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"01.03.2017 11:15:50" thespec.com Trump's first D.C. dinner as president: an overcooked, $54 steak — with ketchup Donald Trump ate in his first Washington, D.C., restaurant as POTUS on Saturday night, an opportunity for the 45th president to sample what's been hailed as the country's top restaurant scene, show the industry some love and build a bridge in the city Trump ordered a strip steak, which he ate per his preference, well-done and with ketchup, as if the entree would be accompanied by a sippy cup.
"01.03.2017 11:12:50" thespec.com Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway 'bickered before the Oscars fiasco' Hollywood stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were bickering between themselves prior to the Oscars fiasco, according to a report. The insider explained that he subsequently walked off, "leaving Dunaway to do the entire rehearsal herself ... He left once he was told it was to be televised for studio blocking and other telecast needs."
"01.03.2017 11:05:07" thespec.com NADLER: Waiting to embrace wabi-sabi I rushed through the main entrance of the Hamilton General, made a left turn at the cafeteria and hurried down the hallway. I won't keep you in suspense. It's the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, the embracing of life's little bumps and imperfections.
"01.03.2017 10:54:08" thespec.com Ex-Buffalo Sabre won't face charges in youth hockey brawl involving Hamilton teen Andrew Peters' team involved in brawl with Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Video appeared to show Peters reaching across the Buffalo Junior Sabres' bench and shoving a player from the minor midget Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs to the ice.
"01.03.2017 10:51:01" thespec.com The long, hilarious history of Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon pretending to hate each other At the Academy Awards Sunday night, host Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to his favorite prank target: Matt Damon. In a sketch, Kimmel screened Damon's 2011 family-friendly movie “We Bought a Zoo,” marveling that Damon “has almost no discernible talent, but he Welcome "two-time Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck and guest."
"01.03.2017 10:32:08" thespec.com Two firefighters from Hamilton and Toronto charged with fraud Pair accused of misappropriating about $250,000 in donations Investigators believe the pair pocketed about $250,000 in donations that were supposed to go into the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association fund
"01.03.2017 10:29:39" thespec.com Four plotted Tyler Johnson killing: Crown 30-year-old McMaster student shot outside of Vida La Pita, Nov. 30, 2013 "It (was) just another Friday night for him," Gzik said in her address. But it ended with a fatal gunshot to his heart.
"01.03.2017 10:25:04" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Game On! Well, that's the plan, anyway.
Street hockey, that venerable past time of generations of Canadians, is expected to return to Hamilton....http://bit.ly/2lSBOBQ
"01.03.2017 01:58:16" thespec.com Photographing birds in Woodland Cemetery? Some families may take offence Birdwatchers, photographers flock to cemetery in search of infamous screech owl "There are loved ones interred (there), and families may take offence if they're setting up tripods"
"01.03.2017 01:49:20" thespec.com Last month was the warmest February on record As for the arrival of spring, Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham, says “Winter will still have some parting shots for us. But winter won't take over during March.” Sailing in February? In Hamilton? The records keep piling in when it comes to warmer than normal weather.
"01.03.2017 01:23:32" thespec.com Street hockey makes a legal comeback on Hamilton streets City councillors are poised to allow the classic pickup game to be played — it was banned some years ago when municipal liability became a concern. Ryan Kotar garnered national attention in 2002 at age 10 when he and his late father Gary fought a street hockey charge in court.
"01.03.2017 00:40:46" thespec.com Trump administration blocking project to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes Scientists say species could cause severe harm to native fish populations
"28.02.2017 23:33:18" thespec.com Canada, at 150: 34 more citizens to stand guard “Canada is stronger than it was 10 minutes ago.” In celebration of our nation's 150th birthday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship hosted a special citizenship ceremony at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, welcoming 35 new citizens representing 21
"28.02.2017 23:29:40" thespec.com CityLife: Love served with a ladle at Soupfest Matt Hayes finds hearty fare at Living Rock fundraiser A delicious afternoon at the Hamilton Convention Centre for a great community cause
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"28.02.2017 22:19:45" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist The #ndpldr federal leadership race made interesting: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/28/wednesday-march-1-2017/ #cdnpoli
"28.02.2017 22:16:41" thespec.com NASA forced to return priceless bag of moon dust after mistakenly selling it for $995 One-of-a-kind lunar object sold to Illinois woman in 2015 A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA.
"28.02.2017 22:13:57" thespec.com Four people planned Tyler Johnson killing, Crown tells jury Only one person shot Tyler Johnson, but four men planned his murder, assistant Crown attorney Cheryl Gzik told the jury in her opening arguments at Johnson's murder trial Tuesday. Brothers Brandon and Josh Barreira, Chad Davidson, and Louis Rebelo are charged with first-degree murder in Tyler Johnson's death.
"28.02.2017 21:44:41" thespec.com Should the city sell part of Eastwood Park to save its arena? Ward councillor says he wants to test community interest in the proposal. Hamilton's Ward 2 Coun. Jason Farr is floating the idea of redeveloping part of Eastwood Park to help save its failing hockey arena.
"28.02.2017 21:41:14" thespec.com Two firefighters from Hamilton and Toronto charged with fraud Pair accused of misappropriating about $250,000 in donations Investigators believe the pair pocketed about $250,000 in donations that were supposed to go into the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association fund
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"28.02.2017 17:45:29" thespec.com Ontario wants public feedback on online ticket sales, 'scalper bots' Ontario is looking for public feedback as it crafts legislation to shut "scalper bots" out of the process of buying and selling tickets online, something the attorney general admits won't be easy. "What happened with The Hip's 'Man Machine Poem' tour really, really personally bugged me," Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7163881-ontario-wants-public-feedback-on-online-ticket-sales-scalper-bots-/
"28.02.2017 17:38:30" thespec.com “You will never be forgotten”: Friends mourn teen killed by alleged drunk driver Jessica Edwards died after the car she was a passenger in was struck by an impaired driver "It's not the end, we will meet again"
"28.02.2017 17:07:26" By Hand video series: Mark Korczynski Meet artistic blacksmith Mark Korczynski of Hamilton.
"28.02.2017 16:54:03" thespec.com Take our shopping survey to win up to $5,000 Participate in the 2017 Pulse of Metroland Media and Shopping Survey and you could win between $500 to $5,000 in cash prizes. This contest runs until April 17. Participate in the 2017 Pulse of Metroland Media and Shopping Survey and you could win between $500 to $5,000 in cash prizes. This contest runs until April 17.
"28.02.2017 16:43:28" thespec.com The irresistible style of Emma Stone Few actresses are more likable than Emma Stone. She is spunky, talented, self-deprecating and slightly goofy. But unlike some approachable actresses, who stick with the pretty if bland esthetic, Stone is as soignée as they come. "She's very spirited when it comes to fashion"
"28.02.2017 16:39:21" thespec.com Dresses that tell a story: Princess Diana's life in fashion The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favoured shortly before her death. It's been 20 years since Diana died in a Paris car crash at the age of 36, but the public's fascination with her life — and her clothes — lives on.
"28.02.2017 16:24:01" thespec.com 911 dispatcher has disciplinary hearing in Tamir Rice case The 911 dispatcher who took the call that led to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a patrol officer faces a possible suspension for what the city said was her failure to pass on relevant information to another dispatcher. Tamir, a black boy who was playing with a pellet gun, was shot within seconds of a cruiser skidding to a stop just a few feet away from him in November 2014 outside a recreation centre.
"28.02.2017 16:13:03" thespec.com Who will listen to a billionaire's troubles? Who doesn't want to be a billionaire? A millionaire, even? Think of all the troubles that would simply melt away. "....the truth is, the ultrarich suffer from the same existential angst as anyone else."
"28.02.2017 15:59:35" thespec.com An unlikely ally for Donald Trump: liberal actress Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner has not given up on Donald Trump's Washington. Garner, a true-blue Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton last year and held a fundraiser for Barack Obama in 2008, is taking a unique approach: pushing a cause that would benefit the new administration's political base.
"28.02.2017 15:45:14" thespec.com Someone brutally beat a beloved zoo hippo to death in El Salvador Violence in El Salvador has reached crisis levels in recent years. In 2015, the country of 6 million people tallied more than 6,600 homicides, giving it the worst murder rate in the Western Hemisphere. Zoo staff tried to save Gustavito, but he died of his injuries Sunday evening, the AP reported. He was 15 years old.
"28.02.2017 15:32:45" thespec.com Hamilton minor hockey coach facing child porn charges Steven West, 43, one of four men facing a total of 11 charges laid in police sweep. Steven West, 43, is one of four men facing a total of 11 charges related to child pornography.
"28.02.2017 15:07:20" thespec.com The 'Kellyanne on the couch' controversy is only a small error in Trump's swing-and-a-miss black college event It's the photo that's getting all the attention: Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Trump, sitting with her feet up on a couch in the Oval Office on Monday, reviewing photos on her phone in comfort as a crowd of people join the president for a Most people who see this won't know who those people are or what they're doing there.
"28.02.2017 15:02:04" thespec.com NHL: The mumps give Evan McEneny a taste of the big league When five guys on the Vancouver Canucks suddenly came down with the virus the other day the NHL squad needed some replacements Other than having a disease that's mildly fun to say, there's nothing particularly uplifting or joyful about having puffy cheeks, a swollen jaw, headaches, fever and sore muscles.
"28.02.2017 14:46:53" thespec.com Women suspected in Kim Jong Nam assassination to be charged, Malaysia says Two women will be charged with murder in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, Malaysian officials said Tuesday. Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, of Vietnam, could receive the death penalty
"28.02.2017 14:40:51" thespec.com The Rosie O'Donnell- Donald Trump feud isn't over Though Meryl Streep might be vying for the title, it looks like Rosie O'Donnell is maintaining her title of President Donald Trump's antagonizer in chief. The comedian, taking her long-running feud with Trump to his front door, is headlining a protest outside the White House on Tuesday just before Trump addresses Congress for the first time since taking office.
"28.02.2017 14:20:53" thespec.com They waved the Confederate flag and a shotgun at a black kid's party. Now they're headed to jail on terror charges In July 2015, a group of 15 people calling themselves “Respect the Flag” boarded several pickup trucks, each outfitted with Confederate and American flags, and embarked on a drive around Douglasville, Ga., a small city west of Atlanta. "My first thought was if these people start shooting at us, we wouldn't be able to get all the kids inside the house in time."
"28.02.2017 14:05:43" thespec.com 'Biggest Loser' host Bob Harper 'better' after heart attack “Biggest Loser” host Bob Harper says he's “feeling better” and “taking it easy” two weeks after suffering a heart attack. Harper told TMZ he collapsed at a New York City gym and a doctor who was there performed CPR on him.
"28.02.2017 14:02:15" thespec.com Custom bicycles valued at over $20,000 stolen Police looking for help finding stolen custom bikes The bikes are a light blue 2016 Yeti SB6 valued at more than $14,000, and black and pink 2015 Santa Cruz Bronson valued at more than $6,500.
"28.02.2017 13:51:45" thespec.com 'Difficult tax increase' for some lower city Hamilton residents Hamilton's west, central lower city wards could see larger tax hike due to increasing property values "For some people, a hundreds bucks (extra) is already too much."
"28.02.2017 13:29:01" thespec.com KFC steps up stunt food wars with #cleaneating Burger A cauliflower bun topped with chia seeds may seem delightful to some. They're likely going to be disappointed. The health-conscious creation is a scattered slice of chicken breast on a bed of British kale, nestled inside a cauliflower bun topped with that key #CleanEating ingredient, chia seeds.
"28.02.2017 13:20:36" thespec.com Convicted killer Kelly Ellard allowed temporary escorted prison release Convicted killer Kelly Ellard has been granted temporary escorted absences from prison to attend doctor's appointments and parenting programs for her baby. Ellard has spent about 15 years in prison after she was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1997 beating and drowning death of 14-year-old Reena Virk
"28.02.2017 13:18:29" thespec.com Trump Tower that drew mayor's ire to open in diverse Vancouver The twisting, glass tower with stunning views across Vancouver's harbour and the snow-capped peaks beyond is where the postcard-perfect image ends for the first new hotel to bear the name of President Donald Trump since he took office. Vancouver's mayor, during the contentious run-up to the Republican primaries to the south, said the tycoon's brand doesn't belong in a city that prides itself on openness.
"28.02.2017 12:58:09" thespec.com Texas father breaks law to treat self-harming autistic daughter with marijuana Kara Zartler's life began too soon. "It's a terrible sight to see. She hits herself in the face repeatedly. She gets into a loop, and she can't really stop."
"28.02.2017 12:45:31" thespec.com Donald Trump says Obama is helping to organize protests against his presidency President Trump has been dismissing the protests against his presidency and demonstrations at congressional town hall meetings across the country as concocted by his political enemies. But now he has an alleged culprit: Barack Obama. "I think that President Obama is behind it because his people certainly are behind it," Trump said. "In terms of him being behind things, that's politics. It will probably continue."
"28.02.2017 12:42:11" thespec.com NDP Leader Horwath says she can cut hydro bills up to 30 per cent NDP plan would allow consumers to opt out of time-of-use pricing and ask the federal government to scrap its on electricity bills. "Electricity isn't a luxury. It shouldn't be priced like one," Horwath said.
"28.02.2017 12:35:58" thespec.com “What did you just say?” Ontario mom on suffering a stillborn twin Amber Burtoo started a bereavement group to help those suffering "I had to ask him again, "what did you just say?". He told me again and I don't remember if I started laughing or crying or what ... I don't even know what was happening."
"28.02.2017 12:11:23" thespec.com Aaron Kaufman revs up his post-Fast N' Loud future When the news came out just before Christmas that “Fast N' Loud” mechanic Aaron Kaufman would be bidding farewell to his co-star Richard Rawlings, it was a shock to some fans of Discovery's car-restoration series. After all, the Dallas-based reality TV It was a shock to some fans of Discovery's car-restoration series
"28.02.2017 11:59:01" thespec.com Tuesday, Feb. 28: Your daily horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017: This year you feel as if your actions bring positive results. Your ideas often become meaningful projects. You will gain financially, if you handle your… Tuesday, Feb. 28: Your daily horoscope
"28.02.2017 11:53:19" thespec.com The long, hilarious history of Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon pretending to hate each other At the Academy Awards Sunday night, host Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to his favorite prank target: Matt Damon. In a sketch, Kimmel screened Damon's 2011 family-friendly movie “We Bought a Zoo,” marveling that Damon “has almost no discernible talent, but he Just how far back does this fake fight go?
"28.02.2017 11:47:05" thespec.com Why we railed against Trump's executive order Travel ban ignored the hallmarks of a healthy society: diversity, inclusion and openness As I write this, the order has been blocked by the courts and theoretically citizens of the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the ban are able to enter the United States as before.
"28.02.2017 11:40:58" thespec.com Sunrise Records chiefbelieves he can succeed where HMV failed Sunrise Records is placing a major bet on Canadian music sales with plans to move into 70 retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada. "It's a good opportunity for us to get a lot more stores open"
"28.02.2017 11:39:06" thespec.com The Oscar for best blooper reel goes to … the Oscars: Menon The Academy can't afford to make mistakes in the age of fake news. What we don't know is why Dunaway would read a card that says, "Emma Stone, La La Land" and ignore the first part.
"28.02.2017 11:27:33" thespec.com Dutch far-right icon, Geert Wilders, could win most seats in Netherlands election March 15 election could set tone for elections in France, Germany and possibly Italy later in 2017 He has structured his party so that he is the only official, giving him the liberty to remain, above all things, in complete control, and a provocateur and uncompromising verbal bomb thrower
"28.02.2017 11:11:06" thespec.com “All I can do is pray”: Grandma raises orphan and hopes for a break in fatal hit-and-run Bella Bulmer's dad died in his Army barracks, killed by a stranger. "Bella is always asking me why she had to lose mommy and daddy. It is so difficult to explain to an 8-year-old."
"28.02.2017 10:58:20" thespec.com Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6
"28.02.2017 10:54:15" thespec.com Convicted killer Kelly Ellard allowed temporary escorted prison release Convicted killer Kelly Ellard has been granted temporary escorted absences from prison to attend doctor's appointments and parenting programs for her baby. Parole board member Alex Dantzer says it's disturbing that Ellard continues to minimize her crime, but in light of her good behaviour in prison she should be allowed the absences.
"28.02.2017 10:49:44" thespec.com 'I am alive and well': Oscar night's overlooked foul-up If any Oscars moment was nearly as anticipated as Sunday's best picture award, it may have been the tribute to artists who died in 2016. As Jennifer Aniston choked up and Sara Bareilles serenaded, the names of those lost flashed across the screen
"28.02.2017 10:22:10" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo The Orchid Society of Royal Botanical Gardens celebrated its 36th year by showcasing the beauty and diversity of orchids with its Annual Orchid Show and Sale. See more....http://bit.ly/2l7oI5a
"28.02.2017 02:31:15" thespec.com Dear Ellie: Can you put trust in a relationship built on lies? Q. I'm 25, my fiancé said he was 30, then later confessed that he's 42, with a child. Dear Ellie: Can you put trust in a relationship built on lies?
