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The Greenbelt and other wins of 2023

We’ve come to the end of what may be one of the most significant years for the environment in Hamilton in a very long time. At the end of August, I received an invitation to gather with some friends on the patio of the West Town on Locke…
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Paddling in Hamilton: Late summer and fall are great times to get out on the water

The city has some amazing canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding opportunities that are accessible for beginners and give a view of the city you might not have seen before. This fall, if you find yourself driving from Dundas to Hamilton along Cootes Drive, keep your eyes open. You…
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Looking up: Return of two bald eagles a great sign for Cootes Paradise

The nesting of these large majestic birds is a huge success story for the Royal Botanical Gardens’ efforts to restore Hamilton's ecological gem. When I was eight or so, my family took a trip to Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta/Montana border. The highlight of the trip…
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Falling for the Colours

There is no more glorious time to check out local hikes than during the spectacular show that is autumn. Here are just a few to get started.   It’s leaf-peeping season in Southern Ontario, but what are you to do when all the best sites are booked weeks…
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For the love of Hamilton

This regular HAMILTON CITY Magazine feature will highlight people, from all walks of life, who have embraced Hamilton as their new home.  Outstanding and sometimes outrageous, the one-and-only Sky Gilbert once called Toronto home. But it’s been 18 years since he arrived in Hamilton, where he established the…