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Alan Hansell, executive director of the Stewards of Red Hill Watershed, stands near a suspected drug lab he discovered Nov. 23 at the base of Davis Creek.

Alan Hansell and his Stewards of the Red Hill Watershed have found many bizarre items during their frequent community cleanups, from an 80-year-old milk crate to tires from a Model T Ford and even the occasional gun.

11/23/2017 2:03:02 PM

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Education Centre.

Hamilton’s public school board continues to fall short of a goal of having all students able to read by the end of Grade 1, but is expressing confidence a new strategy will help it hit a target of at least 75 per cent doing so this school year.

11/23/2017 10:00:00 AM

An outdoor skating rink is being built on Parliament Hill at a cost of $5.6 million as part of Canada 150 celebrations. But it will only be open to skaters for three weeks in December. This is a view of the rink from the Peace Tower.

The celebratory Canada 150 ice rink on Parliament Hill comes with a $5.6-million price tag, 26-day lifespan (weather permitting) and a list of rules that prohibit hockey pucks, sticks, and “multiplayer games” like tag and skating races.

11/23/2017 10:00:00 AM

The Dundas Valley Secondary School senior girls basketball team with their SOSSA championship medals, last Thursday, begin a run this week at the provincial AA championships.

Senior girls basketball team tops Holy Trinity 55-12.

11/23/2017 10:00:00 AM

The operator of a heavy tow truck was airlifted to a trauma centre after suffering “serious injuries” while working the scene of a truck rollover on Highway 401 in Milton on Thursday morning.

11/23/2017 6:33:22 AM

The city says the road will be closed from Winterberry to Upper Mount Albion.

11/23/2017 6:11:58 AM

Taro dump, June 2016.

The Taro industrial dump’s owner is being given the go-ahead to start an environmental assessment on its bid to boost disposal capacity by up to 90 per cent as the province continues to review a citizen’s complaint the site is already full.

11/22/2017 11:00:00 PM

Sherman Cut morning rush June 2015

John Mater, director of transportation, told councillors Nov. 22 the west leg of the Sherman Access could possibly reopen in the first week of December.

11/22/2017 9:46:29 PM

Hamilton police continue to look for a man who stole an $86,000 Rolex Daytona watch from a jewelry store in Lime Ridge Mall in July.

Hamilton police are still looking for a man who stole an $86,000 Rolex Daytona watch from a jewelry store in Lime Ridge Mall last summer and hope better photos of him will lead to an arrest.

11/22/2017 5:01:41 PM

Hamilton-based artist Simon Frank (right) unveiled his art piece

“The idea for ‘landmark’ arose from a site visit,” said Hamilton-based artist Simon Frank. “After a few artists questioned whether the few logs could be moved, I thought then I know what I want to do. ​ They seemed to want to get rid of the logs.”

11/22/2017 2:18:38 PM