Elliotte Ralston, 12, tries to coax her two pets, Trixie, a chicken that lays green eggs, and Duddle...
Wednesday - 21st March, 2018
PROUD TO BE ME
Three-year-old Hayley Randall-Baldry, right, and Julian Teeninga, 5, share a smile while singing wit...
Tuesday - 20th March, 2018
Plan eyes more highrises in downtown
THE CITY HAMILTON OF has unveiled its much-anticipated plan that paves the way for development and a...
Monday - 19th March, 2018
Broken hearts lead to happiness
It was, quite literally, the dawn of a new year and yet Swarsh Mian feared the curtain was coming do...
Saturday - 17th March, 2018
EXPLORING THE VOICES OF JEWISH WOMEN
PAULA BARUCH has always been a seeker. She has degrees in theatre, economics and education....
Friday - 16th March, 2018
Construction course helps women build lives
IN ONE OF HAMILTON’S impoverished north-end neighbourhoods, women in a female introductory constru...
Thursday - 15th March, 2018
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Members of the media and local celebrities, including Mayor Fred Eisenberger, hit the court at McMas...
Wednesday - 14th March, 2018
Trudeau talks steel and doughnuts in Hamilton
PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU pledged to do more to fight foreign steel dumping on a whirlwind Hamil...
Tuesday - 13th March, 2018
No March break from the snow
You can’t ski for lack of snow and you can’t golf because it’s not warm enough. That ...
Monday - 12th March, 2018
Hamilton ‘angel’ set to donate kidney to stranger
Jennen Johnson has met an “angel” on earth — and she’s a stranger from Hamilton. In...
Saturday - 10th March, 2018
IT’S JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT on a frigid Friday in February. After eking out a win in Peterborough, th...
Friday - 9th March, 2018
World’s watching our poverty project
THE SPOTLIGHT IS SHINING on Hamilton’s role in a three-year experiment where about 1,000 people in...
Thursday - 8th March, 2018
DANIELLE TARAN is a 17-year-old high school senior who dreams of becoming a welder like her dad and ...
Wednesday - 7th March, 2018
Police link mob to anarchist event
The rampaging mob on Locke Street is now officially being linked to the Hamilton Anarchist Book Fair...
Tuesday - 6th March, 2018
Organized mob used G20 tactics
An organized masked mob that wreaked havoc on the Kirkendall North neighbourhood Saturday night empl...
Monday - 5th March, 2018
‘Criminal acts’ on Locke Street
Hundreds of residents embraced the traumatized neighbourhood around Locke Street South Sunday, in th...
Saturday - 3rd March, 2018
A HOME FOR HAMILTON’S HISTORY
Hamilton has thousands of fascinating artifacts stored in a city warehouse and public library backro...
Friday - 2nd March, 2018
Nursing students and locals teach each other at 541 Barton St. E.
AT A BUSY INNER-CITY EATERY, Margaret Wostyn and her uncle Mike Bohner sit drinking coffee and compa...
Thursday - 1st March, 2018
OUT WITH A BANG
At its peak, the Nanticoke Generating Station at the shores of Lake Erie produced 4,000 meg...
Wednesday - 28th February, 2018
Feds put focus on long-term growth
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government tabled a budget Tuesday that will use billions of dollars worth of...
Tuesday - 27th February, 2018
Hospital rejects allegations of negligence, responsibility for 19-year-old’s shooting death
YOSIF AL-HASNAWI was without vital signs “immediately upon arrival” at hospital, St. Joseph’s ...
Monday - 26th February, 2018
Choir gives women a voice
On the surface, Singin’ Women is just like any other choir. Roughly 25 women gather every...
Saturday - 24th February, 2018
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN BURLINGTON
A LOOMING ‘BIG CITY’ skyline is threatening to dramatically transform downtown Burlingt...
Friday - 23rd February, 2018
Elementary schools at Hamilton Indoor Games
Andrea Gagaceva embraces teammate Grace Zwolak after running the final leg of the 4x1 lap junior gir...
Thursday - 22nd February, 2018
Thousands flee in Brantford
BRANTFORD — Thousands of people were forced to flee their Brantford homes until at least Thursday ...
Wednesday - 21st February, 2018
The most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir etched their place at the top of Olympic figure skating lore by winning ...
Tuesday - 20th February, 2018
Bradley Smith, 2, coaxes Roxy, a four-year-old English bulldog, into the ring for judging in the bes...
Saturday - 17th February, 2018
OVER THE YEARS, there were times when someone would ask if he had siblings. “No,” Peter...
Friday - 16th February, 2018
Farmer’s acquittal in shooting death elevates profile of looming local trial
THE INFERNO OF OUTRAGE following the acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer charged with murdering Colte...
Thursday - 15th February, 2018
Businesses big and small join the waste-reduction movement
THINK ABOUT how much garbage your house produces each week. Then do the same for your workplace.&...
Wednesday - 14th February, 2018
MP speaking of private pain to aid others
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” As he drives to and from Ottawa,...
Tuesday - 13th February, 2018
Mikael Kingsbury wins gold in the men’s moguls finals at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Pyeongc...
