Starling flocks are disappearing, Christmas Bird Count numbers show

Christmas Bird Count sends dozens of birders across the city, and a few rare finds

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Dec 27, 2016 2:55 PM ET

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A tufted titmouse was among the rare sightings at this year’s Christmas Bird Count, put on by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club. (Joy Pvrdy)

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Historic Westdale Theatre put up for sale for $1.8M

The iconic theatre has been officially listed, and is not protected under the Ontario Heritage Act

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Dec 27, 2016 3:20 PM ET

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Westdale Theatre has been a staple in west Hamilton since 1935. It’s up for sale now. (Hamilton Public Library)

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Backyard hockey rink put on ice after neighbour complaints

6 weeks and $700 worth of permits later, Nick Radojevic’s rink for his sons got built

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Dec 23, 2016 4:32 PM ET

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Nick Radojevic’s sons Josh, 7, and Ryan, 5, played on this rink last year, which their dad built just outside their property. Radojevic didn’t think he’d have any trouble when he built this year’s rink in his backyard. (Nick Radojevic)

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Slippery sidewalks a struggle in Hamilton and salt is hard to find

Hamiltonians are struggling with the buildup of ice on sidewalks.

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2016 12:10 PM ET

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James St. N was covered in ice after five days of Cold Alerts in Hamilton, making for a dangerous coffee run. (Rick Hughes/CBC)

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2nd spontaneous combustion leads to demolition at Flamborough veal plant

There were 2 spontaneous combustions in 5 days at Delft Blue Veal Inc.

CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2016 10:11 AM ET

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Two incidents in a row over the last week caused $50,000 in damage to a Flamborough veal plant. (Kelly Bennett/CBC)

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Holiday Fire Safety in Hamilton

Hamilton Firefighters are guiding people on how to stay safe this winter

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Dec 20, 2016 5:45 AM ET

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A demonstration at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts shows just how quickly a lit Christmas tree can burn, warning people to be cautious this season. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute/YouTube )

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[VIDEO] Sinkhole filled in as burst watermain cleanup underway

The city worked through the night to repair the water main break on Forsyth Avenue

CBC News Posted: Dec 20, 2016 8:24 AM ET

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Crews fill the sinkhole on Forsyth Avenue, after repairing a water main that burst Monday December 19. (Clare Bonnyman/CBC)

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[VIDEO] Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp dead at 94

Host of Country Hoedown, cast member of Hee Haw, Tapp was iconic Canadian performer

CBC News Posted: Dec 19, 2016 11:28 AM ET

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Gordie Tapp (CBC Archives)

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The Story of Studio 212

An unpublished longer-form mini-drama, about the last radio drama dedicated space in North America, which happened to be CBC’s Studio 212 in Toronto, Ontario.

Written, performed and produced by Clare Bonnyman, 2016.

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Music from BenSound and Podington Bear

Three decades later, ‘preemies’ still a part of McMaster study

Posted: Sep 01, 2016

The longest and oldest study of its kind, studying the long term health of premature babies

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A study from McMaster University is the largest and longest of it’s kind, studying premature babies into their 30s. (Mike Spencer/The Star-News via AP)

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