2015 Juno Awards Set To Rock Hamilton

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada

Blue-collar Hamilton is often derided for its lack of beauty and sophistication, but things are changing fast in southern Ontario's Steel City. One reason to host the Junos is to bring awareness of that shift.

For Too Many in Ontario, Unpolluted Air Is a Luxury

Ecojustice | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Impact

People living in industry-heavy areas of cities such as Hamilton, Sarnia, and Windsor bear an unfair burden when it comes to exposure to air contaminants. Many of these substances -- including benzene, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and particulate matter -- are known to pose serious threats to human health,

Canada's 10 Creepiest Halloween Places

Vacay.ca | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Travel

Sure, you might be the type that laughs at scary movies, but do you really think you're brave enough to handle Canada's most haunted destinations and most frightening events? From zombie infestations to haunted hotel rooms, this country is downright creepy as it rolls out a myriad of ghostly chills in time for Halloween, if you dare.

LOOK: Stunning Tribute Paid In Nathan Cirillo's Hometown

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada

As the nation seeks to heal from Wednesday's tragic shooting in Ottawa that took the life of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, one of the toughest journeys will be...

Hockey Fans, Here's How We Can Stop Rogers From Robbing Us Blind

David Martin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

If most Canadians didn't hate Rogers before, they certainly will now after the telecommunications giant signed its 12-year, $5.2 billion dollar broadcast deal with the NHL. The long-term, multi-billion dollar agreement is effectively a giant thumb in the eye of the Canadian hockey fan.

The Power of Kids

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

I recently spent a Saturday at City Kidz in Hamilton. It's a role-modeling project operated by World Vision Canada made up of children from the lowest income neighborhoods of Hamilton. This is a program that has taken root.

Cops Find Pot In Odd Place

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada

HAMILTON - Hamilton police got a surprise after several marijuana plants were spotted growing outside the city's courthouse.A woman spotted the plants...

Arrest Made In Case Of Missing Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2013 | Canada

HAMILTON - Police are readying search warrants and say they are entering "critical hours" after the arrest of a suspect in connection with the disappe...

Andrea Horwath Should "Lean In" And Force An Election

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Recent Ipso Reid polls should be good news for Ontario Tory Leader Tim Hudak. Hudak and the Tories are at 37% of decided Ontario voters; Horwath's NDP at 29% and Wynne and the Liberals at 28%. This is real bad news for Premier Wynne and her band of less than merry Liberals. But these polls provide even better news to Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.

Reduced Sentences For Couple Who Tortured Disabled Man

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Ontario's top court has lowered the sentences of a Hamilton couple who held a developmentally disabled man captive and tortured him while dr...

Jobs Becoming More 'Precarious'

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new report says a growing number of adult workers in the Toronto and Hamilton areas are going without stable paycheques and benefits such ...

Traffic Putting The Brakes On Economy: Ontario Finance Minister

CBC | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says gridlock in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area is so bad, it’s holding back the entire Canadian econo...

"Undesirables" Face City Stigma

Marvin Ross | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

A residence for eight teenage girls with mental illnesses is caught in the middle of an upcoming fight at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) between the City of Hamilton Ontario and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). And the OHRC deserves credit for stepping into the fray to protect the rights of the young ladies. Would any of this be happening if we were talking about a hospice for cancer patients? I rather doubt it.

Returning To Hamilton One Last Time

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - After two days lying in state at the Ontario legislature, the body of Canada's first black MP will begin lying in repose at Hamilton city ha...

Does Canada Need 15 New Federal Ridings?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Due to an increase in population, Ontario could be getting 15 new federal ridings.The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario sa...

Outbreak Declared At Ontario Hospital

CBC | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada

A second C. difficile outbreak has been declared at a Hamilton hospital, this time in the surgical trauma unit of Hamilton General. There...

What Enbridge Doesn't Want Ontarians to Know

Maryam Adrangi | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada
Maryam Adrangi

Tar sands oil may soon be pumping through an Ontario pipeline near you. If you didn't know, it is likely because Enbridge doesn't want you to know that they are bringing the Kalamazoo disaster to your home province. It is called Line 9, and is part of the same Enbridge pipeline network as the pipe that spilled well over a million barrels of oil in 2010 into the Kalamazoo River.

Canada's Most Creative Cities

Richard Florida | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada
Richard Florida

In this exclusive excerpt for HuffPost from Richard Florida's new book, the author reveals that scientists and engineers, architects and designers, artists and entertainers and the growing ranks of professional knowledge workers -- what he labels as The Creative Class" -- now number more than five million in Canada, or roughly 30 per cent of the workforce. So where do they live?

Canadian Telecom At Heart Of African Spy Scandal

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Authorities in Zimbabwe have dropped espionage charges it brought against three Zimbawean businessmen and Juch-Tech Inc. OTTAWA - The head ...

An Open Letter to the Poppy Box Thieves

Ben Johnson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
Ben Johnson

I assume that you aren't fully aware of the significance of the poppy, so I wrote this in hopes that you'll read it and do the right thing.

A Rash Of Donation Box Thefts In Ontario

CBC | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada

Police in Toronto —and now in Hamilton, Ont. — are trying to track down thieves who made off with poppy donation boxes. ...

Hamilton Cancer Faker Accused Of Shoplifting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

HAMILTON - A woman convicted of fraud for faking cancer to dupe people into donating to her bogus charity is back in the news.Ashley Kirilow was arres...

Hudak Wants To End 'War On The Car," Construct Niagara Highway

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Politics

DUNDAS, Ont. - Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader said Saturday he wants to end Premier Dalton McGuinty's "war on the car," invoking a phrase f...

Why This Cool Kid Moved to Hamilton

Marc Skulnick | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Marc Skulnick

I got a chuckle out of the news that Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina had invited Canadian literary icon, Margaret Atwood, to pay his city a visit. I must admit, the recent shenanigans of the brothers Ford have made me somewhat grateful that I no longer call Toronto home.

Hamilton Postal Workers Strike

CP | Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- HAMILTON - Canada Post workers in Hamilton, Ont., have begun a 48 hour strike that will continue until late Sunday night. It'...