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'Is it worth the risk?' OPP encouraging store owners to ditch ATMs amid rash of thefts
Stolen vehicles are often used to bash through walls and haul out ATMs, causing far more damage than the cash machine is worth.
Hamilton heads for showdown with Niagara over seats on conservation authority board
Hamilton is appointing four people to sit on the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) board after learning that for decades, it's had half the members it deserved.
Join CBC Hamilton for Sounds of the Season donation drive at Art Crawl
Come on down to our office at 118 James Street North for Art Crawl this Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for our Sounds of the Season event in support of Hamilton Food Share.
Woman calls 911 to see if her new phone works: police
Ontario Provincial Police officers have a simple message for Ontarians: please stop calling 911 for dumb reasons.
Teen arrested after allegedly making threats toward Brantford School
A 15-year-old student is now facing a charge of uttering threats after allegedly threatening students of Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School in Brantford on social media.
Opt in or out: Council debate on allowing retail cannabis stores set for next week
Hamilton city councillors will debate next week whether to allow private cannabis shops here. And right now, it's hard to tell what the outcome will be.
Incoming OPP chief, friend of Doug Ford, dogged by 'bias' allegations
The OPP's interim commissioner is calling on the province's ombudsman to investigate "questions of political interference" in the recent appointment of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as the next commissioner.
Amid Hamilton's affordable housing crisis, 252 more apartments can become condos
They all campaigned on more affordable housing for low-income Hamiltonians. But on Tuesday, city councillors approved converting 252 lower-city apartment units to condos.
Premier Doug Ford on hand to celebrate opening of rebuilt Joseph Brant Hospital
The hospital redevelopment includes two new operating rooms, an emergency department and a seven-storey patient tower with 172 in-patient beds.
Hamilton moves forward on licensing apartments around McMaster and Mohawk
Hamilton is a step closer to licensing rental units now that it's drafting a bylaw to license units around McMaster University and Mohawk College.
OPP busts organized crime group accused of making guns
Ontario Provincial Police have charged 23 people after an eight-month investigation into the trafficking of illegal firearms and drugs in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas.
Dundas home destroyed by fire
Fire officials say the home was reportedly unoccupied and there were no injuries. They don't have an exact figure for the damage but describe it as a "significant dollar loss."
Mayors reject Ford's 'open for business' bill, saying they won't sacrifice greenbelt
The mayors of both Hamilton and Burlington say they're not interested in new "open for business" legislation if it means sacrificing land in Ontario's greenbelt.
Hamilton looks at buying menstrual products for low-income women and girls
Hamilton city councillors are looking into what it would cost to provide menstrual products for low-income women and girls.
9-year-old girl calls 911 after her mom tells her to clean her room: OPP
Provincial police are asking caregivers to remind their children that 911 calls are for emergencies only after they say a 9-year-old called police because her mom told her to clean her room.
Families overwhelmed caring for a loved one with dementia can get online support
Navigating the difficult landscape of shifting relationships with loved ones with dementia and the complex emotions that come with it doesn't leave caregivers with much time to gain understanding or look after their own needs — even if resources are out there. That's where iGericare comes in.
Hamilton's Kia Nurse wants to give young girls opportunity to play at the highest level
The 22-year-old from Hamilton recently announced the formation of Kia Nurse Elite, her own Nike-backed program that will play on the Elite Youth Basketball League circuit in the U.S. starting this summer.
Fatal stabbing of Hamilton teen happened after drug deal gone wrong: police
Two people have been charged with manslaughter after allegedly stabbing a Hamilton teenager to death during what police describe as a drug deal gone wrong.
Suspect in fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Joshua Leo turns himself in: police
Police have identified 17-year-old Joshua Leo as the victim of a fatal stabbing near Lime Ridge Mall and say an 18-year-old has claimed responsibility for his death.
Getting around Trump: Trudeau focuses on other 'levers' to end tariffs
In a wide-ranging interview with The National's Rosemary Barton that airs Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks about the steel and aluminum tariffs that were slapped on Canada by the United States — and his game plan to have them removed.
3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out new music from Jeen, Ollie and The Reluctant Cosmonaut.
Fatal stabbing near Lime Ridge mall is city's 9th homicide
Two people have been rushed to hospital Friday after a stabbing near Lime Ridge Mall. One has died.
New PC bill will save Hamilton millions, MPP says, but labour activists are worried
A new Ontario PC bill will save Hamilton millions of dollars when tendering contracts, says a local MPP. But labour critics say the act undermines the power of unions.
Hamilton likely won't see a recession, economist says, and LRT will help
Hamilton's economy will slow to a crawl in the next three years, says one of the country's top economists. But he agrees with the mayor that light rail transit (LRT) is the sort of project that will keep the city afloat.
Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and vintage WWII rifle seized in drug bust
Two Hamilton men are facing a host of charges after a drug raid turned up heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and a semi-automatic rifle.
Ford's pro-business bill puts the Greenbelt at risk, Green Party says
The leader of Ontario's Green Party says Doug Ford’s latest "open for business" rules put the Greenbelt at risk.
