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Updated 2017-08-19 01:32
Developer cut down 106 trees 'in good faith' despite lack of permit, says Whitehead
Hamilton city councillors changed their minds Friday about denying a prominent developer permission to fell 106 trees it's already illegally cut. They just deferred the issue.
Dieppe memorial service, Cactus Fest, and The Merchant of Venice: Things to do in Hamilton this weekend
Here's a list of what's going on in and around Hamilton this weekend.
Parents charged with manslaughter in death of 3-year-old on Six Nations
Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman and 27-year-old man and charged them with manslaughter as they investigate the death of a 3-year-old.
Month-long police investigation targets drug trafficking and illegal firearms
During the month of July Hamilton police targeted drug trafficking and illegal firearms in an operation they called, "Project Phoenix." An estimated street value of all seized drugs is approximately $1.2 million dollars.
Hamilton police looking for witnesses after multi-vehicle collision in Ancaster sends two people to hospital
Two drivers were taken to hospital after a 67-year-old man lost control of his vehicle, colliding with another, before hitting a pick-up truck head on.
Hamilton council confirms that it wants HSR to run LRT - but will Metrolinx listen?
Hamilton city council made final its decision to ask Metrolinx to let the city's transit agency to run the new light rail transit (LRT) system.
Karim Baratov, alleged Yahoo hacker, to be handed over to U.S. marshals
In court Friday morning, Karim Baratov waived his right as a Canadian to an extradition hearing. Baratov's lawyer says his client wants to deal with the charges in the U.S. as quickly as possible.
There's a chance of more rain Friday - Daystarter Weather
If you’re headed to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game Friday evening, you might want to take an umbrella, just to be safe.
War veteran's ashes scattered in Dieppe on 75th anniversary of doomed raid
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry soldier Jack McFarland will rest on the beaches of France. His ashes will be scattered at Dieppe in a special family ceremony this weekend.
Can the city and Ticats make up in time to bring pro soccer to Hamilton?
There have been lawsuits, and tense meetings, and arguments over stadiums. Soccer fans, meanwhile, just want a team.
51 people charged with trespassing at Albion Falls - including a woman in hospital
The city laid 15 trespassing charges at Albion Falls yesterday, including one against a woman while she was in hospital after being rescued.
Misconduct hearing officer says veteran sergeant has a 'chip on her shoulder'
Sgt. Helena Pereira must forfeit nine days off, complete remedial de-escalation and use of force training and receive a reprimand in punishment of three police misconduct charges, according to a disciplinary hearing that concluded Thursday.
Hamilton concert planned as Shania Twain announces extensive tour for 2018
Canadian country superstar Shania Twain said she was done with touring in 2015, but is now sharing plans for a North American road show in 2018.
Woman pulled to safety at Albion Falls rope rescue
Hamilton emergency crews were called to Albion Falls for yet another rope rescue Wednesday.
Man loses 3 prosthetic legs in raging Grimsby fire
A Niagara man is trying to rebuild the pieces of his life after a massive fire totally destroyed his apartment, incinerating everything he owned — including three prosthetic legs worth tens of thousands of dollars.
2nd discharge at Niagara Falls believed to be rain-related
New York state officials say the latest discharge near Niagara Falls is believed to be a rain-related sewer overflow and unrelated to a release last month that turned the water below the world-famous attraction black and smelly.
City hopes social media inspires Hamiltonians to be more welcoming to immigrants
In an era of racial tensions and tiki torch-carrying white nationalists, a local immigration council hopes a new social media campaign will encourage Hamiltonians to be even more immigrant friendly.
'Amazing Race Canada' contestant cries tears of joy to learn he got into McMaster med school
Hamilton fans of the show "Amazing Race Canada" learned Tuesday night they'll soon have a contestant living nearby:
Hamilton consultant was contracted for thousands in untendered work
A lower city Hamilton councillor stepped outside the city's usual procurement rules to spend thousands to hire an urban planning consulting firm. But that councillor says he had no idea he was doing so.
Flooded Waterfront Trail to reopen next week after 4-month closure
Hamilton city officials say they expect to reopen the flooded Waterfront Trail next week after nearly a four-month closure.
Police say missing teen is in Mexico with her uncle
Hamilton police say a teen reported missing is believed to have left Tuesday for Mexico with her uncle.
'Reduced price' listings pop up in Hamilton's cooling housing market
As the Hamilton housing market’s fever continues to break, “reduced price” and “new price” listings are popping up from realtors around Hamilton.
Should the speed limit on the Linc and Red Hill parkways be 80 km/h?
A Hamilton city councillor will propose Thursday looking at reducing the speed limit on the Lincoln Alexander and Red Hill Valley Parkways to 80 km/h in the hopes it makes the highways safer.