Monday - 12th February, 2018
Alex Harvey (4) of Canada competes in the men’s 30 km skiathlon during the 2018 Olympic Winter Gam...
Friday - 9th February, 2018
At Bayfront Park, a pair of intrepid anglers follows a trail through the snow to find a spot to lure...
Thursday - 8th February, 2018
Seven local athletes will wear the Maple Leaf
THEY BEGIN COMPETING Sunday and likely won’t wrap up until the final day of the Games. Th...
Wednesday - 7th February, 2018
Arkells lead a strong Hamilton contingent to the Junos
TORONTO — The Arkells released only one song in 2017, but when the Juno nominations were announced...
Tuesday - 6th February, 2018
Joey’s still turning on the taps
IF EVERYONE TAP DANCED, there might not be any more wars, or at least they’d be happier, betterloo...
Monday - 5th February, 2018
Ben Dixon, 7, tries out a flute on Saturday at the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winterfest pr...
Saturday - 3rd February, 2018
A drone. Movie nights. A sports trip. Taxpayers paid for these ‘infrastructre’ projects
A $1,000 literary contest prize. A $2,100 Phantom 3 professional drone. A combined $15,000 to help a...
Saturday - 27th January, 2018
Minimum wage, maximum debate
THE PROVINCE’S RECENT minimum wage hike was the last lick for Jodi Gaskell’s Westdale sweet shop...
Friday - 26th January, 2018
PCs to choose interim leader after controversy forces Brown to resign
The Progressive Conservatives are scrambling to find a new leader in the wake of Patrick Brown’s d...
Thursday - 25th January, 2018
Brown denies misconduct allegations
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is denying allegations of inappropriate behavi...
Wednesday - 24th January, 2018
THE SAME HIT MAN who gunned down Hamilton mobster Angelo Musitano last year also killed a veterinary...
Monday - 22nd January, 2018
Orla Dean, 5, holds a placard during the Time’s Up rally at Richmond Terrace in London, England, o...
Saturday - 20th January, 2018
Marilyn Mitton Killed in 2016 Xuyen Tran Killed in 2011 Angela H...
Friday - 19th January, 2018
New influx of GTA homebuyers eye city
The influx of homebuyers from the GTA moving to Hamilton is intensifying as a new wave of Torontonia...
Thursday - 18th January, 2018
Young mother first homicide of 2018 About 20 people gathered at the corner of Fairfield Avenue North and Barton Street East Wednesday night for a vigil to remember Holly Hamilton, whose body was found by police earlier in the day.
The hopes of family and friends that Holly Hamilton would be found alive came to a tragic end with t...
Tuesday - 16th January, 2018
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Saturday - 13th January, 2018
Acknowledgment, reconciliation and reckoning JON WELLS
IT WAS THE SPRING OF 2016 when perhaps the first local public declaration was made. It was ...
Friday - 12th January, 2018
Chinese ban dumps on city’s recycling parade
HAMILTON IS JOINING a national scramble to save blue box recyclables from the dump now that China ha...
Thursday - 11th January, 2018
Prime minister is a chip off the old Trudeaumania
There was a stool but Justin Trudeau barely touched it, instead working the hardwood floor, sleeves ...
Wednesday - 10th January, 2018
‘We cannot move forward without looking back’
Excerpt of poem “I Love This Land” by Chief Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of New Credit Fir...
Tuesday - 9th January, 2018
Where’s my plow?
Hamilton among cities that doesn’t offer public plow monitoring The city is testing an on...
Monday - 8th January, 2018
Fergus Abbink, 5, of Toronto watches a train emerge from a tunnel in the Robert Stipe Garden House a...
Saturday - 6th January, 2018
Return to glory
It’s colder in the former Canadian Westinghouse head office building than it is outside. IT’S -1...
Friday - 5th January, 2018
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Wednesday - 3rd January, 2018
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL
But the skating is so delightful. Ancaster high school friends Sarah Zhao, Kritika and Vibhan Choudh...
Tuesday - 2nd January, 2018
It was far more karma than coincidence that the music for this season had already been selected.&...
Saturday - 30th December, 2017
The Launch could launch new careers for local artists
THE HYPE HAS BEEN BUILDING ever since CTV used Shania Twain and the Grey Cup halftime show to announ...
Friday - 29th December, 2017
COLDER THAN THE NORTH POLE
Hamilton was colder than the North Pole Thursday, and it doesn’t look like things will warm up muc...
Thursday - 28th December, 2017
GETTING AN EDGE
17-year-old Brooke Sampson practises her figure skating at Dundas Rotary Skating Rink Wednesday. Bro...
Tuesday - 26th December, 2017
‘I’ll never go back’
THE EASY WAY to tell the story of Abe Wall would be to run through a bunch of facts that make him lo...
Saturday - 23rd December, 2017
PEACE ON EARTH
NO PAPER ON MONDAY. Enjoy a safe and joyous holiday. Find news, updates and events online: thespec.c...
