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February 21, 2020
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Matt Paxton Presents Country Factory Volume 1

Matt Paxton Presents Country Factory Volume 1

While it's been a few years since we last caught up with Matt Paxton, the singer and songwriter has been busy as of late

February 20, 2020
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Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale

Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale

It’s not every day that Hamilton gets to hear and see a Stravinsky gem like “The Soldier’s Tale”. Originally staged in 1918

February 18, 2020
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rollingstone.com

Foo Fighters to Retrace 1995 Debut Tour. Playing Hamilton May 20th

Foo Fighters to Retrace 1995 Debut Tour. Playing Hamilton May 20th

The 2020 Van Tour will launch April 12th at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and wrap May 20th at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton

February 17, 2020
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kerrang.com

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 tour

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 tour

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” said Ozzy in a statement released

February 14, 2020
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loudwire.com

Rage Against The Machine coming to Hamilton

Rage Against The Machine coming to Hamilton

Considering it's been nearly a decade since all four members have shared a stage, it's no surprise that there's an enormous amount of demand

February 14, 2020
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cfl.ca

NYE: SNEAKY GOOD SIGNINGS OF FA20

NYE: SNEAKY GOOD SIGNINGS OF FA20

For the fans, Free agency is hoping and dreaming of your team landing a big name. Those players are no-brainer, impact players.

February 13, 2020
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cyclingmagazine.ca

Is Hamilton the Girona of Ontario?

Is Hamilton the Girona of Ontario?

In the 90s, many high level cyclists trained with Mirek Mazur out of Hamilton’s Dundas community. He helped develop multiple national champions.

February 12, 2020
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Azuline Duo's "Fandango"

Azuline Duo's "Fandango"

“We tour Canada, often in rural places and our mission is to bring really exciting live classical music to people that maybe don’t hear it that often"

February 12, 2020
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Freaky Boos

Freaky Boos

The Hamilton underground is teeming with wild artistic expression regardless of how gentrification might showcase the more sterilized aspects of it.

February 12, 2020
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Democratic Primary Kickoff

Democratic Primary Kickoff

The party came screaming out of the gates by being unable to count its own votes in a caucus held in Iowa

February 12, 2020
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Marcus Starr's "The Wrong Side of the Tracks"

Marcus Starr's "The Wrong Side of the Tracks"

“My first attempt was starting over, starting new and trying to figure it out but you get better and better and my new songs are way better"

February 12, 2020
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The Midwife Crisis

The Midwife Crisis

“I’ve had a lot of different people come up to me about my music and how it’s connected with them in one way or another"

February 12, 2020
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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Robbie delivers an energetic, fun performance. Harley starts off the movie down in the dumps as she tries to define herself without the Joker.

February 12, 2020
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Silence on Secrecy

Silence on Secrecy

The RCMP has excluded media and others for several days from a vast area of northern British Columbia

February 12, 2020
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Don’t Miss the Beauty Queen

Don’t Miss the Beauty Queen

The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Theatre Burlington plays two more nights, February 14th and 15th. You must book your tickets.

February 11, 2020
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tsn.ca

Wynn signs contract extension with Ticats

Wynn signs contract extension with Ticats

The veteran defensive lineman signed a contract extension with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Tuesday, just before free agency.

February 11, 2020
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globalnews.ca

Hamilton Bulldogs looking at Burlington

Hamilton Bulldogs looking at Burlington

Burlington’s mayor says the Hamilton Bulldogs owner has made contact with the city to discuss a potential future in Halton Region.

February 6, 2020
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Coronavirus: No signs of it slowing down

Coronavirus: No signs of it slowing down

Such is the speed of the Coronavirus, it is difficult to write on exactly what is happening, precisely because the numbers of infected and dead keep rising

February 6, 2020
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Frost Bites Reviews

Frost Bites Reviews

Frost Bites 2020 marked the fifth anniversary for the mid winter theatre festival presented by the Hamilton Fringe organization.

February 6, 2020
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Miss Americana

Miss Americana

Miss Americana follows Swift in the present day with multiple archival footage flashbacks and confessional scenes.

February 6, 2020
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Hamilton Winterfest with Owen Pallett

Hamilton Winterfest with Owen Pallett

While previous years may have focused more on being family friendly, this year’s Hamilton Winterfest includes more adult events

February 6, 2020
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Sweat

Sweat

Theatre Aquarius gives audiences some troubling social realities to grapple with in its current main stage production

February 5, 2020
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The Fifth Annual Justine Fischer's Dress Up Birthday Party

The Fifth Annual Justine Fischer's Dress Up Birthday Party

If you’re lost in a fog of the winter blahs, local musician Justine Fischer wants to offer up a party to shake those blues away.

