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"06.12.2016 12:36:13" thespec.com Just shy of her 16th birthday — family to bury Mississauga teen A funeral for 15-year-old Madeleine Petrielli will be held Friday as her young friends and family try to come to grips with the tragic death of the Mississauga high school student. "My heart and my soul are in so much pain"
"06.12.2016 12:31:34" thespec.com Can't afford to live without you: Rent a crucial factor in many relationships Annette Jones had been unhappy for months in her relationship. While she knew it couldn't last, she also couldn't afford to leave. She isn't the only one. ICYMI: A recent study from TD Canada found half of millennials and gen-Xers who were divorced or separated were not financially prepared to live life solo
"06.12.2016 12:25:39" thespec.com 'Kids at school keep telling me to kill myself': Mercilessly bullied gay teen commits suicide With striking rainbow flags and clothing to match, hundreds of people, many of them friends and family of Tyrone Unsworth, gathered at Roma Street in Brisbane on the coast of Queensland's Australia on Sunday. Among them were some celebrities, including "They pushed him to the edge."
"06.12.2016 11:57:48" thespec.com She impersonated her ex-boyfriend on Facebook — and nearly wrecked his life His arrest must have come as a surprise. The first one, anyhow. No, she wasn't the victim at all. She was the perpetrator.
"06.12.2016 11:56:08" thespec.com Perseverance pays off for Jankowski, and family It took perseverance, for the whole family, but Len and Rosemary Jankowski finally got to see their son play his first NHL game. "For all the sacrifices they've made — obviously the 6 a.m. practices and everything, growing up, and the always supporting me when I needed it — it's really big for me that they're in attendance"
"06.12.2016 11:50:12" thespec.com 'I just stabbed a man several times': A 911 call moments before police shot him A coroner's inquest into the death of David Doucette, 49, started Monday. He was shot dead by a Toronto police officer last year. In a calm voice, Doucette told the dispatcher to get someone to the scene, fast.
"06.12.2016 11:43:26" thespec.com 'You're a terrorist': Man shoves Muslim NYC transit worker down stairs The New York City Transit employee was on her way to work Monday, wearing her uniform and hijab, when a man pushed her on the stairs, injuring her ankle and knee, police said. "You're a terrorist, go back to your own country!"
"06.12.2016 11:42:00" Timeline Photos This is not your father's marijuana.
The Spectator's View: Two solutions we need before pot is legal
Read today's editorial: http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7003906-the-spectator-s-view-two-solutions-we-need-before-pot-is-legal/
"06.12.2016 11:41:07" thespec.com Why the 'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene is generating such an outcry now Nearly a decade ago, Maria Schneider revealed the unsettling details surrounding an infamous rape scene in the 1972 drama “Last Tango in Paris,” in which Marlon Brando's character uses butter as a lubricant before forcing himself on her. "I wanted her to react humiliated."
"06.12.2016 11:15:36" thespec.com “I love you, baby”: After tragedy strikes, mom gets a buzz cut too Jadyn Benavidez-Soza's smile was all anyone in the Fresno barbershop cared about Friday morning as her mother's long, dark hair fell to the floor. "I love you, baby," Soza said. Came the reply: "I love you too, Mom."
"06.12.2016 11:03:34" thespec.com 'This was my last hope': Patients in limbo after neurosurgeon charged with murder University Health Network worked through the weekend to transfer patients after Dr. Mohammed Shamji was charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, another doctor. Staff are shocked and distressed
"06.12.2016 11:01:10" thespec.com A call to dismantle 'Zion Curtain' in Utah The phone rang in the empty restaurant on a cool November evening, and Todd Gibson just wished he didn't have to say the words upon answering. Still, he knew he must. "We need to let you know we're not selling alcohol," Gibson said. "Is that OK?"
"06.12.2016 10:59:27" thespec.com Watch the mother of all pile-ups in Montreal as drivers struggle with slippery streets A slippery, snow-covered street in Montreal led to commuter chaos and a viral video Monday morning. He filmed the scene, and posted it on Facebook.
"06.12.2016 10:58:08" thespec.com Good sex outranks shared chores, adequate income for happy marriage The Pew Research Center released a report recently headlined, “Sharing chores a key to good marriage, say majority of married adults.” On a list of factors deemed "very important" to a successful marriage, married people ranked "satisfying sexual relationship" higher than almost every other item
"06.12.2016 10:49:09" thespec.com Hamilton judge facing new complaint for Trump remarks Bernd Zabel's comments are 'evidence that he wore the Trump hat to make a political statement.' He stated "Brief appearance with the hat. P----d off the rest of the judges because they all voted for Hillary, so. I was the only Trump supporter up there but that's OK."
"06.12.2016 10:38:58" thespec.com Burlington: The numbers behind the second best place to live in Canada MoneySense editor, “Best Cities to Live in Canada” author visits Burlington. The 2016 "best place to live" ranking placed Ottawa in first ahead of Burlington.
"06.12.2016 10:25:24" thespec.com WILSON: Queen Anne carries on — and surrenders a secret More than 50 years ago Anne Jones decided to run for alderman. She topped the polls. More than 50 years ago, she was a new widow with two young children and decided to run for alderman.
"06.12.2016 10:21:07" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Leif McCarron, 3,loved watching the holiday trains at the Royal Botanical Gardens Monday. Photo by Cathie Coward/Hamilton Spectator.
See the video.....http://bit.ly/19BVzVD
"06.12.2016 02:20:59" thespec.com VIDEO: RBG Holiday Train Catch the trains on display for the Christmas season at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
"06.12.2016 00:28:53" thespec.com Hamilton judge facing new complaint for Trump remarks Bernd Zabel's comments are 'evidence that he wore the Trump hat to make a political statement.'
"05.12.2016 23:03:56" thespec.com Flatlining ridership. Increasing fares. Pressure on taxpayers. What is going on at the HSR? Bus ridership in Hamilton is primed to drop for a second straight year as the HSR struggles to improve transit service ahead of a planned $1-billion LRT line. The trend of fewer butts in the bus coincides with a second year of fare hikes – a revenue boost ironically aimed at fixing problems that discourage users, like full buses that don't stop for irate would-be riders. #HamOnt
"05.12.2016 22:57:33" thespec.com Brown appears to be keeping social conservatives at bay, would-be candidate says After being saddled with a teenage MPP, Tory Leader Patrick is stepping up efforts to stop social conservatives from running for his party in the 2018 election. The Progressive Conservative chief has ejected at least five would-be candidates.
"05.12.2016 22:48:05" thespec.com RCMP admit fabricating response to gun registry request Note included with access-to-information response blamed incorrect postal code for delay. The RCMP has admitted that an employee fabricated a response to an access-to-information request.
"05.12.2016 22:37:10" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist #Hamont #LRT Bay/James Street stop compromise: http://mackaycartoons.net/2016/12/05/tuesday-december-6-2016/
"05.12.2016 22:24:16" thespec.com Both feeling threatened, American Muslims and Jews join hands They are putting aside for now their divisions to join forces to resist whatever may come next. Donald Trump's election victory has unleashed a flood of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, but also led to a surprising new alliance.
"05.12.2016 21:22:35" thespec.com WILSON: Queen Anne carries on — and surrenders a secret More than 50 years ago Anne Jones decided to run for alderman. She topped the polls. Anne Jones on to become the first chair of the new regional municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth and lasted a dozen stormy years. Then she served three terms as the province's chief film censor.
"05.12.2016 20:08:00" thespec.com Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards NEW YORK - The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. A bit of a long shot that talk show host can elevate Oscar appeal
How the odds stack up against him: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7003983-jimmy-kimmel-to-host-academy-awards/
"05.12.2016 20:05:13" thespec.com Job quality, wages for young workers in decline: Statistics Canada A new study from Statistics Canada says young people have seen their job quality decline over the last four decades.
"05.12.2016 19:41:03" thespec.com Viewpoint: Two solutions we need before pot is legal Potency health concerns and impaired driving need to be addressed first. With a poor record on election promises, Trudeau needs to get marijuana legislation right
Read Spec viewpoint: www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7003906-two-solutions-we-need-before-pot-is-legal/
"05.12.2016 19:28:29" thespec.com Hamilton cemeteries a no-go zone for Pokemon Go City staff say game developer Niantic is willing to accommodate request to remove cemeteries from Pokemon Go's critter-hunting geography. Councillor motion to formally ask Pokemon Go's developer, Niantic Corporation, to remove municipal cemeteries from the game. http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7003907-hamilton-cemeteries-a-no-go-zone-for-pokemon-go/
"05.12.2016 19:13:27" thespec.com School bus collides with vehicle on QEW near Burloak Drive Oakville Fire fighters, OPP and emergency crews are at the scene. More local news on TheSpec: bit.ly/SpecLocal
"05.12.2016 18:55:13" thespec.com Europe declines mission to defend Earth from asteroid … is Bruce Willis available? ESA will send a rover to Mars but won't back Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission In the 1998 sci-fi movie Armageddon Bruce Willis defended earth from an asteroid. ESA Director General Jan Woerner joked that research to protect the earth will continue if "Willis is not ready to do it a second time"
"05.12.2016 18:02:02" thespec.com Hamilton building dept. spots fake engineer's seal for Subway reno Asif Siddiqui of Milton was convicted of breaching the Professional Engineers Act and fined $6,000 for use of a fabricated professional engineer's seal. Asif Siddiqui of Milton was convicted of breaching the Professional Engineers Act
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7003674-hamilton-building-dept-spots-fake-engineer-s-seal-for-subway-reno/
"05.12.2016 17:44:32" thespec.com How Donald Trump's transition is like a reality show Donald Trump will make history in many ways come Inauguration Day — including becoming America's first former reality TV star president. • Contestants!
"05.12.2016 17:27:06" thespec.com Trump supports Dakota Pipeline and will review Obama's rejection The Dakota Access Pipeline should be approved and president-elect Donald Trump will review the decision to deny a permit for the project once it takes office, a spokesperson for Trump's transition team said. The standoff over the Dakota Access pipeline is emblematic of a broader effort by environmentalists to stall those pipelines, which they say hurt the nation's progress in reducing its reliance on fossil fuels
"05.12.2016 16:59:14" thespec.com Kylie Jenner poses with python for 2017 calendar Kylie Jenner has teased her social media followers with shots from her 2017 calendar, with one photo showing the 19-year-old beauty baring her butt with a python draped across her. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star teased her social media followers with some of the shots from her 'Kylie Jenner 2017' calendar
"05.12.2016 16:54:54" thespec.com Can a bacon-butter ball diet actually work? Bacon and eggs rolled into a ball with mayonnaise. Bacon, avocado and butter balls. Peanut butter, cocoa and butter balls. The basic principle is simple: the body burns carbohydrates as its primary source of fuel and denying it those carbs forces the body to burn fat. This is achieved by eating a diet that's mostly fat.
"05.12.2016 16:43:30" thespec.com Why the 'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene is generating such an outcry now Nearly a decade ago, Maria Schneider revealed the unsettling details surrounding an infamous rape scene in the 1972 drama “Last Tango in Paris,” in which Marlon Brando's character uses butter as a lubricant before forcing himself on her. Bertolucci describes how he and Brando had come up with the idea to use the butter in the scripted rape scene, but did not tell Schneider
"05.12.2016 16:25:19" thespec.com Accused mass killer Dylann Roof wants his lawyers back The white man charged with killing nine black parishioners inside a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year, who had asked to represent himself in court, has reversed course and is now seeking to have his defence attorneys back for part of the trial. This request from Dylann Roof, 22, comes less than a week after a judge approved his request to represent himself in the federal hate-crimes trial stemming from the church massacre
"05.12.2016 16:09:08" thespec.com Luke Bryan slugs man during concert — and seamlessly continues song Charlie Daniels turned 80 on Wednesday, and in appropriate fashion, threw the 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, a star-studded country-music concert in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Part of the concert's proceeds — $245,000 in total, the Tennessean newspaper More than 15,700 fans attended the show. For one of them, the night packed a mighty wallop.
"05.12.2016 16:06:13" thespec.com Police say woman's purse, jacket stolen by man on bicycle Police have charged a 29-year-old Hamilton man after a woman's purse and jacket were taken by someone riding by on a bicycle. Hamilton police say they responded to a robbery call just after 8 p.m. Sunday on Locke Street South near Main Street.
"05.12.2016 15:53:50" thespec.com Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris Anyone who finds a piece of debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane that is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014 could receive a financial reward, relatives of those who were on the plane said Monday in Madagascar. "The more debris we find, the easier it will be to find where the crash happened"
"05.12.2016 15:36:26" thespec.com Oakland fire: Death toll rises to 36 — search suspended due to unstable wall, roof Work to remove bodies and debris from the rubble of a deadly warehouse fire halted was overnight, even as officials announced Monday morning that the death toll had increased to 36. Authorities did not identify any additional victims and said work was halted around 11:19 p.m. at the warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" because the building became unstable
"05.12.2016 15:29:20" thespec.com Kellie Leitch gets it wrong every single time: Mallick The Tory leadership hopeful is one of those people who always gets the tone a bit off and the timing slightly wrong Leitch has gone all the way politically — from weakness to debility — ever since she first came to public attention with her Barbaric Cultural Practices Hotline.
"05.12.2016 15:24:17" thespec.com Trudeau urges police to 'enforce the law' on marijuana A “frustrated” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants police to enforce the law and criminally charge illegal marijuana dispensaries. ICYMI: "We haven't changed the laws. We haven't legalized it yet."
"05.12.2016 15:21:26" thespec.com After Italian Prime Minister Renzi's defeat, this Trump fan could throw Europe into crisis When Beppe Grillo started to make headlines as the leader of Italy's biggest protest party more than six years ago, it was hard to avoid the puns. A comedian-turned-politician, Grillo was laughed at and branded a “clown.” By 2013, the laughing subsided, and German magazine Der Spiegel already had called him "the most dangerous man in Europe."
"05.12.2016 14:54:27" thespec.com The Chef that invented General Tso's Chicken has died The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98. It's now on Chinese restaurant menus across the United States, exploding in popularity after President Nixon visited China in 1972.
"05.12.2016 14:37:50" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: My conversation with the killer The man just convicted of murdering Diane Werendowicz spends two hours telling The Spectator's Susan Clairmont about his life, his loves, and his regrets ICYMI: I have had killers threaten me, run from me, refuse to talk to me … But no other convicted murderer has been as cordial as Badgerow.
"05.12.2016 14:35:32" thespec.com Can't afford to live without you: Rent a crucial factor in many relationships Annette Jones had been unhappy for months in her relationship. While she knew it couldn't last, she also couldn't afford to leave. She isn't the only one. "It made me feel helpless - like I was stuck, like I had no autonomy"
"05.12.2016 14:15:31" thespec.com Gardening offers payback at the holidays in form of gifts Gardeners make good friends, especially during the holidays when they give out foods preserved from their gardens. The jars themselves can be collector's items, and serving accessories on tables or sideboards.
"05.12.2016 14:01:21" thespec.com High schoolers 'show up' Martin Shkreli — re-creating price-hiked pill for $2 Last fall, the biotech executive Martin Shkreli became widely reviled for hiking the price of a life-saving drug by more than 4,000 per cent overnight, to $750 per pill. Public outrage at Shkreli has apparently reverberated all the way to a high-school science lab in Australia, where a group of 11th grade students claim to have proven a point: the drug can be made for much, much cheaper.
"05.12.2016 13:36:53" thespec.com Restaurant review: Pokeh brings fresh, bright flavours together in every bowl Pokeh has gotten a lot of positive buzz lately so I went down to Jackson Square with my trusty dining companion to check it out. Pokeh: 35 York Blvd. (Hamilton Farmers Market, bottom floor)
"05.12.2016 13:32:34" thespec.com Mobsters ran a fake U.S. embassy in Ghana, issuing $6,000 visas For a decade, an American flag flew outside a battered pink building in Ghana's capital city, welcoming out of town visitors who, once inside, found a photo of U.S. President Barack Obama hanging on the wall. Signs confirmed to travelers — who had been The "consular officers" working there were not Americans, but spoke English and Dutch and issued official-looking visas and identification papers. They charged their customers $6,000.
"05.12.2016 13:23:44" thespec.com Supersonic passenger planes may begin test flights in 2017 The time it takes to fly from New York to London may be cut by more than half if Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and a Denver startup create a new supersonic passenger plane as they plan. The manufacturing team for Branson's Virgin Galactic company is working with Boom Supersonic to test a prototype next year of a passenger plane that could fly at more than twice the speed of a typical commercial jet.
"05.12.2016 13:06:07" thespec.com 'All we could do was stand there': She watched Oakland's inferno consume the one she loved the most Anya Taylor was supposed to go the party on Friday night. She wanted to be by her girlfriend's side, enjoying a night of electronic music with their fellow musician friends - the “bunch of beautiful, weird queers” they felt accepted them most. The deaths struck at the heart of a flourishing community of artists united by the Bay Area's underground electronic music scene
"05.12.2016 12:58:48" thespec.com Cop offers heartfelt apology for threatening to punish drunk drivers with Nickelback Nickelback, a band with global record sales north of 50 million and the creator of early-2000s radio staples like “How You Remind Me,” does not have a Grammy. But the postgrunge rockers were the recent recipients of something more heartfelt — an apology "I am sorry to Chad, Ryan, Mike and Daniel. Not as just members of Nickelback, but more importantly as fellow Canadians," Kensington Const. Robb Hartlen wrote on Facebook.
"05.12.2016 12:52:02" thespec.com Google DeepMind makes AI platform publicly available Alphabet Inc.'s artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the mazelike game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public. It also announced that it was making public an interface called Universe that lets an AI agent "use a computer like a human does: by looking at screen pixels and operating a virtual keyboard and mouse," the company said in a statement.
