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Mike Vukovich’s editorial cartoons

A look at local issues through the pen of Hamilton Community News cartoonist Mike Vukovich.


It’s not just another Internet fish tale, I swear

I received an email from Stoney Creek News editor Mike Pearson last week drawing my attention to the fact that a story he wrote on an Ontario government program to allow residents to fish without a licence for a week had received 690 “likes” on Facebook. (As of press time that number was up to 1,360.) Naturally, I immediately went into our analytics package to see how that translated into visits to our website and I was amazed to discover that in the five-and-a-half days the story had been on our site, it had generated almost 20 per cent of the total pageviews.

Treading a fine line between personal safety and individual rights

The image of downtown Hamilton won’t change until the public feels safe

Ancaster’s Spring Valley Arena renovation miscalculation must be record

I was not surprised to learn councillor Lloyd Ferguson was “blown away” when city staff advised him that the renovation to dressing rooms at Spring Valley Arena had jumped from $400,000 to $1.2 million.

Blame MPP McMeekin and Premier Wynne for Dundas’ Parkside closure

MPP Ted McMeekin and Premier Kathleen Wynne should be thoroughly condemned for the closure of Parkside High School, the only secondary school located in downtown Dundas.

Hamilton Community News leads the way in cancer fight with Relay for Life support

Thank you to Hamilton Community News and senior editor Debra Downey for their support of the 2014 Relay for Life Ancaster Dundas and their commitment to the Canadian Cancer Society Hamilton Wentworth unit. They have joined over 70,000 others across Ontario to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

LETTER: Thanks to thoughtful worker who helped me

I would like to thank the lady at the cheese counter at Fortinos on Mall Road July 6 for assisting me

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: The rare gem that runs through Hamilton

Once upon a time in a city called Hamilton there was an idea to build a world-class facility, then called (a mouthful): The Red Hill Valley Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve Interpretive Centre.


Twelve months at Hamilton Community News: What a difference a year can make

A new look, great stories, awards and a return to column writing are all highlights from Gordon Cameron’s first year as Group Managing Editor.

Fumbling Tim Hortons Field

Secrecy and poor communications compound the problems surrounding the delay in opening the new stadium