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Updated 2017-06-23 10:03
Canadian Air Guitar Championships coming to Hamilton
For the first time, the Air Guitar Canada Championships are coming to Hamilton, in search of the best local pretend picker to move on to the national championships in Toronto.
Hamilton police arrest teen in death of man pelted with eggs and stabbed
Hamilton police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old in connection with the death of a man who was pelted by eggs and stabbed after an argument earlier this month.
Francofest comes as government makes it easier for French speakers to move here
For French-speaking Hamiltonians, it's sort of a double celebration this weekend — the celebration of local French culture at Francofest, and the notion that soon, there will likely be more of them.
Stolen guns found in home near elementary school, 7 arrested
Hamilton police say they found several stolen guns during a search of a home near a local elementary school Thursday morning.
Homeless filmmakers show their short films at Hamilton festival
Homeless filmmakers teamed with volunteers to make short films that will debut this week at the Core Collaborative Learning Film Festival.
City will install cameras to count out-of-town trucks on Linc and Red Hill
The move will help the city decide what to do about speed and congestion - and even tolls.
Clothes, soap, a toothbrush: Hamilton police make kits for rescued human trafficking victims
After several middle of the night rescues where police would go out and buy necessities for women, Const. Sara Beck got the force to create care packages that are kept on hand, with shampoo, a brush, some clothes and pyjamas, even a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Proposed Hydro One rate increase subject of Ancaster public meeting tonight
Hydro One has applied to increase electricity distribution rates, and the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is holding a public meeting in Ancaster Thursday to ask people what they think.
Guelph Royals baseball team folds citing poor play, low ticket sales
The owner of the Guelph Royals baseball team, Jim Rooney, has announced the team has ceased operations effectively immediately and will be looking for a new owner.
Ancaster home store among 59 Sears Canada stores closing in restructuring
Sears Canada plans to close dozens of locations and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process.
City will look at scrapping more downtown incentive grants
Does Hamilton still need to encourage people to build downtown anymore? The city is asking itself that question.
Chance of showers Thursday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Woman dies after crash between e-bike and SUV
A woman died in hospital after the e-bike she was riding was struck by an SUV traveling eastbound on Haldibrook Road.
Would you like jail time with those fries? Spotting impaired drivers at the drive-thru
Halton, Ont., police are teaming up with 38 restaurants to better train staff on what do to when they suspect someone is driving under the influence.
Hamilton won't have a Beach Crawl after all - just a campaign to coax us into the water
The city envisioned a big splash — food trucks, bands, artists — to encourage people to swim at Hamilton's beaches. Now Hamilton's Beach Crawl, deemed too expensive, will be whittled down to a simple promotional campaign.
Canadian killed while secretly fighting ISIS mourned at Niagara Falls funeral
A Canadian killed while secretly fighting Islamic State militants in Syria is being laid to rest at a funeral Wednesday afternoon in Niagara Falls.
Affordable housing project for Indigenous people rises in remains of burned out building
What was once a husk of a burned out building is now housing six new affordable housing units for Indigenous people, the provincial government announced Wednesday.
Burlington dental patients may have been exposed to improperly cleaned tools, HIV
Officials in Halton Region are warning patients of a dental clinic in Burlington they may have been exposed to improperly cleaned instruments used in procedures.
Greensville school, older than Canada, to be torn down after 169 years
Many eras of Greensville Grizzlies, as the students were known, came out on Tuesday for an open house to commemorate the school’s 169-year history. Teachers walked the hallways they’d walked for years, perhaps for the last time.
QEW traffic hazard early Wednesday: DayStarter commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
Mainly sunny Wednesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
Hamilton celebrates World Refugee Day with newcomers' art
Newcomers, friends and social workers gathered at the Hamilton Public Library to celebrate and commemorate what brought them to Canada.
Have HSR operate the new LRT system, says transit union campaign
Hamilton's transit union has launched a campaign to try to encourage public officials to hire HSR drivers to run the new light rail transit (LRT) system. To do otherwise, it says, would hand over a major transit route to a private company.
Cash-for-gold shops get tougher rules so police can catch stolen goods
Second-hand shops will have to submit weekly lists of new items they've purchased so police can find stolen goods faster. The city says it's necessary to crack down on an industry that feeds addiction and theft.
Woman rescued from Albion Falls
It was the third rope rescue incident at Albion Falls so far this month.
Heritage or no, $1 Brantford church owners threatened to destroy murals
The owners of a nearly 150-year-old church in Brantford threatened to remove its heritage murals and woodwork last week.