Second discharge at Niagara Falls believed to be rain-related
New York state officials say the latest discharge near Niagara Falls is believed to be a rain-related sewer overflow and unrelated to a release last month that turned the water below the world-famous attraction black and smelly.
Huge kitchen knife, gun, meth, cocaine found after home invasion
Three Hamilton men are facing a string of charges after a home invasion in Norfolk County on Monday morning.
Late night rollover closes the Linc
Police are investigating a rollover that closed the Linc overnight.
Brantford man flies off motorcycle in Flamborough crash
A Brantford man was rushed to hospital with critical injuries Tuesday morning, after his motorcycle collided with a BMW in Lynden.
'Heartbreaking': Suspicious fire rips through Burlington church
A Burlington church sustained heavy damages after a fire broke out overnight.
Mainly sunny Wednesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
The court case against Marineland might be over, but we can still consider this saga a 'win'
The struggle to shut down these zoos using the power of the courts is still very much ongoing. But this case succeeded in keeping years-old investigations into Marineland's treatment of animals in the news.
Police searching for missing teen with medical issue
Hamilton police say they are searching for a missing 16-year-old girl who is part of an ongoing custody dispute.
Developer who cut 106 trees tries — unsuccessfully — to get permission after the fact
Valery (Chedoke Browlands) Development Inc. cut 106 trees without the city's permission. On Tuesday, they asked for retroactive approval. Councillors weren't interested.
Multi-storey go-kart racetrack 'on steroids' almost finished in Niagara Falls
Construction is just about finished on a massive, spiralling, go-kart racetrack that looks like a bit like a roller coaster in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Hamilton airport more than doubles its passenger count
More than double the number of passengers flew into and out of Hamilton’s airport in the first six months of this year, compared to the first half of 2016, according to data released by the airport Monday.
Protestors camp out to defend Thundering Waters Forest from Niagara Falls development
Activists in Niagara Falls are camping this week in the Thundering Waters Forest to protest a controversial planned housing, retail and entertainment development, backed partly by Chinese investors, on 484 acres near Marineland.
Ticats at the bottom of the CFL power rankings
Winnipeg has won three straight, and risen to No. 3 in our rankings, but the Blue Bombers must prove they're capable of more than just bullying the weak East as undefeated Edmonton rolls into town.
Chance of showers Tuesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Ticats can't bring pro soccer to Hamilton until lawsuits are settled: city
Soccer fans awaiting a pro team in Hamilton will have to wait a while longer. The city decided Monday not to talk pro soccer with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as long as there are lawsuits flying around Tim Hortons Field stadium.
Blind golfers sink putts at national championship in Hamilton
Competitors at this week's Canadian Open Blind Golf Championship in Hamilton are taking to the greens on their own merits, with a little coaching help.
City looks at banning white nationalist groups from flexing muscle on city property
A Hamilton city councillor wants to ban outside groups from doing security duties on city property in an effort to ward off a deadly incident like the one in Charlottesville.
Gunshot heard in central Hamilton; police looking for 2 suspects
Hamilton police say someone heard a single gunshot near King William and Emerald streets on Monday morning around 10 a.m.
Phoning in from the cottage: 5 changes about to happen in local politics
Parental leave for councillors. More meetings closed to the public. Participating in meetings via Skype. Here are five changes about to happen.
A 2-wheeled bylaw officer highlights - and tickets - vehicles blocking bike lanes
The city of Hamilton launches a group of five parking enforcement officers riding bikes for their enforcement duties, tasked with a special focus on ticketing anyone obstructing the bike lanes.
Gia, a 'beloved' beluga whale, has died: Marineland Canada
Marineland Canada says it's mourning the passing of a "beloved" beluga whale at its facility in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Mainly sunny Monday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Man hospitalized after falling off Gown and Gavel rooftop overnight
Emergency crews were called to Hess Village overnight after a man fell off the rooftop of the Gown and Gavel.
'Workin' Moms' and 'Fringe' stars partner for new Hamilton film school
Two industry veterans are launching a brand new local film school called the Hamilton Film Centre, in the hopes of fostering a love for the screen in a new generation.
How a seniors parking lot went from costing the city $350K to $1.1M
Projected construction costs for a mere parking lot at a Hamilton seniors housing complex have ballooned from $350,000 to $1.1 million, in what one city councillor calls a "disastrous" case of mismanagement and miscommunication.
Medlock, Blue Bombers lay the boots to winless Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg kicker Justin Medlock hit six field goals to lead the Blue Bombers to a 39-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday night.
Police union head: Officer who shot Tony Divers 'acted exactly as he was trained to do'
The SIU decision released Thursday marks “a huge psychological load that’s been taken off his shoulders,” said Clint Twolan, Hamilton Police Association president.
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