News/Canada/Hamilton

Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano shot in Mississauga, Ont.

April 25, 2019

Notorious Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano has been shot. The incident happened in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday morning. Peel Regional Police said on Twitter that officers were called to the area of Hurontario Street and Matheson Boulevard East at 7:03 a.m. for reports of a man with gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a trauma centre where […]

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3 teens charged with 1st-degree murder after Hamilton car crash

April 16, 2019

What started as an investigation into an apparent car crash Monday evening ended with Hamilton police charging three teens with first-degree murder. Police said they found 17-year-old Abdalla Hassan inside the vehicle, dead from a gunshot wound. Investigators wouldn’t say how many times he’d been shot, but they have found what they believe is the gun that was used. Two 16-year-olds […]

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3 teens charged with 1st-degree murder after Dundas, Ont., car crash

April 16, 2019

What started as an investigation into an apparent car crash Monday evening ended with Hamilton police charging three teens with first-degree murder. Police were called to the area of Patterson and Wesley Roads in Dundas, Ont., around 7:35 p.m. ET after a witness reported seeing a vehicle leave the street and crash into a densely wooded area, driving another 15-18 […]

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Ontario officer charged with attempted murder in shooting of fellow officer

March 28, 2019

A Niagara-area police officer has been charged with attempted murder, after another officer was shot at a rural crossroads in November. Sgt. Shane Donovan of the Niagara Regional Police (NRPS) also faces charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) laid the charges Thursday, four months after a puzzling and high-profile shooting […]

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Hamilton officer charged with discreditable conduct after arresting journalist

March 20, 2019

A Hamilton police officer is facing multiple Police Services Act charges in connection with an incident where he arrested two photojournalists at the scene of a fatal accident in 2017. Const. Jeff Todoruck is alleged to have committed five acts of misconduct, including two counts of discreditable conduct, two counts of neglect of duty, and unlawful or unnecessary exercise […]

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Quick-thinking students save school bus after driver collapses

March 19, 2019

A group of students from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School are being heralded as heroes for safely bringing their school bus to a stop and offering first aid after their driver collapsed from a medical emergency. It happened on Monday morning, as a bus full of students was heading to school for the first day […]

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2 men, 1 woman charged with 2nd-degree murder in Six Nations triple homicide

March 7, 2019

Two men and a woman have been charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of three Six Nations residents last year near London, Ont. Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations Police Service made the announcement at a news conference Thursday afternoon. Detectives have been investigating the deaths of Six Nations of the Grand River members Melissa Trudi Miller, 37, Alan […]

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Father-daughter duo completes rowing trip across Atlantic Ocean

March 1, 2019

As the waves pummelled their six-metre long rowboat in the middle of the ocean, John Beeden locked eyes with his daughter Libby and wondered if he had made the right decision in bringing her on this transatlantic journey. They were just a few weeks into their over 6,000-kilometre, 91-day trek from Portimao, Portugal, to Antigua […]

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Mountains of ice draw gawkers to Fort Erie, Ont., but photo-seekers warned to stay back

February 26, 2019

Forget the Falls, the Niagara Region has a new tourist attraction and it’s here for a limited time only. Towering piles of ice tossed over barriers and walls by Sunday’s waves and winds gusting over 100 km/h are drawing the curious and selfie-seekers alike to Fort Erie, Ont. “It just kept flowing over. In some places the ice is 10, […]

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Ancient quinoa seeds found in Ontario shed light on Indigenous trade

January 16, 2019

A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford, Ont., construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old, raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time. The 140,000 seeds, which originate from the Kentucky-Tennessee area, seem as if they were “processed for delivery,” said Prof. Gary Crawford of department of anthropology at […]

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