Glanbrook vs. Dundas Junior Hockey Action

The Glanbrook Rangers squared off with the Dundas Blues in Junior C hockey action in Dundas Thursday evening. The Blues ended up victorious in the back-and-forth contest, prevailing 7-4. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

 

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook's Brandon Elliott is ridden into the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook’s Brandon Elliott is ridden into the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas' Cody Carey heads up ice with Glanbrook's Kyle Dumais in pursuit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas’ Cody Carey heads up ice with Glanbrook’s Kyle Dumais in pursuit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas' Kevin Jaczenko drives past Glanbrook's Joel Tivanian. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas’ Kevin Jaczenko drives past Glanbrook’s Joel Tivanian. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas' Cam NcConnell breaks in with Glanbrook's Joel Tivanian in pursuit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas’ Cam NcConnell breaks in with Glanbrook’s Joel Tivanian in pursuit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas' Cam McConnell takes the puck toward Glanbrook's Derek Goodwin. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas’ Cam McConnell takes the puck toward Glanbrook’s Derek Goodwin. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook's Brad Parish tries to corral a puck in mid-air in front of Dundas goalie Dan Davies. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook’s Brad Parish tries to corral a puck in mid-air in front of Dundas goalie Dan Davies. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. A pair of battling sevens - Glanbrook's Nick McMullen and Dundas' Kyle Dumais - vie for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. A pair of battling sevens – Glanbrook’s Nick McMullen and Dundas’ Kyle Dumais – vie for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas' Thomas Dowling checks Glanbrook's Drew Jedrzejewicz. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas’ Thomas Dowling checks Glanbrook’s Drew Jedrzejewicz. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook players celebrate a goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook players celebrate a goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook's Drew Jedrejewicz pressures Dundas' Tyler Jones. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook’s Drew Jedrejewicz pressures Dundas’ Tyler Jones. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas players celebrate a goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Dundas players celebrate a goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook's Brad Parish, and everyone else, keep an eye on the puck in front of Dundas goalie Dan Davies. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook’s Brad Parish, and everyone else, keep an eye on the puck in front of Dundas goalie Dan Davies. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook's Chris Haigh keeps an eye on his shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Junior C hockey action between the Glanbrook Rangers and the Dundas Blues in Dundas Thursday night. Glanbrook’s Chris Haigh keeps an eye on his shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Saltfleet Starts on a Winning Note

The Silver Fox basketball tournament has been a staple on the Hamilton hoops scene for decades. Now in it’s  43rd year, it brings together the best teams from across the GTA for bragging rights before the ultimate showdown at OFSAA in March. This year’s edition kicked off with Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. taking on North Park H.S. from Brantford. When the dust settled, Saltfleet emerged the victor, 58-48. Here’s a look at the action.  – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Darnell Curtin drives to the hoop with North Park's Matt Minutillo guarding. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Darnell Curtin drives to the hoop with North Park’s Matt Minutillo guarding. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Sam Catterson is guarded by North Park's Jon Dulmage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Sam Catterson is guarded by North Park’s Jon Dulmage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Kingsley Olsen heads for the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Kingsley Olsen heads for the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Woods Brown finds lots of traffic as he goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Woods Brown finds lots of traffic as he goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Sam Catterson dribbles past a North Park opponent during second half action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Sam Catterson dribbles past a North Park opponent during second half action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Nicola Djogo drives towards North Park's Matt Minutillo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Nicola Djogo drives towards North Park’s Matt Minutillo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Nick Pett looks for some room under the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Nick Pett looks for some room under the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 58-48 victory. Saltfleet's Darnell Curtin and North Park's Jon Dulmage meet.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 58-48 victory. Saltfleet’s Darnell Curtin and North Park’s Jon Dulmage meet.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Working toward an Olympic Dream

Gymnast Maegan Chant is focused.

The 16-year-old rising star stands rock still, staring at the lower of 2 parallel bars in front of her. She reaches her heavily wrapped and chalked hands and grabs it, lifting herself effortlessly into the air. She rotates, spins, and twists between the two bars, seeming to defy the gravity that keeps the rest of us planted on the ground. As quickly as she begins, she ends, flipping herself into the air, with more twisting and spinning, before her feet stick on one of the cushioned mats below.

Then she does it again. And again. And again.

Such is the life of an elite athlete. Repeating the same routines, practicing the techniques, honing the details. For Maegan, who began gymnastics as an overactive tot just three years old, it has been a long journey. She has made sacrifices. She has as much work in front of her as she has behind her. Yet there is nothing she would rather do. “Gymnastics gives such a challenge. I love tumbling, and being upside down, and just the rush of doing it,’ says Maegan.

Maegan has a lofty goal – to make the Olympics just two short years away, in 2016 in Rio de Janiero. For now, she trains, 26 hours per week, at World Class Gymnastics on Frid St. in Hamilton under the tutelage of coaches Gabriel Tantaru and Cristina Bontas-Tantaru. Maegan holds coach Cristina in the highest esteem, for she is a double medalist from the ’92 Barcelona Olympics. She’s been to the top of the mountain, and knows the route that Maegan must follow to realize her own Olympic dream.   -Barry Gray

