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Back-to-school: Everything you need to know as Hamilton students return to class Monday

Hamilton students head back to classrooms Monday after a two-week period of remote learning — the fourth since the onset of the pandemic.Education Minister...

Hamilton area under snowfall warning — winter storm conditions expected in Haldimand, Niagara

A winter storm is expected to blow over parts of southern Ontario starting Sunday night and blanket the Hamilton area with snow.Environment Canada issued...

Person dead after industrial accident at Stelco

A person has died after succumbing to injuries in an industrial accident at Stelco.Hamilton Fire Department crews responded to Stelco’s Hilton Works on Wilcox...

When is an on-ice penalty a crime? Lincoln slashing incident a ‘marked departure’ from hockey norm: police

When a 17-year-old goalie was charged this week with assault with a weapon because of a stick-swinging incident during a youth hockey tournament, the...

Area-rating preview offers hints of potential tax changes on Hamilton’s horizon

Hamilton city council will delve into the great you-pay-for-what-you-get taxation debate during February budget talks.Area rating is a tool that distributes the burden of...

Jan. 15 editorial cartoon | TheSpec.com

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Floral designers team up with artists to chase away winter blues

A work of art can last forever, but the life of a flower is short.This maxim lies at the root of Art In Bloom,...

Why must we pay for news? Digital subscription a bargain for readers, vital for publisher

A reader called me this week to complain about last week’s column.“I read your article,” she said, “or at least the first part of...

Jan. 15: Unvaccinated city workers should be fired, dangers of omicron and other letters to the editor

Unvaccinated city workers should be firedYa think? How long have we been suffering through this pandemic? How long have vaccinations been available for first,...

Soybean snowfall, sugar rain — you never know what industrial polutant will fall from the sky in Hamilton

You could almost make a cake out of the ingredients that fall from the sky over Hamilton.Don’t do it, though. Because along with the...

Jan. 15: Taxing the unvaccinated, Ford government’s mishanlding and other letters to the editor

Ontario should follow QuebecI think what Quebec has done Ontario should follow suit. If you don’t wish to be vaccinated there needs to be...

No urban boundary expansion — where do we grow from here?

Over the course of 2021, Hamilton was caught in a great civic debate over whether to expand the urban boundary to accommodate 236,000 future...

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BBC must fix ‘impartiality problems’, says Nadine Dorries as she confirms licence fee freeze

The BBC must address "impartiality and groupthink" problems, the Culture Secretary said as she confirmed the licence fee will be frozen for the next...

10 of Britain’s most fabulous garden centres to visit

When I was younger, the garden centre was a place where one might be treated to an extra dollop of cream on a scone and some...

After years, Iran diplomats return to Saudi Arabia to take up posts in Islamic forum

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian envoys have returned to the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in the first such diplomatic move since the two countries...