Highlights/Hamilton

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian university working with NASA towards Mars mission

NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars by about 2030. It is in the process of working out all the possible scenarios for such a mission by testing and analysing scenarios here on Earth that resemble as closely as possible» 

Society

2 Ontario paramedics charged in death of Good Samaritan

Two paramedics in the southern Ontario city of Hamilton are facing criminal charges for failing to provide adequate care to a fatally wounded 19-year-old who was shot last year as he tried to break up a fight. Yosif Al-Hasnawi, a» 

Society

Police link Hamilton violence to anarchist book fair

When marauding vandals dressed in black and wearing face masks took to the streets of downtown Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday night setting off firecrackers, hurling rocks through storefront windowns and overturning cars and recycling bins, Canadians were shocked and horrified.» 

Politics, Society

One-third of big city trips could be bicycled: study

Fourteen million trips are made every day in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton agglomeration and one-third of those could be made by bicycle, suggests a new report. It found one of the keys to boosting cycling potential would be to» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Canadian house price increases: bad for cities and price rise spreading out

The ever-present concern of skyrocketing house prices in major cities now has at least one mayor very concerned. Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says high house prices and rents are driving families, the young people, and pensioners out of his city.» 

Society

History May 23, 1814- the Bloody Assize begins

We like to think that we were removed from barbarian practices of the middle ages, perhaps not quite so removed.  An incident in Canada during the War of 1812 saw men’s heads lopped off and paraded on spikes. At the» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Toronto and Victoria red hot real estate market for the rich

What’s the hottest luxury real estate market? Would you be surprised to learn it’s Auckland, New Zealand?  That city had a 63 percent sales growth over last year. The second hottest in the world? Toronto. It’s luxury market grew 48» 

Environment, Society

Concern for homeless in the cold: Homeless Jesus

There was a spell of bitter Arctic cold this week in southern parts of Canada. As the front passed through the southern Ontario city of Hamilton, emergency services had asked residents to keep an eye out for homeless people who» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

You are what you tweet

It appears Canadians are more polite than Americans Two PhD candidates at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, studied “geo-linguistic” differences, between two countries where English is the primary language, and were among the first to conduct such research. Daniel Schmidtke» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Still more backlash against Canada Post ending home delivery

Federal New Democratic Party and City Mayors in Quebec join fight  To add insult to injury, Canada Post’s new redesigned community mailboxes are designed and built in the USA © Canada Post The resistance to Canada Post’s plans to end all»