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Talking with trees

Urban environmental artist Lesia Mokrycke has developed a database of trees in Hamilton that are older than the city itself.  Lesia Mokrycke is telling the stories of the city’s old-growth trees. Hamilton is home to oak trees believed to be more than 300 years old, including some…
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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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Embracing our own natural wonder

The Niagara Escarpment is a World Biosphere running right through the centre of our city. It’s a critical part of the civic identity and recreational and cultural life of Hamilton. We should be protecting and celebrating it much better than we have. It is probably our…
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Hamilton’s peregrine falcons: A brief history

The beloved birds of prey have been annual visitors to Hamilton’s downtown since the early ‘90s and have captured the imagination of residents ever since. During a camping trip with my son to Bon Echo Provincial Park in the 1990s we witnessed the release of peregrine falcons high…