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March 30, 2020
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New Canadian travel restrictions come into effect Monday

New Canadian travel restrictions come into effect Monday

New travel restrictions put in place by the federal government to protect against the spread of COVID-19 will officially come into effect Monday March 30th

March 25, 2020
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Coronavirus and the other global emergency

Coronavirus and the other global emergency

“We are now, inadvertently, conducting the largest-scale experiment ever seen,” observed a British professor.

March 25, 2020
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politico.com

Prince Charles tests positive for the coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for the coronavirus

A spokesman for Clarence House, the residence of Prince Charles, confirmed in a statement that the 71-year-old has been diagnosed with the coronavirus

March 24, 2020
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chch.com

Ontario releases list of essential workplaces and services

Ontario releases list of essential workplaces and services

The Ontario government has ordered all non-essential businesses to close for the next two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 11, 2020
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Climate Not In Energy Board Mandate

Climate Not In Energy Board Mandate

The Ontario Energy Board has decided that greenhouse gas emissions linked to a new fracked gas pipeline across Hamilton are not part of its mandate.

March 4, 2020
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cbc.ca

On-street parking rates in Hamilton are increasing

On-street parking rates in Hamilton are increasing

Hamilton city councillors voted Monday to increase rates at parking meters by 50 cents to $2 per hour, and at downtown lots up to $3 per hour

March 2, 2020
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stcatharinesstandard.ca

Hamilton film and TV projects help boost Ontario record of $2.1 billion in productions, 44,540 jobs

Hamilton film and TV projects help boost Ontario record of $2.1 billion in productions, 44,540 jobs

Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Cultural Industries announced that the province enjoyed a record year in film and television production

February 29, 2020
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rt.com

US and Taliban ink Afghanistan peace agreement, set conditions for troop withdrawal

US and Taliban ink Afghanistan peace agreement, set conditions for troop withdrawal

Washington and the Taliban movement have signed a deal that lays out conditions for the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan.

February 26, 2020
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City Challenging Provincial Energy Board

City Challenging Provincial Energy Board

Ontario’s energy regulator is exploring uncharted territory in the wake of strong Hamilton challenges to a proposed fracked gas pipeline.

February 4, 2020
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castanet.net

Torstar selling Spec building

Torstar selling Spec building

Torstar Corp. has signed a deal to sell the land and building used by the Hamilton Spectator newspaper for $25.5 million.

January 31, 2020
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arabnews.com

Britain exits EU

Britain exits EU

The United Kingdom leaves the EU for an uncertain Brexit future, the most significant change to its place in the world since the loss of empire

January 30, 2020
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kitchener.ctvnews.ca

Meet Bob: New neighbour turning heads in Guelph

Meet Bob: New neighbour turning heads in Guelph

The creation is about 10 feet tall, with his interior carved out so kids can climb inside him and see what it's like to be a snowman.

January 29, 2020
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Pipeline not about climate says Enbridge

Pipeline not about climate says Enbridge

The city is intervening in the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) hearing on Enbridge’s proposed new fracked gas pipeline across rural Hamilton.

January 28, 2020
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Hamilton International Airport Celebrates Massive Growth

Hamilton International Airport Celebrates Massive Growth

Last year, 955,373 passengers travelled through Hamilton International representing a 32% growth over 2018, 60% over 2017 and a remarkable 187% over 2016

January 22, 2020
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Moving Away From Cars

Moving Away From Cars

Hamilton will invest a record amount this year in bike lanes and other infrastructure to support cycling and pedestrian safety.

January 10, 2020
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cbc.ca

Neil Peart of Rush, dead at 67

Neil Peart of Rush, dead at 67

The influential musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer

January 7, 2020
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canadianmusician.com

RIP: Legendary Canadian Producer & Engineer Nick Blagona

RIP: Legendary Canadian Producer & Engineer Nick Blagona

Nick Blagona, one of the most successful Canadian record producers and engineers over the last 50 years, has passed away at the age of 74.

January 5, 2020
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cbc.ca

Tories' Hamilton transportation task force will still 'consider' LRT

Tories' Hamilton transportation task force will still 'consider' LRT

The Ford government says its task force on how to best spend $1 billion on Hamilton transportation projects will still consider light rail transit (LRT).

December 29, 2019
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ckom.com

Stephen Harper among Order of Canada recipients

Stephen Harper among Order of Canada recipients

For his long-standing career in politics and for his service to the nation as the 22nd prime minister of Canada.

December 18, 2019
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chch.com

Bus strike possible in Hamilton

Bus strike possible in Hamilton

Negotiations are scheduled to resume, but bus riders are being urged to look for alternative transportation options in the event of an HSR strike.

December 16, 2019
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financialpost.com

Ottawa’s fiscal update shows billions more in deficits this year and next

Ottawa’s fiscal update shows billions more in deficits this year and next

Canada’s federal budget deficit will be billions of dollars deeper than it was supposed to be this year and next, according to the Finance Department.

December 5, 2019
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Being confused is expected

Being confused is expected

You may be forgiven if you are confused about the current public consultations on whether or not to pave over more farmland.