February 5, 2020
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Downtown Entertainment Facilities

Downtown Entertainment Facilities

The Vrancor group has an offer of $200 million dollars to redevelop Copps Coliseum (I just can’t call it First Ontario Centre) plus other improvements

February 5, 2020
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Holly Clark Search Fundraiser

Holly Clark Search Fundraiser

Police report that Holly Clark disappeared on January 11 around 4 p.m. after she walked out of her Sanford Avenue North home

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.

February 4, 2020
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ticats.ca

Defensive back Murray re-signs with Tiger-Cats

Defensive back Murray re-signs with Tiger-Cats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday the football club has re-signed international defensive back Rico Murray.

February 1, 2020
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cbc.ca

Burlington's Shane Wright lives up to 'exceptional' status in OHL

Burlington's Shane Wright lives up to 'exceptional' status in OHL

The Burlington native is averaging over a point per game in first year with Kingston in the Ontario Hockey League

February 1, 2020
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cbc.ca

Vrancor has a $200M plan for Hamilton's downtown entertainment facilities

Vrancor has a $200M plan for Hamilton's downtown entertainment facilities

One of the city's biggest developers says he has a $200-million plan to redevelop Hamilton's aging downtown entertainment facilities

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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The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen

Mickey (Matthew McConaughey) is a producer of marijuana in England but wants to retire so he offers to sell his operation to the smarmy Matthew

January 29, 2020
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The Show Trial of Donald J. Trump

The Show Trial of Donald J. Trump

On the one hand, President Trump’s impeachment trial can be seen as the culmination of a years–long attempt to finally get to Trump.

January 29, 2020
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Frost Bites 2020

Frost Bites 2020

Noted director Peter Brook, famously said, that all one needed for theatre to occur, was an “empty space, and an audience”.

January 29, 2020
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Sweat

Sweat

A friendship between three working class women, two white and one black, whose relationship unravels when they all apply for a middle level management job

January 29, 2020
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Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

The story centres around four big city dwellers searching for meaning and happiness in their lives amid feelings of love, loss, and loneliness.

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 29, 2020
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Redwar's "I Want Your Eyes Pig"

Redwar's "I Want Your Eyes Pig"

“I’ve been in Haymaker for almost twenty years but the guys in this band — we’ve been making music since the early ’90s,”

January 29, 2020
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Over The River And Through The Woods

Over The River And Through The Woods

Family is the core of the show, and fortunately, Kamermans’ assembled ensemble feels like a family, comfortable with each other

January 29, 2020
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Jaunt's "Nostalgia For The Present Moment"

Jaunt's "Nostalgia For The Present Moment"

Some two years ago Jaunt was being lauded as one of the buzz bands in Ontario by the national underground media

January 29, 2020
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Shari and Jonny's Play It Forward - The Great Song Switch

Shari and Jonny's Play It Forward - The Great Song Switch

A musical duo well known on the local stages across Hamilton and southern Ontario, offers a novel musical night with songwriters celebrating songwriters.

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 27, 2020
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Dolittle

Dolittle

The reclusive Dolittle (Downey Jr.) can talk to the animals until one day Tommy (Harry Collett) arrives looking to fix a squirrel Tommy accidentally shot.

January 26, 2020
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apnews.com

Kobe Bryant and daughter among those killed in chopper crash

Kobe Bryant and daughter among those killed in chopper crash

Bryant died near Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

January 25, 2020
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wellandtribune.ca

Hamiltonians preparing community party to honour Lincoln Alexander's 100th birthday

Hamiltonians preparing community party to honour Lincoln Alexander's 100th birthday

Family and friends are organizing several events to honour Lincoln Alexander on what would have been his 100th birthday on Jan. 21, 2022.

January 25, 2020
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globalnews.ca

London Knights knock off Bulldogs

London Knights knock off Bulldogs

Connor McMichael and Luke Evangelista both scored right off faceoffs in the Bulldogs zone, giving the Knights their 10th win in their last 11 games.

January 23, 2020
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sportsnet.ca

Bulldogs owner disappointed by rejection of new arena bid

Bulldogs owner disappointed by rejection of new arena bid

Hamilton Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer is reportedly disappointed by the city’s decision Wednesday to reject a bid to build a new, 6,000-seat arena

January 23, 2020
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cbc.ca

Larry Walker might be Canada's last Baseball Hall of Famer for a long time

Larry Walker might be Canada's last Baseball Hall of Famer for a long time

Larry Walker finally made it yesterday . It might be awhile before another Canadian gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame

January 22, 2020
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Over The River And Through The Woods

Over The River And Through The Woods

Beginning January 24th, Dundas Little Theatre presents Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedic play with Italian flair by Joe DiPietro.

