Highlights / Hamilton

Environment & Animal Life, 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 & 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 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Invasive beetle destroying Ash trees

Many of Canada’s majestic city trees are being devastated by invasive species. Currently several cities are being obliged to cut down large Elm trees, many over 100 years old, victims of a fungus – Dutch Elm Disease – borne by »

Health

Campaign wants fresh food back in Ontario hospitals

It’s time to bring back fresh food to hospitals in Ontario, says the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). In May, the OCHU launched the Keep Hospitals Cooking campaign to pressure hospitals to serve freshly prepared meals, instead of reheated »

Economy, International, Society

Raid on counterfeit sales

Its become a scourge to brand names. Counterfeiters who make copies of brand name products are selling vast numbers of products ranging from fake expensive watches, to fake down-filled coats, to DVDs. In the southern Ontario city of Hamilton this »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Re-creating extinct species; We might see woolly mammoths soon

Hamilton scientist says recreating mammoths technologically possible in just a few decades, the passenger pigeon perhaps sooner  Who hasn’t heard of the 1993 hit film Jurassic Park? At the time, scientists considered it to be mostly a complete fantasy, that »