"28.02.2017 01:57:18" thespec.com 'Difficult tax increase' for some lower city Hamilton residents Hamilton's west, central lower city wards could see larger tax hike due to increasing property values Spiking home values in parts of the city will be reflected in the coming tax hike. Homes in wards 1 through 3 will see the biggest increase.
"28.02.2017 01:00:26" Spec Sports The last time a heartwarming sports story began with an outbreak of mumps was, well, never.
"27.02.2017 23:40:20" thespec.com Chaos at the Oscars: 'This is not a joke' And then all hell breaks loose. It's 12:11 a.m. on Monday and — as expected — “La La Land” has just been announced as the Best Picture winner at the 89th Academy Awards. And then, suddenly, without warning, there's a commotion on stage ...
"27.02.2017 22:35:33" thespec.com 'They produced the Frankenstein monster:' Mac prof on democracy in the time of Trump McMaster's Henry Giroux discusses the rise of the authoritarian state Nearly five years ago, McMaster University professor Henry Giroux warned about the rise of a new authoritarianism in the West, long before the stunning election of Donald Trump.
"27.02.2017 22:13:11" thespec.com SpaceX to fly private, paying citizens around the moon next year SpaceX said Monday that it will fly two private citizens around the moon in its Crew Dragon spacecraft next year.
"27.02.2017 21:46:59" thespec.com No additional charges so far in Hamilton child pornography case Police say no indication accused committed other types of crimes Hamilton minor hockey coach, 3 others charged
"27.02.2017 21:19:21" thespec.com Two Hamilton vehicles found engulfed in flames Police looking for man seen leaving area
"27.02.2017 21:17:08" thespec.com Hamilton police searching for break-in suspect I.D. and cash reported stolen from Dundas home Friday morning Police release photos of suspect
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"27.02.2017 20:51:28" thespec.com Residents of West Frankfort, Ill. supported Trumps immigration crackdown … but then they took Carlos “I think he may have done more for the people here than this place has ever given him. I think it's absolutely terrible that he could be taken away.” The mayor of West Frankfort Illinois wrote that Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco was a “great asset” to the city who “doesn't ask for anything in return.”
"27.02.2017 20:20:07" thespec.com Dutch far-right icon, Geert Wilders, could win most seats in Netherlands election March 15 election could set tone for elections in France, Germany and possibly Italy later in 2017 Whether Wilders' party wins the most votes, or enters a government, hardly matters. He has already succeeded in one of his main ambitions — to push politics in the Netherlands to the right and make possible a conversation about shutting out immigrants and
"27.02.2017 18:35:51" Time to spice up your workouts The Spectator's Emma Reilly explores three ways to spice up your workouts. Here she is at Flying Squirrel trampoline gym on Upper James.
Read her story: http://www.thespec.com/living-story/7141990-time-to-spice-up-your-workouts/
"27.02.2017 18:35:26" thespec.com Car Tupac Shakur shot in for sale for $1.5 million LOS ANGELES - The car in which rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot is for sale, with an asking price of $1.5 million. Rapper was in Suge Knight's car during drive-by attack in 1996
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7161896-car-tupac-shakur-shot-in-for-sale-for-1-5-million/
"27.02.2017 18:32:54" thespec.com Why some First Nations fare better at firefighting Six Nations Fire Chief Matthew Miller is late for a morning meeting because another house is on fire. Sirens screaming, he takes a corner fast and parks nearby. Three fire trucks and eight firefighters are already on the scene.
"27.02.2017 18:31:09" thespec.com Serial burglar stole $1.25 million in jewelry while Simon Cowell slept LONDON - A habitual burglar has been found guilty of stealing nearly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) of jewelry from the home of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell. Safe left open to allow his partner to collect her jewelry before a flight the following morning, Cowell said
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7161870-serial-burglar-stole-1-25-million-in-jewelry-while-simon-cowell-slept/
"27.02.2017 18:26:37" thespec.com Missing Burlington senior found safe Kenneth McReavie went missing after filling up at Burlington gas station Sunday afternoon
"27.02.2017 17:21:13" thespec.com Kevin O'Leary bails on Conservative leadership debate, citing format Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary says he won't take part in Tuesday's official party debate in Edmonton, citing the format.
"27.02.2017 17:06:35" thespec.com One lane to open on Claremont Access Wednesday The city will open one downbound lane on the Claremont Mountain access this Wednesday.
"27.02.2017 16:02:45" thespec.com NDP: scrap mandatory time-of-use pricing, cancel contracts to cut hydro rates Ontario's NDP is proposing a host of changes to the energy system that they say could save ratepayers up to 30 per cent on their hydro bills.
"27.02.2017 15:56:20" thespec.com Historian says revisiting Joseph Brant's legacy important to Burlington and Ontario Mohawk military and political leader settled in Burlington Bay area in early 1800s
"27.02.2017 15:44:33" thespec.com Over 100 headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them.
"27.02.2017 14:51:15" thespec.com Philippines aims to reduce age of criminal responsibility to 9 Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.
"27.02.2017 14:00:02" thespec.com Narcotics stolen during Mountain pharmacy robbery Police looking for man who stole narcotics from Concession Street pharmacy Friday
"27.02.2017 13:34:12" thespec.com Hamilton woman killed after being struck at Union Station Police say 32-year-old Hamilton woman was struck by GO bus Sunday
"27.02.2017 13:08:30" thespec.com Police seek public's help to locate missing Burlington senior The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing Burlington senior.
"27.02.2017 12:35:51" thespec.com On-street patios could become permanent City staff recommend giving last year's pilot project the thumbs up.
"27.02.2017 12:28:37" thespec.com Woman dead after being hit by a bus near Union Station A woman in her thirties has died after being struck by a bus in downtown Toronto on Sunday evening. CBC is reporting that the woman is from Hamilton.
"27.02.2017 12:28:33" thespec.com Obit: Smithville man was interned in Buchenwald concentration camp Smithville man was interned in Buchenwald concentration camp
Edward Carter-Edwards, who was shot down and captured in 1944, died Feb. 22 at the age of 93
"27.02.2017 12:21:05" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Oscars' shock ending to a politically charged night
"27.02.2017 12:10:19" thespec.com Mahoney: Hurray for Hollyw . . . uh, Hamilton! And the Westdale Theatre There was a time when some of the biggest stars – Al Pacino comes to mind – sought out Fred Fuchs' autograph, not the other way around. Of course they did. As executive producer, he signed the cheque.
Now he's your neighbour.
"27.02.2017 11:52:27" thespec.com Oscars' shock ending to a politically charged night: Howell While Hollywood vented its anger against Donald Trump Sunday, it gave La La Land a lot of Oscars — but as it turned out, not the biggest prize, after the biggest mistake in Academy Awards history. In an apparent flub involving Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reading from the wrong envelope, Damien Chazelle's ode to Tinseltown was crowned Oscar king — and then had the crown snatched away moments later, when the embarrassing
"27.02.2017 01:49:58" thespec.com Holland award winners 'aren't going to be voiceless' 21st annual dinner celebrates best and brightest of Hamilton's black community
"27.02.2017 01:34:29" thespec.com Hamilton minor hockey coach facing child porn charges Steven West, 43, one of four men facing a total of 11 charges laid in police sweep. Steven West was the head coach of the Hamilton Huskies' major peewee Minor Development Red team, open to boys 12 and under.
"27.02.2017 01:32:11" thespec.com Hamiltonians open hearts to Micah House refugee shelter Hamilton is once again welcoming terrified refugees here with open arms, just as it did with the Vietnam boat people in the 70s, the Kosovar refugees in the late 90s, and many others fleeing torture and death in the past few decades.
"26.02.2017 23:26:03" thespec.com Hamilton firefighters battling east end house fire Hamilton firefighters were called to Craigroyston Road near Main Street East in the east end Sunday afternoon for a structure fire. UPDATE: An unattended pot on the stove is being blamed for a residential fire on Craigroyston Road near Main Street East.
"26.02.2017 22:51:42" thespec.com Poll says public has had enough of Trump's use of Twitter Nearly two-thirds of American voters find President Donald Trump's use of Twitter is reckless and distracting, according to a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll. Poll found that 65 per cent of registered voters nationwide disapproved of Trump's Twitter use, while 25 per cent found it effective and informative.
"26.02.2017 22:36:32" thespec.com VIDEO: Glendale Falls cleanup Environmentalists from the escarpment PROJECT took advantage of recent warm temperatures to clean the litter around Glendale Falls as a prelude to their April 30th clean-up event. Sherri Nash threads a bicycle wheel onto a fence pole held by Greg Lenko, founder/executive director of the escarpment PROJECT, during a clean up Sunday by about a dozen volunteers. On April 30 volunteers will spread out from Dundas to Grimsby for an
"26.02.2017 21:45:26" thespec.com McMaster buys nine homes to build 13-storey student residence The multistorey structure will be built on land between Forsyth and Dalewood avenues and Main Street West and Traymore Avenue
"26.02.2017 21:30:24" thespec.com Can't remember? There's an app for that New library tool also great resource for special needs
"26.02.2017 21:18:19" thespec.com Sunrise Records to move into 70 closing HMV locations Sunrise Records is opening stores in 70 Canadian retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada.
"26.02.2017 21:09:56" thespec.com New DNC leader vows “Democratic unity is Donald Trump's worst nightmare” Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez vowed to reconnect with voters who fled the party after feeling overlooked
"26.02.2017 20:39:02" thespec.com Despite Manitoba concerns, immigration minister not convinced of an asylum trend Canada's immigration minister says he's not yet convinced a recent increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally from the United States constitutes a growing trend, despite concerns raised by Manitoba that the situation may be
"26.02.2017 20:18:56" thespec.com Opioid crisis: Health Canada's position on opioid Tramadol indefensible: doctor Prescription only 'opioid analgesic' should be listed as a controlled substance, says drug-safety researcher Dr. David Juurlink, based at the University of Toronto, says Health Canada's inaction has helped to fuel perception that Tramadol is somehow safer than other opioids.
"26.02.2017 20:07:35" thespec.com Charlie Angus enters race for NDP leadership Northern Ontario MP Charlie Angus has officially entered the NDP leadership race — a competition that's likely to start gaining steam with a debate next month in Ottawa.
"26.02.2017 19:14:07" thespec.com Dreschel: Should Eisenberger donate his hydro stipend? Coun. Donna Skelly suggests the roughly $35,000 annual payment should go to Hamilton's utility arrears fund Should Mayor Fred Eisenberger pocket an extra $35,000 for being a board member of the newly merged Alectra utilities company?
"26.02.2017 18:25:14" thespec.com Murder charged laid in fatal fire at Ontario youth facility A second-degree murder charge was laid Saturday following a fire at an Ontario group home last week that left one person dead.
"26.02.2017 18:10:49" thespec.com U.S. blocks Syrian rescue worker from attending Oscars Though only 40 minutes long, “The White Helmets” may not be an easy documentary to watch.
"26.02.2017 17:44:30" thespec.com How Trump took over the conservative movement in the U.S. This year's CPAC, which ended Saturday, was less an indication of a battle for the soul of conservatism than evidence that conservatism is now what President Donald Trump says it is.
"26.02.2017 17:09:53" thespec.com More Canadian schools move to incorporate, not ban, cellphones Researchers and educators agree that cellphones have become fixtures in Canadian classrooms, but opinion remains divided on how best to address their presence.
"26.02.2017 16:43:08" thespec.com Actor Bill Paxton, known for 'Titanic,' 'Apollo 13,' 'Aliens,' has died A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” has died from complications due to surgery.
"26.02.2017 16:19:31" thespec.com One killed in impaired collision in Niagara Falls Five occupants of car sent to hospital after collision in intersection
"26.02.2017 16:09:26" thespec.com Nerve agent killed Kim Jong Nam within 20 minutes, says health minister Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused “very serious paralysis.”
"26.02.2017 15:46:04" thespec.com Icy conditions blamed for 60-car crash on Hwy. 401 near Avenue Road A blast of winter weather is being blamed for a massive crash on Hwy. 401 in North York early Sunday.
"26.02.2017 15:30:16" thespec.com 28 hurt as car plows into New Orleans parade crowd, DWI suspected A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said.
"25.02.2017 23:31:06" thespec.com Woman charged with impaired driving after deadly crash in Niagara Falls A woman is dead following a two vehicle collision in Niagara Falls, Friday night.
"25.02.2017 22:13:44" thespec.com 'Are you Muslim?' Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Ali Jr. and his mother were pulled aside and separated from each other while going through the immigration checkpoint
"25.02.2017 21:54:09" thespec.com The Spectator's View: In praise of tolerance We are all guilty of tolerating intolerance. An ominous and sinister wave is rolling across our communities, engulfing our lives, drowning our morality. It began as ripple and threatens us with a tsunami. Its name is intolerance.
"25.02.2017 20:43:37" thespec.com Hamilton restaurateurs gear up for Mardi Gras A taste of N'Awlins in the Hammer If you've ever wanted to travel to New Orleans for an authentic Mardi Gras experience you're in luck and need look no further than downtown Hamilton.
"25.02.2017 20:21:23" thespec.com HCA urges caution around water The Hamilton Conservation Authority is still urging people to be cautious around local water bodies
"25.02.2017 19:52:29" thespec.com Regina Haggo: From Russia with a love of art Two sisters arrived in Toronto in 1929. Born in Russia, they were refugees from the Russian Revolution. Shortly after their arrival, they were befriended by members of the Group of Seven.
"25.02.2017 18:55:35" Spec Sports The story of the search for the OHL's always-awarded-but-never-seen Hamilton Spectator Trophy.
"25.02.2017 18:24:13" thespec.com Restaurant review: Take a Detour for the coffee, stay for the food Usually, when I hear the word “Detour,” I think one of two things: I must follow that sign (usually begrudgingly) or I am headed toward an excellent cup of coffee (not at all begrudgingly). More restaurant reviews on TheSpec.com: bit.ly/RestoReview
"25.02.2017 16:19:30" thespec.com Sudden drug overdose death has Hamilton police investigating possible fentanyl case Hamilton police and the Coroner's Office are investigating the sudden death of a 51-year-old city man from a drug overdose to determine if the substances taken include fentanyl.
"25.02.2017 16:03:49" thespec.com VX nerve agent reveal raises stakes of Kim Jong Nam murder investigation; N. Korea warned to co-operate Malaysian police said Saturday that they would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to co-operate with the investigation into the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport.
"25.02.2017 14:32:56" thespec.com MAHONEY: The indomitable Steve Parton, so far What frightens Steve isn't the end of that life, his own, but the unknowable ongoing-ness without him of the lives of others. Steve Parton 45, has been wrestling with cancer since 2013. The Dundas music store operator knows he doesn't have much time left but is determined to maintain his creative spirit. He has written a book about his experience with mortality called "Cancer
"25.02.2017 14:25:22" thespec.com ROCKINGHAM: Hamilton dancer is upfront in La La Land Amanda Balen was one of 30 professional dancers hired to make Oscar-nominated musical's incredible opening piece of choreography come to life.
"25.02.2017 14:23:11" thespec.com Rash of violent robberies in Niagara Falls tourist area Three attacks occur in 10-minute period
"25.02.2017 02:55:00" thespec.com Joseph Boyden defends his story against allegations “If could do anything differently I would try hard not to offend anyone because I am a gentle person, I am an honest person,” Joseph Boyden said.
"25.02.2017 02:46:45" thespec.com Who moved my cheese? Thieves abscond with 'large quantity' of cheese from southwestern Ontario Police in southwestern Ontario are looking for thieves who made off with a lot of cheese.
"25.02.2017 01:34:00" thespec.com A taste of N'Awlins in the Hammer Restaurateurs in the city are offering their own take on traditional Mardi Gras foods that will bring tastes of the Mississippi River to the shores of Hamilton Harbour.
"25.02.2017 01:01:00" thespec.com Steeltown sanctuary: Hamilton is among the few 'sanctuary cities' in Canada Donald Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the U.S. means Hamilton and just a few other Canadian municipalities with “sanctuary city” policies will be beacons of hope for people fleeing their homelands
"25.02.2017 00:35:09" thespec.com Insider podcast: A strange and tragic trial in St. Lucia Host David Crosbie chats with reporter Molly Hayes about her coverage of the St. Lucia trial of Hamilton's Sahab Jamshidi who was charged in the drowning death of a four-year-old boy.