January 22, 2020
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Broadway's Caissie Levy Returns to Her Old Stomping Grounds

Broadway's Caissie Levy Returns to Her Old Stomping Grounds

While the world has adored her in her stage roles across the continent, a young Caissie Levy got her start in musical theater at Westdale Secondary

January 22, 2020
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Danger!! Death Ray's "Invasion"

Danger!! Death Ray's "Invasion"

This weekend, Danger!! Death Ray releases their sophomore EP, Invasion and it offers a chance to learn about one of the newest names on the local stage.

January 22, 2020
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Next Tech City

Next Tech City

Hamilton is now being touted as the next tech city which may sound premature, but with a new company moving in it seems we are jumping on the bandwagon

January 22, 2020
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In The Time Of Old Age

In The Time Of Old Age

This is a timely revival of a fascinating play, that is being reintroduced to an audience, who almost certainly, will never have heard of it

January 22, 2020
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Frozen Jr.

Frozen Jr.

For the young teens and children of today, the arrival of the 2013 Disney animated musical film, Frozen, was a gigantic and titanic ice mountain

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 21, 2020
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3downnation.com

What moves mean for the Ticats

What moves mean for the Ticats

While the re-signing of Jeremiah Masoli grabbed most of, if not all, the headlines, the Ticats haven’t been sitting on their hands

January 15, 2020
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Somehow Hollow's "Chasing Daylight"

Somehow Hollow's "Chasing Daylight"

"There is a real connection and bond if you have a brother in the band and that spilled into the other band members”

January 15, 2020
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Frozen Jr.

Frozen Jr.

The family friendly show promises all of the beloved songs from the original film (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson–Lopez and Robert Lopez)

January 15, 2020
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Audio // Visual // 2020 Capricorn Party

Audio // Visual // 2020 Capricorn Party

“This one involves a lot of people that are influential in Hamilton in terms of house music and techno”

January 15, 2020
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Underwater

Underwater

Underwater is basically Alien, except, as the title mentions, it’s underwater. Not that taking inspiration is a bad thing

January 15, 2020
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Climate Catastrophe

Climate Catastrophe

The devastating fires in Australia that have ravaged thousands of hectares, destroyed thousands of homes, and killed more than two dozen people

January 15, 2020
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Deadly Romantics

Deadly Romantics

"The band that I had the most limited success with was Britney's Krack," recalls Hotchkies on twenty years ago.

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 8, 2020
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Best Films of 2019

Best Films of 2019

Honourable Mentions: Spider-Man: Far From Home, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Marriage Story, The Irishman, Glass, Midsommar, Joker, The Lighthouse

January 8, 2020
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The Grudge

The Grudge

It’s easy to confuse The Grudge with The Ring because they’re both mid–2000s horror franchises that got half–hearted reboot attempts

January 8, 2020
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HMN The Year in Review

HMN The Year in Review

With a new year and a new decade upon us, taking stock of 2019 is no mean feat. It offered the height of a decade long development of James Street North

January 8, 2020
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Trump And The Unknown

Trump And The Unknown

There’s Trump and his cronies’ justification for killing Soleimani. The claim is that the man was planning imminent attacks on Americans.

January 8, 2020
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New Decade, New Real Estate

New Decade, New Real Estate

As we enter a new decade we should look ahead to see what will come of our real estate as we approach 2030.

January 8, 2020
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My Friend Christopher's Debut Album

My Friend Christopher's Debut Album

Some two plus decades ago, the local indie scene was swelling with a new crop of upstarts looking to make a name for themselves.

January 8, 2020
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The Best Of 2019 On Stage

The Best Of 2019 On Stage

The View Reviewers weigh in on the 2019 theatre scene. Each one has created their own special award to honour their favourite of the year.

January 8, 2020
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Deeps and Friends' Capricornia 2020

Deeps and Friends' Capricornia 2020

Bringing together Bowmanville’s The Doozies, Shari and Jonny as well as some special guests to showcase his own music for the evening

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).

January 4, 2020
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bbc.com

Why Canada's cannabis bubble burst

Why Canada's cannabis bubble burst

More than a year ago, Canada made recreational cannabis legal. So why are people still buying it on the black market?

January 2, 2020
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tvo.org

100 years ago, Hamilton elected its first-ever female city councillor

100 years ago, Hamilton elected its first-ever female city councillor

Constance Hamilton was a suffragette, a trained pianist, and a part-time farmer. In 1920, she captured a seat in Ward 3

January 2, 2020
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chch.com

The Annual Polar Bear Dip

The Annual Polar Bear Dip

Hundreds of people jumped into Lake Ontario on New Year’s day for the annual tradition of the polar bear dip.

