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Dundas native scores back-to-back winners
Jankowski leads NCAA hockey team to two wins.
Dundas Blues down two after weekend
Junior C hockey playoff returns to Grimsby Wednesday.

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Sunday, July, 20, 2014 - 1:01:54 PM
Hamilton parks boss: Have to balance scenic view and erosion control at lookout points "Looks to me there are more than a few mature trees blocking the view. There are many more locations where you can get an unobstructed view of the lower city, with free parking. Clearing away the vegetation may help, as long as no erosion takes place."
Comment by MAW
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - 7:07:11 PM
Senior of the Year just keeps going "Congratulations, Pat! Well done and well deserved! An inspiration to all of us - at any age!"
Comment by Dundastan
Friday, July, 11, 2014 - 2:02:37 PM
Stoney Creek parkette awaits grand opening "Let's call it the "Rotary Club's Billy Green parkette". Billy Green building south across the street on land once owned by Adam Green his father. Billy Green salad served at the Powerhouse to the north, and next to Augusta Jones parkette"
Comment by dougag1
Photo Illustration by Michael Payne
What's coming down the track?
As the investigation into the Lac Megantic disaster continues, the transportation of hazardous material by train and emergency response to accidents is never far from the minds of those who live near rail lines. In the aftermath of the deadly derailment, the federal government started to require rail companies to report on the dangerous goods they carry each year. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has also recommended improvements to commonly used tankers which are considered to be unsafe. Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt has until spring to respond to the board’s recommendations. Trains containing oil and other hazardous materials travel through Hamilton’s residential, business and conservation areas more than 20 times a day, and nearby residents want to know what is being done to improve safety and prevent catastrophic incidents. They want to know what is coming down the track.
Photo Illustration by Michael Payne
Level of rail safety depends on who you ask
A veteran expert on rail transport of dangerous goods who was reviewing the security of Class 111 non-pressurized rail tank cars retired from Transport Canada four months before the Lac Megantic derailment amidst what his union said was an internal restructuring that would have affected his job.
Photo Illustration by Michael Payne
Hamilton working with CN Rail to create local emergency protocol
Local emergency responders are working closely with CN Rail to establish a Hamilton-specific protocol for rail emergencies involving hazardous material.
Photo Illustration by Michael Payne
What is Protective Direction No 32?
On Nov. 20, 2013, Transport Canada ordered all rail companies operating in Canada to share information on the nature and volume of dangerous goods to the emergency responders of the municipalities they pass through.
Photo Illustration by Michael Payne
We Asked...
CN Rail would not provide Hamilton Community News with a copy of the aggregate information report given to the City of Hamilton, detailing the types and volumes of dangerous goods transported through local communities.
Photo Illustration by Michael Payne
Disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec
On July 6, 2013, a freight train carrying crude oil derailed in the eastern townships of Quebec, resulting in a fire and the explosion of multiple tank cars. Forty-two people were confirmed dead and 30 buildings in the town’s downtown were destroyed. It was the fourth deadliest train disaster in Canadian history and the deadliest in 150 years.
Stoney Creek's Marston Street to close for bridge work
Closure in effect Friday afternoon, lasting two months.
Dundas Blues bounce back
Junior C semi-final even after Blues 7-2 win.
Conservation authority issues flood warning
The Hamilton Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning in advance of two incoming weather systems that are poised to bring soggy, spring-like conditions on Thursday and Friday.
Public boots plan to scrap popular Crooks’ Hollow footpath
Public opposition has convinced the Hamilton Conservation Authority to step back from a proposal to let nature reclaim a popular foot trail at Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area.
photo by Gord Bowes
Nora's name could be prominent again
Naming committee suggests Henderson along with Mandela, Hadfield for new high school
Photo by Mike Pearson
Expect an OMB showdown on Fruitland Winona secondary plan
Despite assurances that homeowners’ properties won’t be expropriated for parkland, the city should expect a showdown at the Ontario Municipal Board over the newly revised Fruitland Winona secondary plan.
Ward 9 candidate expected to withdraw from municipal election
Stoney Creek resident Brett Tillotson is expected to withdraw from the municipal election race against incumbent councillor Brad Clark.
Stoney Creek residents get urbanized roads
$8-million project starts this spring.
Hamilton Spectator photo
City, Catholic school board play ball on rec centre expansion
The potential expansion of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre is one step closer to reality with the city’s purchase of adjacent land at the former Bishop Ryan Catholic high school.
Photo by Richard Leitner
Bopping and grooving to a different kind of Valentine’s Day beat
They cheered, clapped, whooped, whistled, hugged and high-fived, but mostly they danced, bopping and swaying to the infectious, pulsating groove of Break The Chain, the rallying song that temporarily turned the west end of Gore Park into a makeshift dance floor.
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