"25.02.2017 00:17:38" thespec.com Police release photo of Hamilton Mountain break-in suspect The break-in took place at a west Mountain home on Jan. 19.
"25.02.2017 00:03:50" thespec.com Remembering Hamiltonians who served in epic battles of the First and Second World Wars Do you have a relative who took part in an epic battle of the First or Second World War in France or Belgium?
"24.02.2017 23:53:51" thespec.com CityLife: How to stay sharp at the Wood Show No dull moments with Matt Hayes at the Wood Show in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Crowds of carvers converge on the Warplane Heritage Museum for the annual Hamilton Wood Show
Watch video: http://www.thespec.com/video/7158451/
"24.02.2017 23:42:06" thespec.com Hamilton shooting victim struggles for support nearly 11 years later “My life is just non-stop torture,” says Travis Bailey, 33. Travis Bailey was shot in the head more than a decade ago when the gunman mistook him for someone else.
"24.02.2017 23:02:36" thespec.com Armed RBC bank robber flees with “large quantity of cash” Police searching for suspect in Main Street West RBC Bank robbery
"24.02.2017 21:36:29" thespec.com Niagara police services board wants police to revisit St. Catharines bridge investigation Motion approved unanimously following release of forensic audit Originally estimated at $52.5 million, project has ballooned to more than $90 million
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7156095-police-services-board-wants-police-to-revisit-burgoyne-bridge-investigation/
"24.02.2017 21:33:55" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Oscar season... http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/24/saturday-february-25-2017/ #Oscars2017 #DonaldTrump #UncleSam
"24.02.2017 20:27:55" thespec.com White House bars Times, CNN and Politico from briefing Highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps Reporters from Time magazine and The Associated Press, who were set to be allowed in to the briefing, chose not to attend in protest
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7157966-white-house-bars-times-cnn-and-politico-from-briefing/
"24.02.2017 19:47:52" thespec.com Lincoln girl, 5, killed after being struck in driveway Emergency responders called to family's home Thursday afternoon Died in hospital after struck by vehicle driven by family member
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7157308-lincoln-girl-5-killed-after-being-struck-in-driveway/
"24.02.2017 19:29:47" thespec.com Are you Oscars 2017 ready? Take our quiz You may not be sending John Glenn into space like the heroines of the best picture nominee “Hidden Figures,” but you've got some other important calculations to do: by solving this Oscars quiz. Are you Oscars 2017 ready? Take our quiz
"24.02.2017 18:09:12" thespec.com Four Hamilton men facing child pornography charges Police expect to make more arrests Four Hamilton men facing child pornography charges
"24.02.2017 16:28:37" thespec.com Trump to CPAC: 'Now you finally have a president, finally' President Donald Trump declared himself among friends as he began speaking Friday at an annual gathering of conservative activists and told the crowd that he would serve them well. "I love this place, love you people, so thank you," Trump said. "I wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends. These are my friends."
"24.02.2017 16:26:19" thespec.com Soupfest celebrates 15 years Popular fundraiser for Living Rock cooking up special events to mark anniversary Hamilton's favourite soup festival is turning 15 – and organizers are cooking up a special celebration to mark the anniversary
"24.02.2017 16:13:00" thespec.com Caitlyn Jenner defended Trump. Now she says his bathroom order is 'a disaster' The strange relationship between Caitlyn Jenner and President Trump is now officially strained. "I have a message for President Trump from well, one Republican to another," she said. "This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community."
"24.02.2017 15:47:18" thespec.com Troubled man, typical neighbor: Suspect's cul-de-sac reeling after Kansas bar shooting Residents in the Walnut Creek subdivision in Olathe, Kan., saw Adam W. Purinton out mowing his lawn Wednesday afternoon. "Adam, this is the Olathe police. We need you to call ... '
"24.02.2017 15:20:27" thespec.com Shovel rage: Irate man chases snowplow after cleared driveway filled in They're calling it a case of shovel rage. Walker says he understands the man's frustration, but while residents often make complaints he has never seen anyone chase after a plow before.
"24.02.2017 15:18:58" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Johnny K-9, suspect in Ancaster murder, found dead at Toronto halfway house John Croitoru was charged in the cold-blooded 1998 murders of Lynn Gilbank, a criminal defence lawyer, and her husband Fred in Ancaster. John Croitoru, known as Johnny K-9, died at the Keele Community Correctional Centre, a federal halfway house that takes only the most notorious and unwanted offenders.
"24.02.2017 15:07:39" thespec.com Judge: Only 1 Bill Cosby accuser can testify at sex assault trial A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to bolster charges that the actor drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia. The pivotal ruling Friday by a Pennsylvania judge means prosecutors cannot call 12 other women to try to show that the 79-year-old comedian has a history of similar "bad acts."
"24.02.2017 14:52:19" thespec.com Is it heartburn or a heart attack? My dad recently went to the emergency room with terrible chest pain and sweating, and was concerned he was having a heart attack. Heartburn, a burning sensation under the breastbone, is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.
"24.02.2017 14:48:13" thespec.com Pioneer and Hamilton football legend Bernie Custis passes away at age 88 They've been meeting a couple of times a year for more than a decade, a rotating cast of former players, fellow coaches and friends gathering at Chaps restaurant in Burlington to celebrate Bernie Custis. A football pioneer who led the way for a generation of black quarterbacks, Custis also influenced thousands of lives as a coach, teacher and mentor in the more than 50 years that followed his playing career.
"24.02.2017 14:33:21" thespec.com Armed RBC bank robber flees with “large quantity of cash” Police searching for suspect in Main Street West RBC Bank robbery Anyone with information is asked contact Det. Const. David Brewster at 905-546-8935 or Det. Sgt. Emidio Evangelista at 905-546-2991
"24.02.2017 13:37:20" thespec.com Speed a factor in serious Binbrook motorcycle crash Driver, 22, suffered life-threatening injuries, but now stable The 22-year-old Binbrook man is now in stable condition in hospital after being thrown from his motorcycle around 6 p.m. Thursday, Hamilton police said.
"24.02.2017 12:59:23" thespec.com Bill Maher, who took credit for the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, has also defended adult sex with children Comedian Bill Maher felt proud of himself after the downfall of former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. "As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You're welcome."
"24.02.2017 12:54:30" thespec.com Teen shot in Brampton motel room 'wanted to be different' 'I remember fearing for his future,' recalls Christian camp director "He was a good kid, with a good heart"
"24.02.2017 12:48:52" thespec.com Tip leads to arrest in Georgia teacher's 2005 mysterious disappearance Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her South Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. "We always believed that it would be solved"
"24.02.2017 12:27:02" thespec.com Learning to make chicken from scratch, the KFC way Class is in session as the fast food giant throws open its doors, to teach those hungry for the knowledge, how to make its famous “finger-licking-good” chicken. The fried chicken giant says it makes its chicken from scratch every day, using real chicken sourced from farms across Canada, prepared with the same time and pride as a cook would at home.
"24.02.2017 12:24:48" thespec.com Anti-Islamophobia motion passes Ontario legislature A Liberal backbencher who introduced an anti-Islamophobia motion that unanimously passed the Ontario legislature Thursday says, despite all-party support, she has received racist backlash. "The day after the shooting in Quebec a father called my community office asking in the morning is it safe for him to send his son to school"
"24.02.2017 12:21:22" thespec.com Hot housing market shifting “burden” to taxpayer Job cuts announced Wednesday are one way to try and combat a threatened tax hike. The elimination of 23 management and other non-union jobs, announced Wednesday, is one step to try and combat a threatened tax hike.
"24.02.2017 12:13:33" thespec.com Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed Kim Jong Un's outcast brother The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday. Eleven days after the deadly toxin was used, they said they would eliminate The revelation that VX nerve agent, deadly even in minute amounts, was used in the Feb. 13 attack boosted speculation that Pyongyang dispatched a hit squad to kill Kim Jong Nam
"24.02.2017 11:54:20" thespec.com A Utah teen was robbed for $55 and her iPod — then she was shot in the head On Friday, just after midnight, they found Deserae Turner. The 14-year-old girl was alone in a dry canal in Smithfield, Utah, close to the city's public high school. "She is in the fight of her life"
"24.02.2017 11:52:14" thespec.com Mac biotech startup lands $33 million in venture capital A new biopharmaceutical company has received $33 million in venture capital financing to develop medical isotopes to treat cancer. A new biopharmaceutical company has received $33 million in venture capital financing to develop medical isotopes to treat cancer.
"24.02.2017 11:49:49" thespec.com DRESCHEL: Vote switch keeps Bay Street LRT stop alive The prospect of adding an LRT stop at Bay Street remains alive for the simple and sole reason two councillors suddenly switched their votes. Tom Jackson and Maria Pearson were among the naysayers who at a committee meeting last week voted 9-6 against asking Metrolinx to consider building an additional platform at Bay for an estimated $2.6 million.
"24.02.2017 11:46:23" thespec.com From paradise to purgatory: Hamilton man sentenced in St. Lucia drowning In the end, justice in St. Lucia came at a price. After years of delays and adjournments and legal bills, paradise slowly turned into purgatory.
"24.02.2017 11:43:30" thespec.com Canopy tells customers another recall will 'never happen again' Canada's largest publicly traded marijuana company says it has made “numerous process and personnel changes” at its newly acquired Mettrum Health operations that will prevent a repeat of last year's product recall. Canada's largest publicly traded marijuana company says it has made "numerous process and personnel changes" at its newly acquired Mettrum Health operations that will prevent a repeat of last year's product recall.
"24.02.2017 11:29:36" thespec.com From joke to president: Trump returns to conservative confab Six years ago, as the “money, money, money, money” chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time. The crowd was less than adoring, "This is the room where he got his launch."
"24.02.2017 11:15:45" thespec.com Trudeau has run out of money so help for the middle class will have to wait: Paul Wells The Trump effect and slow economic growth have Ottawa taking a wait-and-see approach. So what, in 2017, does getting real about the challenges facing the middle class look like?
"24.02.2017 11:12:50" thespec.com Pioneer and Hamilton football legend Bernie Custis passes away at age 88 They've been meeting a couple of times a year for more than a decade, a rotating cast of former players, fellow coaches and friends gathering at Chaps restaurant in Burlington to celebrate Bernie Custis. "He had such an impact on so many lives on so many levels of football"
"24.02.2017 11:11:14" thespec.com Plea in wife's staircase death lets writer Michael Peterson maintain innocence Michael Peterson is out of theories as to how his wife died at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's mansion in Durham, North Carolina, more than 15 years ago. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down those stairs? Did an intruder attack her? Did Kathleen Peterson fall down those stairs? Did an intruder attack her?
"24.02.2017 11:07:00" thespec.com WHO WHAT WEAR: Alexis “Lexi” Rakovac You probably know her as Lexi. Her given name is Alexis Rakovac and she's been performing for your kids for a decade and a half — first as an early childhood educator and then as Learning with Lexi, the children's entertainer who hosts shows, birthday parties and workshops, writes her
"24.02.2017 11:04:16" thespec.com BITS AND BITES: Hamilton foodies need to know Satisfy your craving for homemade perogies without spending hours in the kitchen. Banish the boring veggie burger with a trip to Boon in Burlington.
"24.02.2017 10:41:27" thespec.com Families look for answers to crashes on the Red Hill Families of those killed in crashes on the Red Hill Valley Parkway are calling on the city to revisit installing barriers there in hopes of preventing further deaths. "It's time to wake up and listen to people's concerns before another sweet meaningful life is lost because the city will not open their eyes and see what needs to be done to protect people"
"24.02.2017 10:36:06" thespec.com Young Ohsweken father shot dead Six Nations Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Ohsweken father and artist who was shot in the head. "It's a mother's worst nightmare," said his mom, Roxanne Farmer. "I stayed with him to the end."
"24.02.2017 10:16:17" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo 700 athletes from 26 elementary schools, excellent athletes — many of them members of local track clubs — flooded FirstOntario Centre. ....http://bit.ly/2meCbYH
"24.02.2017 02:27:53" thespec.com Man suffers life-threatening injuries after dirt bike crash The single-vehicle collision took place on Highway 56 in Binbrook around 6:45 p.m.
"24.02.2017 02:11:37" thespec.com Young Ohsweken father shot dead Six Nations Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Ohsweken father and artist who was shot in the head.
"24.02.2017 02:02:53" thespec.com From paradise to purgatory: Hamilton man sentenced in St. Lucia drowning In the end, justice in St. Lucia came at a price.
"24.02.2017 01:33:44" thespec.com Indoor Games: Never tried events before, he wins them both Mark Skerl was the last one standing in the senior boys high jump, and there was no one running on the track, so all eyes — about 1,000 pairs of them — were on him.
"24.02.2017 00:18:01" thespec.com Mac biotech startup lands $33 million in venture capital A new biopharmaceutical company has received $33 million in venture capital financing to develop medical isotopes to treat cancer.
"23.02.2017 23:56:00" thespec.com Families look for answers to crashes on the Red Hill Families of those killed in crashes on the Red Hill Valley Parkway are calling on the city to revisit installing barriers there in hopes of preventing further deaths.
"23.02.2017 23:25:00" thespec.com Cops arrest 18 people in cross-border investigation that seized fentanyl-laced pills, guns Thousands of fentanyl-laced pills described by police as “potential doses of death” and nearly two dozen guns were seized this week as officers arrested 18 people in an international investigation into organized crime, Ontario Provincial Police said
"23.02.2017 23:13:00" thespec.com Anti-Islamophobia motion passes Ontario legislature A Liberal backbencher who introduced an anti-Islamophobia motion that unanimously passed the Ontario legislature Thursday says, despite all-party support, she has received racist backlash.
"23.02.2017 22:45:00" thespec.com Trudeau has run out of money so help for the middle class will have to wait: Paul Wells The Trump effect and slow economic growth have Ottawa taking a wait-and-see approach.
"23.02.2017 22:27:17" thespec.com CT scan reveals man's head injury actually fatal shooting Six Nations Police are investigating the murder of a 27-year-old Ohsweken man who was shot in the head.
"23.02.2017 22:26:56" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Hydro's mess, Libs are toast - What are the #PCPO #ontndp remedy? Crickets. http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/23/friday-february-24-2017/ Crickets...
"23.02.2017 21:23:32" thespec.com Dundas pair charged after drugs seized Two people have been charged with drug-related offences after Hamilton police searched an apartment and vehicle in the area of Governors Road and Tally Ho.
"23.02.2017 21:05:29" Hamilton bakery Crumbuns sweetening the lives of hospital pati... The folks at Concession Street bakery Crumbuns are giving back to the community with freshly-baked cheer.
Read Graham Rockingham's story: http://www.thespec.com/living-story/7151660-hamilton-bakery-sweetening-the-lives-of-hospital-patients/
"23.02.2017 20:55:27" thespec.com Moments after he was deported, a Mexican man jumped to his death, authorities believe Guadalupe Olivas Valencia was surrounded by cars and surveillance cameras as he made his last, desperate attempt to cross the border from Tijuana, Mexico, into the U.S. on Monday. Passing through the car lanes of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest
"23.02.2017 20:36:54" thespec.com UN refugee agency monitoring asylum seekers crossing Canada-U.S. border The United Nations refugee agency is keeping a careful eye on the situation at the Canada-U.S. border, where dozens of people have been crossing illegally in recent weeks to seek asylum.
"23.02.2017 20:27:00" thespec.com Toronto mumps outbreak might be linked to bars Toronto public health warns kissing and sharing drinks can spread virus
"23.02.2017 19:17:00" thespec.com Niagara Police offer $50,000 reward for information on 2010 homicide Livia Beirnes found tied inside her burning home in 2010
"23.02.2017 19:01:05" thespec.com Hamilton police nab Stoney Creek man for six robberies A 30-year-old Stoney Creek man faces charges in relation to six robberies over the past month.
"23.02.2017 18:53:42" thespec.com Supreme Court to hear case of airlines' treatment of obese passengers OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Delta Air Lines leave to appeal a ruling that found a Halifax passenger rights advocate could stand up for obese people even though he isn't overweight himself. Complaint was over Delta's practice of bumping obese travellers from flights, making them relocate or buy two seats
Read full story:http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7155438-supreme-court-to-hear-case-of-airlines-treatment-of-obese-passengers/
"23.02.2017 17:58:12" thespec.com Video: $36,500 fine frees Hamilton man in St. Lucia's boy's death A surprise guilty plea and cash payment end two-year saga for Sahab Jamshidi Video from outside St. Lucia courtroom today. Statements from family of four-year-old T.J. Elibox.
Watch video: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7155128--36-500-fine-frees-hamilton-man-in-st-lucia-s-boy-s-death/
"23.02.2017 17:44:17" thespec.com Tom Brady hopes suspect list will help solve case of his missing jersey Pats QB posts group of mugshots. This week, he made his list public, posting a group of mugshots on Instagram this week.