January 2, 2020
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The Mirror Cull's "Demoralized"

The Mirror Cull's "Demoralized"

"Being a co-op student at CFMU really opened my eyes to music and I think that's actually where my musical career started," says Daniel Morreale.

January 2, 2020
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Capitol's "Dream Noise"

Capitol's "Dream Noise"

Back in 2004, a couple of pairs of brothers came together at Waterdown High, enlisting their singer while he was still in Grade 6.

December 30, 2019
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princegeorgecitizen.com

Tiger-Cats defensive back Mike Daly re-signs

Tiger-Cats defensive back Mike Daly re-signs

The Tiger-Cats have re-signed Canadian defensive back Mike Daly. The native of Kitchener, Ont., played all 18 regular-season games last season

December 30, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Bulldogs battle back from early 3-0 deficit but rally falls short in Guelph

Bulldogs battle back from early 3-0 deficit but rally falls short in Guelph

It was a roller coaster of an OHL game in Guelph where the Storm blew an early 3-0 lead before they beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3 Sunday night.

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 29, 2019
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cbc.ca

'It was a huge monster'

'It was a huge monster'

'Hagersville became a tourist attraction. Many, many people came down to watch a pile of tires burning'

December 29, 2019
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baytoday.ca

Roy leads the way again as Hamilton stifles North Bay

Roy leads the way again as Hamilton stifles North Bay

During the season series Hamilton is now 3-0 against North Bay and Roy has made 94 saves on 96 shots

December 26, 2019
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Somewhat impossibly, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has wrapped up the sagas Skywalkers and Force powered folks presented in 42 years of films.

December 24, 2019
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arabnews.com

US, Canada military tracking Santa Clause

US, Canada military tracking Santa Clause

"We’re proud to continue our tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the world,” NORAD said in a statement.

December 24, 2019
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catholicregister.org

Good Shepherd hosts Christmas family feast

Good Shepherd hosts Christmas family feast

Jen Edmonds was one of 800 volunteers contributing to the complex task of welcoming over 2,000 people to the Hamilton Convention Centre

December 24, 2019
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timesofmalta.com

For Canadian researcher, it's a microscopic Christmas

For Canadian researcher, it's a microscopic Christmas

There was Tiny Tim, and then the Little Drummer Boy - but they had nothing on the microscropic gingerbread house believed to be the smallest in the world

December 20, 2019
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canadiansportscene.com

NY Islanders to retire the number of Hamilton's John Tonelli

NY Islanders to retire the number of Hamilton's John Tonelli

Hamilton's John Tonelli had 206 goals and 338 assists for 544 points in 594 NHL regular season games.

December 19, 2019
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Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level fulfills the sequel requirements of following the last installment Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle by delivering the same movie

December 18, 2019
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The First Annual Over The Bridge “A Hammer Rock Christmas”

The First Annual Over The Bridge “A Hammer Rock Christmas”

With an upcoming fundraiser, Piva gathered the cream of the crop as he sees it from our local talent base for a show that also celebrates Hamilton music

December 18, 2019
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Dave Rave’s Fifteenth Annual Shake, Rattle and Rave

Dave Rave’s Fifteenth Annual Shake, Rattle and Rave

The year began with us documenting Dave Rave’s first solo album in eight years dubbed Adventureland but the year ends with another party for Rave

December 18, 2019
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A Graceworks Christmas with Christopher Clause

A Graceworks Christmas with Christopher Clause

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been talking to Christopher Clause for some 18 years since he first started doing Beatles tribute fundraising shows locally

December 18, 2019
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Unequal transit taxes continue

Unequal transit taxes continue

Two decades of much lower transit taxes for most of the richest areas of Hamilton are set to continue.

December 18, 2019
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JR Digs’ Eleventh Annual Acoustic Xmas Concert

JR Digs’ Eleventh Annual Acoustic Xmas Concert

What began as a spontaneous idea from a dude with some famous friends wanting to do good has turned into a tradition of epic proportions

December 18, 2019
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The LRT is Dead

The LRT is Dead

The LRT is dead and we should be rejoicing and singing in the streets but those on their soapboxes are still crying that we were lied to and misled.

December 18, 2019
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A Holiday Music Workshop - A Career in Music with Eric Ruscinski, Brian Melo and The Redhill Valleys

A Holiday Music Workshop - A Career in Music with Eric Ruscinski, Brian Melo and The Redhill Valleys

What do Alessia Cara, Jason Mraz and Celine Dion have in common? You’d be suprised to find out it’s former Hamilton musician Eric Ruscinski.

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.