"05.12.2016 12:49:04" thespec.com Former tenant: Rundown Oakland warehouse 'Ghost Ship' was a 'death trap' Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the “Ghost Ship” was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists. "That place was just a death trap," she said. "I didn't think it was going to last this long before it went up or somebody shut it down."
"05.12.2016 12:25:51" thespec.com My childhood friend has joined the alt-right: Opinion Metro copy editor Kevin Hamilton says he's struggling to reconcile 'this stranger' with the friend he grew up with. When we were children, perhaps eight or nine, the guy I'll call Rob was a friend to me when no one else would be, when I was bullied and ostracized and alone.
"05.12.2016 12:15:17" thespec.com Trump taps former campaign rival Ben Carson as housing secretary President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced early Monday by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration.
"05.12.2016 12:08:06" thespec.com Joyriding teens crash into building at Centre on Barton, four taken to hospital A 16-year-old has been charged after a late-night joyride ended in a crash. A car full of teenagers crashed into the back end of the Canadian Tire.
"05.12.2016 11:59:59" thespec.com Italy sinks into political limbo as Renzi swept away by defeat Italy sank into political limbo after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on the back of a crushing defeat over his constitutional referendum, triggering renewed financial turbulence for Europe. The premier was due to hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Monday afternoon
"05.12.2016 11:47:15" thespec.com Complaint alleges animal cruelty, 'highly unusual' amount of deaths at Marineland Park denies allegations, says it plans to “vigorously defend” itself None of the allegations or charges have been proven in court.
"05.12.2016 11:44:07" thespec.com This guy loves hamburgers so much — he built a museum to them Dinner at McDonald's was a treat for Sef Gonzalez. "Any place I saw a burger on the menu — and it's still that way today — I have to have the burger."
"05.12.2016 11:35:10" thespec.com Medical community seeking ways to honour slain colleague Toronto police scour North York home once shared by doctor and surgeon husband "I don't know how we will be able to see this house. Now we see this house in a different way,"
"05.12.2016 11:26:14" thespec.com 'Repulsive': Here's what happens when the next U.S. president blocks you on Twitter Heather Spohr didn't vote for Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean she's not interested in keeping up with what her soon-to-be president has been saying. "It makes me laugh in a way that's not funny"
"05.12.2016 11:19:12" thespec.com Diamond & Diamond under fire Jeremy Diamond is the face of personal injury law. His ads attract thousands of clients, but their files are sometimes referred out for hefty fees — and he has never even tried a case. “Nothing is tougher than a diamond,” reads the signature advertisement. “Trust the name you know.”
"05.12.2016 11:16:49" thespec.com Fisherville remembers Capt. Thomas McQueen Haldimand County community gathers for a memorial Sunday afternoon "That's what community is — nobody gets left out," Yager said. "When someone gets hurt, we all hurt. We all help."
"05.12.2016 11:11:15" thespec.com Witnesses sought in crash that killed 'beautiful' Mississauga teen Peel Regional police say 15-year-old Madeleine Petrielli was struck by an eastbound car on Britannia Rd. while she was crossing with a friend. "It doesn't appear that speed was a factor. There is also no reason to believe that the driver was impaired."
"05.12.2016 11:07:22" thespec.com 'Pizzagate': Policy say gunman went to 'self-investigate' election conspiracy theory A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. About 45 minutes later, he said, he saw a man walking backward out into the street with his hands in the air.
"05.12.2016 11:02:41" thespec.com Will Ivanka Trump Be the Most Powerful First Daughter in History? When Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, called Donald Trump shortly after the Nov. 8 election, they talked about domestic policy and infrastructure. But when Pelosi raised the subject of women's issues, the president-elect Even Leonardo DiCaprio has weighed in.
"05.12.2016 11:00:45" thespec.com Joyriding teens crash into building at Centre on Barton, four taken to hospital A 16-year-old has been charged after a late-night joyride ended in a crash. Police were called to the Centre on Barton, at Barton Street East and Ottawa Street, around 3 a.m. Sunday after a car full of teenagers crashed into the back end of the Canadian Tire
"05.12.2016 10:36:35" thespec.com MAHONEY: Classic Chrysler unearthed in Spencer Gorge Chassis rotting there on the hillside 'takes the cake' Stewards of the Cootes Watershed say. When we found the near-mythical Chrysler chassis at the end of our long quest through Spencer Gorge, the clouds parted and golden trumpets filled the heavens with a jubilant tantara.
"05.12.2016 10:27:48" thespec.com Nudist resort and City of Hamilton dispute trailer park "We want them to have to account for their water, too.” "The MOE (Ministry of the Environment) dictates how much water we can draw every day. We want them (Ponderosa residents) to have to account for their water, too."
"05.12.2016 10:24:27" thespec.com 'I was the only Trump supporter up there,' said Hamilton Judge Justice Bernd Zabel declared his support for Donald Trump court "Brief appearance with the hat. Pissed off the rest of the judges because they all voted for Hillary, so. I was the only Trump supporter up there but that's okay"
"05.12.2016 10:19:48" thespec.com Starbucks 2.0: coffee giant plans to go more upscale Howard Schultz, the billionaire who built a caffeine empire by bringing Italian coffee culture to the American mainstream, is ready for his next project: Starbucks 2.0. The program includes a line of premium coffee called Reserve, as many as 1,000 cafés that will showcase the new brand and flagship stores as large as 20,000 square feet called Roasteries.
"05.12.2016 10:16:25" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo "We stand united. If anything, this has brought us together."
For most of the Hamiltonians who gathered at a candlelight vigil for beaten teen Noah Rabbani Sunday night, the event was a chance to show solidarity in the face of violence.
"05.12.2016 01:52:57" thespec.com Dozens attend vigil for beaten teen Noah Rabbani, 15, is recovering after surgery Marchers pause for a minute of silence at the location where Noah Rabbani was assaulted.
"05.12.2016 01:35:27" thespec.com MAHONEY: Classic Chrysler unearthed in Spencer Gorge Chassis rotting there on the hillside 'takes the cake' Stewards of the Cootes Watershed say. How do you remove an old car from the middle of nowhere? One piece at a time.
"05.12.2016 00:04:59" thespec.com Nudist resort and City of Hamilton dispute trailer park "We want them to have to account for their water, too.” The trailer park is not permitted under the current city zoning. http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7002352-nudist-resort-and-city-of-hamilton-dispute-trailer-park/
"04.12.2016 23:09:12" thespec.com Fisherville mourns their fallen soldier Capt. Thomas McQueen Haldimand County community gathers for a memorial Sunday afternoon About 60 people gathered for a short service and a blustery walk along the 4th Concession.
"04.12.2016 22:49:55" thespec.com The facts on furries: Waterloo researcher promotes understanding of costume play community International Anthropomorphic Research Project is launching a series of videos this month to promote public awareness about furries. How do furries go wine tasting? Just like you.
"04.12.2016 22:17:39" thespec.com Burlington luthier Ashley Rowley brings guitars to life Rowley spends 200 to 250 hours on each instrument She made a custom guitar for Canadian indie songstress LIGHTS and is currently working on one for #HamOnt rock darling Terra Lightfoot.
More on TheSpec: http://www.thespec.com/living-story/7000325-burlington-luthier-ashley-rowley-brings-guitars-to-life/
"04.12.2016 21:38:12" thespec.com Hamilton public board's young parent program on the chopping block Officials says funding cuts and low enrolment put the program at risk
"04.12.2016 20:53:06" thespec.com City solidifying protocol on transgender rights The city is getting closer to solidifying its promised transgender and gender nonconforming protocol.
"04.12.2016 20:38:13" thespec.com Crowd at Conservative leadership hopeful rally chant “lock her up” in reference to Alberta premier The crowd chanted “lock her up” as Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander spoke about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's energy policy at an Edmonton rally organized by Rebel Media.
"04.12.2016 19:31:38" thespec.com The 60th annual Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade Check out photos and video from the 60th annual Santa Claus Parade in Stoney Creek.
"04.12.2016 19:27:40" thespec.com Complaint alleges animal cruelty, 'highly unusual' amount of deaths at Marineland Park denies allegations, says it plans to “vigorously defend” itself
"04.12.2016 19:14:07" thespec.com Hamilton's Coolsaet comes within seconds of Canadian marathon record — again Reid Coolsaet came within seconds of breaking Canada's oldest national track and field record again on Sunday.
"04.12.2016 17:07:44" thespec.com Joyriding teens crash into Centre Mall, four taken to hospital A 16-year-old has been charged after a late-night joyride ended in a crash.
"04.12.2016 16:15:36" thespec.com One of two winning tickets for Saturday's Lotto 649 jackpot sold in Ontario Two winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's nearly $12.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot.
"04.12.2016 15:40:52" thespec.com Niagara Falls man charged with numerous sex offences Investigation into allegations of historic sex offences launched in November
"04.12.2016 00:03:46" thespec.com Trudeau urges police to 'enforce the law' on marijuana A “frustrated” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants police to enforce the law and criminally charge illegal marijuana dispensaries. "People are right now breaking the law"
More on TheSpec.com http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7001460-trudeau-urges-police-to-enforce-the-law-on-marijuana/
"03.12.2016 23:29:02" thespec.com Hamiltonian's Dream Ballet statues to transform the heart of Toronto 5.4-metre-high abstract sculptures will rise out of the new plaza at the southeast corner of Yonge and Front streets. 5.4-metre-high abstract sculptures will rise out of the new plaza at the southeast corner of Yonge and Front streets. http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/7001386-hamiltonian-s-dream-ballet-statues-to-transform-the-heart-of-toronto/
"03.12.2016 22:59:04" thespec.com Man killed, woman hospitalized after impaired collision in Welland Head-on collision on Townline Tunnel Road 51-year-old man from Mississauga arrested and charged with impaired driving causing death.
"03.12.2016 22:35:15" thespec.com Does my haircut make me look like a hipster or a Donald Trump-loving Nazi? The high-and-tight haircut, co-opted by fashion-forward youth around 2010-2011, is now the cut of choice for white nationalists. We need to talk about a haircut.
"03.12.2016 21:25:09" thespec.com Toronto doctor charged with first-degree murder in wife's death A Toronto hospital has released a statement after a neurosurgeon was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, a family doctor. Police say 40-year-old Elana Fric Shamji was reported missing Wednesday night
"03.12.2016 21:01:13" thespec.com Hamilton Judge in Trump hat declared support for Republican candidate in court 'Pissed off the rest of the judges because they all voted for Hillary,' Justice Bernd Zabel is quoted as saying. Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel declared his support for the president-elect later the same day in court. http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7001210-hamilton-judge-in-trump-hat-declared-support-for-republican-candidate-in-court/
"03.12.2016 20:11:24" thespec.com Stelco flags return to Hamilton. But some argue pension and benefits are the issue, not branding wo flags with a newly designed Stelco logo were hoisted into the sky above the industrial bayfront Friday morning, Not everyone was celebrating under the newly raised Stelco flags ... http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6999428-stelco-flags-return-to-hamilton/
"03.12.2016 20:04:04" thespec.com BERTON: How to reinvent yourself on the Internet Internet scrubbing is a growing business The Streisand effect: Named after the famous singer's attempt to have an aerial photograph of her mansion removed from the Internet ...
"03.12.2016 16:15:06" thespec.com Restaurant review: Pokeh brings fresh, bright flavours together in every bowl Pokeh has gotten a lot of positive buzz lately so I went down to Jackson Square with my trusty dining companion to check it out. More #HamOnt area restaurant reviews on TheSpec bit.ly/RestoReview
"03.12.2016 16:03:57" thespec.com Diamond & Diamond under fire Jeremy Diamond is the face of personal injury law. His ads attract thousands of clients, but their files are sometimes referred out for hefty fees — and he has never even tried a case. “Nothing is tougher than a diamond,” reads the signature advertisement. “Trust the name you know.”
"03.12.2016 15:10:17" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: My conversation with the killer The man just convicted of murdering Diane Werendowicz spends two hours telling The Spectator's Susan Clairmont about his life, his loves, and his regrets "There is so much I'd like to say right now ... when this is over, I will talk about it all."
"03.12.2016 15:03:11" thespec.com A look at Sam Oosterhoff, Ontario's newest and youngest MPP Little is known about the youngest MPP in Ontario history, who is 'constantly surrounded in fog' First-year political science student with a social conservative bent has already made a splash at Queen's Park.
"03.12.2016 03:00:42" thespec.com Amber Alert issued for Welland girl, 9 Police in Ontario have issued an Amber Alert for a missing nine-year-old girl. 9-year-old Layla Sabry is described as white, about four-foot-two, with a thin build, brown hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen Thursday evening at 6 King St. in Welland and is believed to have been abducted by her mother, Allana Haist.
"03.12.2016 02:57:55" thespec.com Missing Hamilton woman found Police are thanking the public for its assistance
"03.12.2016 02:20:20" thespec.com Amber Alert issued for Welland girl, 9 Police in Ontario have issued an Amber Alert for a missing nine-year-old girl.
"03.12.2016 01:13:44" thespec.com Vet clinic raising money for cats, family on Chedoke A Hamilton family and several foster cats are without a home after a blaze on Chedoke Avenue Thursday evening.
"03.12.2016 01:10:27" thespec.com Pedestrian hit by car near Upper Wellington, Stone Church A pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car near Upper Wellington Street and Stone Church Road East Friday evening.
"03.12.2016 00:07:53" thespec.com Fire breaks out in Mountain home basement Hamilton firefighters were on scene at a fire that broke out in a home on Fielding Crescent west of Upper Gage Avenue early Friday.
"02.12.2016 23:56:07" thespec.com School board says trespassing is allowed despite sign foul-up A no trespassing sign went up at Dr. Edgar Davey School that raised the ire of neighbours and led to the board tearing it down.
"02.12.2016 21:58:34" thespec.com Claremont closure, repairs could take 8 weeks Repairs on a separate Sherman Access retaining wall will now be put off until safety work on Claremont Access slope is finished.
"02.12.2016 21:35:03" thespec.com Two men sought in robbery of Burlington cabbie
"02.12.2016 21:31:50" City of Hamilton update:
Northbound Lanes on the Claremont Escarpment Access Closed For Up To Eight Weeks
The Spec's Matthew Van Dongen will have on update on all your Mountain access road news shortly on thespec.com
"02.12.2016 21:31:33" thespec.com Former Columbia College teacher faces another child sex assault charge Another complainant has come forward after police publicized the arrest of Columbia College teacher Geoffrey William Burnet in September for child sexual offences.
"02.12.2016 21:11:54" thespec.com CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Peel Police officer who confronted photographer disciplined for 'incivility' Const. Tom Rodziewicz the subject of a five-month investigation
"02.12.2016 21:03:17" thespec.com Woodstock couple among dead in Tennessee wildfire A Canadian couple is among the victims of a wildfire that ravaged the Smoky Mountains resort city of Gatlinburg, Tenn.
"02.12.2016 20:45:42" thespec.com Drug squad takes over Glanbrook farm chemical find investigation The police drug squad has taken over an investigation into chemicals dumped onto a Glanbrook farmer's field.
"02.12.2016 20:14:51" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist #airmiles madness: http://mackaycartoons.net/2016/12/02/saturday-december-3-2016/ … #cdnpoli #LCBO
"02.12.2016 20:14:17" thespec.com Sherman Access repairs delayed Repairs on a retaining wall will now be put off until the new year.
"02.12.2016 17:59:38" thespec.com Jamie Oliver burnt penis cooking naked Jamie Oliver has admitted he once burnt his penis while he was cooking in the nude. Ouch
"02.12.2016 17:42:21" 3downnation.com Why Joe McKnight's shooter may get off scot-free - 3DownNation Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Joe McKnight was shot to death in broad daylight on New Orleans street with plenty of witnesses. According to police, McKnight was unarmed and the accounts of the shooting are horrific. A witness, who declined to give According to police, McKnight was unarmed and the accounts of the shooting are horrific.
"02.12.2016 17:37:34" thespec.com Junior Press Club captivated kids “Spectator Tomorrow Marks Big Day For Youthful Readers Across City,” read the headline of one article published December 3, 1954. “The Spectator will publish its first page devoted solely to children. Starting tomorrow, and every Saturday from then on, Exactly 62 years ago today, The Junior Press Club published its first section for kids in The Hamilton Spectator.
"02.12.2016 17:22:16" thespec.com Weekend planner: Things to do in Hamilton Tree of Hope Christmas, Christmas, Santa, Christmas......
"02.12.2016 17:13:14" thespec.com PEI police threaten to play Nickleback to drunk drivers KENSINGTON, P.E.I. - A police department in western Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose the Nickleback treatment on anyone who drinks and drives. ICYMI: "If you're foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a tune performed by lead singer Chad Kroeger and the band "is the perfect gift for you."
"02.12.2016 17:03:16" thespec.com B.C. woman who killed baby before writing university exam avoids jail A mother who drowned her newborn son in a sink before leaving her home to write a university exam has avoided time behind bars, though a judge described her actions as “abhorrent.” "She said she didn't know she was pregnant until very late in the pregnancy."
"02.12.2016 16:44:18" thespec.com At Thanksgiving, his sisters say he was fine. Then he dismembered their parents, police say The four Guy children gathered last week for a Thanksgiving feast inside their parents' tidy, two-story home, situated on the corner lot of Goldenview Lane inside a manicured Knoxville, Tenn., neighbourhood. ICYMI: After Thanksgiving, police say, they'd planned to tell him they were cutting him off.