"23.02.2017 17:42:07" thespec.com Pope Francis suggests it's better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic On a typically busy morning at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke at least twice on Thursday in ways that recognized the values of other religious outlooks while he promoted the faithful practice of Catholicism. The subject of Francis's homily at the daily mass was hypocrisy. He criticized the "scandal" of "saying one thing and doing another."
"23.02.2017 17:22:53" thespec.com 'Staggering' findings on Niagara teens' booze, pot use and views Many adolescents report mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts The survey found 74% of high school students think alcohol is easy to get, while 65% of them think cannabis is easy to get.
Read full report: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7153872--staggering-findings-on-niagara-teens-booze-pot-use-and-views/
"23.02.2017 17:18:14" thespec.com Police ready for SWAT situation at pipeline protest camp A SWAT vehicle is ready for use if it becomes necessary to use force to remove the remaining protesters from the now-closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, authorities said Thursday. "We don't want it to reach a flash point, but at some point, enough is enough."
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7155396-police-ready-for-swat-situation-at-pipeline-protest-camp/
"23.02.2017 17:15:15" thespec.com Domestic terrorists killed his son. He wants President Trump to remember that America makes extremists, too If you ask Bob Paudert how many times he has watched the unwatchable — a heinous video of his only son being gunned down on an Arkansas highway — the retired lawman can only give you an estimate. "I found him with the back of his head shot off. It was a horrible, horrible scene. I didn't care about going to work after that. I lost my passion for law enforcement that day."
"23.02.2017 17:03:58" thespec.com Manitoba tells Ottawa to stop talking, start acting on asylum-seekers jumping border WINNIPEG - Manitoba's premier says the federal government needs to move beyond talking points on an influx of people who have jumped the border from the U.S. seeking asylum in Canada. Premier says Ottawa needs to stop arguing that there are fewer asylum-seekers now than there were 15 years ago and address what is going on today.
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"23.02.2017 16:40:27" thespec.com Martin Shkreli's 'tornado of chaos' has his ex-lawyer running for cover What's almost as bad being dubbed the “Most Hated Man in America?” How about being the guy who has to go on trial with him? Shkreli's notorious antics have created "a bizarre one-of-a-kind spectacle" — designed to win an acquittal like O.J. Simpson — but might ultimately sink Greebel, his lawyer said.
"23.02.2017 16:25:47" thespec.com Kellyanne Conway: Feminism associated with being 'anti-male' and 'pro-abortion' Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to run a successful U.S. presidential campaign, said Thursday that she doesn't consider herself a feminist “in a classic sense” because the term is associated with being “anti-male” and “pro-abortion.” "It's difficult for me to call myself a feminist in a classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion, and I'm neither anti-male or pro-abortion"
"23.02.2017 16:18:45" thespec.com Tax, borrow or wait? Something has to give in Trudeau budget Justin Trudeau's embrace of deficits won him accolades from global investors and policy-makers, but not a full year into his first budget and Canada has run out of fiscal runway. Faced with deficits of almost C$100 billion ($76 billion) in the prime minister's first mandate — just over 1 per cent of annual gross domestic product — the tone in Ottawa for months has been one of prudence, penny pinching and scaled-down expectations
"23.02.2017 16:10:46" thespec.com The lazy girl's guide to slimming down without hitting the gym It's hard to find the time to work out. And there's something about sitting at a desk day in and day out that makes me feel even less motivated. It is possible to boost your metabolism at your desk, and you don't have to be a workout fiend to do it.
"23.02.2017 15:51:38" thespec.com Skyway Animal Hospital reopens, vet's suspension lifted Protests planned for next two weekends Vet office closed in the fall of 2016 after videos surfaced of its owner mishandling animals in his care
Read full story http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7153891-skyway-animal-hospital-reopens-vet-s-suspension-lifted/
"23.02.2017 15:11:00" thespec.com Hamilton man pays $36,500 fine in St. Lucia's boy's death, allowed to go home A surprise guilty plea and cash payment end two-year saga for Sahab Jamshidi Upon payment — which was made immediately — he is free to go home.
"23.02.2017 14:52:15" thespec.com Brian Mulroney, the man with no shame: Salutin It's kind of Brian Mulroney to re-embarrass himself every generation or so. It lends a sense of continuity to our history. Last week in Florida he sang for Trump, who got elected by promising to kill the same free trade deal Mulroney signed with Reagan 30 years ago. He even sang the same song!
"23.02.2017 14:39:27" thespec.com Ivanka Trump is pushing her $500 billion child care plan on Hill Ivanka Trump has urged lawmakers writing a tax overhaul to include a deduction for child care expenses, but with a price tag of as much as $500 billion over a decade she may have trouble finding support in Congress. Ivanka Trump's involvement in tax negotiations between the White House and congressional Republicans is a signal of her influence with her father despite having no formal role in his administration.
"23.02.2017 14:07:25" thespec.com Hamilton anxious to get hands on federal opioid funding “We should, hopefully, as a municipality, be at the front of the line to receive that critical federal funding.” Public health is looking for $69,000 to boost its needle exchange program and expand local access to naloxone, an opioid antidote used to reverse the effects of an overdose.
"23.02.2017 13:28:24" thespec.com France's Marine Le Pen refused to wear a head scarf to meet with Lebanese leaders She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. She was warned.
"23.02.2017 13:24:20" thespec.com Travis Vader eligible for unescorted temporary absences next month: Parole Board A man sentenced to life in prison last month for killing two missing Alberta seniors will be eligible for unescorted temporary absences on March 13. Travis Vader was convicted on Jan. 25 of two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann
"23.02.2017 13:22:13" thespec.com Jay Z to be the first rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame The Songwriters Hall of Fame will honour a rapper for the first time at its 48th annual induction ceremony: Jay Z. The ceremony will take place June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.
"23.02.2017 13:19:55" thespec.com Hamilton man, 26, killed in three-vehicle crash on Red Hill Fourth fatal of the year in the city ICYMI yesterday
"23.02.2017 12:43:47" thespec.com Bill Maher takes credit for, but not glee in, the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos Bill Maher weighed in Tuesday on the swift downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos days after the controversial pundit had appeared on his HBO show, “ Real Time,” last week. "As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant," added Maher. "You're welcome."
"23.02.2017 12:27:54" thespec.com 'Band Aid' settlement reached in Burlington condo lawsuit The deal comes as an engineering report filed for another lawsuit involving the New Street building calls it a “time bomb” that should be vacated. The deal comes as an engineering report filed for another lawsuit involving the New Street building calls it a "time bomb" that should be vacated.
"23.02.2017 12:26:09" thespec.com Prominent gamer dies during live-streamed attempt to play 'World of Tanks' for 24 hours Twenty-two hours into a 24-hour-long marathon video game session, Twitch streamer Brian Vigneault, 35, got up to take a smoke break. He never returned to his computer. He had died while raising money for the Make-A-Wish charity.
"23.02.2017 12:05:51" thespec.com Kellyanne Conway got pulled off the air for a week If it feels like you haven't seen Kellyanne Conway on TV in a while, you are not imagining things. The counsellor to President Donald Trump, one of the new administration's most visible faces, was pulled off the air by the White House, CNN's Dylan Byers It has been more than a week since Conway appeared on television — an eternity, by her standard.
"23.02.2017 12:00:20" thespec.com Thursday, Feb. 23: Your daily horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017: This year you open up to many fast changes. You often surprise yourself with how easily you can draw certain matters to a close, and successfully at that.… Thursday, Feb. 23: Your daily horoscope
"23.02.2017 11:44:53" thespec.com Keep your feet off the subway seats and don't sit on strangers: Keenan The middle-aged woman and the young man were both wrong in this beef about seating on the TTC. But her busybody scolding just made things worse. This video shows an escalating cavalcade of petty incivility, both parties pointlessly piling one bit of misbehaviour atop another.
"23.02.2017 11:28:39" thespec.com Behind on your hydro bill? Don't fear being disconnected in the winter The legislation, called the Protecting Vulnerable Energy Consumers Act, gives the Ontario Energy Board power to end disconnections during cold weather. "Unfortunately, this comes after far too many families and seniors were forced to suffer in the cold without power because the Wynne Liberals dragged their feet and played political games."
"23.02.2017 11:25:12" thespec.com Kim Jong Nam's killing: a geopolitical whodunit The two young women were what South Korean intelligence calls “lizard's tails,” expendable assets to be cast off after an operation. With hands doused with toxic liquid, they rubbed the face of their victim, who was waiting to check in for a flight at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Minutes later, their target died on the way to a hospital. The two women washed their hands and
"23.02.2017 11:19:09" thespec.com 'Band Aid' settlement reached in Burlington condo lawsuit The deal comes as an engineering report filed for another lawsuit involving the New Street building calls it a “time bomb” that should be vacated. The deal comes as an engineering report filed for another lawsuit involving the New Street building calls it a "time bomb" that should be vacated.
"23.02.2017 11:10:50" thespec.com Budget crunch: Hamilton to cut 23 jobs citywide The city has taken the rare step of cutting 23 management and other non-union jobs — so far — in a bid to tame a threatened tax hike. City manager Chris Murray said Wednesday night 11 directors, five managers and seven administrative staffers have either been terminated or agreed to early retirements
"23.02.2017 11:01:11" thespec.com Iceland's president has our vote in the pineapple pizza debate: Menon Recent Hawaiian #pizzagate is a scandal we can sink our teeth into. For a few days, it looked like a sure victory for those of us opposed to revolting foods.
"23.02.2017 10:53:38" thespec.com The trickle of refugees fleeing the U.S. to Canada could become a deluge this spring As desperate asylum seekers continue to flee the Trump administration's immigration crackdown by crossing into Canada, concern is growing here over whether the country will be able to cope if the number of migrants keeps growing. Stories of migrants hauling children and suitcases across frozen fields and snow-covered ditches into Canada have become headline news.
"23.02.2017 10:23:44" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo For nine months, Hamilton's Krista Salter pondered her baby's room.....http://bit.ly/2mfscPG
"23.02.2017 02:47:16" thespec.com Dear Ellie: Can a seventh grade crush be something big at 19? Q. I'm 19. Back in seventh grade, I really liked a boy and knew he liked me too. But neither of us did anything about it. Dear Ellie: Can a seventh grade crush be something big at 19?
"23.02.2017 01:25:52" thespec.com Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students “Attacking our children ... is no way to say you support and respect LGBTQ people”
"23.02.2017 00:55:40" thespec.com OMB hearing over Adi highrise proposal airs opening statements City council voted to oppose a revised 26-storey condo by the Adi Development Group Inc. on Oct. 24.
"23.02.2017 00:49:07" thespec.com Trump's crackdown forcing immigrants to develop 'deportation plan' “Who will take care of my children if I am deported?” Around America President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have spread fear and anxiety and led many people to brace for arrest and to change up their daily routines in hopes of not
"23.02.2017 00:08:56" thespec.com Warmth cooks Hamilton temperature records, but winter isn't over yet “This has to be one of the warmest weeks we've ever seen in February,” Environment Canada meteorologist Dave Phillips said. Thursday the temperature is forecasted to reach 16 C, outdoing the previous 14.3 C record.
"23.02.2017 00:03:20" thespec.com 2012 law to handle illegal border crossers sits idle as calls for action persist Provisions enacted by the previous Conservative government to handle illegal border-crossers are gathering dust as pressure persists on the Liberals for a response to waves of new asylum seekers. "I'm very touched by what I'm looking at," said Quebec Conservative MP Gerard Deltell of the images of people coming across the border in the freezing cold, being assisted by the Mounties.
"22.02.2017 22:52:45" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Johnny K-9, suspect in Ancaster murder, found dead at Toronto halfway house John Croitoru was charged in the cold-blooded 1998 murders of Lynn Gilbank, a criminal defence lawyer, and her husband Fred in Ancaster. "One of the suspects in the Gilbanks case is now dead," confirmed Staff Sgt. Steve Hrab, who has led the investigation for nearly 20 years.
"22.02.2017 22:44:03" thespec.com Budget crunch: Hamilton to cut 20 jobs citywide The city will cut 20-plus jobs across all departments to battle a looming tax hike. Discussion about service cuts remains behind closed doors
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7153978-budget-crunch-hamilton-to-cut-20-jobs-citywide/
"22.02.2017 22:22:05" thespec.com Man in hospital after fire at Main West apartment Wednesday afternoon fire follows fatal blaze in same CityHousing building Second blaze in 24 hours, one floor away from Tuesday's fatal fire
Story and video: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7153672-man-in-hospital-after-fire-at-main-west-apartment/
"22.02.2017 21:57:53" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist The road to Canada ends at the USA: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/22/thursday-february-23-2017/ #BorderSecurity #cdnpoli #RefugeesWelcome Road block...
"22.02.2017 21:33:25" thespec.com Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Health Canada says process can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat.
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7153782-health-canada-approves-sale-of-irradiated-ground-beef/
"22.02.2017 21:28:22" thespec.com Burlington reaches settlement agreement over condo lawsuit The deal comes as an engineering report filed for another lawsuit involving the New Street building calls it a “time bomb” that should be vacated. Two lawsuits — one on behalf of the condo corporation and the other for 26 individual owners — allege the city was negligent in approving the construction of the apartment building in 1965 and its conversion to condos in 1998.
"22.02.2017 21:21:25" thespec.com Ontario science teacher found guilty of misconduct in anti-vaccination case An Ontario science teacher who scared students and berated a public health nurse while pushing his anti-vaccination views has been found guilty of professional misconduct. "He then turned around, came back and put his hands in front of me (on the desk) and said 'I hope you're letting these students know these vaccines could cause death.'"
"22.02.2017 21:02:26" thespec.com Drugs, cash and car seized by police at Hamilton residences Two men are charged in relation to three-week Halton police drug investigation
"22.02.2017 20:56:02" thespec.com Hamilton fire dept. responding again to scene of Tuesday night's blaze A kitchen fire broke out in a tenth-floor unit of a public housing building on Main Street West Wednesday afternoon. Senior in hospital after fire at Main West apartment building
"22.02.2017 20:33:06" thespec.com Toronto mumps outbreak linked to crowded clubs Toronto Public health is warning the public about an outbreak of mumps that may be spreading in downtown bars. "The investigation to date has identified that many of these cases have frequented bars in the west downtown core of Toronto."
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7153688-toronto-mumps-outbreak-linked-to-crowded-clubs/
"22.02.2017 20:18:32" thespec.com Hamilton anxious to get hands on federal opioid funding “We should, hopefully, as a municipality, be at the front of the line to receive that critical federal funding.” Public health is looking for $69,000 to boost its needle exchange program and expand local access to Naloxone.
"22.02.2017 19:38:54" thespec.com Awards for wasteful spending target Ontario government, CRA and B.C. bridge Ontario's government, the City of Victoria and Canada Revenue Agency have won awards for wasteful government spending, as judged by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Teddy Government Waste Award winners
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7153555-awards-for-wasteful-spending-target-ontario-government-cra-and-b-c-bridge/
"22.02.2017 19:18:36" thespec.com NASA finds 3 habitable zone planets in nearby solar system 7 earth-type exoplanets discovered orbiting sun 40 light years away: NASA "They could have some liquid water and maybe life, by extension, on the surface — especially three of these planets that are in the so-called habitable zone on the star"
"22.02.2017 18:48:08" thespec.com Stolen Mohawk College printer used in counterfeit operation Printer has been returned to college after being uncovered at Hamilton residence
"22.02.2017 18:46:47" thespec.com ISIS suicide bomber was ex- Guantanamo Bay detainee: reports An Islamic State suicide bomber who attacked an army base in Iraq this week was a British former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was awarded more than $1 million in compensation, according to media reports Tuesday.
"22.02.2017 17:32:47" thespec.com Watchdog suing Hudson's Bay over alleged deceptive mattress prices Canada's competition watchdog says it's suing Hudson's Bay Co. over alleged deceptive pricing practices. Competition Bureau alleging HBC offered mattresses and foundations sold together at grossly inflated regular prices
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7153271-watchdog-suing-hudson-s-bay-over-alleged-deceptive-mattress-prices/
"22.02.2017 17:27:30" thespec.com 'Brewfing': Ontario city looks to crack down on rowdy rooftop parties LONDON, Ont. - A southern Ontario city is considering cracking down on residents who party on their roofs. Clampdown started in 2012, when St. Patrick's Day celebrations went awry and student parties erupted into street riots
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7153246--brewfing-ontario-city-looks-to-crack-down-on-rowdy-rooftop-parties/
"22.02.2017 15:46:08" thespec.com Double agent for Israel and Iraq faces deportation from Canada — again Hussein Ali Sumaida, 52, worked for the Israeli intelligence services and the Saddam Hussein regime for many years. He came to Canada for asylum in 1990. A former double agent for the Israeli intelligence service and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, the now 52-year-old Hamilton man said his life would be in danger if he was sent anywhere in the Middle East.
