tuesday.
Marching band and confetti greet Around the Bay race's last place finisher
Sandra Holder got a special welcome at the finish line at the Around the Bay road race this weekend — even though she came in dead last.
Woman in critical condition after 2-vehicle collision that closed part of Highway 6
There is also dense fog in the area, police say.
Ron MacLean brings Hometown Hockey to Hamilton's Pier 8
Ron MacLean will host the final stop of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Hamilton on Apr. 8 and Apr. 9, 2017.
McMaster researchers catalogue 79 genetic causes of obesity
Researchers catalogued 79 obesity syndromes. The bad news: if you're overweight, the odds are very slim have you have one of them.
Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist boats plan earliest launch ever
The Maid of the Mist tour boats at Niagara Falls are being readied for their earliest launch ever.
Niagara Catholic elementary school teachers back to work after lockout
Elementary school teachers at Catholic schools in the Niagara region will be back to work Monday after they were locked out by the board for nearly a week.
QEW collision early Monday DayStarter Commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
Chance of showers: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Niagara firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire and find a body inside
Police say there were "no criminally suspicious circumstances," after body found in vehicle. The Office of the Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire.
Runners hit the road for Hamilton's Around the Bay race
It's Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race on Sunday — a day to run the oldest race on the continent.
Chiropractor slain in Burlington had 'biggest smile in the room'
A chiropractor gunned down in his Burlington clinic last week is being remembered as "the biggest smile in the room" and a loving man who cared deeply about his family, friends and community.
3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out brand new tunes from Century Palm, Del Bel and Calcedon.
Man, 22, dead in single vehicle rollover in Burlington
A 22-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle rollover early Saturday in Burlington, Halton Regional Police say.
Rick Mercer visits R.A. Riddell Elementary
Rick Mercer was in Hamilton Wednesday to visit R.A. Riddell Elementary, whose students raised over $16,000 to prevent Malaria in Africa.
A 'family' house with 12 bedrooms? Why policing rentals is difficult
As the city tries to enforce its bylaws and keep tenants safe like in the case of a Westdale house with 12 bedrooms, it’s up against some major challenges.
Meet Fresh Air's new host: Nana aba Duncan
Fresh Air is getting a fresh voice this weekend. Nana aba Duncan, who listeners might recognize from CBC’s Radio 2 Top 20, takes over as the host of Radio One’s weekend morning show.
Around the Bay, Mamma Mia & Earth Hour: Things To Do in Hamilton this weekend
Here's a pretty great list of things to do today in Hamilton.
The leader you don't know vs. the leader you don't like: Robert Fisher
Premier Kathleen Wynne's approval ratings have dropped to a record low but what do you know about the Progressive Conservative leader who might replace her as Premier? Who is Patrick Brown?
Student harassed for LGBTQ support rallies others to wear rainbow shirts
After Jared McCarthy was harassed at school because he stuck up for gay people, he took up the instigator's challenge wear a rainbow shirt, and is encouraging other members of the community to do the same.
Funeral held for Nathan Dumas, St. Catharines boy killed last week
A funeral service was held Friday for the seven-year-old boy who died last week in St. Catharines, Ont., leading to a murder charge against his stepfather.
Rainy and slippery roads and sidewalks Friday: Daystarter commute
With rain falling Friday morning, be careful on the roads and sidewalks this morning. Here are your traffic and commute updates.
Rain Friday morning, then off and on all weekend: Daystarter weather
The forecast for Hamilton on Friday calls for rain ending this morning, then mainly cloudy with a high of 13 C.
Hamilton councillors deliberate cutting as many as 84 jobs
The city has already announced 23 job losses. Councillors will decide whether to eliminate more positions on Friday.
Former international 'criminal mastermind' charged with shoplifting in Burlington
Gerald Blanchard was at one time considered one of Canada's top criminal masterminds for his role in a series of international frauds and thefts.
'Overcrowded' Hamilton house near McMaster has 12 bedrooms
The story of 12 bedrooms for rent under one unauthorized roof raises questions about the means the city has to enforce its zoning laws. And the lack of those checks could leave the tenants of the house vulnerable to fire and safety risks.
Cash-strapped city will still spend money to increase naloxone distribution
The overdose prevention kits are particularly relevant given the nationwide opioid crisis. But expansions to the program will cost about $69,000.
Justin Kuijer formally charged with 1st-degree murder in death of stepson
The St. Catharines, Ont., man accused of killing his stepson and stabbing a woman at a bank was in court Thursday to face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Honey bees, King Lear & Lady Boss: Things To Do in Hamilton March 23
Here's a pretty great list of things to do today in Hamilton.
No major delays early Thursday: DayStarter Commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
Mainly sunny Thursday: DayStarter Weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Not heard from in a year; has Port Fuels abandoned harbour incinerator project?
The company still hasn't told the province whether it will do a full individual assessment for its Hamilton plant. But there's no deadline, and even the project's opponents say they're not considering it dead just yet.
Police draw weapons on boy in park carrying costume gun for school project
A Hamilton boy carrying a toy gun at a park was confronted on Tuesday afternoon by police officers with their weapons drawn.
Wanted: Someone to run Hamilton's new 'Beach Crawl'
So few people swim in Lake Ontario that "it's as if Jaws is swimming around," says Sam Merulla. The city wants a private operator to hold six Beach Crawls this year.
McMaster president calls for commitment to academic freedom after derailed debate
One person could face charges after Jordan Peterson's appearance at McMaster University last Friday. The debate turned into a shouting match as protestors tried to prevent him from speaking.
10 major Hamilton institutions write letter supporting LRT
Ten Hamilton heavyweight institutions — including ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Hamilton Health Sciences and both major school boards — have come out in favour of LRT.
Racing will continue at Flamboro Downs for at least the next 6 years
Horse racing is "a tough go," says Bruce Barbour. But it'll continue as long as the slots are there. The current agreement will OLG expires in 2023.
Tuesday afternoon incident at East Ave & Webber St sends man to hospital
Something happened at the intersection that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries.
Justin Kuijer quickly arrested in stepson's death due to social media, police say
Police say a man arrested in the death of his seven-year-old stepson in St. Catharines, Ont., would not have been apprehended so quickly without people widely sharing his image on social media.
No major delays early Wednesday: DayStarter Commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
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