"02.12.2016 16:26:44" thespec.com Body found near train tracks is missing Mississauga dad Terry Jackman disappeared Aug. 31 A GO Train passenger first reported the finding to police.
"02.12.2016 16:08:49" thespec.com I broke up, now I'm feeling guilty Q. I recently initiated a break with my boyfriend of 18 months. What should I do?
"02.12.2016 15:59:38" thespec.com No more 'Melania Trump' underwear or honey for Slovenians No more Melania Trump honey, cakes, shoes and underwear for Slovenians. The future U.S. first lady has hired a law firm in her native country to protect her name and image from being used on numerous products that have sprung up since her husband, Donald Trump, was elected president.
"02.12.2016 15:52:43" thespec.com Step by step: what it would take to impeach S. Korea's president South Korea's lawmakers have given President Park Geun-hye an ultimatum: Resign or be impeached. Six steps
"02.12.2016 15:12:45" thespec.com Fast-acting Utah parents tackle, disarm their teen son at school Before their son could do any serious damage, fast-acting Utah parents who noticed two family guns were missing Thursday morning tracked him down in a junior high classroom and quickly disarmed him, authorities said. "He has a gun?" the 911 dispatcher asks, sounding shocked.
"02.12.2016 14:46:09" thespec.com Ghomeshi's lawyer Marie Henein should be praised not villainized: opinion Defence lawyer Marie Henein has been the subject of unfair attacks for being a woman who is excellent at a difficult job that is vital to our justice system The overheated attacks made against Marie Henein since she secured acquittals for CBC radio celebrity Jian Gomeshi in a series of sexual assault charges represent a new, low-water mark.
"02.12.2016 14:32:13" thespec.com VIDEO: World AIDS Day vigil World AIDS Day was marked by The AIDS Network Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfok and Brant with a vigil at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton. World AIDS Day was marked by The AIDS Network Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfok and Brant with a vigil at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton
"02.12.2016 14:28:42" thespec.com Fire breaks out in Mountain home basement Hamilton firefighters are on scene at a fire that broke out in a home on Fielding Crescent west of Upper Gage Avenue early Friday. The fire, in the basement of the semi-detached house at 35 Fielding, is out, but firefighters remained at the location just after 9 a.m. to check that it hasn't spread beyond the basement
"02.12.2016 13:57:44" thespec.com Man taken to hospital after crisis call on Main St. E. Man was barricaded inside apartment A neighbour said the building was evacuated after a strong smell of paint thinner wafted into the halls.
"02.12.2016 13:44:11" thespec.com Bullied to death: Sister couldn't stop teen's suicide Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. "Brandy, please don't. Brandy, no."
"02.12.2016 13:29:09" thespec.com Here's how Netflix downloading works The streaming service finally unveiled a long-awaited feature this week. Here's what you need to know. So to all the straphangers, frequent flyers and sufferers of wandering Wi-Fi, here's everything you need to know to get started.
"02.12.2016 13:10:05" thespec.com New port CEO bullish on Hamilton's future Ian Hamilton promoted to president and CEO of the port authority after eight years as VP. "I certainly believe we can be a powerhouse as an economic driver and I think we've illustrated that," said Ian Hamilton, who was named Thursday as the port authority's president and CEO.
"02.12.2016 13:06:44" thespec.com I thought a family cruise was the best way to celebrate Christmas. Here's why I was wrong ”What kind of dopey family would do something like that?” asked my usually mellow 11-year-old son after I suggested that we take a Christmas cruise. According to my boys, Christmas is simple....
"02.12.2016 12:47:07" thespec.com Mysterious disappearance of mom and two sons leads to 'horrific ending' Jennifer Laber was last seen on Tuesday afternoon, when she walked out of Bear Canyon Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., with her sons, Adam and Ethan. "It's about as bad as it gets"
"02.12.2016 12:43:07" thespec.com Donald Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'Thank you' tour The pugnacious, brawling Donald Trump voters got to know during the presidential campaign is back. The raucous rallies during the Trump campaign road show often had the feel of a rock concert, and Thursday night in Cincinnati had all the hallmarks of a reunion tour
"02.12.2016 12:35:06" thespec.com OPEC deal hinged on 2 a.m. phone call and it very nearly failed After months of meetings from Doha to Moscow, it was a 2 a.m. phone call between two of the most powerful men in the global oil industry that finally broke the impasse. On the eve of the Nov. 30 meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the odds of finishing a deal to reduce supply and ease a global oil glut didn't look good.
"02.12.2016 12:22:05" thespec.com DRESCHEL: Will more stops take “rapid” out of rapid transit? Coun. Terry Whitehead wants to take the word “rapid” out of Hamilton's rapid transit light rail project. Speaking for a group of mostly business interests, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce CEO Keanin Loomis requested a stop at the intersection of Bay and King to "unlock" development and serve a cluster of nearby destinations.
"02.12.2016 12:05:27" thespec.com Air Miles cancels reward expiry set for end of the year Collectors would have seen miles they haven't claimed within five years expire on Dec. 31. "I think the company was under pressure for a while"
"02.12.2016 12:04:44" Timeline Photos COMMUTERS: Your Friday morning weather and traffic now http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2189349-commuters-your-morning-weather-and-traffic-now/ It's 3 at this hour.
"02.12.2016 12:01:33" thespec.com Ancaster Old Mill named to list of 100 best restaurants in Canada OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2016. The list is based on "the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,900 restaurants in Canada."
"02.12.2016 11:57:57" thespec.com “If you help her, I'm going to kill you”: Good Samaritan shot helping dying woman Daniel Wesley pulled on a pair of gloves and searched for the woman's bullet wounds, looking for the best place to apply pressure. Before the teen could do more, Peck's boyfriend came roaring back in a Chevy Malibu
"02.12.2016 11:56:04" thespec.com Landslide risk speeds up study of failing Claremont Access walls The latest rockslide risk that closed traffic lanes on the Claremont Access is also speeding up a study on the future of the roadway's failing protective metal walls. The city closed the downbound lanes of the busy Mountain access last week after tree-cutting crews noticed a collapsing section of the 1970s-era metal wall
"02.12.2016 11:45:28" thespec.com Leah Remini's long history of calling out the Church of Scientology About 2.1 million people tuned in Tuesday night to the première of A&E's “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” Remini's eight-episode docuseries that promises a deep dive into “shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment” within the Remini, known for the hit sitcom "King of Queens," was a devout Scientologist for 35 years before she left the church in 2013.
"02.12.2016 11:27:35" thespec.com Have you seen her? Police search for missing woman Tracy Moore was last seen on November 25 in the area of Main Street West. She was reported missing by friends. Moore, 43, is described as white, five-foot-six, copper-dyed short hair with hazel eyes.
"02.12.2016 11:21:58" thespec.com www.thespec.com Abducted mom screamed so hard for help she was 'coughing up blood,' says husband
"02.12.2016 11:20:13" thespec.com Slain cop sacrificed self to save partner, shooter's wife, witness says A woman who witnessed Wednesday's shooting of Tacoma police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez said he sacrificed himself to save his partner and the wife of the man who opened fire. "They just wanted to explain to him that he couldn't lock his wife out like this"
"02.12.2016 11:09:35" thespec.com Canadians sympathize with hostages — if they fit the right profile Some travelled for work, others for pleasure. Some have experience and extensive security training, others have nothing but the pack on their back. To Canadians at home, these differences can create a hierarchy It remains a rare thing, the horror of overseas abduction. But not as rare as it used to be. Nor is it likely to remain so rare in the risk-fraught years ahead.
"02.12.2016 11:02:36" thespec.com Badgerow guilty of first-degree murder Diane's rapist and killer has been convicted. "I'm just so glad there is finally justice for Diane," she said emotionally outside the courtroom
"02.12.2016 10:54:38" thespec.com WhoWhatWear: David Avery Blame it on the blue suede shoes. A hunka hunka burning love for looking sharp
"02.12.2016 10:48:38" thespec.com Stelco name, vintage logo being resurrected Stelco and its dog bone logo are back. U.S. Steel Canada is announcing Friday that it's changing its name to Stelco for both its Hamilton and Lake Erie operations and is reprising a version of the so-called dog-bone nameplate of days gone by to promote it.
"02.12.2016 10:37:23" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Caroline McLachlan-Darling, a historical and culinary interpreter at Dundurn Castle stands in the castles main staircase which has been decorated in traditional Victorian style using cedar garland and cornucopias filled with dried flowers, fruits and
"02.12.2016 01:45:13" thespec.com Residents and cats escape blaze on Chedoke Avenue Fire crews were called to the Chedoke Avenue blaze around 6 p.m. Thursday.
"01.12.2016 23:19:10" Timeline Photos BREAKING: Robert Badgerow guilty of first-degree murder in death of Diane Werendowicz
This story will be updated through the night:
"01.12.2016 22:29:01" BADGEROW VERDICT THURSDAY NIGHT
The Spec's Susan Clairmont says there's a verdict coming in at the Robert Badgerow murder trial in Kitchener.
Badgerow, a former Dofasco steelworker, is the first person in Canada to be tried four times for the same
"01.12.2016 21:29:18" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist #electoralreform: death by a thousand zzzzzzzs: http://mackaycartoons.net/2016/12/01/friday-december-2-2016/ #cdnpoli
"01.12.2016 21:04:36" thespec.com Hamilton neurologist charged with sex assault Dr. Pierre Picard, from Dundas, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of sexual assault.
"01.12.2016 20:53:08" thespec.com Fire, police at HAZMAT call in Glanbrook Firefighters and police are responding to a HAZMAT call in Glanbrook.
"01.12.2016 20:40:43" thespec.com MPPs vote unanimously to ban corporate, union donations to parties Changes to how parties raise money passes unanimously at the Legislature.
"01.12.2016 20:17:53" thespec.com Kyle Quinlan returns to McMaster Marauders, this time as co-offensive coordinator Recently confirmed McMaster Marauders football coach Greg Knox has hired Kyle Quinlan to serve as the Marauders... Kyle Quinlan returns to McMaster Marauders, this time as co-offensive coordinator
"01.12.2016 19:58:44" thespec.com Stelco name to return U.S. Steel Canada is changing its name back to Stelco, a union official says. So, this.
U.S. Steel Canada is changing its name back to Stelco, a union official says
"01.12.2016 19:34:59" thespec.com Flooding at Hudson's Bay store at Mapleview mall A major store at a Burlington mall experienced flooding Thursday.
"01.12.2016 19:08:21" thespec.com Abducted mom screamed so hard for help she was 'coughing up blood,' says husband After she was freed from weeks of captivity, Redding mother Sherri Papini screamed for help so hard she coughed up blood, her husband said. Her hair had been cut off, she had been branded with a "message," and her nose was broken
"01.12.2016 18:58:05" thespec.com Milton woman "lucky to be alive" after carbon monoxide poisoning After spending three full days exposed to carbon monoxide gas in her Milton home, she was transported to Milton District Hospital by ambulance and placed on oxygen for five hours. They'd already checked themselves and didn't smell or see anything unusual. They figured they were safe because their CO alarm had not alerted them to anything unsafe levels of the odourless, colourless gas.
Little did they know, their alarm had expired.
"01.12.2016 18:33:52" thespec.com Kanye West 911 call: 'He's definitely going to need to be hospitalized' When a 911 call came in, apparently from Kanye West's doctor, about an incident involving the rapper at a Los Angeles home, the dispatcher advised: “Don't let him get any weapons.” In a second portion of the call, the voice of a person identifying himself as a physician said, "No other weapons," presumably in response to a dispatcher query.
"01.12.2016 18:26:09" thespec.com A missile strike kills the beloved clown of Aleppo As the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad tightens the noose on rebel-held enclaves in the city of Aleppo, its relentless shelling of civilian areas claimed yet another casualty. According to news reports, Anas al-Basha, a 24-year-old social worker "My brother Anas Al Basha who was the reason why besieged children smiled... killed today in Aleppo due to the Russian-Assad shelling."
"01.12.2016 18:17:17" thespec.com Women should be allowed to pepper spray and mace attackers, Leitch says “The law should not force women to be victims of violence when non-lethal means exist for them to protect themselves,” said Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch. "The law should not force women to be victims of violence when non-lethal means exist for them to protect themselves"
"01.12.2016 18:03:42" thespec.com Leah Remini's long history of calling out the Church of Scientology About 2.1 million people tuned in Tuesday night to the première of A&E's “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” Remini's eight-episode docuseries that promises a deep dive into “shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment” within the Scientology is one of those topics that's irresistible, mostly because of the secretive nature of the famously controversial church.
"01.12.2016 17:58:14" thespec.com www.thespec.com Street cats are "everywhere" in Hamilton.
The jury is out on exactly how many of these community cats — both feral and abandoned — are roaming around Hamilton.
"01.12.2016 17:34:56" thespec.com Pearson wants funding, federal help to turn airport into 'mega hub' The operators of Pearson are appealing for federal assistance to solve the traffic woes that clog area highways, and eliminate backlogs at security checkpoints and customs and immigration inspections. The report, prepared for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, argues that those investments will pay off, putting Pearson in position to capitalize on growing air travel and double its annual passenger traffic to 80 million a year by 2035.
"01.12.2016 17:29:09" thespec.com Trevor Noah and Tomi Lahren go head-to-head on Black Lives Matter “The Daily Show” is trying to do something about the liberal media echo chamber. Trevor Noah invited conservative commentator Tomi Lahren on his show Wednesday night for a lengthy debate, during which the two hashed out everything from Black Lives Matter "Why are you so angry?" Noah asked after the clip rolled.
"01.12.2016 16:31:25" thespec.com The man who stands between Earth and an asteroid Armageddon Lindley Johnson spent 23 years in the U.S. Air Force keeping his eyes above the skies. So we can just take out asteroids with nukes, right?
"01.12.2016 16:25:52" thespec.com Taxpayers spend millions in repair bills for shoddy road work: watchdog Ontario's government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was installed upside down. Pavement on some Ontario roads and highways that is supposed to last 10 to 15 years starts to crack after just two or three.
"01.12.2016 16:21:54" thespec.com LeBron James chosen as Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year LeBron James has been chosen Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending Cleveland's 52-year championship drought. James rallied the Cavs in the NBA finals to defeat the favoured Golden State Warriors, who won 73 games during the regular season.
"01.12.2016 15:49:33" thespec.com 'Always have hope' Cancer patients encouraged by immunotherapy treatment "What do I have to lose?"
"01.12.2016 15:44:22" thespec.com 'Don't need a gun to try on … jeans': Levi's CEO asks customers not to carry arms into stores Levi's jeans might remind you of cowboys — that is, after all, one of the company's signature cuts of denim — but you won't likely find anyone with a six-shooter in one of the company's stores. "We sincerely hope responsible gun owners will respect our position"
"01.12.2016 15:10:40" thespec.com U.S. Steel restructuring gets extension Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel has granted a request to extend CCAA protection until March 31. The extension — given in a Toronto court Wednesday — is one of several granted by Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel since the company went into creditor protection in September 2014.
"01.12.2016 15:09:34" thespec.com Even footing on the volleyball floor Volleyball is one sport where Canadians can play Americans as equals The question is unfair because it's really comparing apples with oranges. Still, let's ask it anyway.
"01.12.2016 15:05:36" thespec.com UPDATE: Fire marshal to probe $200,000 Mountain blaze The Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been called to investigate a $200,000 blaze that broke out at a business and residence on Upper James Street late Wednesday. An occupant of the basement suite of the small home just south of Fennell Avenue East managed to get out.
"01.12.2016 14:58:23" thespec.com Pro-Trump Breitbart News calls for Kellogg's boycott over decision to pull ad The Breitbart News Network is seeing some of its advertisers head for the exit doors and is responding in typical Breitbart fashion: by going on the counteroffensive, labelling one of them as “un-American” and calling it a war on conservatism. Since Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, Los Angeles-based Breitbart has experienced a backlash from some advertisers who say that the online site conflicts with their corporate values.
"01.12.2016 14:35:36" thespec.com A 1-year-old boy died 44 years ago. His accused killer is now going to trial Joey Abernathy III was found slumped on his toy motorcycle one winter morning in 1972. "It's just a nightmare," he told the Indiana newspaper in July. "My family, my kids, my grandkids — it's all in turmoil."
"01.12.2016 14:27:20" thespec.com Nine Ontario doctors billed for more than 360 days last year: watchdog Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk called on the Health Ministry to improve oversight of physician billings and payment models. Six physicians who billed the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for work say they did on 366 days during the 2015/16 fiscal year (which had an extra day because 2016 is a leap year).
"01.12.2016 14:08:34" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Jurors from past Badgerow trials haunted Failure to deliver verdicts for murder accused Robert Badgerow weighs heavily "It destroyed me," says Dave Kenyon, jury foreperson at the second murder trial of accused killer Robert Badgerow in 2010.
"01.12.2016 13:57:27" thespec.com Lawyers: Donald Trump has to sell DC hotel before taking office It's a glittering jewel in Donald Trump's hotel empire. Securing the rights to use the government-owned building where it is housed took him more than a year of negotiating. The resulting lease itself runs hundreds of pages, complicated and dreadfully "He's going to have to divest himself of the hotel"
"01.12.2016 13:54:12" thespec.com Model Emily Ratajkowski calls new book of explicit nude photos 'a violation' A year before model and “Gone Girl” actress Emily Ratajkowski gained national notoriety for her topless turn in the provocative music video for Robin Thicke's 2013 smash-hit “Blurred Lines,” she found herself in the house of photographer Jonathan Leder. "She was very, shall we say, comfortable with her body and as far as shoots go, I would say it was fun."