"22.02.2017 15:30:56" thespec.com UPDATE: Man stable after stabbing early Wednesday Victim is not sharing details with police, but investigators say attack wasn't random "The victim in the case is unwilling to provide much information at this time," said police spokesperson Const. Steve Welton.
"22.02.2017 14:57:33" thespec.com Two more N. Koreans wanted in connection with killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother WARNING: Video contains graphic images In the latest twist in a plot straight out of a movie, an attempted break-in was reported at the hospital morgue where Kim Jong Nam's body is being held — against North Korea's wishes.
"22.02.2017 14:39:31" thespec.com Analysis: Trump's 3,000 websites — and what they say about his rise to power In Trump We Trust — .com, that is. Not your politics? Maybe check out ThrowOutTrump.com.
"22.02.2017 14:26:15" thespec.com Hamilton cop's appeal of disciplinary case dismissed Sentencing of Sgt. Helena Pereira to go ahead The court decision means that Sgt. Helena Pereira's sentencing will go forward.
"22.02.2017 14:11:12" thespec.com I had a heart attack at 39. This is my wake-up call Kerrie Lee Brown thought she was too young and too in control of her life (or so she thought) to get a heart attack. The night that changed my life
"22.02.2017 13:57:25" thespec.com Facing orders to leave camp, Dakota Access stalwarts brace for police crackdown For months now, the population has dwindled at the Oceti Sakowin camp, the hub of the movement to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline. At its peak last year, the 80-acre swath of prairie was home to 10,000 or more Native Americans and environmental One of the largest demonstrations of its kind will come to an end.
"22.02.2017 13:30:44" thespec.com Knife-wielding man offers hug after robbing Hasty Market Store owner says wife remains “strong” in face of robbery "He took everything, even the coins," Patel added. "When he saw she was frightened, the man tried to hug my wife, she said 'keep away'."
"22.02.2017 13:14:21" thespec.com 'I'm getting burned!' Slaying Toronto's Valentine's Day fire: DiManno It took 20 hours to throttle the 6-alarm Badminton and Racquet Club fire. Here's how it was done. It took 20 hours of steadfastly blasting the latter to extinguish the roiling conflagration of the former last week at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto.
"22.02.2017 13:11:16" thespec.com 'Help me, help me': Heroic Keswick teens save elderly neighbours in dramatic fire rescue Teenage brothers Tristan and Tyler Reddy are being hailed as heroes after saving their elderly neighbours from a house fire in a dramatic rescue on Gwendolyn Boulevard in Keswick. "I guess the lady was in shock because she wouldn't move from the front door," Tristan recalls.
"22.02.2017 13:03:10" thespec.com Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of "particularly arrogant and rude" insults made against restaurant guests, including "one of the guests on racial grounds."
"22.02.2017 13:00:27" thespec.com A father on his way to work. A son on his way home. A tragic head-on crash Jeffery Brasher and his son Austin were described as “very close.” "Everybody's life changed on Saturday morning. No one's life will be the same after this."
"22.02.2017 12:50:11" thespec.com Iceland's president says he won't ban pineapple pizza Iceland's president's strong views on pizza have caused an international stir. Icelandic media reported that he said he'd ban the fruity topping if he could.
"22.02.2017 12:36:48" thespec.com Man stable after stabbing early Wednesday He was taken to hospital where he is now stable and is expected to survive, police said in a release just after 7 a.m. Just before 2:30 a.m., police and paramedics were called to the area of King Street East and Wentworth Street South for reports a man had suffered a stab wound.
"22.02.2017 12:28:18" thespec.com Claremont Access work on track The city is still on track to reopen the downbound lanes of the Claremont Access by the end of the month. City operations head Betty Matthews-Malone said Monday the only question mark remaining for the $1.1-million slope stabilization project is the timeline to install a protective rock fence along the newly bared section of escarpment slope.
"22.02.2017 12:00:37" thespec.com Wednesday, Feb. 22: Your daily horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017: This year you move in a new direction, but not without hitting some conflict along the way. How successfully you achieve your long-term goals will be… Wednesday, Feb. 22: Your daily horoscope
"22.02.2017 12:00:28" thespec.com Hamilton under fog advisory Wednesday Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility Environment Canada is warning of near zero visibility Wednesday morning as thick fog is expected to continue for most of the morning.
"22.02.2017 11:52:52" thespec.com The (very) slow death of Islamic State “Unfortunately, it is unrealistic to expect zero civilian casualties in armed conflict,” said U.S. Army Col. John L. Dorrian, the spokesperson of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. (Where do they get these ridiculous code-names?) There are still at least 650,000 civilians in the IS-controlled part of Mosul, and when the Iraqi army retakes it, a lot of them will be killed or injured.
"22.02.2017 11:34:05" thespec.com Kangaroo Kitty: When a cat carrier just won't do There's an ad floating around Facebook that is kind of my mother's nightmare. It's for a super comfy-looking oversized hoodie sweatshirt with an enormous front kangaroo pouch, created specifically for carrying around your cat. Or small dog, I suppose.
"22.02.2017 11:20:18" thespec.com The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things. Here is a rough timeline of how Yiannopoulos went from a breakthrough moment to the opposite in a matter of days.
"22.02.2017 11:03:11" thespec.com It's a matter of degrees for Hamilton goalkeeper Two degrees from Mac and one degree below Toronto FC for Angelo Cavalluzzo The 24-year-old goalkeeper from Hamilton has been signed to a United States Soccer League by Toronto FC II, the backup squad to the Major League Soccer finalists.
"22.02.2017 11:00:02" Roger Boyd, the soup guy Roger Boyd felt a calling in September. Since then, the Ancaster man has been spending at least 25 hours each week working to provide meals and clothing for people in need in Hamilton.
Read his story:
"22.02.2017 10:54:59" thespec.com Roger Boyd, the soup guy, gives his time to feed and clothe Hamiltonians in need Roger Boyd felt a calling. Since then, the Ancaster man has been spending at least 25 hours each week working to provide meals and clothing for people in need It's cold and pouring rain. Roger Boyd is making a massive pot of soup inside the kitchen at his home in Ancaster.
"22.02.2017 10:53:02" thespec.com Hamilton bakery sweetening the lives of hospital patients The folks at Crumbuns are giving back to the community with freshly-baked cheer Joanne Emberson learned at an early age how a little sweetness can put a smile on the face of a hospital patient
"22.02.2017 10:32:30" thespec.com One dead in Red Hill crash overnight A stretch of the Red Hill Valley Parkway is closed Wednesday morning after a late night fatal crash. UPDATE: Hamilton man, 26, killed in three-vehicle crash on Red Hill last night
"22.02.2017 10:30:17" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo One person is dead after a fire broke out in a downtown apartment building Tuesday evening.....http://bit.ly/2lnnJvP
"22.02.2017 02:45:09" thespec.com Dear Ellie: Responses to the dad who's thinking of moving Part two of responses to the father who's considering leaving his three young sons to live across the country with a woman who has three young daughters (January 26): Dear Ellie: Responses to the dad who's thinking of leaving his 3 young sons
"22.02.2017 02:12:25" thespec.com One dead in downtown Hamilton apartment fire One person has died in an apartment fire Tuesday evening.
"22.02.2017 01:42:26" thespec.com 'I'm getting burned!' Slaying Toronto's Valentine's Day fire: DiManno It took 20 hours to throttle the 6-alarm Badminton and Racquet Club fire. Here's how it was done. 520 firefighters battled the Feb.14 blaze at St. Clair Ave. and Yonge St.
"22.02.2017 01:09:06" Hamilton Spectator Sports Hamilton goalkeeper and Mac grad Angelo Cavalluzzo has been signed to a United States Soccer League contract by Toronto FC II.
"21.02.2017 23:20:06" thespec.com Niagara Falls animator Alan Barillaro makes splash with Oscar-nominated debut 'Piper' Canadian animator Alan Barillaro has had a hand in some of Pixar's biggest hits including “A Bug's Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “WALL-E,” but the Niagara Falls native managed to soar to solo success at the helm of his Oscar-nominated debut film “Piper.” Six-minute film is one of three projects from Canadian animators in contention for an Oscar on Sunday.
"21.02.2017 22:39:31" Hamilton Spectator Sports It's been almost 25 years since we last saw three rookies hit both the 20-goal and 70-point plateaus in the same season.
"21.02.2017 22:37:31" thespec.com Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes at 3:45 a.m. Maybe you should, too Almost every morning at about 3:45 a.m. PT they begin to happen. Tim Cook's emails, that is. "Starting the day early — on your own terms — means your productivity won't get hijacked, no matter how many interruptions and unforeseen events occur later on."
"21.02.2017 22:26:39" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist No more Rocking in the Free World #NATO #cdnpoli: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/21/wednesday-february-22-2017/ Cough up...
"21.02.2017 22:01:44" thespec.com Roger Boyd, the soup guy, gives his time to feed and clothe Hamiltonians in need Roger Boyd felt a calling. Since then, the Ancaster man has been spending at least 25 hours each week working to provide meals and clothing for people in need "The homeless don't get a day off," Roger Boyd says. "I relate to these guys. They're hurting."
"21.02.2017 21:56:53" thespec.com New memos outline Trump's plans to deport millions of immigrants The memos instruct officials to deport anyone in the U.S. illegally who is convicted of any criminal offence. The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations.
"21.02.2017 21:32:39" thespec.com Feds may face 'rough' NAFTA negotiation: Mulroney Feds may face 'rough' NAFTA renegotiation, former PM Brian Mulroney says Mulroney said U.S. President Donald Trump may be unorthodox, but he's smart, disciplined and will surprise many.
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7151458-feds-may-face-rough-nafta-negotiation-mulroney/
"21.02.2017 21:26:51" thespec.com Driver to be sentenced April 4 in crash that killed Milton teens MILTON — The sentencing of the only adult involved in a crash that killed two Milton Grade 12 students will be April 4. Brian Lund appeared in Milton court, where he pleaded guilty Feb. 16.
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7147112-driver-to-be-sentenced-april-4-in-crash-that-killed-milton-teens/
"21.02.2017 21:02:00" thespec.com Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos resigns following outrage over his past comments about pedophilia Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the “alt-right,” resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend.
"21.02.2017 20:54:54" thespec.com MP Tony Clement hangs up during live CBC interview about refugees MONTREAL - Conservative public safety critic Tony Clement is asking for an apology from the CBC after he hung up the phone during a live radio interview about refugees. Clement said the government needs to add more RCMP resources to stop the growing number of refugees crossing the U.S. border into Canada.
"21.02.2017 20:14:11" thespec.com 63 per cent of Canadians are concerned about food fraud, 'the big elephant in the room' A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they're buying are not what labels claim. Seafood is the most vulnerable food group, says researcher Sylvain Charlebois, because it's difficult to track where those products came from and hard to distinguish between fish species visually once it's a fillet on a store shelf.
"21.02.2017 20:04:55" thespec.com Patrick Brown says Ontario PCs will support anti-Islamophobia motion The Liberal motion commits the Legislature to fight against hatred, discrimination and prejudices, particularly against Muslims. "What those of the Muslim faith have to go through right now is horrible…Quebec was a wakeup call that it does happen."
"21.02.2017 19:01:53" thespec.com Hamilton looks at raising street parking rates Hamilton councillors will look at hiking hourly street parking rates that are among the cheapest in Canada. The city's $1-per-hour meter rates are the lowest among cities participating in cross-country benchmarking studies of municipal services.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7151363-hamilton-looks-at-raising-street-parking-rates/
"21.02.2017 18:58:46" thespec.com Hamilton looks at raising street parking rates Hamilton councillors will look at hiking hourly street parking rates that are among the cheapest in Canada. Hamilton's $1-per-hour meter rates are the lowest among cities participating in cross-country benchmarking studies of municipal services.
"21.02.2017 18:29:15" thespec.com Hamilton hospital and college presidents with hidden expenses The controversial practice has come to light since The Spectator revealed Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie has a secret contract, second salary and hidden expenses. "The ethical principle at play in this story, and ones like it, is transparency."
"21.02.2017 17:57:59" thespec.com Fall-apart roasted pork shoulder: big on flavour, short on labour I was talking with a friend about perfect meals for entertaining, and we went through the usual suspects: lasagnas, chili, tenderloins. A cut of meat so flexible that the cooking time could be stretched by an hour, or three, and the roast wouldn't be any worse for the wear.
"21.02.2017 17:42:47" thespec.com www.thespec.com It's believed the victim, identified by police as "an elderly female resident," lost in excess of $210,000 between 2011 and 2016.
"21.02.2017 17:35:27" thespec.com Insider podcast: What Deb Matthews says about CEO compensation contracts In Episode 2 of the Hamilton Spectator's Newsroom Insider podcast, host Jon Wells talks to Spectator columnist Jeff Mahoney about his craft and a piece he wrote on local author Ray Cunnington, reporter Natalie Paddon about what it's like juggling a Newsroom Insider podcast #2 features audio from health reporter Joanna Frketich's interview with Ont. Deputy Premier Deb Matthews with respect to Spec coverage of CEO compensation
"21.02.2017 17:16:36" thespec.com Single mom dons a moustache for 'Dads and Donuts' school breakfast A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a moustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son. Kittrell said Lucas told her he wanted her to go since she's his dad too.
"21.02.2017 17:12:11" thespec.com 'I wouldn't have let him go': U.S. woman shocked friend walked to Canada Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished. "For an entire week he was anxious, he was scared"
"21.02.2017 17:09:30" thespec.com Lindsay Lohan claims she was 'racially profiled' over a head scarf at London airport American actress Lindsay Lohan claimed she was “racially profiled” at London Heathrow Airport recently while going through a security checkpoint wearing a head scarf. "When I was flying to New York recently, I was wearing [a] head scarf and I got stopped at the airport and racially profiled for the first time in my life," Lohan, who is white, said
"21.02.2017 16:46:13" thespec.com Take our shopping survey to win up to $5,000 Participate in the 2017 Pulse of Metroland Media and Shopping Survey and you could win between $500 to $5,000 in cash prizes. This contest runs until April 17. Participate in the 2017 Pulse of Metroland Media and Shopping Survey and you could win between $500 to $5,000 in cash prizes. This contest runs until April 17.
"21.02.2017 16:34:53" thespec.com FirstOntario Centre: Face it, it's now a relic Three decades have taken a toll How bad must the selection committee have thought FirstOntario Centre was to ignore all those benefits and choose somewhere else? Answer: Very.
"21.02.2017 16:32:57" thespec.com ED CANNING: Creditor protection means staff cannot file claim for severance Q: I worked for a large local employer for 36 years. Two weeks ago I was told that my employment was over. I was given my outstanding wages and vacation pay and nothing more. The company is in creditor protection right now. Is there anything I can do to Unfortunately, there is very little you can do. Theoretically, your rights are being sacrificed for the greater good.
"21.02.2017 16:23:21" thespec.com Stop the Trump hysteria. His early stumbles are nothing new. Bert Lance, President Jimmy Carter's first director of the Office of Management and Budget, managed fewer than nine months in that post before resigning. Mack McLarty, President Bill Clinton's first White House chief of staff, was twice as successful as History isn't much help in judging early episodes. Does anything George W. Bush did in his first nine months before 9/11 matter much compared with what followed that awful day?
"21.02.2017 16:14:19" thespec.com Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after threats on Jewish centers Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's oldest daughter and a convert to Judaism, issued a statement over Twitter on Monday calling for “religious tolerance” after a new wave of threats against Jewish community centers. The tweet was Ivanka Trump's most vocal foray into a public discussion and was made over an issue her allies say she feels personally.
"21.02.2017 16:01:26" thespec.com Hamilton hospital and college presidents with hidden expenses The controversial practice has come to light since The Spectator revealed Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie has a secret contract, second salary and hidden expenses. It's the same controversial practice that was used by Rob MacIsaac when he was president of Mohawk College.
"21.02.2017 15:47:00" thespec.com The truth about the Mayweather-McGregor fight This week the buzz surrounding a potential showdown between retired boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor increased in volume and intensity. The truth? It won't happen. This week the buzz surrounding a potential showdown between retired boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor increased in volume and intensity
"21.02.2017 15:17:09" thespec.com After weekend of anti-Semitic acts, Clinton urges Trump to 'speak out' Hillary Clinton called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to speak out against anti-Semitic vandalism and threats after more than 170 Jewish graves were found toppled at a cemetery in Missouri. Clinton's message to Trump came as the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S. Lauder, also urged U.S. officials to recognize that "anti-Semitism is alive and kicking."