Housing sales dropped 17% in November, realtor's association reports
Housing sales in Hamilton and Burlington dropped 17 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to the newest figured from the Realtor’s Association of Hamilton-Burlington.
Average rent in Hamilton is nearly $1,100 as vacancies drop below 10-year average
The CMHC Rental Report for the Hamilton CAM, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, found the average cost of rent was $1,077 in October 2018. The overall vacancy rate was 3.1 per cent during the same period, which is below the 10-year average for the area.
'I'm going to be warm now': Hamilton police help hand out dozens of winter coats
With the temperature dropping and snow starting to fall, Hamilton police are once again handing out hundreds of winter coats in hopes of helping the city's less fortunate and leaving them with a warm impression of police.
Hamilton residents paid more for water than the city needed in 2018
Hamilton Water has $18 million left over from last year's budget, and local water rates are still set to increase by 4.66 per cent.
Hamilton community leaders vouch for drug-dealing mobsters
Several Hamilton community leaders have voiced their support for the Violi brothers — a pair of drug traffickers with ties to a Buffalo crime family who were busted in a massive cross-border police operation that had infiltrated organized crime in Canada.
Stoney Creek man helps Florida senior attacked by alligator
Scott Pearson found out this week that Florida retirement living isn’t all sunshine and shuffleboard — you also have to watch out for alligator attacks.
New basketball league 'for Canadians by Canadians' partners with Canada Basketball
Canada Basketball has named the new Canada Elite Basketball League as the official first divisional professional league partner of Canada Basketball.
Suspended driver nabbed for stunt driving, going 126 km/h in 50 zone: police
A Hamilton man is now facing stunt driving charges after speeding past a police officer, going 126 km an hour in a 50 km an hour zone, police say.
Almost 2 out of 3 Indigenous people in Hamilton feel discrimination in city: survey
A new survey of Indigenous Hamiltonians says 41 per cent have experienced discrimination by the city at least some of the time, and 63 per cent feel it in the broader community.
OSPCA 'failed miserably' to protect horses, activist says — calls for end to funding
In a statement posted to Facebook, Brenda Thompson, CEO of Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Centre, said the OSPCA has "failed miserably" to protect the horses and it's time for a new animal protection system in the province.
Metrolinx should have studied BRT more before Hamilton LRT pledge: auditor general
The province should have looked into bus rapid transit (BRT) more before it pledged to build Hamilton's light rail transit (LRT) system, says a new report from Ontario's Auditor General.
Hamilton paramedic among 122 charged in child pornography investigations
A total of 551 charges related to online child sexual abuse in Ontario were laid last month alone. Eleven of the people charged were from the Hamilton, Brantford and Niagara areas, including a Hamilton paramedic.
122 charged in child pornography investigations across Ontario last month
Police services across Ontario charged 122 people with 551 charges related to online child sexual abuse last month alone — a disturbing snapshot into a crime the OPP says is seeing its victims get younger and abuse more violent.
Police searching for break and enter suspect after Happy Hourz karaoke burglarized
Hamilton police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a break and enter suspect who broke into downtown karaoke bar Happy Hourz back in September.
No spare change? The Salvation Army kettle campaign taking debit or credit
The Salvation Army is now accepting donations to its annual kettle campaign by debit or credit in nine Ontario cities, including London, Hamilton and North Bay.
Hamilton's overdose prevention site receives extension
Hamilton's only overdose prevention site — which was set to close at the end of November — has officially received an extension to stay open until the end of January.
ArcelorMittal fined $75K after worker injured in Hamilton
The province announced Tuesday it has fined Hamilton steelmaker Arcelormittal Long Products Canada MP Inc. $75,000 after a worker was critically injured on the job back in March of 2017.
Man faces multiple charges after Stoney Creek construction worker shootout
Hamilton police say they're looking for two people dressed like construction workers after reports of a shooting on the Stoney Creek Mountain Monday morning.
2nd suspect in Michel Pilon murder investigation won't face charges, police say
Hamilton Police say they found the second person wanted in connection to the murder of Michel Pilon, but he will not face charges.
My brother's a 'monster,' man says of Niagara policeman shot by fellow officer
Phillip Parker is petrified of his brother — and even after Const. Nathan Parker was gunned down by another officer in Pelham, Ont., last week, that fear weighs heavily on him.
Police offer $50K reward for information about 'execution' of mobster Angelo Musitano
Investigators say the killing was part of an ongoing gangland feud and two suspects have fled to Mexico.
LRT will move Hamilton forward in possible recession, mayor says
Hamilton's mayor says he hopes light rail transit (LRT) will help keep the city afloat during a recession that's expected as soon as 2020.
Hamilton seniors choir defrauded of $50K by treasurer, police say
The Hamilton-based Canadian Orpheus Male Choir is trying to restock its suddenly bare bank accounts after being allegedly bilked out of $50,000 by its volunteer treasurer, Hamilton police say.
Police find van taken from art dealers, but return it full of stolen merchandise
A Hamilton small business that lost all of its merchandise when the company's van was stolen in November got its vehicle back from police last week — full of stolen goods and drug paraphernalia.