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Reinventing Niagara wine

Local wines have come through some tough times but the mood of the industry is optimistic as it reimagines a more intimate connection to its customers and the farmland it calls home. In the last half-century, the Niagara wine industry has undergone a revolution, tearing out unpopular native…
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Getting to the core

Thousands more people will be living in Hamilton’s downtown in coming years. This will change how downtowners live, work and play. Hamilton’s downtown, long marked by abandoned storefronts and empty streets, is undergoing a rapid transformation. Construction cranes now dot the city’s skyline, reflecting a surge in residential…
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Steel goes green

The steel industry, long a part of Hamilton’s lifeblood, has endured 50 years of turmoil, writes Eugene Ellmen. But things are turning around as the world discovers the importance of steel in the fight against global warming. Steel is all around us. It’s in the engines and…
Food + Drink

Think global, eat local

The pandemic exposed the failings of our global food system, writes Eugene Ellmen. Now, local food is having its moment, driven by a desire to eat better, support our farmers and fight global warming. The COVID pandemic that gripped the world starting in winter 2020 was more than…