"21.02.2017 14:58:28" thespec.com Texas hunters who claimed they were shot by 'illegal aliens' shot each other, authorities say Hunting guides Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant were leading a hunting party in southern Texas in early January, when they claimed immigrants illegally crossed the nearby Mexico border, converged on their camp in the middle of the night and tried to When the smoke cleared and the fight was over, Daugherty was bleeding from a shot to his abdomen.
"21.02.2017 14:56:16" thespec.com Hydro rates to dominate new legislative session As MPPs return to the Legislature on Tuesday, Ontario's electricity rates are top of mind for all three major party leaders. "How do we lower people's electricity bills? How do we deal with the reality that electricity bills for many people in the province are not affordable?"
"21.02.2017 14:37:11" thespec.com Trio charged in Boxing Day armed robbery at Pita Pit Two Hamilton men and Welland man facing robbery and weapon charges Police were called to the Pita Pit at 1791 Stonechurch Rd. E. on Dec. 26 after it was robbed.
"21.02.2017 14:29:44" thespec.com Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean thanks late dad on date of 50th birthday Kurt Cobain's daughter has paid tribute to the late Nirvana frontman on what would have been his 50th birthday. "You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life."
"21.02.2017 14:19:31" thespec.com Riots erupt in Sweden's capital just days after President Trump comments Just two days after President Donald Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighbourhood in the northern Over four hours, the crowd burned about half a dozen cars, vandalized several shopfronts, and threw rocks at police.
"21.02.2017 14:06:58" thespec.com A number of poisonous snakes stolen from Thorold home Police in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario are hunting for a number of venomous snakes. The stolen snakes include several juvenile cobra species, rattlesnakes, adders and vipers, and a pregnant albino boa.
"21.02.2017 13:58:20" thespec.com Hamilton man made sure his grandson was saved before he drowned Retired steelworker and his grandson fished every weekend together year round. Jani Daliyanazlou died making sure his nine-year-old grandson Stephan Nissan was saved from the frigid water after they fell through the ice at a Norfolk County conservation area during Family Day weekend.
"21.02.2017 13:47:51" thespec.com Alex Trebek rapped Drake lyrics on Jeopardy this week Monday's category “Let's rap, kids!” had the host delivering a dry flow. Trebek is notorious for a slightly monotone reading of his questions, and his deadpan delivery was ever-present when delivering the questions of the "Let's rap, kids!" category of Jeopardy! College Championship
"21.02.2017 13:46:24" thespec.com Alcohol suspected in early morning crash Alcohol is suspected in an early morning crash in Ancaster that sent a 22-year-old man to hospital. The crash, on Highway 6 at Book Road, involved a single car that struck a pole after 3 a.m. There were no other vehicles involved.
"21.02.2017 13:29:12" thespec.com This Queen's student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here's how he came back to life Tayyab Jafar was found on a sub-zero morning with no vital signs and a core temperature 16 C below normal. It would be easy to call what happened next a miracle, but it's not — though some on his medical team are stunned at the results. "Vital signs absent means dead," says Julie Socha, one of four Frontenac County paramedics who rushed to the scene.
"21.02.2017 13:09:02" thespec.com I had a heart attack at 39. This is my wake-up call Kerrie Lee Brown thought she was too young and too in control of her life (or so she thought) to get a heart attack. My body was telling me to slow down and I wasn't even 40.
"21.02.2017 12:56:22" thespec.com Two women injured in brutal accident in Brampton Two women, who were seriously injured in a brutal road accident in Brampton on Sunday are now in stable condition. Peel police say the single vehicle accident happened just after midnight when a car hit a pole and almost cut in half in the area of Brampton's Rutherford Road and Clarence Street.
"21.02.2017 12:44:09" thespec.com Burger King — Tim Hortons owner in talks to buy Popeyes Restaurant Brands International Inc., the owner of Burger King, is in advanced talks with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. about a takeover of the fried-chicken chain, according to people familiar with the matter. Popeyes has a market value of about $1.37 billion, while Restaurant Brands is worth $25 billion.
"21.02.2017 12:39:03" thespec.com Crystal meth school assignment shocks Mississauga mom The mother of an Erin Mills Middle School student was shocked when her son's assignment was about crystal meth The assignment was for his grade eight drama class, where he and five other students were assigned to do a skit.
"21.02.2017 12:10:15" thespec.com A father on his way to work. A son on his way home. A tragic head-on crash Jeffery Brasher and his son Austin were described as “very close.” "My worst fear was that Austin would make it through and then kill himself because he wouldn't have been able to deal with killing his father"
"21.02.2017 12:07:38" thespec.com The first lady will focus on 'women's' difficulties,' President Trump says Stop despairing, women with “issues” and “difficulties” — President Donald Trump says first lady Melania Trump will be there for you. Melania Trump has not talked publicly about taking on that particular portfolio — until now, she had said that cyberbullying would be a focus.
"21.02.2017 11:58:00" thespec.com California cop fatally shot by parolee he was trying to help The two Whittier, Calif., police officers arrived in the Friendly Hills neighbourhood Monday morning poised to help at the scene of a minor traffic accident. "We need to wake up. Enough is enough," Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "This is a senseless, senseless tragedy that did not need to be."
"21.02.2017 11:50:20" thespec.com Michael Moore wants to lead the 'Resistance' Perhaps you first saw the phrase on Twitter. Since the election of President Donald Trump, the phrase "the resistance" has often been employed to reference the various groups that oppose - and hope to in some way disrupt - Trump's presidency.
"21.02.2017 11:41:35" thespec.com FirstOntario Centre: Face it, it's now a relic Three decades have taken a toll So how bad must the selection committee have thought FirstOntario Centre was to ignore all those benefits and choose somewhere else? Answer: Very
"21.02.2017 11:36:45" thespec.com Ticats' Masoli returns to Samoan roots, gives back to community that shaped him Jeremiah Masoli walked into a high school on the island of American Samoa last winter expecting to address the football team. Instead, he found the entire student body massed in the school's cramped gymnasium, singing songs to celebrate his arrival. Jeremiah Masoli walked into a high school on the island of American Samoa last winter expecting to address the football team. Instead, he found the entire student body massed in the school's cramped gymnasium, singing songs to celebrate his arrival.
"21.02.2017 11:29:46" thespec.com How did this sex assault case end up in court? Walter Cooke's case should never have got to court This one kept tugging at my conscience.
"21.02.2017 11:21:57" thespec.com David Cassidy of 'Partridge Family' says he has dementia David Cassidy's tragic family history of dementia has always haunted him; and now it's here. The former star of TV's The Partridge Family said Monday he is battling the memory-destroying brain disorder. "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming"
"21.02.2017 11:16:52" thespec.com Bell Canada discriminated against sick woman by making her go to store: tribunal The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal says Bell Canada discriminated against a seriously ill woman by forcing her to violate her doctor's orders and go to a store in person in order to acquire a cellphone. Linda Mills of London, Ont., was bedridden and recovering from both chemotherapy and a stroke at the time
"21.02.2017 11:07:49" thespec.com Loblaw resets all PC Plus passwords after security breach Loblaw has reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors' online accounts after points were stolen from some members' accounts. The company posted a warning on its website saying it requires all members to create new passwords — regardless of whether or not they changed them following the recent security breach.
"21.02.2017 10:59:15" thespec.com Hamilton hospital and college presidents with hidden expenses The controversial practice has come to light since The Spectator revealed Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie has a secret contract, second salary and hidden expenses. The expenses totalling between $1,800 and $2,800 a year raise questions about accountability and transparency.
"21.02.2017 10:57:03" thespec.com Long-lost wedding ring found, 12 years later, in downtown Kitchener 'Crazy' discovery on downtown street "This is just crazy," said Amaya. "I couldn't believe it was my ring. I thought, 'How is this possible?' "
"21.02.2017 10:48:41" thespec.com No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of Kim Jong Un's slain half-brother The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials said Tuesday. No member of Kim Jong Nam's family has come forward to verify his identity through DNA or claim his body.
"21.02.2017 10:43:48" thespec.com Leaders in vulnerable Hamilton neighbourhoods will be taught about legal rights New Canadians do not always know their rights as tenants. New training for leaders will help spread that knowledge. A new program by the Social Planning and Research Council hopes to better support new Canadians at risk of displacement in quickly gentrifying Hamilton.
"21.02.2017 10:27:07" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Hamilton man made sure his grandson was saved before he drowned
"Everyone who knew him knew how much they loved each other, you wouldn't see one without the other. This is a tragic ending." ..... http://bit.ly/2m7qX52
"21.02.2017 02:40:33" thespec.com OHL Hamilton Bulldogs on 5-game streak after win over Kitchener Rangers Dawson Carty turned aside 20 shots in 5-2 win at FirstOntario Centre
"21.02.2017 01:26:29" thespec.com Police investigate anti-Semitic incidents at Toronto condo Residents of North York building say notes bearing swastikas were left on doors, and mezuzahs were vandalized
"20.02.2017 23:11:40" Hamilton Spectator Sports Regina beat out the #OHL Hamilton Bulldogs and fellow Ontario Hockey League team the Oshawa Generals with a bid that stressed the history of Pats hockey.
"20.02.2017 22:54:00" Hamilton Spectator Sports Why is #HamOnt not hosting the 2018 Memorial Cup? Look no further than our aging arena.
"20.02.2017 21:15:51" thespec.com Kim Jong Nam killing was 'terrorist act' by North Korea, South says Acting president of South Korea, Hwang Kyo-ahn, urged the world to hold North Korea accountable for the killing. South Korean leaders link the North Korean government, led by Kim Jong Un, to the brazen killing of his half brother Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
"20.02.2017 20:08:02" thespec.com Jani Daliyanazlou made sure his grandson was saved before he drowned, after they fell through ice Retired steelworker and his grandson fished every weekend together year round.
"20.02.2017 19:26:34" thespec.com Toronto driver clocked at 203 km/h in a 60 km/h zone The incident occurred early Monday near Victoria Park Ave. and McNicoll Ave.
"20.02.2017 19:14:27" thespec.com In a Walt Whitman novel, lost for 165 years, clues to 'Leaves of Grass' Readers who picked up The New York Times on March 13, 1852, might have seen a small advertisement on Page 3 for a serial tale set to begin the next day in a rival newspaper.
"20.02.2017 18:57:44" thespec.com $90,000 in damages in Dundas spa fire A Dundas spa suffered tens of thousands dollars in damages after it caught fire Saturday.
"20.02.2017 18:39:25" thespec.com Canadian labour leader Bob White, instrumental in creating CAW, has died Canadian labour leader Bob White has died. White was instrumental in creating the Canadian Auto Workers union, which broke away from its American parent in the mid-1980s.
"20.02.2017 18:24:08" thespec.com Hamilton man tried to bite officers, take officer's gun: police allege A man is facing charges after allegedly trying to take a police officer's firearm and bite other officers.
"20.02.2017 17:53:26" thespec.com Drug and assault charges laid after traffic stop turns violent A traffic stop on Barton Street East led to a seizure of drugs including fentanyl.
"20.02.2017 17:09:13" thespec.com Federal fund for families of murdered children spends 14 times more on administration than grants A federal fund designed to give financial help to parents whose children have been murdered or gone missing has spent more than 14 times as much on administration costs as it has on actual grants.
"20.02.2017 16:45:43" thespec.com Young kids at risk of opioid overdose from adult prescriptions in household: study Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an overdose from the potent pain medications, most often through accidental ingestion, a study has found.
"20.02.2017 16:28:21" thespec.com Hamilton man charged in fire hose nozzle thefts A serial theft has been caught after police say he stole the metal nozzles out of fire hose cabinets in two downtown apartment buildings.
"20.02.2017 16:12:40" thespec.com Police looking for suspects after targeted east mountain robbery Police are investigating what they are calling a “targeted” robbery, after a resident was assaulted during a break-in at his east mountain home.
"20.02.2017 15:55:55" thespec.com Ontario legislature resumes Tuesday with a focus on hydro When the Ontario legislature returns Tuesday from its winter break, rising hydro rates will be top of mind, as will winter hydro disconnections and the further sale of Hydro One.
"20.02.2017 15:46:11" thespec.com Man steals more than $25,000 in jewelry from east end pawnshop Police are on the hunt for an east end pawnshop robber who made off with more than $25,000 worth of jewelry.
"20.02.2017 14:37:53" thespec.com Family Day: What's on, what's open and what's closed Looking for something to do?
"20.02.2017 13:00:02" thespec.com Feb. 18-20: Your long weekend horoscopes HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017: This year you are goal-oriented and nearly impossible to distract. You often have several different thoughts running through your mind at once. Be careful,… Feb. 18-20: Your long weekend horoscopes
"20.02.2017 02:29:16" thespec.com Hamilton man made sure his grandson was saved before he drowned Retired steelworker and his grandson fished every weekend together year round. "He lived all his life for us," said Jani Daliyanazlou's daughter Nahrin Nissan. "It's hard taking all of this in. It feels so empty without him. He was a person you could really rely on. Now he's not there."
"19.02.2017 21:50:21" thespec.com Nine-year-old saved, 68-year-old Hamilton man dies after falling through the ice Jani Daliyanazlou, 68, was pronounced dead on scene.
"19.02.2017 20:53:37" thespec.com Former PM Brian Mulroney serenades President Donald Trump at fundraiser Former prime minister Brian Mulroney apparently sang to U.S. President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Saturday night.
"19.02.2017 17:51:28" thespec.com “What has he been smoking?” Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident Government not aware of any “terror-linked major incidents” During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. It wasn't clear what he was referring to and there were no high-profile situations reported in Sweden on Friday
"19.02.2017 17:47:16" thespec.com This Queen's student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here's how he came back to life Tayyab Jafar was found on a sub-zero morning with no vital signs and a core temperature 16 C below normal. It would be easy to call what happened next a miracle, but it's not — though some on his medical team are stunned at the results. Tayyab Jafar was found on a sub-zero morning with no vital signs and a core temperature 16 C below normal. It would be easy to call what happened next a miracle, but it's not — though some on his medical team are stunned at the results.
"19.02.2017 17:14:11" thespec.com OHL Hamilton Bulldogs lose Memorial Cub bid Regina Pats to host 2018 tournament
"19.02.2017 16:21:19" thespec.com SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad Leftover booster lands back at Cape Canaveral several minutes after liftoff Rocket sent up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.
"19.02.2017 15:50:37" thespec.com Hamilton man missing after falling through ice in Norfolk County pond A search is underway for a 68-year-old Hamilton man who fell through ice at a Norfolk County conservation area Saturday. As temperatures climbed, police in Hamilton issued a warning about the dangers of thin ice — and cautioned people to keep off.
"19.02.2017 13:00:01" thespec.com Feb. 18-20: Your long weekend horoscopes HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017: This year you are goal-oriented and nearly impossible to distract. You often have several different thoughts running through your mind at once. Be careful,… Feb. 18-20: Your long weekend horoscopes
"19.02.2017 00:12:21" thespec.com Record-breaking temperatures in Hamilton A glorious Family Day weekend started off with a record-breaking high of 13 C
"18.02.2017 22:36:40" thespec.com Toronto school bans cellphones from class Earl Grey Senior Public School changes policy on personal electronic devices, effective Tuesday What do you think? Should Hamilton follow suit?
"18.02.2017 22:22:02" thespec.com Hundreds attend funeral for Rob Stewart, Toronto filmmaker behind “Sharkwater” documentary A Toronto filmmaker who died while diving off the Florida coast was mourned by hundreds at his funeral today.
"18.02.2017 22:04:15" thespec.com Blind cleric jailed for 1990s terror plots dies in US prison Followers convicted in 1993 World Trade Center bombing
"18.02.2017 21:21:27" thespec.com Two injured after explosion in Toronto apartment Toronto police say two people were injured after an explosion in an apartment on Saturday.
"18.02.2017 21:03:03" thespec.com Canada's self-proclaimed pedophile hunters doing more harm than good, police say A W5 investigation of the largest vigilante network of its type in Canada, the Creep Catchers, has found their smartphone cameras often don't tell the whole story.
"18.02.2017 20:13:13" thespec.com Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travellers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.
"18.02.2017 18:50:46" thespec.com In what world is it laughable to drive a bus for a living? Mallick What jobs are socially acceptable to Conservative MPs, Heather Mallick wonders after watching the appalling reaction to Liberal MP Amarjeet Sohi's former career.
"18.02.2017 18:36:52" thespec.com Restaurant review: Burro brings tacos and more to Burlington The Alex, on Brant Street, has transformed into Burro.