November 20, 2019
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Hamilton Pipeline Application Submitted

Hamilton Pipeline Application Submitted

Enbridge’s proposal to build a new 48–inch fracked gas pipeline across rural Hamilton now has been submitted to the Ontario Energy Board.

November 7, 2019
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cbc.ca

Corbec Steel invests $40m to build Hamilton 'state of the art' factory

Corbec Steel invests $40m to build Hamilton 'state of the art' factory

Corbec Steel has announced a $40 million investment in Hamilton, which will see the Quebec-based company build its first plant in Ontario

November 6, 2019
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Less Farmland or More Density

Less Farmland or More Density

Whether Hamilton will expand onto more farmland or accommodate growth with higher densities will be decided by February.

October 30, 2019
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aircargonews.net

DHL Express expands its Canadian footprint in Hamilton

DHL Express expands its Canadian footprint in Hamilton

DHL is investing C$100 in a new cargo facility at Canada’s John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to meet double-digit growth in shipment volumes.

October 7, 2019
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Federal leaders to take part in English debate Monday night

Federal leaders to take part in English debate Monday night

All six federal party leaders will take part in an English-language debate Monday night that could have a significant impact on the election campaign.

October 3, 2019
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Hamilton Gets International Exposure

Hamilton Gets International Exposure

International media reaction to elderly woman being intimidated and verbally assaulted by masked antifa members at Mohawk College 

September 5, 2019
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The fate of Hamilton’s First Ontario Centre is up for debate

The fate of Hamilton’s First Ontario Centre is up for debate

Could it be the next stadium debate? Councillors are trying to decide what to do with the First Ontario Centre.

August 1, 2019
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Cocaine Anonymous (CA): Steps In Action

Cocaine Anonymous (CA): Steps In Action

Cocaine Anonymous (CA) is holding its Third Annual Steps in Action Workshop event on Saturday August 3rd. 

July 23, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Hamilton eligible to apply for new provincial, federal transit funding stream

Hamilton eligible to apply for new provincial, federal transit funding stream

Hamilton’s transit system could get a significant financial boost from a new stream of provincial and federal funding.

July 22, 2019
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bnnbloomberg.ca

Canada's arctic port set for first grain shipments since 2015

Canada's arctic port set for first grain shipments since 2015

Canada’s arctic port of Churchill is set to resume its first grain shipments since 2015 after a group backed by investor Prem Watsa stepped in last year

July 22, 2019
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cbc.ca

Hamilton man in hospital after trying to put out a fire in his basement

Hamilton man in hospital after trying to put out a fire in his basement

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after trying to extinguish a fire in the basement of his east Mountain home.

May 25, 2019
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Delta Secondary Closing

Delta Secondary Closing

“I went to Delta!”, was the punchline, in what is the funniest joke in Douglas Rodger’s How Could You, Mrs Dick?, the 1989 stage play about Evelyn Dick

March 7, 2019
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President Trump Revokes Drone Rule

President Trump Revokes Drone Rule

In his executive order issued Wednesday, President Trump weakened part of an order first issued by Obama in July 2016. 

March 7, 2019
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hamiltonnews.com

Jackson asking who will probe animal cruelty calls in Hamilton

Jackson asking who will probe animal cruelty calls in Hamilton

Tom Jackson is asking city staff and the Hamilton Police Service if either organization will consider taking over investigating animal cruelty complaints

March 7, 2019
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ca.travelpulse.com

Norwegian Launches Hamilton to Dublin

Norwegian Launches Hamilton to Dublin

Things are happening in Hamilton lately – going through a gentrification, becoming a hot spot for new breweries, restaurants and trans-Atlantic flights

March 7, 2019
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whl.ca

Hamilton Bulldogs to host 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Hamilton Bulldogs to host 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

The CHL in association with the OHL and the Hamilton Bulldogs today announced that the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be hosted by the Bulldogs 

March 7, 2019
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cfl.ca

In The Trenches: O-Line Key For Ticats' High-Powered Offense

In The Trenches: O-Line Key For Ticats' High-Powered Offense

Mike Filer didn’t think twice before putting pen to paper to sign a new contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after he hit the free agent market 

March 7, 2019
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cbc.ca

Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady

Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady

Canada's central bank has decided to keep its benchmark interest rate at 1.75, and says the timing of future hikes has become increasingly uncertain.

March 7, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Maxime Bernier rallies against Trudeau, Scheer over pipeline stance at convoy rally

Maxime Bernier rallies against Trudeau, Scheer over pipeline stance at convoy rally

Maxime Bernier rallied against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer over their stances on pipelines on Tuesday

March 7, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Trudeau admits ‘erosion of trust’ during SNC-Lavalin affair but does not apologize

Trudeau admits ‘erosion of trust’ during SNC-Lavalin affair but does not apologize

Trudeau is not apologizing over the allegations of attempted interference by himself and his staff detailed by Jody Wilson-Raybould

March 7, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Hamilton-Burlington real estate sales jump in February

Hamilton-Burlington real estate sales jump in February

Last month, 735 homes were sold across the Hamilton area, a four per cent drop from February of last year, but a 24 per cent increase over January.

March 7, 2019
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Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes

Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes

Theresa May will urge the EU to help get her Brexit deal through the Commons by agreeing legally binding changes to the controversial backstop.