"01.12.2016 13:36:16" thespec.com At Thanksgiving, his sisters say he was fine. Then he dismembered their parents, police say The four Guy children gathered last week for a Thanksgiving feast inside their parents' tidy, two-story home, situated on the corner lot of Goldenview Lane inside a manicured Knoxville, Tenn., neighbourhood. "It's one thing to stab someone, but to do everything that he did, to dismember his parents' bodies?"
"01.12.2016 13:05:29" thespec.com Did UPS discriminate against him because of his beard? UPS requires employees to be clean shaven unless they get a religious accommodation. "It's something I live by, I'm very proud of my beard and I'm not really interested in shaving it off."
"01.12.2016 12:45:13" thespec.com www.thespec.com Street cats are "everywhere" in Hamilton.
"01.12.2016 12:44:10" thespec.com Thief steals truck in Vaughan with Rottweiler in back seat A thief got a surprise Tuesday night after stealing a pickup truck in Vaughan, only to discover a pet Rottweiler in the back seat, York Regional Police said. A man left his 2009 grey Honda Ridgeline running and unlocked while he ran into a convenience store in the area of Hwy. 7 and Martin Grove Road at about 7 p.m. Nov. 29.
"01.12.2016 12:42:52" thespec.com What makes Mariah's World go 'round? Boredom: Menon Superstar Mariah Carey reaches epic levels of ennui while promoting her reality show. The singer radiated the energy of someone who had just accidentally swallowed an Ambien while waiting to renew her passport.
"01.12.2016 12:32:53" thespec.com Vegan spends $230 to send 23-pound lobster home A massive lobster taller than a toddler was caught in the Bay of Fundy — and then bought by a vegan activist so it could be returned, alive, to its chilly home. "For a lobster to be 23 pounds and to be that large, there was nothing else that was going to be a predator — except man."
"01.12.2016 12:27:32" thespec.com At one small border post, Canada tests the idea of automated entry First there were automated drive-through car washes. Then automated drive-through banks. Now, the Canadian government is experimenting with an automated drive-through border crossing. While the fate of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border promised by president-elect Donald Trump remains uncertain, Canada is carrying out a pilot project with an opposite aim...
"01.12.2016 12:27:07" thespec.com The Spectator's View: Main Street conversion … Pandora's Box awaits Sooner or later, the question of two-way conversion needs to be dealt with. Strap in for that ride. Hamilton's Main Street conversion … Pandora's Box awaits
Read today's editorial here: http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/6996357-the-spectator-s-view-main-street-conversion-pandora-s-box-awaits/
"01.12.2016 12:14:11" thespec.com COMMUTERS: Your morning weather and traffic now Traffic and weather for your morning commute Hamilton Mountain residents will need lots of extra time to get down the mountain. The access is closed down bound after Inverness.
"01.12.2016 12:12:44" thespec.com www.thespec.com Grade 10 Saltfleet Secondary School student beaten with bat
"He was just savagely beaten," Salima Hafeez, Noah Rabbani's aunt, said Wednesday. "It's just heartbreaking — it's so meaningless, it's so senseless."
"01.12.2016 11:57:32" thespec.com I bought $150 worth of gift cards that didn't work: Roseman Ellen Roseman helps readers get results with gift-card refunds, a faulty phone and expensive auto repairs. Shoppers Drug Mart said it could not give cash refunds on gift cards.
"01.12.2016 11:51:36" thespec.com Seniors' health deteriorating in long term care in Hamilton Report card shows Hamilton long term care residents are more likely to have worsening physical function, depressive mood and pain. One bright spot is that far fewer residents are being physically restrained daily.
"01.12.2016 11:45:30" thespec.com Michael James Delligatti, creator of the Big Mac, dies at 98 In April 1967, hamburger lovers in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, met a newer, bigger burger. Introduced by a local McDonald's, it was called the Big Mac, and for 45 cents it delivered, as a 1970s jingle would have it, “two all-beef "It wasn't like discovering the light bulb. The bulb was already there. All I did was screw it in the socket."
"01.12.2016 11:41:23" thespec.com www.thespec.com Asked if he believes homosexuality is a sin, Oosterhoff said "we need to treat everyone with dignity and respect."
"01.12.2016 11:35:29" thespec.com 'Ailing' Buzz Aldrin being treated at the South Pole The National Science Foundation has agreed to provide medical evacuation from the South Pole for 86-year-old Buzz Aldrin, a former astronaut who in 1969 became one of the first people to walk on the moon. It is unclear why Aldrin was in Antarctica, though the release stated that the NSF received the evacuation request from The Antarctic Company, which is a private tourism firm based in South Africa.
"01.12.2016 11:30:32" thespec.com Skinny cable rules now in full effect Companies must now offer 'skinny package' plus small bundles of add-on channels "The big concern is ... that the telcos are going to attempt to skirt the spirit of the law and price Canadians out of these channels in another attempt to keep them trapped in expensive bundles"
"01.12.2016 11:28:21" thespec.com 'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression The psychedelic drug in “magic mushrooms” can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer, who endured a terrifying hallucination that rid her of the fear that her ovarian cancer would return.
"01.12.2016 11:26:23" thespec.com Claremont Access lanes closed indefinitely after 'slope movement' The city abandoned efforts to fix a failing section of retaining wall over safety concerns Tuesday. The city plans to temporarily convert one upbound lane on the Claremont for use by downbound traffic, but a "safe design" won't be ready until next week, traffic operations head Martin White said Wednesday.
"01.12.2016 10:53:27" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo YMCA Peace Medal: Squash star faced threat from Taliban
There was high praise for Canada at a community breakfast from a Pakistani woman who defied the Taliban to become a celebrated athlete....http://bit.ly/2goNeuK
"01.12.2016 10:53:27" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo YMCA Peace Medal: Squash star faced threat from Taliban
There was high praise for Canada at a community breakfast from a Pakistani woman who defied the Taliban to become a celebrated athlete....http://bit.ly/2goNeuK
"30.11.2016 23:38:13" thespec.com Hamilton teen in ICU recovering after “savage beating” with baseball bat Noah Rabbani, 15, was attacked and robbed while walking home from his friend's house around midnight Sunday. "It's just heartbreaking — it's so meaningless, it's so senseless."
"30.11.2016 22:54:08" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Justin Trudeau clears mountains to approve #KinderMorganPipeline http://mackaycartoons.net/2016/11/30/thursday-december-1-2016-2/ #cdnpoli
"30.11.2016 22:53:14" thespec.com Hamilton's 100,000 cat problem How many community cats there are is up for debate, but the SPCA says they're “everywhere”. With the city not dedicating any resources to tackle the cat problem — or even having a firm grasp on the numbers — citizens are taking matters into their own hands.
"30.11.2016 22:46:08" thespec.com Sam Oosterhoff sworn in as youngest MPP, says he's 'absolutely not' a homophobe Ontario's newest legislator said he believes in evolution and is “absolutely not” a homophobe. It remains unclear, however, whether he thinks homosexuality is a sin. The 19-year-old was sworn in Wednesday morning to become the youngest MPP in Ontario history after winning the Nov. 17 byelection.
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"30.11.2016 22:04:04" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Jurors from past Badgerow trials haunted Failure to deliver verdicts for murder accused Robert Badgerow weighs heavily Being a juror on a rape and murder trial is emotionally draining enough. It is worse when you feel you have failed at your job because you have been unable to deliver a verdict.
"30.11.2016 21:13:26" thespec.com Hamilton mayor's office doggone pleased to have canine visitor Eisenberger wonders: Time to relax the rules for dogs at City Hall? Meet Dash, the four-month-old golden doodle who belongs to Mayor Fred Eisenberger and his wife, Diane.
"30.11.2016 19:34:32" Update: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6995666-claremont-lane-closure-extended-after-slope-movement-/
Northbound lanes on the Claremont escarpment access closed until further notice - Nov. 30
tl;dr: The Mountain is falling.
The City of Hamilton
"30.11.2016 19:21:34" thespec.com Canadian Netflix users can now watch movies off-line on mobile devices Netflix Canada announced Wednesday that users worldwide can download some videos to their mobile devices instead of streaming them over cellular data, a feature that could keep eyeballs on the app when Internet signals are spotty or unavailable. Netflix users can now use Wi-Fi to download movies and TV shows, then view them when the cellular signal dips out.
"30.11.2016 18:46:41" thespec.com U.S. Steel restructuring gets extension Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel has granted a request to extend CCAA protection until March 31. U.S. Steel Canada has been negotiating with American investment fund Bedrock Industries for months.
"30.11.2016 17:40:00" thespec.com Stoney Creek's Nikola Djogo making most of Fighting Irish men's basketball squad redshirted status Nikola Djogo had aspired to be the first Canadian to play for the Fighting Irish men's basketball squad this season, but his hopes of making history have been sidelined for another year. Stoney Creek's Nikola Djogo making most of redshirted status on Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball squad
"30.11.2016 17:24:06" thespec.com St. Joes and McMaster University researchers develop questionnaire for methadone users Officials say it should help identify users who could relapse St. Joe's and McMaster University researchers develop questionnaire for methadone users. Officials say it should help identify users who are in danger of relapsing
"30.11.2016 17:18:08" thespec.com Hamilton YMCA Peace Medals awarded Hope and inspiration was bestowed on the 600 people attending the annual YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Hamilton Convention. Hamilton YMCA Peace Medals awarded
"30.11.2016 14:50:19" thespec.com Brantford man arrested after report of sexual assault at Grey Cup Toronto police have arrested a Brantford man in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred during Sunday's Grey Cup at BMO Field. Howard Ferguson, 45, charged with one count of sexual assault.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6994801-brantford-man-arrested-after-report-of-sexual-assault-at-grey-cup/
"30.11.2016 13:19:20" thespec.com 12 days of holiday entertaining On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... 12 holiday entertaining ideas. Your 12 days of holiday entertaining
If another holiday season has you feeling more like fa la la la blah, than jolly, it's time to switch things up. Here are 12 holiday decor, theme and feasting ideas to keep your tinsel twinkling and your spirits merry
"30.11.2016 13:16:30" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo
"30.11.2016 13:16:30" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo
"30.11.2016 12:51:36" thespec.com Gonzo: Hunter S. Thompson's brand of pot cloned Journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who so memorably wrote about drifting through Las Vegas with a "car full of marijuana and head full of acid," is destined for immortality of the cannabis variety. Weed the full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6994682-gonzo-hunter-s-thompson-s-brand-of-pot-cloned/
"30.11.2016 12:33:03" thespec.com Fidel: The man who couldn't be killed Poison cigars, Bay of Pigs and other failed plots Poison cigars, Bay of Pigs and other failed plots
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6994675-fidel-the-man-who-couldn-t-be-killed/
"30.11.2016 12:27:29" thespec.com The Spectator's View: Assisted death has to be accessible for all No one said choosing death should be easy. But it shouldn't have to be this hard, either Is C-14 working as it should, or is it only an improvement in certain cases, leaving many others to languish unfairly? If you believe Hamilton's Michael Valvasori, the truth is more like the latter than the former.
The Spectator's View: Assisted death
"30.11.2016 02:03:29" thespec.com Marineland says OSPCA investigation is the result of former employee, activist pressure OSPCA says they were responding “to a cruelty complaint” "The OSPCA's actions in this matter, in bowing to pressure from activists and agenda-driven reporters, amounts to a scared regulator, with a track record of bowing to pressure," Marineland said in a media release.
"30.11.2016 01:26:11" thespec.com Dreschel: Farr gets cold feet over two-waying Main It's time discuss the issue that has been hovering in the background of the LRT debate Within a few hours of floating a motion to have staff study converting Main Street to two-way traffic, Coun. Jason Farr put the idea on ice for the foreseeable future.
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"30.11.2016 01:12:54" thespec.com Fisherville mourns Capt. Thomas McQueen: 'Hometown hero' killed in Alberta jet crash Capt. Thomas McQueen, 29, was killed when after he lost control of his CF-18 Hornet during a routine training mission near the Saskatchewan/Alberta border. "He always wanted to be a fighter pilot. It was his dream from the time he was a little kid"
"30.11.2016 00:10:58" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Lasting scars from a long ago murder The nephew of murder victim Diane Werendowicz often makes the trek to the Kitchener courthouse to keep watch over the Badgerow trial 45-year-old Karl Werendowicz is waiting in the hallways of the Kitchener courthouse for the jury's verdict on the murder of his aunt Diane. He has been waiting 35 years, and now the clock has slowed to a painful pace.
"29.11.2016 23:29:33" thespec.com New MPP Oosterhoff calls parenting bill 'horrible legislation' Comments come after PC leader Patrick Brown said he expected his caucus to support Bill 28 Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff said that if he had been able to vote on Bill 28, he would "definitely not have supported" it.
"29.11.2016 22:22:25" Timeline Photos Over on Twitter starting at 6 p.m., the Spec's Teri Pecoskie is holding the weekly edition of #AskTheDogs.
Tonight's guest is NHL draft prospect Will Bitten of the Hamilton Bulldogs.
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"29.11.2016 22:21:34" thespec.com Liberals say yes to controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project in B.C. Trudeau is also effectively killing proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, but giving a green light to Enbridge's Line 3 expansion. $6.8-billion Kinder Morgan project has sparked protests by climate change activists from coast to coast
"29.11.2016 21:53:44" thespec.com Ticat fan wanted for alleged sexual assault at Grey Cup Toronto police are looking for a man who was wearing a Ticats jersey and scarf in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred at the Grey Cup on Sunday. Incident took place outside BMO Field at about 10 p.m. Sunday
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6993810-ticat-fan-wanted-for-alleged-sexual-assault-at-grey-cup/
"29.11.2016 21:36:36" thespec.com Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart over company 'values' Kellogg says it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon. Website formerly run by Trump aide Steve Bannon has been condemned as racist, sexist and anti-Semitic
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6993775-kellogg-pulls-ads-from-breitbart-over-company-values-/
"29.11.2016 21:33:13" thespec.com Ohio attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims, official says The Somali-born student who went on a car-and-knife rampage at Ohio State University railed on Facebook against United States interference in Muslim lands and warned, “If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace” with the Somali-born student who went on a car-and-knife rampage at Ohio State University railed on Facebook against United States interference in Muslim lands
"29.11.2016 21:01:29" thespec.com View legal documents: Johnny Reid sues Harvest Picnic for unpaid fees Reid claims to be still owed $110,250 See statements of claim, defence and counterclaim: www.thespec.com/news-story/6991416-johnny-reid-sues-harvest-picnic-for-unpaid-fees/
"29.11.2016 20:59:33" thespec.com Same-sex parents don't have to adopt their own kids under new Ontario law All Families Are Equal Act legally recognizes parents that use sperm donor, egg donor, or surrogate Under the old rules, same-sex parents often had to go to court to get legal recognition.
"29.11.2016 20:19:49" thespec.com More than 860 hate incidents documented since Trump's election victory Groups call for president-elect to forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following Donald Trumps Nov. 8 victory.
"29.11.2016 20:18:19" thespec.com Flight was taking Brazilian team to game of their lives These were going to be the games of their lives for players on the humble Brazilian club Chapecoense. Dream ended late Monday night when a charter flight carrying the club sliced into a Colombian hillside
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/6993531-flight-was-taking-brazilian-team-to-game-of-their-lives/
"29.11.2016 19:49:51" thespec.com Hamilton LRT planning resurrects two-way Main Street debate Coun. Jason Farr has a motion coming next month to ask for a formal study. Downtown councillor will pitch a motion next month asking planners to look at "two-way option"
More local news on TheSpec: bit.ly/SpecLocal
"29.11.2016 18:41:44" thespec.com Loujack Café guilty of 5 random stabbing attacks He was charged with attempted murder in four of the attacks, and aggravated assault in the other. Man convicted of 5 random stabbing attacks in Hamilton's lower city
"29.11.2016 18:26:23" thespec.com Capt. Thomas McQueen, 29, was engaged to be married Pilot who died in CF-18 crash was from Hamilton with 10 years in the military Hamilton pilot remembered as an 'incredible person ... dedicated to the service of Canada"
More on TheSpec.com: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6993065-pilot-who-died-in-cf-18-crash-identified/
"29.11.2016 16:03:23" thespec.com The Spectator's View: Trudeau's Castro stumble — and ours When it comes to tourism, we're in. But that human rights stuff? Manyana. November 29 Editorial
"29.11.2016 14:49:14" thespec.com Gary Smith: Playing Beauty and the Beast a fairy tale come true “It's just in your DNA,” Michael Blake says, wiggling in his chair like some excited school kid. “I get pumped just thinking of it,” he laughs. “Playing the Beast who turns into a prince in this show is just so liberating.” THEATRE REVIEW: Gary Smith: Playing Beauty and the Beast a fairy tale come true
"29.11.2016 14:37:47" thespec.com Driverless cars to hit the road in Ontario early next year Three groups have been approved to test self-driving cars on public roads in Ontario. Driverless cars are headed for Ontario's public roads as part of a pilot project the province says puts it in the pole position in Canada's development of autonomous vehicle technology.