"18.02.2017 18:17:40" thespec.com MAHONEY: Writing the book on peace — at age 96 Ray Cunnington has devoted his life to peace
"18.02.2017 17:49:32" thespec.com Brantford police looking for missing woman Paula Underwood hasn't been seen since Feb. 12
"18.02.2017 17:35:35" thespec.com Turkish Airlines flight to Toronto evacuated after suspicious note seen A Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul was evacuated Saturday after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms. The words "BOMB TO TORONTO" were found on the bathroom's wall; upon further investigation, nothing suspicious was found.
"18.02.2017 17:23:01" thespec.com Mohawk College president got a raise during pay freeze Deputy Premier says she expects executives to “adhere to both the spirit and letter of the law.”
"18.02.2017 17:07:01" thespec.com The next leader of the Conservatives is ... one of these 14 Meet the contenders, disrupters, long shots and answers to trivia questions as the race's final nomination cutoff arrives this week.
"18.02.2017 13:00:07" thespec.com Feb. 18-20: Your long weekend horoscopes HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017: This year you are goal-oriented and nearly impossible to distract. You often have several different thoughts running through your mind at once. Be careful,… Feb. 18-20: Your long weekend horoscopes
"18.02.2017 02:14:54" thespec.com A miracle comeback Former Hamilton Junior Red Wings player Riley Dunda suffered a debilitating stroke. Defying odds, just three years later he's back on the ice
"18.02.2017 01:36:33" thespec.com Standing up to a racist eviction in Hamilton A lot – but not enough – has changed since the family of a Hamilton firefighter were asked to leave their apartment because of the colour of their skin
"18.02.2017 00:40:49" thespec.com Spec series helps inspire city hockey survey Is the cost of playing hockey in Hamilton too high?
"17.02.2017 23:53:21" thespec.com Discarded Christmas trees used to fight Hamilton marsh carp Out in Grindstone Creek, Royal Botanical Gardens workers have used more than 2,500 trees discarded from Christmas to fortify a berm across the creek.
"17.02.2017 23:45:03" thespec.com Toronto not truly a 'Sanctuary City,' report says Researchers from Ryerson University say more work needed to make Toronto safe for undocumented migrants
"17.02.2017 23:11:01" thespec.com City wants federal help to expand naloxone program Public health wants an extra $69,000 to expand handouts of anti-overdose kits. Council will seek federal cash first before voting to up local budget.
"17.02.2017 22:25:45" thespec.com Crystal meth school assignment shocks Mississauga mom The mother of an Erin Mills Middle School student was shocked when her son's assignment was about crystal meth "Oh, my assignment is about how to make crystal meth," Greenidge recalled her son saying.
"17.02.2017 21:43:00" thespec.com York school board trustee Nancy Elgie resigns after using racial slur to refer to parent York region trustee Nancy Elgie has announced she'll step down, saying her use of a racial slur has "brought undeserved distress" to the community and harmed the school board.
"17.02.2017 21:28:42" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Judging the Auditor General judge in Ontario: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/17/saturday-february-18-2017/ #auditor #onpoli Bonnie Lysyk...
"17.02.2017 21:10:22" thespec.com Skater falls through ice in Dundas Fire crews responded near Sleepy Hollow Crescent around 2 p.m. Friday.
"17.02.2017 20:51:53" thespec.com Robot probes show Fukushima reactor cleanup worse than expected Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup.
"17.02.2017 20:20:19" thespec.com Suspects sought in theft from Burlington vehicle used stolen credit cards in Hamilton A man and woman are being sought by Halton police following the break-in to a vehicle in Burlington that netted thieves a wallet with credit cards that were used later.
"17.02.2017 20:06:46" thespec.com Trump weighs mobilizing National Guard for immigration roundups The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated
"17.02.2017 19:31:25" thespec.com Plan your weekend: Winterfest, Family Day and more
"17.02.2017 19:28:39" thespec.com Burlington marijuana dispensary raided, pot and cash seized Hamilton man charged at Harvester Road unit
"17.02.2017 18:28:30" thespec.com Twin tragedies give survivor a new face ROCHESTER, Minn. - He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. He had no nose and no jaw. He'd shot out all but two teeth. His mouth was shattered, his lips almost nonexistent. He'd lost some vision in his left eye.
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"17.02.2017 17:56:01" thespec.com Family doctor paints gloomy picture of Ontario healthcare system, says patients dying on waiting lists A family doctor and anesthesiologist from Georgetown, Ont. is painting a rather gloomy and concerning picture of the current state of the province's healthcare system. 'It takes two months to diagnose cancer in a patient now, longer to get treatment and a lot of people actually die waiting for treatment'
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"17.02.2017 17:51:44" thespec.com Graham Rockingham's Best Bets Graham Rockingham's Weekend Best Bets #HamOnt
"17.02.2017 17:41:00" thespec.com Spectator Editorial: The view from inside the housing bubble Living inside, or at least right beside, the “housing bubble” makes for interesting times and conversation. EDITORIAL: For Hamilton residents living inside, or at least right beside, the "housing bubble" makes for interesting times and conversation.
"17.02.2017 15:23:37" thespec.com Viewpoint: Today's populism isn't fascism The United States' supposed lurch toward authoritarianism - or maybe full-on fascism - has become an obsession among progressives and even a few centrists and conservatives. George Orwell's "1984" and Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here" are once again Leave aside the facile parallels (Mussolini was a bully, and so is Trump!) and consider the larger point that, if fascism was going to spread to the United States, it would have done so in the 1920s and 1930s
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"17.02.2017 14:30:18" thespec.com ACTION trial: Closing submissions today for Hamilton officers Trial of four officers accused of writing fake tickets wraps up Friday Stephen Travale, Shawn Smith, Bhupesh Gulati and Daniel Williams, face charges of fabricating evidence and obstructing justice related to allegedly writing fake provincial offence notice tickets in 2014.
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"17.02.2017 14:00:14" thespec.com Florida man accused in plot to bomb Target stores OCALA, Fla. - A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock in the company if the stock value plunged after the explosions. Planned to place 10 improvised explosive devices in food packages in stores from New York to Florida
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7146062-florida-man-accused-in-plot-to-bomb-target-stores/
"17.02.2017 13:47:36" thespec.com Teen charged with stabbing during fight An 18-year-old suffered non life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed Thursday night Barton and Wentworth
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7146014-teen-charged-with-stabbing-during-fight/
"17.02.2017 13:42:54" thespec.com Land development off the table for City of Hamilton golf courses Councillors want golf course studies to focus on improving rundown facilities, not sale of public lands. Won't pave paradise
"17.02.2017 13:31:39" thespec.com Police looking for man who flashed woman in west Hamilton The man, believed to be in his 50s, approached the 20-year-old woman near Leland Street on Feb. 15. Woman was walking north along Leland Street toward Ward Avenue when a man in a dark gold-coloured Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up next to her
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"17.02.2017 13:07:39" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo ROCKINGHAM: Blue Rodeo still vital after all these years
"17.02.2017 13:05:52" thespec.com Liberal MP swamped by hate mail, threats over anti-Islamophobia motion in Commons Mississauga MP Iqra Khalid says she has received thousands of death threats, sexist comments and Islamophobic remarks after introducing a motion to condemn and combat Islamophobia. Mississauga MP Iqra Khalid said her office has been swamped with hateful messages over Motion 103, which asks the House of Commons to condemn Islamophobia and all religious discrimination, and commits a parliamentary committee to study the issue.
"17.02.2017 12:10:03" thespec.com Friday, Feb. 17: Your daily horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017: This year you might feel that if you detach and try to understand where others are coming from, you will be able to make a difference — not only in their… Friday, Feb. 17: Your daily horoscope
"17.02.2017 12:01:38" thespec.com Dear Ellie: I've found my birth mother and want to get closer Q. I was adopted at birth 30 years ago. At 20, I found a letter from my birth mom saying she hopes I find her and she'll try finding me because she wants a relationship with me. Dear Ellie: I've found my birth mother and want to get closer
"17.02.2017 11:55:55" thespec.com Ticats release veteran offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski The phone rings once, twice, three times ...
Until his release on Thursday, Dyakowski had been the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' longest-serving member, having spent his entire 10-year career with the Ticats after being selected by the club in the second round of
"17.02.2017 02:11:04" thespec.com Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist At 105, French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand is more aerobically fit than most 50-year-olds — and appears to be getting even fitter as he ages, according to a revelatory new… Lessons on aging well, from a 105-year-old cyclist
"16.02.2017 22:23:10" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Cradle to grave living: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/16/friday-february-17-2017/ #RealEstate #HamOnt
"16.02.2017 20:36:00" thespec.com Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary Idaho police: Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops a burglary Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary
"16.02.2017 19:59:07" thespec.com Who shot and killed Milton's Ray Venerus? Halton police appeal for leads in 10-year-old cold case Who shot and killed Milton's Ray Venerus?
Halton police appeal for leads in 10-year-old cold case
"16.02.2017 19:14:56" thespec.com Nicole Kidman was secretly engaged to Lenny Kravitz Nicole Kidman has confirmed she was once secretly engaged to Lenny Kravitz. Relationship didn't last because they weren't 'ready'
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/7144238-nicole-kidman-was-secretly-engaged-to-lenny-kravitz/
"16.02.2017 18:21:53" thespec.com Ontario man forgot he stashed $100,000 in old TV About 30 years ago an Ontario man stuffed a wad of cash and banking documents inside a box, opened up the back of his television and hid the package inside. Money was discovered when set was at recycling depot
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7144276-ontario-man-forgot-he-stashed-100-000-in-old-tv/
"16.02.2017 17:56:29" thespec.com Ford Canada CEO says company not wavering from $700M investment in Ontario Ford Canada's new president and CEO says the company's financial commitment to auto manufacturing in Canada has not wavered since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. Money will go towards Oakville, Windsor plants
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7144203-ford-canada-ceo-says-company-not-wavering-from-700m-investment-in-ontario/
"16.02.2017 17:08:57" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist A walk anywhere in Canada reveals what time of the year it is #TBT: http://mackaycartoons.net/2007/03/17/march-17-2007/ #RollUpTheRim #litterbugs
"16.02.2017 17:05:34" thespec.com Brampton company must pay $60,000 'moral' damages for axing sexually harassed woman A woman who endured constant on-the-job sexual harassment before being unceremoniously fired when she complained deserved "moral damages" from her former employer, Ontario's top court ruled Wednesday. Judge also ordered Zochem to pay $40,000 in legal costs
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7143982-brampton-company-must-pay-60-000-moral-damages-for-axing-sexually-harassed-woman/
"16.02.2017 16:59:34" thespec.com TransCanada refiles application in Nebraska for Keystone XL pipeline route TransCanada says it has refiled an application in Nebraska seeking approval for the Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, a hotbed of opposition to the project. Nebraska has been the site of some of the fiercest opposition to the pipeline
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7144050-transcanada-refiles-application-in-nebraska-for-keystone-xl-pipeline-route/
"16.02.2017 15:52:08" thespec.com Canucks honour Quinn with statue Pat Quinn is not an easy man to forget, and hockey fans in Vancouver will now be reminded of him every time they go to a game at Rogers Arena. Part of the statue is "Pat's Bench," where fans can sit and have their photos taken. Vancouver Canucks #PatQuinn #HamOnt
"16.02.2017 15:47:03" thespec.com Thimble piece voted out of Monopoly board game You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Game piece began its life in 1935. Now it's off the street
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7143894-thimble-piece-voted-out-of-monopoly-board-game/
"16.02.2017 14:15:51" thespec.com Sshh. Don't mention Islamophobia Did you know that the Trudeau government is considering action that would limit free speech, give special status to one religion above others and open the door to Sharia law in Canada? EDITORIAL: Did you know that the Trudeau government is considering action that would limit free speech, give special status to one religion above others and open the door to Sharia law in Canada?
Don't feel badly if you missed this. It's not true. It's
"16.02.2017 14:14:32" thespec.com China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer' for opioid epidemic SHANGHAI - So deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China's Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory Elephant anesthetic burst into the North America drug supply last summer, causing hundreds of deadly overdoses
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7143659-china-carfentanil-ban-a-game-changer-for-opioid-epidemic/
"16.02.2017 14:09:40" thespec.com Toronto housing called 'bubble,' as new listings fall rapidly An unprecedented imbalance between the supply and the demand for Toronto-area homes is exerting a disproportionate impact on the national picture, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Bank of Montreal economist says issue extends to cities surrounding Toronto
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7143657-toronto-housing-called-bubble-as-new-listings-fall-rapidly/
"16.02.2017 13:59:36" thespec.com Life on the margins revealed in Hamilton Social Audit The report of the Hamilton Social Audit was released Wednesday night, where one of the speakers was a woman who talked about what it's like to grow up in poverty, where you feel stigmatized even within your own family. "I grew up in poverty in Hamilton and it affected every part of my life … and it is unacceptable," she said.
That speaker was Alana Baltzer, who, at breakfast at home that day had found — not uncommonly — two cockroaches in her coffee cup; who, as a
"16.02.2017 13:30:05" thespec.com Eisenberger No. 9 on Twitter list of Canada's top trending mayors No word if they'll start selling T-shirts at City Hall but Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger is No. 9 – on... Top dog on Twitter is Toronto mayor John Tory
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7142815-eisenberger-no-9-on-twitter-list-of-canada-s-top-trending-mayors/
"16.02.2017 13:25:29" thespec.com WestJet pilot delivers pizza to “stranded” Air Canada passengers after staff said 'there's nothing we can do' Weather forced Toronto to St. John's flight to reroute to Fredericton, where food services were closed for the evening Weather forced Toronto to St. John's flight to reroute to Fredericton, where food services were closed for the evening
"16.02.2017 13:22:45" thespec.com Snap values itself at up to $22 billion ahead of IPO NEW YORK - Snap Inc. is listing the company's valuation at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public offering in years. Thursday filing indicates share price of $14-$16
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7143608-snap-values-itself-at-up-to-22-billion-ahead-of-ipo/
"16.02.2017 13:12:18" thespec.com Pinned to the ground, a Florida deputy begged a passerby to shoot his attacker The high-speed chase screeched to a halt just off Interstate 75, and Sheriff's Deputy Dean Bardes rushed to subdue the man he'd been pursuing through Lee County, Fla. The high-speed chase screeched to a halt just off Interstate 75, and Sheriff's Deputy Dean Bardes rushed to subdue the man he'd been pursuing through Lee County, Fla.
But the man got to him first.
"16.02.2017 12:05:03" thespec.com Thursday, Feb. 16: Your daily horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017: This year your intensity and determination emerge as a strong combination. You seem able to accomplish whatever you want. You might decide to lay out your… Thursday, Feb. 16: Your daily horoscope
"16.02.2017 12:04:30" thespec.com Driver who allegedly fled 5-car U-Haul crash in Hamilton turns himself in Police say the man — shown on the video allegedly leaving the scene Monday — turned himself in Wednesday.
"16.02.2017 11:35:01" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Aerial yoga feels like a cross between yoga and gymnastics.
A change of routine. See here three different workouts to add some spice to your workout schedule — and keep your resolutions from fizzling out.
"16.02.2017 02:30:00" thespec.com Dear Ellie: You two need to talk, you may have a trust issue Q. I'm in a three-year relationship, we've been great, had occasional fights, but nothing super dramatic. Dear Ellie: You two need to talk, you may have a trust issue
"16.02.2017 01:42:05" thespec.com PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Budding artists take introductory steps Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts Experiential Learning Day in the Arts
"16.02.2017 01:34:17" thespec.com Limited supply, high demand in hot Hamilton housing market 'without precedent' Warning bells are being sounded in some quarters about an overheated housing market that is trending toward fewer listings, higher prices and yet increased sales, at least locally. This home at 38 Desoto Dr. on the Mountain was listed Monday for $599,500. After 18 offers, it sold for $740,000 Tuesday night.
"16.02.2017 01:01:58" thespec.com Driver who allegedly fled 5-car U-Haul crash in Hamilton turns himself in 32-year-old Hamilton man charged with failing to remain, careless driving and driving with a suspended licence.
"16.02.2017 00:29:53" thespec.com KATHY RENWALD: A humid hideaway Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse is warm, calm and free
"15.02.2017 23:53:05" thespec.com MILTON: Stuart McLean, 68, was great maple in the Canadian arts forest Columnist's daughter was one of CBC broadcaster's closest friends and producer for the past 13 years. One of Stuart's core values, in the "Vinyl Café" and his personal life, was inclusion. He helped us believe that we all matter, that we all belong, that Canada embraces us all, that we all shape Canada.
"15.02.2017 23:25:40" thespec.com Councillors eye staff cuts at Ontario Works suggested in secret review Year-old report suggests chopping 45 jobs from city's social services department But The Spectator has learned various drafts of the report have suggested cutting 45 or more of 347 Ontario Works positions under review since 2015.
