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Early shot of Matthew Perry was taken in a Hamilton living room

Celebrity photographer Brent Perniac’s family hosted the late Friends actor when he competed in a tennis tournament in the city in the 1980s as a teen. Ancaster photographer Brent Perniac has snapped thousands of photos of hundreds of celebrities over his career.  But it was his very first…
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Deal signed for $280 million revamp of downtown arena

Oak View Group and Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group will begin construction on the FirstOntario Centre in April. The transformed arena is expected to be open in fall 2025. A deal to invest $280 million into a renovation of Hamilton’s downtown sports and entertainment arena has been officially…
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Jane Goodall: Do we have the will to save the world?

Famed animal scientist and environmental activist delivers challenge to crowd at Royal Botanical Gardens. There are many reasons to give up hope when the smartest species ever to roam Earth is poised to destroy it, says famed wildlife researcher Jane Goodall. Yet she continues to hold on to…
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Developer unveils plans for massive Hamilton projects

Slate Asset Management has visions for an 800-acre waterfront employment park on former steel lands, as well as the first phase of a 27-storey condo in the Corktown neighbourhood. When people move to a city to work, they need places to live, too.  Slate Asset Management…
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Finding life’s ‘moments’ through art

Artful Moments was developed by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and St. Peter’s Hospital for late-stage dementia patients. It’s now serving as a template being used across the country. The Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Artful Moments has been providing art experiences to people with dementia for nearly 12…
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Vital Signs: A call to action on housing affordability

Homelessness is at crisis levels but there are plenty of solutions if we just have the political will to fight for them, Hamilton Community Foundation panel argues. Homelessness is a choice, an affordable housing panel discussion hosted by the Hamilton Community Foundation heard on Wednesday. But that choice…
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