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Hamilton Spectator

20 EpisodesProduced by The Hamilton SpectatorWebsite

Columnists and commentators on issues in the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada plus music, interviews and other stories from The Hamilton Spectator newspaper

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Jon Wells tells the story of Port Dover fisherman Michael Smith

November 12th, 2020


Hamilton Spectator reporter Jon Wells tells the story of Michael Smith, a Port Dover fisherman lost off the north shore and the quest to bring him home.

Lion's Lair: Able Innovations

September 25th, 2019


Able Innovations founder Jay Singh presents his one-minute pitch to the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair

Lion's Lair: Unplug

September 25th, 2019


Unplug founder Denis Burkov delivers his one-minute pitch to the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair 

Lion's Lair: Routible

September 25th, 2019


Moe Gaber, a co-founder of Routible, presents his one-minute pitch to the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair 

Lion's Lair: Engagement Agents

September 25th, 2019


Engagement Agents founder Sean Snyder delivers his one-minute pitch to the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair 

Lion's Lair: BTXpen

September 25th, 2019


Cheryl Muise, founder of BTXpen, delivers a one-minute pitch to the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair competition

Lion's Lair: wifibooth

September 25th, 2019


Tim Carr, founder of wifibooth, delivers a one-minute pitch for the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair competition

Lion's Lair: IrisR&D

September 25th, 2019


Emil Sylvester Ramos, a founder of IrisR&D, delivers his pitch for the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair competition

Lion's Lair: Arch

September 25th, 2019


Kristian Borghesan is a partner in Arch, which fronts money to homeowners for a down payment. Here is his one-minute pitch for the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair competition. 

Lion's Lair: Grin brush

September 25th, 2019


Scott Cooper talks about his invention, a sustainable tooth brush design. He is one of 10 contestants in the Innovation Factory's Lion's Lair competition 

The Swimmer And The Swim

September 19th, 2019


The English Channel is often called the Mount Everest of long-distance swimming. Which doesn't sound like the place you'd expect to find a Hamilton professor. Especially as the weather turns sour and the suffering …

Supercrawl 2019

September 10th, 2019


Hamilton will be hosting Supercrawl from Sept. 13 to 15. It's a free festival featuring music, art, dance, poetry, fashion, fun and a whole host of …

Lost rain forests of Hamilton

August 19th, 2019


Logged out deserts and a decimated Niagara Escarpment sparked a McMaster University student's crusade that earned him the title "father of reforestation." 

Hamilton is a harbour town

August 14th, 2019


Harbour town is a six-part series on examining Hamilton's diverse and evolving waterfront, from its port industries to recreational west …

Hamilton man led oil industry

August 9th, 2019


It wasn't Jed Clampett -- it was James Miller Williams who first successfully harnessed oil.

Yellow Vests Hamilton interview

June 28th, 2019


Guy Annable, the Ontario spokesperson for Yellow Vests Canada, spoke to Teviah Moro at The Spectator about the movement and frustrations about anti-fascist protesters.

LRT meets its Waterloo

June 27th, 2019


As Hamilton clocks its own LRT progress, Insider checks in with's Luisa D'Amato about the opening days of the LRT launch in Waterloo Region. 

WTF, Marc? Maron takes a cheap shot all over Hamilton

June 27th, 2019


Comic, garage podcaster and sometime actor Marc Maron is in Hamilton at a film shoot and held nothing back as he described his first impressions of the place.  

Death of the graveyard

June 26th, 2019


Insider talks with Hamilton Spectator writer Tom Hogue about the changing nature of the cemetery

MontHill eyes the Canadian Open with massive rebuild

June 23rd, 2019


The Spec's Scott Radley discusses what the ongoing renovation of the Monthill Golf and Country Club means for Hamilton. And whether or not the course …

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