McMaster students get Canadian James Dyson Award recognition

McMaster students get Canadian James Dyson Award recognition

Two inventions by McMaster University students are solving everyday life problems. And they went big at the Canadian James Dyson Awards this year. A group of four engineering students at McMaster created Taco; not a traditional Mexican dish, but an assistive tool that would allow people to slice vegetables and fruits “thinner, straighter and safer.” … Read more

Hamilton summer camp preparing Black kids to return to school with confidence

Hamilton summer camp preparing Black kids to return to school with confidence

This summer, a unique camp taught Black kids in Hamilton about their history, culture, food and music. Now, as the eight-week-long summer camp concludes this week, kids are ready to return to school with “cultural pride” and “self-confidence,” said Evelyn Myrie, president of the Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association (ACCA) in Hamilton , which runs the camp. … Read more

Guide to fall fairs and festivals around Hamilton

Guide to fall fairs and festivals around Hamilton

It’s more than sights and sounds that call us to the fall fair. Step back into simpler times of ribbons won, candy apple treats and giant pumpkins. Ontario fall fairs are supported by local farmers, agricultural societies and whether you are country or city, the fair brings awareness of community and tradition. Kids of all … Read more

18 things to do around Hamilton this summer weekend

18 things to do around Hamilton this summer weekend

The cutest event this weekend has got to be Wiener-Paw-Looza at Confederation Park on Saturday. There is no dearth of events happening over the weekend around Hamilton. Get out and enjoy the wiener dog party or the smorgasbord of other fun things to do. Environment Canada is calling for a sunny summer weekend with highs … Read more

A dozen things to do around Hamilton this weekend

A dozen things to do around Hamilton this weekend

Sprinkle joy into your weekend with concerts and movies in the park, animated dinosaurs, a beer or food truck festival, shopping and dining on Locke Street and more. Environment Canada is calling for hot summer days this weekend with daytime highs up around 30 C. Here are a dozen things to do around Hamilton. towering … Read more

Crossing Canada for the birds: Simcoe woman sold her house, started walking to share passion for nature

Crossing Canada for the birds: Simcoe woman sold her house, started walking to share passion for nature

Sonya Richmond has worn through five pairs of hiking boots in three years. That tends to happen when you spend your days walking across Canada. After nearly a decade as an analyst with Birds Canada in Norfolk County, Richmond decided to take wing on her own cross-country quest to get Canadians excited about nature. She … Read more

Things to do around Hamilton this Father’s Day weekend

Things to do around Hamilton this Father’s Day weekend

You are in for a perfect Father’s Day weekend Hamilton. Environment Canada says sunny and around 19 C. Watch the UV index however, it is expected to be around 9 or very high and extra precaution is required. Skin that is unprotected will be damaged and can burn quickly, the weather service says. It’s been … Read more

Obituary: Bill Simone was a ‘super volunteer’ with the Beasley Neighbourhood Association

Obituary: Bill Simone was a ‘super volunteer’ with the Beasley Neighbourhood Association

The Beasley community is preparing to say farewell to “super volunteer” Bill Simone Wednesday night at Beasley Park. Simone, who was declared in 2013 a vice-president for life of the Beasley Neighborhood Association, died in March at 95. The BNA announced his death on April 16. He had been an active BNA member since moving … Read more

Hamilton Service Canada locations witnessing long lines for passports

Hamilton Service Canada locations witnessing long lines for passports

The White family is heading to Jamaica for a wedding next week — if they can get their passports in time. Chase White, 34, accompanied by his mother, Crystal Jefferies White, were among at least 30 people waiting outside the Hamilton Mountain Service Canada for hours Tuesday afternoon for passport services. The Whites were traveling … Read more

Looking to save money? McMaster alumni uses TikTok to teach Canadians to coupon

Looking to save money? McMaster alumni uses TikTok to teach Canadians to coupon

One could say a trip to Fortinos on Main Street West changed Kathleen Cassidy’s life in more ways than one. Back when Cassidy was a third-year student at McMaster University, she stumbled upon a coupon board at the front of the store while grocery shopping — and never looked back. Cassidy started teaching herself everything … Read more