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GROWING GREEN: Plan a succession of blooms to keep bees coming back

What do single, purple and tubular blooms have in common? Bees!


Thoughts from the gallows: A meditation on the Bloody Assize and death by hanging

Through the trees in a little clearing hung a solitary noose. This instrument of death which delivered the ultimate punishment for untold numbers of criminals, large and small, was not a figment of my fecund imagination, but was as real as the trees that surrounded me or the gravel path underneath my feet.

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Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson’s column

Congratulations Al Gordon, Frank Ernest, Bill Grahlman and Julian D’Angela for being among four recipients of Hamilton’s 19th Annual Senior of the Year Awards, held June 24 at a sold-out gala at Michelangelo’s Conference Centre.


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.

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.


Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin reflects on Canada Day

Like most of you, Canada Day makes me feel both proud and fortunate.

GROWING GREEN: Native plants tackle tough conditions

When the gardening gets tough, gardeners should consider native plants.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Hands-on fun with summer reading club

This year’s TD Summer Reading Club activities are designed to engage Hamilton families in the spirit of curiosity and hands-on discovery with programming to encourage making friends, making time, making a mess and making memories.