"29.11.2016 13:44:28" thespec.com Pedestrian killed Saturday is identified: Youkhanna Mikhaiel The 87-year-old Hamilton man killed while crossing Upper Wentworth St. on Saturday has been identified as Youkhanna Mikhaiel. The 87-year-old Hamilton man killed while crossing Upper Wentworth St.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6992717-pedestrian-killed-saturday-is-identified-youkhanna-mikhaiel/
"29.11.2016 12:58:19" thespec.com PEI police threaten to play Nickleback to drunk drivers KENSINGTON, P.E.I. - A police department in western Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose the Nickleback treatment on anyone who drinks and drives. Fine line between punishment and torture.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6992650-pei-police-threaten-to-play-nickleback-to-drunk-drivers/
"29.11.2016 12:44:11" thespec.com Russian chess prodigy dies after Jason Bourne-style balcony leap In his games of chess, young grandmaster Yuri Eliseev was not afraid to try bold maneuvers. The Daily Telegraph, reporting from the February Aeroflot Open chess tournament in Moscow, described the 20-year-old Russian prodigy as a "relative unknown" who Chess genius was not afraid to take extreme risks.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6992647-russian-chess-prodigy-dies-after-jason-bourne-style-balcony-leap/
"29.11.2016 12:22:09" thespec.com YMCA Peace Medal Awards: Promoting peace, diversity and inclusion YMCA Peace Medal Awards: Promoting peace, diversity and inclusion
The annual YMCA Peace Medal awards honour residents who foster a culture of peace and tolerance. This year's awards breakfast will be held Wednesday at the Hamilton Convention Centre.
"29.11.2016 12:08:12" thespec.com 75 dead in Brazilian soccer team plane crash A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people, Colombian officials said. Six people survived. Six survive crash in Colombia.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6992633-75-dead-in-brazilian-soccer-team-plane-crash/
"29.11.2016 12:00:33" thespec.com WILSON: Right House now near empty, but owners buy more of the core It is dressed for the season. Moving past a long line of Christmas trees, the maintenance man polishes the floor to a fine shine. But there's no one here to see the show.
"29.11.2016 11:59:55" thespec.com No love for 'I love NY' road signs ALBANY, N.Y. - The Federal Highway Administration isn't showing any "Love" for some tourism signs along New York state highways. I have no heart for bureaucracy.
Ready full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6992630-no-love-for-i-love-ny-road-signs/
"29.11.2016 11:56:55" thespec.com Facebook group used Gord Downie's name to sell “Jaws” t-shirts Facebook has removed Gord Downie Strong, which claimed to donate money for brain cancer research Bottom feeders exploit Tragically Hip frontman's illness for profit
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/6991953-facebook-group-used-gord-downie-s-name-to-sell-jaws-t-shirts/
"29.11.2016 11:15:02" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Photos and video: Holiday train rolls into Hamilton
"29.11.2016 11:15:02" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Photos and video: Holiday train rolls into Hamilton
"29.11.2016 02:39:33" thespec.com Sam Oosterhoff's swearing in is delayed PC leader Patrick Brown says his Ontario's youngest MPP is planning a big celebration. Newly elected MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers was sworn in and introduced in the legislature, while Niagara-West Glanbrook's Sam Oosterhoff was still planning his swearing-in celebration.
"29.11.2016 01:33:37" thespec.com Hamilton, Toronto doctors acquitted of gang sex assault face discipline hearing Dr. Suganthan Kayilasanathan and Dr. Amitabh Chauhan are facing discipline proceedings before Ontario's medical watchdog
"29.11.2016 01:18:03" thespec.com CBC asks for $400M more in funding to go ad-free The national broadcaster submitted the proposal to the federal government Monday. A proposal paper posted to the national broadcaster's website outlines how the CBC/Radio-Canada wants to follow the example of the BBC and be fully funded by the federal government instead of partially relying on ad revenue.
"29.11.2016 00:57:22" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: 'Juror Doe' email sparked probe, delayed Badgerow trial To maintain the integrity of the court process, jurors are not to discuss the case with anyone. Not their spouse or neighbours. Certainly not a columnist covering the trial. It turns out a "legal issue" during the Robert Badgerow trial was how to deal with what appeared to be a juror contacting Spectator columnist Susan Clairmont.
"29.11.2016 00:20:33" thespec.com Hamilton Port Authority facing $340,000 lawsuit Consulting company alleges HPA chair broke a deal and gave contract to one of his friends A company led by a former strategist for the federal Liberal party is suing the Hamilton Port Authority and its chairperson for $340,000 for an alleged breach of contract.
"28.11.2016 23:08:39" thespec.com Hamilton cuts emergency housing help for needy residents The city is limiting who can ask for hydro and rent help from the provincial Housing Stability Program because the funding pot is almost empty. Struggling Hamiltonians can no longer access emergency cash for hydro or rental arrears unless they're already receiving government assistance.
"28.11.2016 22:52:23" thespec.com Facebook group used Gord Downie's name to sell “Jaws” t-shirts Facebook has removed Gord Downie Strong, which claimed to donate money for brain cancer research "Would you buy and wear this T-shirt?" The question was posted on a Facebook page called "Gord Downie Strong" on Nov. 6 and included an image of #TragicallyHip frontman wearing his now-famous Jaws shirt.
"28.11.2016 22:22:26" thespec.com Don Henley says the Eagles are done — it was always Glenn Frey's band “I don't see how we could go out and play without the guy who started the band” The way Don Henley describes it, the group he helped lead since 1971 died with his longtime musical partner Glenn Frey.
"28.11.2016 22:05:30" thespec.com Russian ice skating performance causes outrage over Holocaust-themed routine The Olympic ice-dancing gold medallist and her partner dressed in striped uniforms bearing yellow six-pointed stars. Pair dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show.
"28.11.2016 21:31:51" thespec.com Building a garbage truck for space Sitting in a drab industrial neighbourhood surrounded by warehouses and factories, Astroscale's Tokyo office seems appropriately located for a company seeking to enter the waste management business. Technology startup looks to sweep the sky of man made space debris.
"28.11.2016 21:08:58" thespec.com Liberals consider offering electricity consumers new, more flexible rate plans Energy Minister says the Liberals want to be “technology agnostic” when they sign contracts for new electricity Ontario looking to change the way it buys electricity so it doesn't focus on wind, solar or any specific technology.
More Ontario news: bit.ly/SpecOntario
"28.11.2016 20:29:16" thespec.com Random stabbing case: Jury begins deliberations in trial of Loujack Café Accused of attacking five strangers in downtown Hamilton in 2011 Was Hamilton's Loujack Café responsible for all 5 attacks?
"28.11.2016 19:49:08" thespec.com Trump wins Michigan's 16 electoral votes, state board says LANSING, Mich. - President-elect Donald Trump has won Michigan's 16 electoral votes. Trump's 10,704-vote victory confirmed, giving him 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232.
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6991373-trump-wins-michigan-s-16-electoral-votes-state-board-says/
"28.11.2016 19:41:28" thespec.com Johnny Reid sues Harvest Picnic for unpaid fees Reid claims to be still owed $110,250 Counterclaim part of statement of defence against suit filed by Jean-Paul Gauthier
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6991416-johnny-reid-sues-harvest-picnic-for-unpaid-fees/
"28.11.2016 18:13:30" thespec.com What the Badgerow jury didn't hear: He had also been charged with attempted murder Robert Badgerow was once on trial for trying to kill another woman. What the jury didn't hear:
Robert Badgerow was once on trial for trying to kill another woman.
"28.11.2016 17:45:21" thespec.com Uproar over 5,000 dead fish frozen in Japanese skating rink An amusement park in western Japan sparked an uproar after it displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice at a skating rink, forcing the park to close the attraction. Ice Aquarium opened as an "attraction never heard about." It closed Sunday after widespread outrage.
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6991070-uproar-over-5-000-dead-fish-frozen-in-japanese-skating-rink/
"28.11.2016 17:33:51" thespec.com Crown asks for prison time for ex-Liberal party organizer convicted of fraud MONTREAL - The Crown is seeking a prison sentence for former federal Liberal organizer Jacques Corriveau.
"28.11.2016 15:41:18" thespec.com How does stage fright affect musicians? We're not talking about butterflies or pre-concert jitters here. We're talking about chills, sweats, nausea, increased heart rate, excess muscle tension and tremors — knee-knocking terror, the type that can destroy a performance, even make someone artists
"28.11.2016 14:59:53" thespec.com Badgerow jury gets ready for deliberations KITCHENER — The fate of accused killer Robert Badgerow will be in the hands of his fourth jury today as deliberations begin at his first degree murder trial. Robert Badgerow, 58, is accused of raping, strangling and drowning Diane Werendowicz, 23, in June 1981
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6990597-badgerow-jury-gets-ready-for-deliberations/
"28.11.2016 14:51:33" thespec.com Badgerow jury gets ready for deliberations KITCHENER — The fate of accused killer Robert Badgerow will be in the hands of his fourth jury today as deliberations begin at his first degree murder trial. Fate of accused killer Robert Badgerow will be in the hands of his fourth jury today
Read full story: www.thespec.com/news-story/6990597-badgerow-jury-gets-ready-for-deliberations/
"28.11.2016 14:47:16" thespec.com SIU investigating after man tasered in St. Catharines Police called about incident at variety store
"28.11.2016 14:40:34" thespec.com Needle found in P.E.I potato: police HALIFAX - Police are investigating the discovery of a needle found in potatoes bought in Halifax.
"28.11.2016 14:24:47" thespec.com 960 Canadian soldiers reported sexually assaults last year A landmark Statistics Canada survey of sexual misconduct in the military has found nearly 1,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces reported being sexually assaulted over the past year. That represents about 1.7 per cent of military personnel — dramatically higher than the comparable rate of 0.9 per cent for the general population.
"28.11.2016 14:23:21" thespec.com 960 Canadian soldiers reported sexually assaults last year A landmark Statistics Canada survey of sexual misconduct in the military has found nearly 1,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces reported being sexually assaulted over the past year. Women victims were most likely to identify their supervisor or someone of a higher rank as the perpetrator
Read full report: www.thespec.com/news-story/6990554-960-canadian-soldiers-reported-sexually-assaults-last-year/
"28.11.2016 13:52:24" thespec.com Mahoney: Mac grad finds calling with indigenous Mexicans In 1997, she gave up her life in Canada, and for 19 years she's worked with impoverished native women in a village of 6,200 people in Mexico.
"28.11.2016 13:47:38" thespec.com When Twitter trolling lands you in jail: case tests limits of free speech Babak Taherzadeh is a troll. im "smarter than u unless you are really smart"
Read full story: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6990443-when-twitter-trolling-lands-you-in-jail-case-tests-limits-of-free-speech/
"28.11.2016 13:43:19" thespec.com GTA sperm importer brought semen into Canada that wasn't fully screened for HIV, syphilis Canada's largest importer of donor sperm has repeatedly brought semen into the country from foreign sperm banks that was not fully screened for infectious diseases — including HIV, hepatitis and syphilis — and distributed it to physicians and fertility Newmarket-based Outreach Health Services failed its annual safety inspections three times
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"28.11.2016 12:29:57" thespec.com CANNING: Company lowers the boom on cable guy If an employer wants to say that someone was terminated for just cause and is not owed pay in lieu of notice, it is up to the employer to prove their case if they get sued for wrongful dismissal. When Fred walked into the office with his partner, his boss gave him a piece of paper and told him to sign it.
"28.11.2016 03:30:12" thespec.com Redblacks win Grey Cup into overtime, beating Stamps, 39-33 Burris leads Ottawa to shocking upset over Calgary in 104th Grey Cup
"28.11.2016 03:12:32" thespec.com Hamilton youth a big presence at grassroots anti-racism meeting Discussion groups tackled one of seven topics, resulting in 36 demands
"28.11.2016 02:42:14" thespec.com Burlington teen on no-fly list for a decade, MPs told at national security meeting Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said there was a new system coming. Natalie Pierre says her 16-year-old son Michael has been on a no-fly list since he was just four or five years old.
"28.11.2016 00:51:04" thespec.com Hamiltonian recalls soiree with Castro and the Trudeaus Much ink has already been spilled about the life of Fidel Castro, who died late Friday at the age of 90.
"27.11.2016 22:43:36" thespec.com Highway hell as OPP lays more than 70 impaired driving charges over weekend The Ontario Provincial Police also report there were also several crashes overnight involving impaired drivers. The OPP is ramping up its 11th annual holiday R.I.D.E Checks program, which was officially launched on Nov. 24.
"27.11.2016 22:42:43" thespec.com Dreschel: FirstOntario Centre reno options laid out in new report 'Massive' study is in, but we won't get a peek for some weeks $240K private sector report finally landed at Hamilton City Hall.
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"27.11.2016 22:14:24" thespec.com Trump claims he lost popular vote because 'millions voted illegally' President-elect assails efforts to recount votes in up to three battleground states President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that 'millions voted illegally' in the national election that he won.
"27.11.2016 20:53:11" thespec.com 11-year-old plays Grand Theft Auto, takes parents' car for a spin The Ontario Provincial Police pulled over an 11-year-old after they received a call for an erratic driver Erratic 11-year-old driver pulled over on Hwy. 400 "borrowed" his parents car to see what real driving was like.
"27.11.2016 20:27:22" thespec.com New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enrol 5,400 sexually active men and women aged between 18 and 35 at 15 sites across South Africa. New vaccine could be be “the final nail in the coffin” for HIV.
"27.11.2016 17:22:42" thespec.com Senior dies after being hit by car on Hamilton Mountain An 87-year-old Hamilton man died after being struck by a car while crossing Upper Wentworth Street An 87-year-old Hamilton man died after being struck by a car while crossing Upper Wentworth Street.
"26.11.2016 23:43:12" thespec.com Dismal attendance only downside of Vanier Cup The game itself was great. Absolutely fantastic. The universities of Calgary and Laval played terrific football, provided loads of excitement and turned the 2016 Vanier Cup into a memorable contest as it so often is. That's the good part.
"26.11.2016 23:23:58" thespec.com Dad loses fight to pull kids from school over “false teachings” Judge rules inclusion and equality come before individual religious accommodations in public education. A Superior Court judge rejected a Hamilton dad's request get advance notice of topics like the LBGT community, environmental issues, or horoscopes, that he considers "false teachings" according to his religion. #OnPoli
"26.11.2016 22:07:56" thespec.com Laval defeats Calgary, 31-26, in Vanier Cup Victory extends Laval's record to 9 championships in 10 attempts.
"26.11.2016 21:55:24" thespec.com Toronto divided on road tolls, poll finds Half approve, half disapprove of mayor's plan to charge for using the Gardiner or DVP.
"26.11.2016 20:42:04" thespec.com Trump disavowal of white supremacists doesn't quiet concerns Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name. 169 members of Congress sign letter opposing Breitbart News founder, Stephen Bannon's White House appointment.
"26.11.2016 15:59:09" thespec.com She's sued ex-lovers, lawyers and even a stranger — and continues to have her days in court For Althea Reyes, the courtroom is a familiar place. In Toronto alone, she has sued at least 30 people, companies and organizations in the past five years.
"26.11.2016 15:49:41" thespec.com Senior killed by a train in Stoney Creek Woman was walking on the tracks when she was hit and killed by a train Friday night. 77-year-old woman was hit and killed Friday night just west of New Mountain Road.
"26.11.2016 15:10:06" thespec.com Restaurant review: Izzy's is an intimate atmosphere and a relaxing night out Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald — you could easily imagine their music playing over the speakers. More restaurant reviews on TheSpec: bit.ly/RestoReview
"26.11.2016 14:53:47" thespec.com Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90 in Cuba With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died 10 years after ill health forced him to hand power over brother, Raul.
"26.11.2016 14:41:45" thespec.com 'The reality of my life': A Hamiltonian's struggle for the right to die Michael Valvasori has had enough. At age 36, Michael Valvasori wants out — the final exit from a life filled mostly with pain, daily indignities and hopelessness that he's sure will only worsen.
"26.11.2016 14:22:21" thespec.com Clean needles, dirty drugs: Harm reduction in Hamilton The Spectator's Molly Hayes and John Rennison spent a day with Hamilton's 'harm reduction' team to examine one strategy being used to help make the city safer
"26.11.2016 03:59:58" thespec.com Trump built a wall in Scotland, sent residents the bill President-elect Donald Trump has already built a wall — not on the border with Mexico, but on the border of his exclusive golf course in northeastern Scotland, blocking the sea view of local residents who refused to sell their homes.
"26.11.2016 02:45:21" thespec.com Watermain break floods a section of road in Burlington A watermain break has flooded a section of Harvester Road as well as a portion of southbound Appleby Line Friday evening.
"26.11.2016 02:40:29" thespec.com Proposed bill would provide 10 paid days off for victims of sexual, domestic violence Unions, private member's bill seeks support for those in crisis
"26.11.2016 02:17:44" thespec.com Hydro bills #1 issue at Hamilton budget talk Farmers to librarians to health care leaders to retirees made elevator pitches to the province on what they want to see in the 2017 Ontario budget.
"26.11.2016 00:32:34" thespec.com PHOTOS AND VIDEO: HPO's Indie Series Local hard rock band Black Collar Union performing with the HPO in the HPO's Indie Series.
"25.11.2016 23:25:44" thespec.com Housing prices double in Hamilton over 10 years The average price of a house in Hamilton has nearly doubled over the past decade in a red-hot real estate market that shows no signs of abating.
"25.11.2016 23:23:01" thespec.com Nationalist movements could smother Justin Trudeau: Paul Wells The Trudeau government is built entirely on the driving assumptions of the era. And yet the Trudeau government finds itself operating in a world that's sprinting away from these assumptions.
"25.11.2016 22:13:10" thespec.com Judge denies constable's bid for ACTION mistrial A judge has refused a request for a mistrial in the case of a Hamilton police officer accused of writing fake tickets.
"25.11.2016 21:52:33" thespec.com Police investigating robbery near Upper James, Mohawk A 19-year-old woman was approached by a man who demanded she hand over her money or she would be assaulted.
"25.11.2016 21:45:21" thespec.com Police bust Vaughan-based auto, Nutella theft ring, recover $5 million in stolen goods Police from Toronto, Peel and York laid 137 charges against 23 people in the investigation, dubbed Project Cyclone. The alleged ringleader was once called the 'King of Car Thieves.'