Friday - 22nd December, 2017
JUST ONE WISH
THREE YEARS AGO Grade 5 teacher Vandana Verma introduced the Just One Wish project to Prince of Wale...
Thursday - 21st December, 2017
Doug’s lights undimmed, even in death
BURLINGTON — Doug Musson worried that the little bit of water leaking from the roof of his house m...
Wednesday - 20th December, 2017
‘We’re hoping she’ll see it from the sky’
— Their precious girl Kristine is gone, killed in a car crash in 2014. But the Christmas light dis...
Tuesday - 19th December, 2017
THE FAMILY TREE
The Lancaster family — Alex 7, Jack 5, Deena and Andy — haul their Christmas tree after careful ...
Monday - 18th December, 2017
JON WELLS Spirit that takes your breath away
When the Binbrook couple drove home from hospital, they noticed people doing what regular people do,...
Saturday - 16th December, 2017
Ted Morwick did not make his millions writing books, although his latest, on the A to Z of prized ca...
Friday - 15th December, 2017
BLACK AND WHITE ON WHITE
On a frosty, clear and cold winter morning two horses, one black and the other white, create a strik...
Thursday - 14th December, 2017
FROSTY HARBOUR HAZE
The bulk carrier Federal Weser is registered in the Marshall Islands, undoubtedly a much warmer loca...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
A LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR IN WESTDALE THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
THERE ISN’T A CHOCOLATE TREAT behind every window, but wanderers of Westdale will find a surprise ...
Tuesday - 12th December, 2017
The high cost of staying alive
A Hamilton mom with ovarian cancer is paying $4,081.63 every two weeks for the lone drug that could ...
Monday - 11th December, 2017
‘Yosif was one of us ... he mattered’ MATTHEW VAN DONGEN
Majid Al-Hasnawi first thanked fellow Hamiltonians at an overflowing memorial service Saturday night...
Saturday - 9th December, 2017
Three deaths, one police officer and a chilling confession
Light snow had fallen from the predawn blackness the morning an off-duty officer pulled up to his po...
Friday - 8th December, 2017
After 25 years, migrant worker’s hope to stay in job fades after losing legs
FOR 25 YEARS, Jesus Rosas Flores spent months working at Hamilton-area farms, leaving behind his fam...
Thursday - 7th December, 2017
Fire rips through Paletta meat-processing plant
A massive fire has destroyed at least half of the Paletta meatprocessing plant in Burlington.&nb...
Tuesday - 5th December, 2017
So many questions amid so much grief
Paramedics responding to the fatal shooting of Yosif Al-Hasnawi Saturday night grabbed the Good Sama...
Saturday - 2nd December, 2017
Baby steps on Barton
THERE’S A GAPING MUDDY HOLE in the ground at 374 Barton St. E., about halfway between Vic...
Friday - 1st December, 2017
Two local sports icons are outstanding in their fields
THEY MAY BOTH BE RETIRED but this city’s two best-ever football players are heading back onto the ...
Thursday - 30th November, 2017
City’s new future in light high-tech steel
HAMILTON HAS BECOME a hotbed of research into advanced steels as the industry works to desi...
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
made its annual trek into Hamilton Tuesday night, greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at Gage Park. Now...
Tuesday - 28th November, 2017
Hamilton belongs to everyone. THAT IS THE MESSAGE of a new campaign called #HamiltonForAll. ...
Monday - 27th November, 2017
Kaitlin brings Mac a message from the trees
She hiked a trail in the Dundas Valley and, like she often does, talked to herself, and to the trees...
Saturday - 25th November, 2017
Promise, heartbreak and murder on Six Nations
DUSTIN MONTURE’S SMILE RADIATES pride as he holds his high school diploma. The p...
Friday - 24th November, 2017
GARDEN OF LIGHT
under the mistletoe in the light tunnel at the end of a kilometre-long tour of the Rock Garden, whic...
Thursday - 23rd November, 2017
SHAVE FOR A CURE
Gabe Crimeli snaps a photo of his mother, Sabrina, having the back of her head shaved at McMaster Un...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
Wayne’s stars in stripes
In a quiet moment before the hall started filling with supporters, donors and well-wishers, he stood...
Tuesday - 21st November, 2017
Grappling with a mystery
Hamilton police officer Const. Pete Wiesner was helping bylaw clear a “tent city” at Main West a...
Saturday - 18th November, 2017
GIVING THANKS To a former astronaut
SHE WAS AN ASTRONAUT who danced the skies, and he was a struggling boy trying to slip the surly bond...
Friday - 17th November, 2017
Students, faculty still out in the cold
MOHAWK COLLEGE STUDENTS are still waiting and worrying. They fear losing their semester or ...
Thursday - 16th November, 2017
Moving the margins into the Centre
FROM ITS START in 2004, Centre 3 (originally The Print Studio) has known that the relationship betwe...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
Legend of the scoreboard
CHANCES ARE, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HER. If you have, you’ve likely never paid any attention to her b...
Tuesday - 14th November, 2017
ATTA BOY, DAVE
Hamilton’s Dave Andreychuk shares a laugh during the Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic at the Ai...