Kids Make Music

At the Barton Street Library,  Trumpets, cellos, french horns, banjos…come to this “musical petting zoo” so participants can learn   about the instruments  , and see a musical demonstration. They also  will have an opportunity to try out some of the  Read More

Restoring Paradise in west Hamilton

Drive by Cootes Paradise on the 403, and you’ll feel like you are ‘up north’. Such a view, of a wide open waterway. But Cootes was once a wetland, and with the efforts of the Royal Botanical Gardens, will be a wetland once again. It’s a slow process, one that involves getting the carp out, reintroducing a greater variety of fish, and replanting several species of aquatic plants such as water lilies, cattails, and wild rice. Tys Theymeyer, head of natural lands for the Royal Botanical Gardens, took the Spectator for a quiet paddle to reveal some of the progress they are making. In time, Cootes will be a natural paradise. Here’s a canoe’s – eye look at Cootes Paradise. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, August 19,2014 - Paddle around Cootes Paradise with RBG's Tys Thysmeyer, where ongoing efforts to introduce new aquatic plant life and limit invasive fish species are paying dividends.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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Mac Marauders Open Training Camp

The McMaster Marauders football team kicked off their training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium Monday morning with plenty of enthusiasm and the hopes that all teams feel before the play gets real. With opening game slated for September 1 at home against Guelph, there’s lots of work to be done to equal the success they’ve achieved over the past few seasons. Here are a few pics from this morning. – Barry Gray
Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, August 18,2014 - McMaster Marauders opened training camp today in preparation for the upcoming 2014 OUA season.  McMaster quarterback Asher Hastings fires a pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Ken Peters Read More

Cats Fall to Stampeders

The Hamilton Tiger Cats showed moments of promise, but the result bore a striking resemblance to pretty much all of their other games in their 20-14 CFL season. Despite clawing their way back into the contest, eventually pulling to within 3 points, the Tabbies ended up losing to the Calgary Stampeders, 30-20 at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University Saturday afternoon. The Cats record falls to 1-6, with a bye week coming up followed by the Labour Day tilt against the Argos. The Stampeders are a mirror image of the Cats, sporting a fine 6-1 record in the West. Here’s a look at the action from today. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 16,2014 - CFL action; Hamilton Tiger Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. Calgary defeated Hamilton, 30-20. Cats Marc Dile collides with Stamps Keon Raymond. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 16,2014 – CFL action; Hamilton Tiger Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. Calgary defeated Hamilton, 30-20. Cats Marc Dile collides with Stamps Keon Raymond. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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Labour Day is Looming…

With just over a couple weeks to go, the countdown to the annual Labour Day Classic between the Cats and Argos is on. The HOPE is that the game will take place at Tim Hortons Field. The fear is that the stadium still might not be completed. It’s going down to the wire. Today, workers were crawling over the stadium, paving, putting up railings, working in boxes. Let’s hope it’s enough. Here’s a few pics from today. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, August 15,2014 - With the labour Day deadline looming, work continues on Tim Hortons Field. The view from behind the new scoreboard. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, August 15,2014 – With the labour Day deadline looming, work continues on Tim Hortons Field. The view from behind the new scoreboard. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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