"25.11.2016 21:28:57" thespec.com Russia contributed to propaganda effort to sway U.S. election: report A new report suggests a “sophisticated” Russian propaganda campaign helped flood social media with fake news stories leading up to the presidential election.
"25.11.2016 21:11:02" thespec.com Charge stayed against mom of seven-year-old girl posted on Craigslist The charge against the mother of a seven-year-old girl police say was made available for sex through Craigslist has been stayed.
"25.11.2016 18:34:44" thespec.com Vladimir Putin just made it official with actor Steven Seagal's Russian passport In an ending fit for Hollywood, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday presented American action star Steven Seagal with a freshly minted Russian passport, consummating an odd-couple bromance that has blossomed despite years of dark relations between The men have at least two things in common: a love of martial arts and a dislike of the West's criticism of Moscow.
"25.11.2016 18:31:39" thespec.com Kathy Bates jumped at chance to be part of 'Bad Santa 2' One thing that caused the 13-year gap between the original “Bad Santa” and its sequel was the script. The original idea for “Bad Santa 2” was to have the heavy drinking, foul-mouthed, sex crazy Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) work on his next robbery with his Bates was working on "American Horror Story" when she was cast in the movie.
"25.11.2016 18:22:49" thespec.com Ottawa runs $2.4B deficit for September — double what it was same month last year The federal government ran a $2.4-billion deficit in September, double the $1.2-billion deficit set in the same month last year. The Finance department says the bigger shortfall was due to a combination of lower revenue and higher program spending.
"25.11.2016 18:08:53" thespec.com Syrian baby named 'Angela Merkel' refused asylum in Germany Late last year, a Syrian woman gave birth to a girl at a former hospital that had been repurposed into a refugee shelter in Duisburg, Germany. She and her husband had only recently arrived in Germany and wanted to honour their new home. "We want to thank you for being here," the mother, Tema Al-Hamza had said. "Germany is like a mother to us."
"25.11.2016 17:34:24" thespec.com Melania Trump is set to be a long-distance first lady It will be one of many unusual things about a Donald Trump administration: a long-distance first lady. While the decision sets Melania Trump apart from other first ladies — both Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton took on the move with school-age children in tow — it seems in character.
"25.11.2016 17:14:08" thespec.com Missing mother Sherri Papini 'very emotional' after being freed by captors Sherri Papini, the northern California mother missing for three weeks, was “very emotional” after being released by her captors on Thanksgiving morning, said Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. Her husband reported her missing after he came home from work and found that she hadn't picked up their children from daycare
"25.11.2016 17:11:25" thespec.com Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof competent to stand trial, judge rules A federal judge on Friday ruled that Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old accused of killing nine parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year, is competent to stand trial. A determination that Roof is competent means that he understands the nature of the proceedings against him and can assist in his own defence.
"25.11.2016 17:02:56" thespec.com Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game Ohio Stadium is sure to be rocking on Saturday when Ohio State and Michigan take the football field, and geologists will find out just how much through the use of seismographs. Ohio State and Miami University professors teamed up with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to devise the "FanQuakes Magnitude Scale," and have planted sensors around the stadium this year to measure the seismic activity created by fans.
"25.11.2016 16:54:30" thespec.com Still no sign of four-year-old girl in Vancouver Amber Alert Vancouver police say there is concern for the safety of a four-year-old girl whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert early Thursday evening. Acting Sgt. Brian Montague says it's believed Delilah Felton was taken from her guardian's home by her mother, 46-year-old Angela Hanley.
"25.11.2016 16:47:21" thespec.com A scientist maps animals' teeth to figure out what's on their menu Silvia Pineda-Munoz looks at a gorilla's teeth and sees a complicated, rugged landscape: jagged peaks and rolling hills, deep valleys that swerve through the enamel. It reminds her of the Appalachian Mountains. A carnivore's tooth, on the other hand, is like one of the volcanic islands that make up Hawaii.
"25.11.2016 16:17:54" thespec.com Hamilton closes Claremont Access northbound lanes for “urgent repairs” The northbound lanes of the Claremont Access have been closed to complete “urgent repairs.” The closure is from Upper James Street at Inverness to Wellington Street South at Main.
"25.11.2016 16:09:23" thespec.com Frozen corpse mistaken for 'chopped-up meat' Const. Eric Ghent was dispatched to check on “chopped-up meat” after three people reported finding a package in the yard of a Kitchener apartment building. What he found was Kate Reid's frozen corpse, curled up and half-naked, wrapped in plastic and stuffed into a receding snowbank next to shrubbery near the apartment's front entrance.
"25.11.2016 15:54:56" thespec.com As a teen, I saw myself in Rory. Now I strive to be like Lorelai Not much in my life has ever been stable. I've moved from place to place, school to school, job to job, relationship to relationship. The one consistency in my world began when I was 13. It was 2000, the year that “Gilmore Girls” premièred. My first boyfriend was so much like Dean — devoted, intense and clingy, at least in the beginning.
"25.11.2016 15:31:51" thespec.com FUGITIVE FRIDAY: Halton police looking for Hamilton's Michael Burkalov OAKVILLE — Halton police are asking for the public's help in locating Michael Burkalov, 20, of Hamilton. It is alleged that in April of this year, Burkalov was at Lighthouse Shelter in Oakville when he threatened to kill two staff members.
"25.11.2016 15:19:43" thespec.com 'Korea's Trump' rises in polls as voter anger fuels populism He respects Donald Trump and enjoys being compared to Bernie Sanders. "Americans impeached their establishment by electing Trump," Lee, 52, said in an interview Wednesday at his office in Seongnam city. "Our own elections will mirror that."
"25.11.2016 15:04:43" thespec.com Suspected norovirus outbreak at fourth GTA school Selwyn Elementary School had 66 students home sick Thursday, from a total student body of 246. "Last night we sent a team into the school to do a deep clean."
"25.11.2016 14:45:58" thespec.com MP Kellie Leitch calls for CBC to be dismantled Conservative leadership candidate MP Kellie Leitch puts CBC on notice. "Taxpayers should not have to subsidize the CBC to keep it afloat"
"25.11.2016 14:40:22" thespec.com Jury convicts serial killer who hunted victims through Grindr Stephen Port didn't have to go out of his way to meet the men he would eventually kill. "Stephen Port is probably one of the most dangerous individuals I've encountered"
"25.11.2016 14:28:30" thespec.com Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest Ohio. The patrol says the drugs seized Monday on Interstate 80 in Wood County, south of Toledo, have an estimated street value of $330,000.
"25.11.2016 14:16:08" thespec.com Woman who accused author Steven Galloway of sex assault breaks silence The former University of British Columbia student who accused Steven Galloway of sexual assault says her complaint against the acclaimed author was not about a “consensual affair.” "Mr. Galloway has not made clear to whom he is apologizing or what he regrets, other than presumably the consequences to him."
"25.11.2016 13:59:05" thespec.com Union demands Postmedia executives return $2.3M in bonuses Unions representing Canadian journalists want five Postmedia executives to reject bonuses totalling $2.275 million as the struggling newspaper chain continues reducing staff. The company awarded Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey $900,000
"25.11.2016 13:54:58" thespec.com There's just a lot of things I hate. In fact, here's 50 of them As temperatures dropped this week, I was forced to scrap the windows of my car, a task I despise as much as any other I can think of. Between finding the damn thing, raging against its failure to accomplish the one job it was designed for, the mess it #2.Tim Hortons coffee orders that aren't stirred, leaving a blast of sugar sludge in the last gulp.
"25.11.2016 13:51:04" thespec.com ACTION officer cites mental issues, drinking in fake ticket case A Hamilton police officer charged with writing fake tickets in 2014 said his work performance was affected around that time by mental health issues and a drinking problem. "I made quite a few mistakes."
"25.11.2016 13:48:34" thespec.com Not what you sphynx: Women bought pricey, hairless felines that grew fur Shayla Bastarache was looking for a hairless, sphynx cat and thought she had found a good deal last month on Kijiji. "They just grew their hair back!" says the bewildered 20-year-old, who suspects the seller was somehow able to completely shave what have turned out to be regular house cats.
"25.11.2016 13:42:41" thespec.com Burlington brothers re-connect after one 'comes back from the grave' Rob Jeanes knew he was adopted; he was even aware he had arrived in the world as Trevor Owen Flewelling. "I always kind of wondered what it would be like to have these flesh and blood, unquestionable love and loyalty kind of friends around," said the 46-year-old father of three.
"25.11.2016 13:32:24" thespec.com NY explorers find 1872 shipwreck of rare Great Lakes vessel The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn't used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario's New York shore, according to two underwater explorers. The 51-foot-long, single-mast ship known as a scow-sloop sank during a gale while hauling goods along the lake's eastern end in August 1872.
"25.11.2016 13:24:10" thespec.com www.thespec.com DRESCHEL: Merulla on warpath over cat licensing
Having lost his motion to license cats on a 8-8 tie vote, a frustrated Merulla unleashed a second motion to abolish the licensing of dogs in the name of fairness and equity to dog owners.
"25.11.2016 13:14:23" thespec.com Dofasco donates $1M to Mohawk tech programs The investment will support the renewal of technology labs and classrooms at the college. "To have somebody like ArcelorMittal Dofasco to come alongside us to say 'you're doing the right thing, this is a good thing for the city, this is a great thing for industry,' means a tremendous amount," said Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie.
"25.11.2016 13:08:00" thespec.com A repo man went to seize an elderly pair's car — and helped pay it off instead From the beginning, Jim Ford said, he was reluctant about repossessing Pat and Stanford Kipping's car. "I was like, aw man," Ford said.
"25.11.2016 12:57:10" thespec.com RADLEY: Mac grad suffers his way to Ironman world record Lionel Sanders was once a drug addict on the edge of suicide, but now he finds ecstasy in a punishing pursuit "It's like your entire body, your mind and your soul are in pain," Lionel Sanders says.
"25.11.2016 12:43:21" thespec.com Gilmore Girls return, as charming as ever The long-awaited reboot of “Gilmore Girls” has everything fans of the original would want, and more than enough hooks to find a whole new crop of viewers who will no doubt wish there were a place on Earth as magical as Stars Hollow, Conn. The four-part miniseries "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," available Friday, Nov. 25, on Netflix
"25.11.2016 12:40:47" thespec.com Ticats' Fantuz ready to tackle recovery Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Andy Fantuz didn't win Most Outstanding Canadian honours at the glitzy CFL awards ceremony on Thursday night, but that's hardly the most disappointing thing that's happened to him this season. The 32-year-old Fantuz had already set a career high in catches and had eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in receiving when he tore his ACL on an innocent looking play against the Eskimos on Oct. 28
"25.11.2016 12:38:23" thespec.com Fearing yet another witch hunt, Reddit bans 'Pizzagate' Citing its policy against posting the personal information of others, Reddit has banned the “Pizzagate” conspiracy board from the site. Pizzagate, a persistent and popular conspiracy theory that combines the Clinton diaspora with accusations of a secret None of the wildly accusatory claims are true.
"25.11.2016 12:16:34" thespec.com Marie Henein-haters part of a worrying trend: DiManno Those seeking to stop lawyer Marie Henein — who successfully defended Jian Ghomeshi — from speaking to university students are part of a broader trend. "You might remember Henein from last winter's Jian Ghomeshi trial, in which Henein tore apart Ghomeshi's victims/accusers using victim blaming and manipulative tactics in order to allow Ghomeshi to walk free."
"25.11.2016 12:08:34" thespec.com Police probe break in at Dundurn Castle Police are investigating after someone smashed a window and went inside Hamilton's historic Dundurn Castle. Police were called just after 4 a.m. on Friday for alarm conditions at the castle at 610 York Boulevard.
"25.11.2016 12:00:14" thespec.com WSIB mulls reform to rules that deny compensation to some mentally ill workers Critics say board has power to enact change immediately "The WSIB has a long history of adjudicating claims for workers with mental illness and takes this responsibility very seriously," reads the letter.
"25.11.2016 11:39:02" thespec.com CFL pulls Hamilton Pizza Pizza Grey Cup promotion Would you like free Grey Cup tickets with that? It's just the latest sign that ticket sales for Sunday's championship between the Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders aren't going well.
"25.11.2016 11:31:00" thespec.com Florence Henderson, “The Brady Bunch” mom, dead at 82 Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before
"25.11.2016 11:16:50" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Suicide: The pain that kills
Part 6 in a six-part series on mental health http://bit.ly/2gtgFtT
"25.11.2016 11:16:50" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Suicide: The pain that kills
Part 6 in a six-part series on mental health http://bit.ly/2gtgFtT
"25.11.2016 03:23:41" thespec.com Hamilton Port Authority mapping out its future The port authority is updating its land use plan to reflect the changes the city has seen since it was completed in 2002.
"25.11.2016 02:10:40" thespec.com ACTION officer says work during fake ticket period affected by drinking, mental health issues A Hamilton police officer charged with writing fake tickets in 2014 said his work performance was affected around that time by mental health issues and a drinking problem.
"25.11.2016 01:15:52" thespec.com New body formed to represent black Hamiltonians “We want to have an action-oriented group.”
"25.11.2016 01:09:14" thespec.com Trudeau government set to make major decisions on Enbridge oilsands pipelines The federal government's lengthy balancing act between the energy industry and the environment will soon be tested as it rules on the fate of two major oilsands pipeline projects.
"25.11.2016 00:33:00" Select Video essay contest ICYMI: Jeff Mahoney talked to the owner of Hamilton's Select Video, who is offering to give the store away in an essay contest.
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"25.11.2016 00:17:55" thespec.com CFL pulls Hamilton Pizza Pizza Grey Cup promotion Would you like free Grey Cup tickets with that?
"24.11.2016 22:32:12" thespec.com MP Kellie Leitch calls for CBC to be dismantled Conservative leadership candidate MP Kellie Leitch puts CBC on notice.
"24.11.2016 22:04:58" thespec.com Hamilton man facing additional sex assault charges Jeffrey Alan Smallwood, 43, is facing three counts of sexual assault.
"24.11.2016 21:53:44" thespec.com Time catches up with decades-old Hamilton cat rescue The Animal Welfare Association of Hamilton has operated since 1949, but in recent years it has become too difficult to find volunteers.
"24.11.2016 21:48:56" thespec.com Suspicious man approaches high school student in Niagara Falls Pulls up in truck, asks 'do you want some candy?'
"24.11.2016 21:20:28" thespec.com Environment Ministry won't know the type of toxic waste at 350 Wentworth North until January Barrels of toxic waste once concealed behind a wall
"24.11.2016 17:59:38" thespec.com Burlington brothers re-connect after one 'comes back from the grave' Rob Jeanes knew he was adopted; he was even aware he had arrived in the world as Trevor Owen Flewelling. "I really had no animosity about being put up for adoption. I had a very good life"
"24.11.2016 17:56:34" thespec.com This island is now powered almost entirely by solar energy A small island in American Samoa is making the switch from diesel generators to 100 per cent renewable energy. Ta'u, the easternmost of the Samoan islands, has just been equipped with a new microgrid, with 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity and 6 With an area of just 17 square miles, Ta'u has a population of fewer than 1,000 people, and until now, they have relied on almost entirely on diesel generators for their electricity.
"24.11.2016 17:49:19" Hamilton Santa Run
"24.11.2016 17:46:49" thespec.com Online magazine to open up FBI files on the 'D.B. Cooper' skyjacking case It's one of America's most enduring mysteries — the only unsolved hijacking of a commercial airliner in the country's history: Who was the man known as “D.B. Cooper” who took control of a Northwest Orient jet shortly before Thanksgiving in 1971 and "We're opening up everything we have to the public, and we need help solving the case"
"24.11.2016 17:42:32" thespec.com Lawren Harris painting sells for a $11.2M record 1926 Lawren Harris oil canvas 'Mountain Forms' headlines Heffel fall auction Heffel Fine Art Auction House had estimated the 1926 oil canvas depicting Mount Ishbel in the Sawback Range in the Rocky Mountains would fetch between $3 million and $5 million
"24.11.2016 17:04:37" thespec.com 'He's the same little boy': Niagara tot survives lawnmower tragedy Injured toddler enrolled in War Amp CHAMP program As a result of the incident, Jed lost his right leg and suffered a back injury.
"24.11.2016 16:38:31" thespec.com The battle for Aleppo, explained Syrian and Russian forces are engaged in an all-out blitz to retake the eastern districts of Aleppo, the northern Syrian city that has become a major flash point in the country's five-year civil war. Here's what you need to know. Aleppo was a key economic hub for the Damascus government before the war, and its recapture is vital to President Bashar al-Assad's aim of re-establishing full control over the country
"24.11.2016 16:25:24" thespec.com New push to add LRT stop at Bay Street LRT planners are weighing more than one request for extra stops on a transit line meant to offer express service. LRT planners are already mulling adding an extra stop along the route at Gage Park based on public feedback, but have warned the addition of too many stops will slow down what is meant to be express transit service.
"24.11.2016 16:02:17" thespec.com Consumers complain most about TV services to Canada's telecom watchdog The country's telecom watchdog says in its annual report that it received more consumer complaints about TV services than any other, despite those gripes falling outside its purview for nearly another year. The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) says it received 8,678 complaints about TV issues between Aug. 1, 2015, and July 31 of this year.
"24.11.2016 15:57:58" thespec.com A repo man went to seize an elderly pair's car — and helped pay it off instead From the beginning, Jim Ford said, he was reluctant about repossessing Pat and Stanford Kipping's car. "By the time I woke up, the car was paid off."
