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The Power of Kids

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.
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Cops Find Pot In Odd Place

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

Andrea Horwath Should "Lean In" And Force An Election

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.
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Jobs Becoming More 'Precarious'

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 as extended health and pension plans.The McMaster...

"Undesirables" Face City Stigma

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.
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Returning To Hamilton One Last Time

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 hall today.Among those who paid their respects to Li...
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What Enbridge Doesn't Want Ontarians to Know

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

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?
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A Rash Of Donation Box Thefts In Ontario

Police in Toronto —and now in Hamilton, Ont. — are trying to track down thieves who made off with poppy donation boxes. The first incident happened late Monday night in Toronto when a donation box wa...

Why This Cool Kid Moved to Hamilton

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.
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Hamilton Postal Workers Strike

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- HAMILTON - Canada Post workers in Hamilton, Ont., have begun a 48 hour strike that will continue until late Sunday night. It's the second in a series of rotating strikes that beg...