"15.02.2017 23:10:25" thespec.com Hamilton councillors nix request for Bay Street LRT stop Decision caps heated day of jousting between councillors over light rail and bus rapid transit plans for the city. The city's chamber of commerce pitched adding a stop at Bay Street to the $1-billion planned light rail transit line late last year on behalf of a group of downtown businesses, developers and institutions.
"15.02.2017 23:09:53" thespec.com Battery pack in mailbox causes scare in Burlington Woodward Avenue was closed for a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon while police investigated.
"15.02.2017 22:55:00" Alannah Yates Meet Alannah Yates, who plays on the Sherwood Saints senior boys' basketball team because the girls team folded. "It doesn't matter whether you're a girl or a boy; at the end of the day you're a ball player."
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"15.02.2017 22:24:29" thespec.com Stuart McLean, host of CBC Radio's 'Vinyl Cafe,' has died Bestselling author, journalist and humorist entertained millions as host of the popular CBC Radio program “The Vinyl Cafe.”
"15.02.2017 22:22:16" thespec.com Trump attacks 'illegal' leaks to 'fake news' media in defence of Michael Flynn, whom he fired "Very, very unfair" treatment of ousted national security adviser
"15.02.2017 22:14:59" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Who backs #Islamophobia? Canada's Conservative Party, that's who: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/15/thursday-february-16-2017/ #cdnpoli #M130 #BIGOTRY Against a motion against hate...
"15.02.2017 22:11:43" thespec.com The Spectator's View: Sshh. Don't mention Islamophobia Motion M-103, being put forward by Mississauga MP Iqra Khalid, calls on the government to "recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear."
"15.02.2017 21:44:09" thespec.com Laser pointed at OPP helicopter during training exercise in Elgin County Provincial police say the crew avoided injury when one of their helicopters was struck with a laser while in flight.
"15.02.2017 21:02:35" thespec.com Hamilton midwifery community sees more diverse client base Mona Abdel-Fattah is believed to be the only Arabic-speaking midwife in Hamilton and has been involved in the care of several Arabic women and Syrian refugees. 37-year-old Hamilton woman, who was born in Saudi Arabia, learned Arabic as a child at school but didn't have a reason to speak it in a clinical setting until 2013.
"15.02.2017 20:35:52" thespec.com 'Like a bomb went off,' official says of massive Toronto fire scene Firefighters continue to battle “a few hot spots” Many residents remain out of their homes in the aftermath of an enormous fire that ripped through a Toronto athletic club.
"15.02.2017 20:26:29" thespec.com Spice up your workouts in Hamilton Boost your workout with a break from routine TheSpec's Emma Reilly takes a tour of some non-traditional gyms in the city
"15.02.2017 20:14:58" Dislocating journey of Inuit to Sanatorium chronicled Jeff Mahoney talks with Shawn Selway, who has written a book, Nobody Here Will Harm You, about the Inuit evacuation to the Hamilton Sanatorium during the TB days, and all the Inuit who were brought here from the Arctic.
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"15.02.2017 19:47:27" thespec.com Mac researchers get $1.68 million federal funding Three McMaster University professors have received a combined $1.68 million over the next three years from the federal government for research.
"15.02.2017 18:58:04" thespec.com Three suspects sought in $1.2 million theft from Toronto hospital Police are seeking the public's assistance after three men allegedly stole $1.2 million worth of medical equipment from Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Police Service said Wednesday. Equipment removed from surgery unit
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7142009-three-suspects-sought-in-1-2-million-theft-from-toronto-hospital/
"15.02.2017 18:54:13" thespec.com It's time to make spellcheck great again Mangled spellings — a staple of Trump's presidential campaign — are flourishing in the White House. "If you can't get basic spelling and grammar right, people start to wonder what else you got wrong," says Sue Burzynski Bullard, a board member at the American Copy Editors Society
"15.02.2017 18:14:58" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Bay 18 - Dylan Swan, Around the Bay 18, acrylic on canvas, part of a show at Sylvia Simpson's Creative-Works.
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"15.02.2017 18:00:51" thespec.com Kate Upton inspired by Christie Brinkley's Sports Illustrated appearance Model-and-actress Kate Upton has landed Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition cover for the third time in her career. 24-year-old on cover for third time
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/7141730-kate-upton-inspired-by-christie-brinkley-s-sports-illustrated-appearance/
"15.02.2017 17:46:25" thespec.com Ont. man shoots himself while making necklace from bullet OSHAWA, Ont. - An Ontario man is recovering from surgery after he shot himself in the leg while making a necklace out of a bullet. Shot in leg after trying to pull apart bullet
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7141831-ont-man-shoots-himself-while-making-necklace-from-bullet/
"15.02.2017 17:33:56" thespec.com Hamilton rally supports medical marijuana dispensaries Supporters protest against bylaw crackdown, call for regulation City cease-and-desist letter warns of $50,000 fine
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7141803-hamilton-rally-supports-medical-marijuana-dispensaries/
"15.02.2017 17:21:24" thespec.com The Latest: Workers rush repairs at California dam OROVILLE, Calif. - The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam: Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7141675-the-latest-workers-rush-repairs-at-california/
"15.02.2017 16:45:52" thespec.com Technical issue with Spec phone system: How to contact circulation dept. Due to technical difficulties our phone line access is down. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us by email at email@example.com.
"15.02.2017 15:44:34" thespec.com Suspected cocaine found in airplane food trolleys at Toronto airport The Canada Border Services Agency says it has seized seven kilograms of suspected cocaine from the bottom of food trolleys on an airplane. Seven brick-shaped packages found on bottom of food carts
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7141426-suspected-cocaine-found-in-airplane-food-trolleys-at-toronto-airport/
"15.02.2017 14:54:53" thespec.com MILTON: Two more wins for Lauren Reigning Under-15 national grand slalom champion Lauren McKay is the midst of another outstanding snowboarding season. The 14-year-old from Stoney Creek won two USASA (United States Snowboard and Freeski Association) Western New York races in Ellicotville on Saturday.
"15.02.2017 14:32:54" thespec.com 1 dead, 2 ill from rat-related disease in NYC NEW YORK - The New York City health department says one person has died and two others have become severely ill after they contracted a rare disease transmitted by rats. First time cluster of cases has been identified
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7141330-1-dead-2-ill-from-rat-related-disease-in-nyc/
"15.02.2017 14:31:06" thespec.com Woman arrested in killing of North Korean leader's brother KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police arrested a woman Wednesday in the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's exiled half brother who South Korean spies say once begged his sibling to spare his life. Arrested at airport carrying Vietnamese travel documents
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7141344-woman-arrested-in-killing-of-north-korean-leader-s-brother/
"15.02.2017 14:02:54" thespec.com Blackmailer posed as woman on Tinder IT worker at Correctional Services solicited nude photos from men Victims forced to send money, underwear, pubic hair to Cambridge Correctional Services IT worker who called himself Kate Hunt
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7140622-blackmailer-posed-as-woman-on-tinder/
"15.02.2017 13:42:07" thespec.com Selena Gomez pays for The Weeknd's $30k party Selena Gomez reportedly splashed out $30,000 on a birthday party for her boyfriend The Weeknd at Dave & Buster's in Hollywood. But she didn't attend the party
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/7140757-selena-gomez-pays-for-the-weeknd-s-30k-party/
"15.02.2017 13:20:58" thespec.com She won the lottery at 17. Now she blames Euromillions officials for 'ruining her life.' The first thing Jane Park bought after winning 1 million British pounds in the EuroMillions lottery in 2013 was a Luis Vuitton handbag. The first thing Jane Park bought after winning 1 million British pounds in the EuroMillions lottery in 2013 was a Luis Vuitton handbag.
"15.02.2017 13:03:12" thespec.com All-day, two-way GO train service won't come to Milton until 2041 MILTON — All-day, two-way GO train service won't come to Milton until at least 2041. What does this mean for Hamilton's hopes?
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7139789-all-day-two-way-go-train-service-won-t-come-to-milton-until-2041/
"15.02.2017 12:56:16" thespec.com Man robs bank in Smithville Tactical unit called in Man with weapon fled on foot from CIBC at 4:15 p.m. Monday
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7139347-man-robs-bank-in-smithville/
"15.02.2017 12:42:02" thespec.com EU parliament votes in favour of trade deal with Canada BRUSSELS - The European Union's parliament approved a trade deal with Canada on Wednesday, extolling the pact as a sign of co-operation at a time when many political forces are trying to halt globalization. Protesters fear lost protection for citizens, small companies
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/7141189-eu-parliament-votes-in-favour-of-trade-deal-with-canada
"15.02.2017 12:37:51" thespec.com Elizabeth Wettlaufer was fired over 'medication error', yet continued to work as a nurse Documents show that the Woodstock nursing home notified college of nurses of the “medication error” in 2014 after Wettlaufer, now charged with eight murders, was dismissed. Documents show that the Woodstock nursing home notified college of nurses of the “medication error” in 2014 after Wettlaufer, now charged with eight murders, was dismissed.
"15.02.2017 12:29:55" thespec.com 'He's dead. And soon I will be too': Father accused of throwing 7-month-old son from bridge When Tony Moreno called his mother from the Arrigoni Bridge, his 7-month-old son could be heard cooing — then briefly crying — in the background. "Sorry," he told her that summer day in 2015, according to court documents obtained by ABC affiliate WTNH. "Just tell everyone I'm sorry."
"15.02.2017 12:17:17" thespec.com Two checked for smoke inhalation after east Hamilton apartment fire "It was a kitchen fire," Hamilton fire department spokesperson Claudio Mostacci said late Tuesday afternoon.
"15.02.2017 12:14:05" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo VIDEO: Liquid Lead Dancing is not strictly ballroom
Jeff Fox and Trevor Copp are challenging the traditional gender roles entrenched in ballroom dancing.
VIEW THE VIDEO: http://www.thespec.com/video/7140701
"15.02.2017 12:01:38" thespec.com Wednesday, Feb. 15: Your daily horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017: This year you move with deliberation and power. Communication takes unexpected twists and turns. You often might be surprised by what occurs. A person at… Wednesday, Feb. 15: Your daily horoscope
"15.02.2017 02:59:06" thespec.com NADLER: Love in the age of Croissan'Wiches On this, the week of love, the celebration of St. Valentine, the days during which we submit to Cupid and all of the gross mushiness that comes with it, I present to you a love story for the Ages. NADLER: Love in the age of Croissan'Wiches
(or, a picture is worth a thousand Instagram comments)
"15.02.2017 02:28:07" thespec.com Dear Ellie: We broke up but I wonder if we've still got a chance Q. I'm 62, in love with a woman for 10 years. She has three adult children living under her roof, ages 22 to 28, all young men. Dear Ellie: We broke up but I wonder if we've still got a chance
"15.02.2017 01:30:37" thespec.com Toxic Wentworth St. waste barrels being trucked to Sarnia Cleanup finally underway at 350 Wentworth St. N. under watch of ministry "The danger is that they're carcinogens … and the risk of fire is certainly prevalent."
"15.02.2017 00:17:12" thespec.com Seeds planted for Hamilton's urban tree strategy The city will soon hire a consultant to lead the creation of a strategy to grow and protect the urban tree canopy.
"15.02.2017 00:10:43" thespec.com The Canadians leave town, just before a tornado of turmoil hits Washington Drama-free day was swiftly overshadowed by an incoming storm of palace intrigue, backstabbing, leaks, international incidents and a spying scandal that rocked Donald Trump's White House. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assured his U.S. counterpart over the phone that there might be 10,000 problems that land on his White House desk — and Canada won't be among them.
How true that promise rang Tuesday.
"14.02.2017 23:47:12" thespec.com City of Hamilton eyes priority list of public land deals A tower on City Hall land, a renovated First Ontario Place and housing around Wentworth Lodge are just a few of the redevelopment possibilities. The city is prioritizing a top-10 list of ambitious public land redevelopment projects meant to give taxpayers better bang for their buck.
"14.02.2017 23:18:01" thespec.com Two checked for smoke inhalation after east Hamilton apartment fire Two people are being checked for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in east Hamilton.
"14.02.2017 22:51:51" thespec.com Liberals defeat NDP motion on Justin Trudeau's broken electoral reform promise “Believe me when I say this ain't over,” NDP MP Nathan Cullen said "Canadians expected more from this prime minister. They believed that he was going to be different"
"14.02.2017 22:21:43" thespec.com Pot dispensary owners holding rally after Hamilton bylaw crackdown “Right now dispensaries need to be banding together, which is what we're doing here in Hamilton,” Tamara Hirsch says. Pacifico Life was one of 17 dispensaries to receive a "cease and desist" letter from the city last week.
"14.02.2017 22:06:38" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Canadian War Rooms: http://mackaycartoons.net/2017/02/14/wednesday-february-15-2017/ #cdnpoli #trudeautrump
"14.02.2017 22:01:27" thespec.com Craft beer makers put US$495.2 million dent in Molson Coors Molson Coors took a US$495.2-million impairment charge in the fourth quarter to reflect a lower value of the brewing giant's core Molson brands in Canada. Market share drops to 34% from 40% in 2012
Read full report: www.thespec.com/news-story/7140415-craft-beer-makers-put-us-495-2-million-dent-in-molson-coors/
"14.02.2017 21:06:03" thespec.com VIDEO: A look inside Hamilton's notorious toxic site at 350 Wentworth Mitchell Gibbs, of First Response Environmental, says he's been cleaning the site for 22 years. 'In the summer you wouldn't be within 30 feet of this building without chemical protective clothing'
"14.02.2017 20:50:05" thespec.com Police release video of 5-car-crash, alleged U-Haul driver fleeing scene Hamilton police continue to search for a rental truck driver who fled a collision on Wellington St.
"14.02.2017 20:48:46" thespec.com Tenant breaks down door to save girl in Brampton house fire that killed three Three people are dead and a young girls is in hospital in serious condition with third-degree burns.
"14.02.2017 20:32:39" thespec.com Four more people illegally cross U.S. border into Quebec on foot: RCMP MONTREAL - The RCMP are confirming they arrested four people who crossed illegally into Quebec today near the Vermont border. Influx of refugee claimants arriving from the U.S
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7140083-four-more-people-illegally-cross-u-s-border-into-quebec-on-foot-rcmp/
"14.02.2017 19:46:31" thespec.com Bedrock Bistro back at it after blaze Flintstones-themed restaurant reopens.
"14.02.2017 19:45:07" thespec.com Alanis Morissette robbed of $2 million of jewelry Alanis Morissette has reportedly been robbed of $2million worth of jewelry after burglars broke into her home last week. Burglars break into Brentwood, California home
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"14.02.2017 19:27:29" thespec.com Trump's press secretary just called Justin Trudeau 'Prime Minister Joe Trudeau of Canada' “Yesterday the president set — had an incredibly productive set of meetings and discussions with Prime Minster Joe Trudeau of Canada,” Sean Spicer said at the White House on Tuesday. Sean Spicer had a lot on his mind at the start of his daily briefing on Tuesday. Which may or may not explain what he called Canada's prime minister.
"14.02.2017 19:01:25" thespec.com Peel cop admits watching hundreds of child porn videos taken from evidence vault Former detective Craig Wattier pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust.
"14.02.2017 18:45:16" thespec.com Ontario to cap kindergarten classes, give teachers raise in tentative deal If deal is ratified, elementary teachers will get a 4 per cent raise over two years, and full-day kindergarten classes will be capped at 30. Currently, each school board must have an average full-day kindergarten class size of 26, but there is no cap.
"14.02.2017 18:26:37" thespec.com OPINION: Hamilton needs transgender protocols, not discrimination Jim Enos and the Christian Heritage Party are crying “foul.” Last summer, a campaign was mounted by them to attempt to stir up public alarm and anger over the fact that Hamilton is in the process of adopting a set of protocols for relating to the
"14.02.2017 18:18:19" thespec.com Canadians lost $17M to online dating scams in 2016: RCMP Romance may be in the air on Valentine's Day, but RCMP say those looking for love online need to protect their wallets as well as their hearts.
"14.02.2017 17:55:30" thespec.com RCMP warn of 'romance fraudster' targeting Metro Vancouver women RCMP in Coquitlam, B.C., hope a Valentine's Day warning will help them find a man who has been preying on unsuspecting women searching for love. Cpl. Michael McLaughlin says good, trusting people are most vulnerable to romance fraudsters and urges everyone to be cautious around people who want to get too close, too quickly, and never pay their share of the bills.
"14.02.2017 17:50:33" thespec.com Canadians lost $17M to online dating scams in 2016: RCMP Romance may be in the air on Valentine's Day, but RCMP say those looking for love online need to protect their wallets as well as their hearts. 748 people lost $17 million in dating scams last year
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