"24.11.2016 15:51:44" thespec.com Badgerow: Jury given instructions at historic murder trial KITCHENER — Justice Patrick Flynn will begin his charge to the jury today at the Robert Badgerow murder trial. Nobody can enter or leave the courtroom during the charge (except during breaks), which is the judge's recap of the evidence heard in the two-month trial and his legal instructions to jurors.
"24.11.2016 15:06:27" thespec.com Grumpy Cat counts down to the New Year with top pet peeves Grumpy Cat's got a message just in time for the holidays and she doesn't care how you feel about it. "If one more person tells me to smile, I'm going to lose it."
"24.11.2016 14:57:23" thespec.com Donald Trump calls for national healing in Thanksgiving prayer His Cabinet beginning to take shape, president-elect Donald Trump is offering a Thanksgiving prayer for unity after “a long and bruising” campaign season. "Emotions are raw and tensions just don't heal overnight," the incoming president said in a video message
"24.11.2016 14:56:13" thespec.com Just in time for Christmas: Burlington woman wins $100K on scratch ticket A big lottery win comes in handy around Christmastime. "I have the most incredible life with lots of twists and turns"
"24.11.2016 14:29:22" thespec.com www.thespec.com Ex-polygamous wife describes being taught obedience to fathers, husbands
At 18, she finally told her father she was ready, saying that many in the community were becoming "anxious about my unmarried state."
"24.11.2016 14:27:40" thespec.com That's so dope: Trailer Park Boys to have name on pot brand when legalized Company says they are working with the hit TV series characters as strategic partners "We see there is great value within the future recreational cannabis market for the Trailer Park Boys brand."
"24.11.2016 13:55:21" thespec.com A single mosquito bite changed this teacher's life The virus rode inside the salivary glands of the mosquito as the insect flew crosswind over northeast Los Angeles in search of a blood meal. It was looking for a bird —a finch, sparrow or robin, the preferred targets —and it found Missy Morris. Morris did not know she'd been bitten, but her body did.
"24.11.2016 13:20:41" thespec.com Kanye West's problems go deeper than thought Kanye West's problems are reportedly "much deeper" than temporary psychosis brought on by sleep deprivation and dehydration, as was first thought. The 39-year-old rapper was said to be suffering temporary psychosis brought on by sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration
"24.11.2016 13:15:10" thespec.com Road tolls coming for DVP and Gardiner The $300 million raised each year will be used for roads and transit. Tory is expected to make the daring declaration in a luncheon speech shortly after the Thursday release of city staff reports recommending highway tolling, along with other so-called revenue tools including a new tax on hotel stays.
"24.11.2016 13:06:51" thespec.com Fearing yet another witch hunt, Reddit bans 'Pizzagate' Citing its policy against posting the personal information of others, Reddit has banned the “Pizzagate” conspiracy board from the site. Pizzagate, a persistent and popular conspiracy theory that combines the Clinton diaspora with accusations of a secret "Pizzagate" has yet to produce any actual evidence for its extremely weighty and life-ruining accusations
"24.11.2016 12:45:26" thespec.com Hwy 401 reopens after fatal crash in Milton “The driver of that passenger vehicle, a 30-year-old man from Guelph, is dead,” said Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Kerry Schmidt. "The driver of that passenger vehicle, a 30-year-old man from Guelph, is dead."
"24.11.2016 12:40:19" thespec.com RADLEY: Is it over for hometown Olympian Melissa Tancredi? Back in the summer, before she left the Rio Olympics with a second bronze medal around her neck, Melissa Tancredi told an online soccer site that this was going to be her final season. When the Games finished and her club season wrapped up, she'd be done. "If I were to step away now, it will be with a big smile on my face," Tancredi says.
"24.11.2016 12:38:04" thespec.com “It is my intent that you never see the sun rise”: Judge to killer son In the final months of his life, James Marshall had begun to fear his own son. His head was never found.
"24.11.2016 12:32:44" thespec.com Parents file $12.5M lawsuit alleging police ignored, hid evidence in son's death An Ottawa couple who has been fighting for 15 years to have their son's death reinvestigated has filed a $12.5-million lawsuit against Toronto police, alleging detectives ignored, concealed or eliminated evidence to support a conclusion that the young man "When John was killed, the Toronto Police Service had closed the case before they told us John was dead"
"24.11.2016 12:25:51" thespec.com Minister accused of shedding 'crocodile tears' over byelection bribery case Tempers flare as embattled Glenn Thibeault accused of shedding 'crocodile tears' over the effect the impact the Sudbury byelection bribery case has had on his wife and young children. Opposition parties kept pressure on Thibeault to resign Wednesday after Crown prosecutor Vern Brewer said he "sought certain benefits" from Premier Kathleen Wynne's former deputy chief of staff to run in the February 2015 contest.
"24.11.2016 12:18:42" thespec.com A jealous killer pleads guilty In one of his last public Facebook posts, Johnny Gaston Alicea uploaded a photo of himself drinking a huge sangria at a Tampa club. Gaston Alicea left his Tampa home for work at a maritime services company, but a short time later sent his wife text and voice messages implying he was going to commit suicide.
"24.11.2016 12:14:36" thespec.com No, not Wonder Woman, not ever Superheroes are about singular, dominant power and the use of force. Where do I start?
"24.11.2016 11:56:34" thespec.com Oakville's James Hinchcliffe pulls off 'impressive feat' in losing Dancing with the Stars It came just nine seconds into his first performance. "Every time you did a move that the crowd liked, they let you know about it. It kind of caught me off guard"
"24.11.2016 11:51:51" thespec.com Vanier Cup: Hotels booked, tickets (lots) available Laval Rouge et Or and the University of Calgary Dinos play for Canada's university football crown Saturday at Tim Hortons Field. The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup — the national men's university championship between Laval Rouge et Or and the University of Calgary Dinos — will be played at the stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.
"24.11.2016 11:45:32" thespec.com Hamilton won't appeal Canada Post court ruling Hamilton took on postal service wanting to regulate installation of super-mailboxes with Ottawa planning to phase out door-to-door delivery City lawyer Janice Atwood-Petkovski said the city stayed within its upset budget of $75,000 for court appeal costs.
"24.11.2016 11:24:56" thespec.com Fur flies as council neuters cat licensing plan Coun. Sam Merulla calls rejection a 'disgrace' and 'injustice' to dog owners The testy cat fight was followed by a failed effort to introduce a formal "cat strategy" and a rejected motion to get rid of dog licensing, as well.
"24.11.2016 11:21:46" thespec.com A rally to remember a riot On Thursday the union that represents public transit workers will host a rally at City Hall, 110 years to the minute of the city implementing the Riot Act in Hamilton's most violent strike. An angry mob of thousands of strikers, union sympathizers and street thugs descended on City Hall on James Street North.
"24.11.2016 10:55:05" thespec.com Crime and the mind: The forensic unit When is someone 'criminally responsible' for breaking the law? The young man held a knife in his hand. The voice in his head told him what to do.
"24.11.2016 10:52:29" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo It wasn't just the takeoff, though, that Betty felt fluttery about this time. It was also the unique nature of the trip and the dashing young man at the end of it.
Justin Trudeau. ....http://bit.ly/2faHzsJ
"24.11.2016 10:52:29" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo It wasn't just the takeoff, though, that Betty felt fluttery about this time. It was also the unique nature of the trip and the dashing young man at the end of it.
Justin Trudeau. ....http://bit.ly/2faHzsJ
"24.11.2016 02:38:56" thespec.com Lawren Harris painting sells for $11.2M record 1926 Lawren Harris oil canvas 'Mountain Forms' headlines Heffel fall auction The Lawren Harris painting "Mountain Forms" smashed the Canadian art record Wednesday by selling for over $11.2 million, more than double the previous record set in 2002.
"24.11.2016 02:30:08" thespec.com Madonna calls for privacy after son's arrest Madonna has released a statement asking for privacy in the wake of her son Rocco Ritchie's arrest for possession of marijuana. "I love my son very much. I will do whatever I can to give him the support that he needs, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time."
"24.11.2016 02:01:46" thespec.com MAHONEY: Betty Barlett's summit meeting with Justin Trudeau Retirement home made 96-year-old Burlington resident's wish to meet PM come true
"24.11.2016 01:55:37" thespec.com DeRozan is torching the league with an offensive game the NBA hates The National Basketball Association these days is one big numbers game. With the introduction of big data into the sport, a quest to find the best ways to score has led to a proliferation of shots at the rim and from behind the three-point arc — the two
"24.11.2016 01:32:11" thespec.com Hamilton City Hall: Flat Fred and Chris rounding up municipal staff The life-size, smiling cardboard cutout of Mayor Fred Eisenberger and city manager Chris Murray are meant to be a “fun way to engage with employees” about Hamilton's new strategic plan. Don't be alarmed.
"24.11.2016 00:26:18" thespec.com Woman's killer claimed to be her in call Hugh McColl's murder trial heard an audio recording Wednesday of him trying to impersonate the woman he killed. "Kate Reid," he replies, attempting a high-pitched voice.
"24.11.2016 00:24:24" thespec.com ROAD TEST — Two flavours of Ford Fusion The 2017 Ford Fusion SE in White Platinum, a mid-trim level, mid-size sedan, powered by an optional 1.5-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine. The Fusion features exterior and interior changes for 2017 along with content level increases and new trim levels. WHAT'S WORST: Second row seating still requires some compromises.
"24.11.2016 00:19:54" thespec.com There's no magic bullet for fitness, but magnesium comes close My oldest son's basketball tryouts are looming this week. He cares deeply about making the team and asked me what he should do to prepare. I suggested he sleep and eat well before the tryouts, which may not have been the novel or life-changing answer he
"24.11.2016 00:15:31" thespec.com Huge, unexplained water bills are not unusual A Kitchener couple who saw their water bill jump 3,600 per cent aren't alone. Jordan Zinken of Kitchener saw her water bill jump from $140 to more than $800.
"24.11.2016 00:05:28" thespec.com Radley: Has Ancaster's Melissa Tancredi come to end of soccer career? Back in the summer, before she left the Rio Olympics with a second bronze medal around her neck, Melissa Tancredi told an online soccer site that this was going to be her final season. When the Games finished and her club season wrapped up, she was done. She's not only the greatest female soccer player from this city but one of the best female athletes in any sport we've ever produced.
"23.11.2016 23:56:13" thespec.com Lady Gaga: 'I'm not free anymore' Lady Gaga has said she doesn't feel "free" now that she's famous, as she claims it's "legal" for people to stalk her. "Fame is the best drug that's ever existed.'
"23.11.2016 23:52:12" thespec.com Online travel companies wary of Google moving in At the largest online travel conference last week, industry executive Steve Hafner was asked an unusual question: What's the first word that comes to mind when you think about Google? "Annoying," said Hafner, chief executive officer of Priceline's Kayak business.
"23.11.2016 23:49:26" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Common sense points to Badgerow, Crown argues Is it possible someone besides Robert Badgerow could have killed Diane Werendowicz? Yes, prosecution says, but insists it's not probable. Is it possible someone besides Badgerow could have killed Diane?
"23.11.2016 23:33:19" thespec.com VANIER CUP: 32 years later, Higgins comes full circle Tom Higgins has been in this situation before, and he hopes history is doomed to repeat itself. "I was coaching here before any of these kids were born. And now I'm coaching the kids of some of the players I coached back then."
"23.11.2016 23:29:27" thespec.com Cut thinner, this chop's a winner If you often find pork chops to be on the dry and bland side, this recipe could change your mind about them. Here, the lean meat is infused and made extra tender with a boldly flavourful Asian marinade.
"23.11.2016 23:22:48" thespec.com Hamilton police officer denies writing fake tickets A Hamilton police officer says he's guilty of poor note-taking and sloppy penmanship but he emphatically denies he's guilty of fabricating tickets. "Look, my notes aren't amazing and my penmanship's not amazing either," Gualti said during his cross-examination. "I agree with that. But I have never handed out a fake ticket," he said.
"23.11.2016 22:01:07" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Donald Trump takes the steering wheel(s): http://mackaycartoons.net/2016/11/23/thursday-november-24-2016/ #TrumpTransition
"23.11.2016 17:51:52" thespec.com Probe can't identify object that caused Porter plane's evasive moves Federal transportation investigators say they are unable to identify an airborne object that caused a Toronto-bound plane to take evasive manoeuvres that left two flight attendants with minor injuries. A Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to Toronto on Nov. 14 narrowly avoided a midflight collision above Lake Ontario with what flight crew said may have been a drone.
"23.11.2016 17:25:11" thespec.com Masked trio robs Stoney Creek home at gunpoint The assailants made off with a safe with an undisclosed amount of cash inside it. Police say, three assailants forced their way into the residence, confronting victims and demanding to be taken to a safe.
"23.11.2016 17:19:31" thespec.com “It is my intent that you never see the sun rise”: Judge to killer son In the final months of his life, James Marshall had begun to fear his own son. Matthew Marshall dismembered his father's body. His head has never been found.
"23.11.2016 16:54:28" thespec.com Have you seen her? Police ask for public's help to find missing woman Kaylee Reddick, 30, was last seen Tuesday Kaylee Reddick is originally from the Toronto area but has ties to Hamilton.
"23.11.2016 16:27:31" thespec.com 'Dumb broad': Watch new Alberta NDP member Sandra Jansen read insults she's received The new NDP MLA slams sexism and harassment in her first statement since crossing the floor last week from the Conservatives. WARNING: Video contains coarse language. Albertans have sent her messages labelling her as "dead meat,'' a "useless tit" and a "dumb broad," and some that told her she should stay in the kitchen
"23.11.2016 15:50:52" thespec.com Police release surveillance video images of suspected pharmacy robber The robbery took place Friday morning and police are looking for a white male, 20-25 years old, 6'2”-6'5”, with thin to medium build. After obtaining a quantity of drugs, the assailant fled the store, and was last seen running westbound on Hatt Street. No one was injured
"23.11.2016 15:40:19" thespec.com British chef serial killer convicted of murdering three men he met online A British chef was convicted Wednesday of murdering three young men whom he met online, plied with lethal drug-spiked drinks and raped, before leaving their bodies in and around a graveyard near his home. Port then dumped their bodies in and around a graveyard near his apartment.
"23.11.2016 15:29:26" thespec.com Queen's University student party sparks controversy over racial stereotypes Photographs circulating on social media show students, most of them white, dressed as Middle Eastern sheiks, Viet Cong guerrillas and Buddhist monks. "A very shockingly racist party thrown by Queen's students happened and the photos make me stick to my stomach"
"23.11.2016 15:16:25" thespec.com Black Friday looms large for GTA retailers While it shows signs of softening in the U.S., Black Friday is still big here at home. "Black Friday is not even close to dead, if anything, it's growing," said Gerry Storch, chief executive officer, Hudson's Bay Company.
"23.11.2016 14:35:23" thespec.com Ajax man charged with killing wife was blinded by 'black veil' of rage A man fighting a first-degree murder charge has testified he was blinded by a “black veil” of fear and rage during the confrontation that led to his wife's death in their Ajax home. "I don't know how I attacked my wife and how I stabbed her with the knife"
"23.11.2016 14:17:33" thespec.com These residents are eating fish with the highest mercury levels in Ontario New analysis using provincial data reveals that mercury in an average meal of walleye from Clay Lake is 15 times the daily intake limit for adults. "It's been our way of life for so long. I've been doing it since I was 3."
"23.11.2016 14:08:46" thespec.com Stop blaming the 'Other' for this mess We need to do more than just post a quote or a meme online. We need to educate and expose people to new cultures and points of view so people This is a commentary piece from our opinions page
"23.11.2016 14:03:59" thespec.com "I am sick about this": Wanted - someone who can cook turkey Mary Dilly runs Christmas Day dinners for hundreds of homeless and others who would otherwise be eating alone. But this year she has no one to cook the birds. "I have 500 guests and 200 volunteers with nowhere to go on Christmas Day and I am sick about this," Dilly said.
"23.11.2016 13:56:12" thespec.com BOSMA: Time served for Christina Noudga The 24-year-old was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Tim Bosma in May 2013. She pleaded guilty to destroying evidence. ICYMI: Christina Noudga walked free yesterday
"23.11.2016 13:52:38" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Badgerow's fate shouldn't hinge on 'coincidence,” defence argues Robert Badgerow is on trial for first-degree murder for the fourth time in the death of Diane Werendowicz 35 years ago. Or did Badgerow rape and murder Diane?
"23.11.2016 13:50:37" thespec.com White supremacist Thomas Mair guilty of murdering UK lawmaker Jo Cox A white supremacist who shot and stabbed a pro-European U.K. lawmaker while shouting “Britain first” was convicted of murder by a jury on Wednesday. The defendant did not visibly react as he was convicted of murdering Cox and wounding 77-year-old Bernard Kenny, a passerby who was stabbed as he tried to stop the attack. Mair was also found guilty of having a gun and a dagger.
"23.11.2016 13:46:11" thespec.com Justin Bieber fan could press charges Local police have advised a fan who was allegedly punched by Justin Bieber that he could press charges over the incident, but he is still undecided. The 22-year-old singer was was caught on camera seemingly striking an unnamed male through the open window of his car
"23.11.2016 13:35:45" thespec.com Sister says accused killer pretended woman was alive Hugh McColl, 63, acknowledges he caused the death of Kate Reid, 51, in their apartment on Jan. 2, 2015, but maintains he hit her in self-defence when she came at him with a knife in a dispute over rent money. "I was thinking that she wouldn't have gone this long without calling her daughter, that she would not have left her cat in the apartment alone."