Funeral Wednesday in Niagara Falls for Canadian killed while secretly fighting ISIL
The mother of a Canadian killed while secretly fighting Islamic State militants in Syria says she's relieved she'll finally be able to lay her son to rest months after his death.
Report card reveals 'slow' progress on cleanup of Hamilton Harbour
The 2017 Towards Safe Harbour Report Card was released Monday by the Bay Area Restoration Council (BARC), the group which keeps tabs on local efforts to "bring back the bay" since it was classified as an environmental mess.
Hamilton man accused of killing Melinda Vasilije posts again on Instagram
Three Instagram posts went up Monday night on an account said to be that of Ager Hasan, the 24-year-old Hamilton man who is wanted for second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije of Kitchener.
Basic income pilot project starts roll-out in Thunder Bay, Hamilton
Residents in and around Thunder Bay and Hamilton, Ont., have started to receive packages from the provincial government soliciting people to sign up for the basic income pilot project.
Police recover over $800,000 worth of stolen vehicles
75 stolen vehicles were recovered from Six Nations Territory Thursday by a joint forces team led by Hamilton Police
How do you reduce food waste at local supermarkets? Ask a second grader
Local grocery stores throw out as much as 45 large bins of good food a week while food bank shelves are empty. Now the city is about to follow the advice of grade schoolers to figure out how to fix that.
Hamilton man wins American hero award
A Hamilton man is being recognized by the Carnegie Hero Fund for saving a man who had slid into a ravine while trying to grab his dog.
GO Transit delay early Tuesday: DayStarter commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
Hamilton wants to add 50 local restaurants to epinephrine auto injector project
Hamilton has already made headlines for putting epinephrine auto injectors (EAIs) in malls. Now it's looking to roll out that program to 50 restaurants in Hamilton — with an eye on all of them.
Ontario to invest in 3 new school construction projects in Hamilton
Education Minister Mitzie Hunter announced new funding for school capital projects on Monday, including 10 new schools and 460 licensed child care spaces across the province.
Brantford council reneges on protecting murals in church listed for $1
Brantford city councillors met Monday to discuss options including potentially buying the historic church on Peel Street that was listed for $1 earlier this month.
Tensions high in Dundas as city lets contractor close and buy part of public laneway
There's been shouting, swearing and fractured friendships. Neighbours have given each other the finger. But in the end, Hamilton city councillors voted to let a local contractor close part of an unassumed alleyway that kids use to walk to school, and buy it for as little as $2.
Smooth start early Monday: DayStarter commute
The latest updates on the roads and rails for your morning commute in and out of Hamilton.
Chance of showers Tuesday: DayStarter weather
Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.
How rural school closures are 'ripping the heart out of the community'
The Ontario Liberal government has come under pressure over the closing of rural schools in the province. But with changing demographics, it's an issue facing many small Canadian communities that fear it can have a significant negative impact on growth and their local economy.
Hamilton police to hire new deputy chief, civilian administrator
Hamilton police’s oversight board announced Friday it will begin recruiting for a new deputy chief and a private sector chief administrative officer familiar with tasks like budgeting, human resources and IT.
Hamilton is under a severe thunderstorm watch
Hamilton is under a severe thunderstorm watch, with possible torrential downpours and large hail on the way.
Police step up patrols on Bruce Trail after attempted sexual assault
Someone used a knife to force her into a quiet area near the trail, police say.
Boy, 4, drowns in family swimming pool in Hamilton's east end
A four-year-old boy drowned in his family's backyard pool in Hamilton's east end on Saturday.
Are Hamilton streets more dangerous without carding?
Hamilton police’s use of the controversial carding or street checks tool dwindled to nearly nothing in 2016 – down to six recorded street checks last year, compared to more than 4,800 in 2012.
Hamilton's Mustard Seed Co-op pays workers living wage, catches Kathleen Wynne's eye
Premier Kathleen Wynne made a stop at Hamilton grocery store, The Mustard Seed Co-op, Friday morning to discuss plan to improve conditions for employees.
Hamilton police use-of-force incidents lowest in 16 years
Hamilton police officers used force 172 times in 2016, significantly below the service’s 16-year average of 250 per year.
How to build a better garden: Live chat Monday 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, June 19, 2017.
Father's Day, Pride, Flyfest & more: Things To Do in Hamilton this weekend
Here's a pretty great list of things to do this weekend in Hamilton.