"23.11.2016 13:25:47" thespec.com World's tallest water slide that killed Kansas boy will be demolished On a Sunday in August, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab left church with his family and headed to the Schlitterbahn WaterPark in Kansas City. Police said the boy died from a "fatal neck injury"
"23.11.2016 12:56:07" thespec.com His wife was killed by a passing truck. How does this father cope? On Feb. 24, 2014, 39-year-old mom of three Jennifer Bush-Lawson was hit by a truck that was passing too close to her parked minivan; at the time, she was buckling her toddler into her car seat outside her oldest child's elementary school in Arlington, Va. "She didn't make any bad decisions that day. It wasn't her fault. It was just a terrible, terrible tragedy."
"23.11.2016 12:51:32" thespec.com Australia thunderstorm triggers asthma attacks for hundreds, four deaths A thunderstorm, one of several to strike southeastern Australia during this year's humid November spring, triggered a rash of asthma attacks across Melbourne, Victoria, on Monday. The deadly respiratory blitzkrieg left Australian families grieving in its Omar Majoulled, 18, died two days before what would have been his high school graduation.
"23.11.2016 12:48:05" thespec.com Watch a tire fly off SUV on Hwy 407 in this 'spectacular' video It happened quick but the results could have been permanent and catastrophic. "That is pretty dramatic (what happened)," OPP said.
"23.11.2016 12:36:45" thespec.com Bachelorette Canada recap: Jasmine gets her man — despite fans heartbreak But it's not necessarily the person that many of the show's fans wanted. I tried to be happy for Jasmine and new fiancé Kevin Wendt, really I did, but a proposal scene that normally would have had me crying happy tears left me dry-eyed.
"23.11.2016 12:22:49" thespec.com A polar bear petted a dog. Then, like a polar bear, it ate a dog A video of an enormous polar bear in Canada gingerly patting a chained sled dog hit the Internet last week and quickly went viral. The Huffington Post lauded its “cuteness factor.” The man who shot the video praised the bear for showing “that kind of "To me, it's like it's trying to see if the food's ready or not"
"23.11.2016 12:08:17" thespec.com He bought a car in the U.S. but can't import it into Canada: Roseman David Brown bought a Lexus while living in the U.S. He's back in Canada and can't use it because of a U.S. recall. The car, which is in mint condition, has 90,000 miles (144,000 kilometres) on the odometer.
"23.11.2016 12:02:14" thespec.com Chrissy Teigen addresses her AMAs dress malfunction Gigi Hadid was on last night to host the American Music Awards with Jay Pharoah, throwing shade at Drake and Meek Mill and debuting a Melania Trump impression all in the first ten minutes. Teigen's slit-to-the-armpits dress raised quite a few eyebrows and resulted in a wardrobe malfunction
"23.11.2016 11:55:20" thespec.com He killed a cop on Sunday, police say. On Monday, he got married Nearly 24 hours after he allegedly ambushed and fatally shot San Antonio police detective Benjamin Marconi, but before he was arrested for the crime, Otis Tyrone McKane got married at the Bexar County Courthouse, according to records obtained by the San "It's a relief for a lot of us. Everyone's looking forward to a good night's sleep."
"23.11.2016 11:47:55" thespec.com “We've basically just run out of money”: Homelessness safeguards in 'dire' straits Partially due to spiking hydro costs, several thousand Hamiltonians are suddenly facings cuts to social assistance payments that help cover things like hydro and rental arrears, beds for children, and bed bug treatments. Partially due to spiking hydro costs, several thousand Hamiltonians are suddenly facings cuts to social assistance payments that help cover things like hydro and rental arrears, beds for children, and bed bug treatments.
"23.11.2016 11:36:05" thespec.com Odd start to trial into gruesome Toronto killing: DiManno Jurors were repeatedly ushered out of the courtroom during the murder trial of Xiu Jin Teng Tuesday so that the judge and lawyers could address business which jurists are forbidden to hear. Sitting not in the dock but at the defendants' table is the accused: 40-year-old Xiu Jin Teng, accused of murdering her husband, Dong Huang, nearly five years ago in their Scarborough basement apartment.
"23.11.2016 11:12:54" thespec.com Ontario's newborn screening centre expands operations to reduce delays Newborn Screening Ontario will now operate seven days a week to ensure babies born with potentially life-threatening disorders are diagnosed sooner. A Toronto Star investigation last year revealed that some samples took five days or more to reach the lab. Starting this month, Newborn Screening Ontario is expanding to operate seven days a week, with samples being picked up and tested on Saturdays and reviewed during weekends
"23.11.2016 10:54:40" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Thought distortion: Anxiety disorders
The number of people treated at St. Joe's anxiety clinic has skyrocketed in recent years, where cognitive behavioural therapy is taught to help change anxious brains.....http://bit.ly/2g2FYSy
"23.11.2016 10:54:40" The Hamilton Spectator's cover photo Thought distortion: Anxiety disorders
The number of people treated at St. Joe's anxiety clinic has skyrocketed in recent years, where cognitive behavioural therapy is taught to help change anxious brains.....http://bit.ly/2g2FYSy
"23.11.2016 03:27:59" thespec.com Minister told to raise welfare rates instead of consulting Enough with the consultations — that was the message anti-poverty activists had for Ontario's social services minister, who was in town to hear public views on a basic income pilot project.
"23.11.2016 03:01:16" thespec.com Toyota recalling 834,000 Sienna minivans in North America Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 834,000 Toyota Sienna minivans in North America because the sliding doors could open while the vehicle is moving.
"23.11.2016 02:16:33" thespec.com Scheduled speeches by Ghomeshi's lawyer spark debate The choice of Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer as a speaker at four Canadian universities is sparking debate on one Nova Scotia campus.
"23.11.2016 01:32:49" thespec.com Hamilton constable says mistakes explain so-called 'ghost tickets' Lawyers for Steve Travale and Shawn Smith brought motions Tuesday morning for directed verdicts of acquittal.
"23.11.2016 01:06:03" thespec.com Canada not immune to 'hate wave,' former White House adviser says A high-profile political commentator and former White House policy adviser warned Tuesday that the same class tensions and divisive forces that swept Donald Trump to power could easily take root in Canada, adding it would be “irresponsible” to pretend
"23.11.2016 00:52:02" thespec.com Person found lying in Milton field pronounced dead Emergency personnel remain on scene following the death of a person discovered lying in a field in rural Milton, near the north Burlington border.
"23.11.2016 00:17:42" thespec.com CLAIRMONT: Badgerow's fate shouldn't hinge on 'coincidence,” defence argues Robert Badgerow is on trial for first-degree murder for the fourth time in the death of Diane Werendowicz 35 years ago.
"22.11.2016 23:33:56" thespec.com Former Niagara officer arrested for impersonating police Investigation prompted after man, woman call police about each other's driving
"22.11.2016 22:31:20" Graeme MacKay - editorial cartoonist Building a #coal wall: http://mackaycartoons.net/2016/11/22/wednesday-november-23-2016/ #DonaldTrump #cdnpoli #environment
"22.11.2016 22:19:28" thespec.com Trudeau appears to be breaking his own rules: Paul Wells Liberals defend fundraising meeting with Chinese community officials.
"22.11.2016 22:08:08" thespec.com Fostering calm in the classroom Teachers at Millgrove School are ditching primary colours and bright lights in favour of natural elements, earth tones, and ambience At Millgrove public school, teachers have ditched the primary colours and bright lights in favour of soothing, flexible and more welcoming spaces.
Read - http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/6974685-fostering-calm-in-the-classroom/
"22.11.2016 21:47:50" thespec.com Wanted: Someone who can cook turkey Mary Dilly runs Christmas Day dinners for hundreds of homeless and others who would otherwise be eating alone. But this year she has no one to cook the birds. For more than a decade, Mary Dilly has organized a Christmas Day dinner — for homeless people and others who would otherwise spend the meal alone — that serves about 15 turkeys and other fixings at East Plains United Church in Burlington.
"22.11.2016 21:26:56" thespec.com Trump signals end to Clinton investigations After a campaign filled with Donald Trump's denunciations of “Crooked Hillary” Clinton, the president-elect declared Tuesday that “I don't want to hurt the Clintons; I really don't,” and a top adviser said he had no interest in pursuing further
"22.11.2016 18:48:25" thespec.com Watch a tire fly off SUV on Hwy 407 in this 'spectacular' video It happened quick but the results could have been permanent and catastrophic. "That is pretty dramatic (what happened)"
"22.11.2016 18:40:35" thespec.com Uber-rich beware: After Kim Kardashian, another mega-jewelry heist in Paris A Paris travel tip for the über-rich: Think about keeping your valuables at home. The latest targets were Qatari women in their sixties headed into Paris on Monday from Le Bourget airport, where private planes often land.
"22.11.2016 18:18:11" thespec.com Would a Clinton voter date a Trump supporter? Actually, the outlook is good Casey Shea is a moderate who voted for Hillary Clinton. All of her ex-boyfriends, she says, have been Republicans. Before this year's presidential election, those political differences didn't matter much. It was as though her boyfriends merely had "I'm still really sad," she says, noting that she spent all of Nov. 9 crying.
"22.11.2016 18:02:00" thespec.com Apple is replacing the batteries in iPhone 6S models that randomly shut off Is your iPhone 6S randomly shutting down? Apple may owe you a new battery. A look at Apple's support forums suggests that people have been reporting similar problems since at least 2015
"22.11.2016 17:45:15" thespec.com Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' finally debuts on Billboard 100 — 36 years later “Hallelujah” was arguably Leonard Cohen's most famous song, the musical legend's most lasting legacy. Cohen worked on it for years, writing more than 80 verses before trimming it down to the five that appeared on the record.
"22.11.2016 17:26:40" thespec.com For Trump Tower tourists, the taco bowl is what's for lunch Trevor Duddy biked 25 miles to eat a taco bowl at Trump Tower. He pedalled across New Jersey and over the George Washington Bridge, cutting across midtown Manhattan on 57th Street to reach the president-elect's skyscraper. The trip to the building with "I love Hispanics," then-candidate Trump tweeted, alongside an image of the Trump Grill taco bowl.
"22.11.2016 17:21:50" thespec.com Chrissy Teigen addresses her AMAs dress malfunction Gigi Hadid was on last night to host the American Music Awards with Jay Pharoah, throwing shade at Drake and Meek Mill and debuting a Melania Trump impression all in the first ten minutes. "I am pretty sure you could clearly see I'm a lady."
"22.11.2016 16:26:43" thespec.com Police say she faked a pregnancy — then killed another woman and stole her baby For months, Yesenia Sesmas had pretended to be pregnant, police said. "I only wanted to threaten her in case she wouldn't give [Sofia] to me," Sesmas told the station, "but the gun went off."
"22.11.2016 16:20:53" thespec.com Hamilton moves to solidify impartiality rules in wake of Trump hat incident “We want to be clear it doesn't come into the discussion,” Mayor Fred Eisenberger says after committee of adjustment member brought “Make America Great Again” hat into meeting. The Latest:
Hamilton committee member apologizes after Trump hat display
Read - http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6979386-hamilton-moves-to-solidify-impartiality-rules-in-wake-of-trump-hat-incident/
"22.11.2016 15:52:22" thespec.com Dennis Rodman charged with hit-and-run Five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman was charged with four misdemeanours related to a July traffic incident, prosecutors in Southern California announced on Monday. Rodman, 55, faces a maximum of two years in jail from the incident in Santa Ana, Calif., which took place on July 20 when he allegedly drove an SUV — a vehicle he was operating without a valid license — the wrong way down a carpool lane of Interstate 5
"22.11.2016 15:44:57" thespec.com Two Hamilton men charged in James St. South robbery Four people were treated for minor injuries in a scuffle. Police say two masked men knocked at the door of a unit at 135 James Street South at about 7 p.m. The suspects forced their way into the apartment and tried to restrain the victim.
"22.11.2016 14:31:56" thespec.com Father drowned his daughter in baptismal waters at Catholic Church: police When officers found Gerardo Mendoza Ordaz Sunday night, he was standing in the Healdsburg, California, police station parking lot, naked, holding his limp 4-year-old daughter. Her clothes were soaking wet. "I've never seen anything like it in my career."
"22.11.2016 14:27:00" thespec.com Is there a plea deal for Christina Noudga, girlfriend of Tim Bosma killer Dellen Millard? The 24-year-old is charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of the 32-year-old Ancaster dad back in May 2013. Until the words are uttered in court it is not official — though it will become known as soon as the proceedings begin at 10 a.m. if she will plead to the lesser charge of obstructing justice and wilfully destroying evidence
"22.11.2016 13:48:36" thespec.com McMaster investigating posters decrying 'anti-white propaganda' Posters linked to so-called 'alt-right' movement also found on three poles in west Hamilton neighbourhood The leaflets — fewer than 10 — were taped to walls and windows in the student centre as well as on the door of the campus student newspaper, The Silhouette.
"22.11.2016 13:45:53" thespec.com Ambassador Ivana? How U.S. presidents get to choose America's diplomats Ivana Trump, the Czech-born former wife of the president-elect, recently told the New York Post that she thought her ex-husband should appoint her as U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. “[That] is where I'm from and my language, and everybody knows "[That] is where I'm from and my language, and everybody knows me," she explained.
"22.11.2016 13:43:08" thespec.com The Tesla shock: global gasoline demand has all but peaked After fuelling the 20th century automobile culture that reshaped cities and defined modern life, gasoline has had its day. The International Energy Agency forecasts that global gasoline consumption has all but peaked as more efficient cars and the advent of electric vehicles from new players such as Tesla Motors halt demand growth in the next 25 years.
"22.11.2016 13:31:50" thespec.com Close Hess Street school for cash: staff Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board staff has suggested shuttering one of the city's most diverse and economically disadvantaged elementary schools as part of a plan to solicit capital cash from the province. Board chair Todd White said the west Hamilton review will have a "different flavour" than some of the other closure talks in recent memory.
"22.11.2016 13:26:38" thespec.com 'Heil Trump': The racist alt-right salutes the president-elect The ties between the so-called “alt-right” and Donald Trump's team are hard to pin down, but that didn't stop some of the movement's white supremacist members from celebrating their ascendance this weekend. In the era of president-elect Donald Trump, were "awakening to their own identity."
"22.11.2016 13:17:30" thespec.com No evidence of aloe vera found in the aloe vera at Walmart, CVS, Target The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all. There's no watchdog assuring that aloe products are what they say they are.
"22.11.2016 13:14:51" thespec.com Medical Mystery: A persistent headache turns out to be something ominous Maybe it's the sun, Craig Klein remembers thinking as he pondered the cause of the thrumming headache that intruded on his Florida vacation in March 2015. "It was on the right side of my head," recalled Klein, now 33, "and it just kind of lingered."
"22.11.2016 13:11:35" thespec.com Mississauga woman steps up quest to identify cop who shot her Woman shot by a stray police bullet while inside her Mississauga home is seeking a judicial review of a controversial decision not to lay a criminal charge against the unnamed cop "If there's no accountability, what's going to stop them from doing this over and over again?"
"22.11.2016 13:09:04" thespec.com Santa tells young girl that Hillary Clinton made the naughty list Not even a visit to Santa is apolitical anymore. Santa was asked to leave
"22.11.2016 12:46:33" thespec.com City moves to solidify impartiality rules in wake of Trump hat incident “We want to be clear it doesn't come into the discussion,” Mayor Fred Eisenberger says after committee of adjustment member brought “Make America Great Again” hat into meeting. "We want to be clear it doesn't come into the discussion."
"22.11.2016 12:41:18" thespec.com Hydro rate relief will not include return of 10 per cent discount: Wynne Energy minister rules it out as the premier promises to help Ontarians. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault has ruled out a reincarnation of the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit, which cost taxpayers $1 billion annually
"22.11.2016 12:37:06" thespec.com UPDATE: Police say James South condo incident not a fatality SIU not involved, police said Tuesday A Hamilton police forensics van and two cruisers were parked outside the Chateau Royale condominiums at 135 James St. S.
"22.11.2016 12:30:53" thespec.com More than 500 city workers paid less than living wage A city staff report says it would cost more than $1 million to pay a living wage to nearly 500 part-time city workers who currently receive less than that. Hamilton's $15.85 per hour compares to Toronto's living wage of $18.52 while Brantford's is $14.15.
"22.11.2016 12:29:03" thespec.com Was it murder or self-defence? Roommate struck woman with hammer; body wrapped in plastic found months later in snowbank Hugh McColl struck roommate Kate Reid with a hammer. But the prosecution alleges it was murder while the defence claims it was self-defence.
"22.11.2016 12:15:05" thespec.com Fostering calm in the classroom Teachers at Millgrove School are ditching primary colours and bright lights in favour of natural elements, earth tones, and ambience It's a far cry from the rows of desks and bright overhead lights that adorn a traditional classroom.
"22.11.2016 11:58:02" thespec.com Google invests in Montreal artificial intelligence research lab Artificial intelligence, once relegated to the realm of science fiction, is now found in everything from translation services to virtual assistants to video games. "(AI) will affect pretty much every economic sector; right now is just the tip of the iceberg," said Bengio.
"22.11.2016 11:55:09" thespec.com Costco directors charged with misconduct in alleged kickback scheme Two Costco directors are facing professional misconduct charges for allegedly accepting kickbacks when buying drugs for their pharmacies. At the heart of the complaint was a secretly recorded phone conversation of a Costco pharmacy director explaining how much the drug company would have to pay to "greatly reduce the likelihood of somebody eating your business."
"22.11.2016 11:42:37" thespec.com “You didn't need to kill him”: Parents confront son's murderer Jacob Wetterling's friends, family, confront his killer in court; man gets 20 years "Mr. and Mrs. Wetterling," the killer said, "the heinous acts of selfishness are unforgivable ... I'm so sorry."