Check out a video of Maegan here: https://vimeo.com/85373360

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan hangs on to the bar. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan hangs on to the bar. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan works out on the bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan works out on the bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan concentrates on the uneven parallel bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan concentrates on the uneven parallel bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics in 2016. Maegan wraps her hands before working out on the uneven parallel bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics in 2016. Maegan wraps her hands before working out on the uneven parallel bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan gets a helping hand from coach Gabriel Tantaru on the bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan gets a helping hand from coach Gabriel Tantaru on the bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics in 2016. Maegan gets ready to vault. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics in 2016. Maegan gets ready to vault. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan goes airborne. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan goes airborne. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.
Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan waits her turn to practice a technique. Coach Cristina Bontas-Tantaru chats with a couple of young gymnasts. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan waits her turn to practice a technique. Coach Cristina Bontas-Tantaru chats with a couple of young gymnasts. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Coach Cristina Bontas-Tantaru chats with Maegan while coach Gabriel Tantaru stretches her during a practice session. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Coach Cristina Bontas-Tantaru chats with Maegan while coach Gabriel Tantaru stretches her during a practice session. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan prepares to vault. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan prepares to vault. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan puts on her hand wraps before working out on the bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan puts on her hand wraps before working out on the bars. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 - Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan waits her turn to practice a technique. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, January 21,2014 – Gymnast Maegan Chant, who trains at World Class gymnastics, has her sights set on the Olympics inn 2016. Maegan waits her turn to practice a technique. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

HHS Urgent Care Centre

Spectator reporter Molly Hayes and myself spent the better part of a day at Hamilton Health Science’s Urgent Care Centre in west Hamilton. It’s where smart people go for medical care that isn’t an emergency, thus relieving the strain on emergency rooms and allowing everyone to get medical care in a more timely fashion. They deal with a wide range of maladies, from colds and flu to broken bones and ultrasound scans. You can check out Molly’s story here at http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4337365-medicine-on-main-street/. Here are some photos from our day. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Sonographer Linda Guralski does an ultrasound on patient Shae Demerling. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Sonographer Linda Guralski does an ultrasound on patient Shae Demerling. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines 7 month old Claire Power. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines 7 month old Claire Power. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines an x-ray of patient Shane Johnston's foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines an x-ray of patient Shane Johnston’s foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Claud Walker waits in an examination room to see the doctor. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Molly Hayes

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Claud Walker waits in an examination room to see the doctor. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Molly Hayes

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Jon Vingoe waits with daughter Isla in the waiting room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Jon Vingoe waits with daughter Isla in the waiting room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy works in one of the triage areas, where patients are first assessed after arriving. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy works in one of the triage areas, where patients are first assessed after arriving. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. X-Ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich helps Nicole Power get daughter Claire, 7 months, into position for a chest x-ray. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. X-Ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich helps Nicole Power get daughter Claire, 7 months, into position for a chest x-ray. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Nicole Power holds daughter Claire, 7 months,  while x-ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich prepares the machine. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Nicole Power holds daughter Claire, 7 months, while x-ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich prepares the machine. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer writes out a prescription. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer writes out a prescription. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer removes some wax from Julien Trudel's ear. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer removes some wax from Julien Trudel’s ear. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines Julien Trudel's ear while mom Shyla Anderson looks on. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines Julien Trudel’s ear while mom Shyla Anderson looks on. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shyla Anderson helps son Julien Trudel, 3, off with his sweater so the doctor can listen to his chest. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shyla Anderson helps son Julien Trudel, 3, off with his sweater so the doctor can listen to his chest. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer checks Joy McGuire's back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer checks Joy McGuire’s back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Joy McGuire's back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Joy McGuire’s back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Shane Johnston's foot, which he feared may be broken after dropping a chair on it last night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Shane Johnston’s foot, which he feared may be broken after dropping a chair on it last night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy examines Shane Johnston's injured foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy examines Shane Johnston’s injured foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shane Johnston waits to get an x-ray of his foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Molly Hayes

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shane Johnston waits to get an x-ray of his foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy takes Mike Pedersen's temperature and blood pressure. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy takes Mike Pedersen’s temperature and blood pressure. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Mustard Seed opens

The Mustard Seed Co-op on York Boulevard officially opened Friday morning.

Even before the doors were officially opened, members were clogging the isles as board members, staff and volunteers put the finishing touches on the store.

John Rennison

A customer heads into the store.

A customer heads into the store.

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An excited shopper browses the refrigerated aisle.

An excited shopper browses the refrigerated aisle.

A member's passport with information about the co-op and benefits.

A member’s passport with information about the co-op and benefits.

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Volunteer and member Ian Jongema carrying stock.

Volunteer and member Ian Jongema carrying stock.

Some of the bulk goods were still arriving.

Some of the bulk goods were still arriving.

Jennifer Wallace checking out a customer.

Jennifer Wallace checking out a customer.

 John and Rhonna Wolkowski shopping for produce.


John and Rhonna Wolkowski shopping for produce.

Co-founder Emma Cubitt helps customers get their passports and membership cards on the first day.

Co-founder Emma Cubitt helps customers get their passports and membership cards on the first day.

Nrinder Nann, a board member, puts pricing labels on the shelves.

Nrinder Nann, a board member, puts pricing labels on the shelves.

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Rebeca Hynes and her son Aidan, 9, check out as Damian Wills, the food manager, helps Jennifer Wallace as she learns to use the cash register.

Rebeca Hynes and her son Aidan, 9, check out as Damian Wills, the food manager, helps Jennifer Wallace as she learns to use the cash register.

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Elliott Leyenaar, 6, heads to the door with his goodies after checking out with his mother Sarah, wearing glasses.

Elliott Leyenaar, 6, heads to the door with his goodies after checking out with his mother Sarah, wearing glasses.

Marci Prebianca, of Marci's Bakery, a supplier and member, talks to Lynda Narducci, right, another member as they shop in an aisle.

Marci Prebianca, of Marci’s Bakery, a supplier and member, talks to Lynda Narducci, right, another member as they shop in an aisle.

Sarah Botham, a board member, checks prices in a refrigerated section.

Sarah Botham, a board member, checks prices in a refrigerated section.

Thomas Posie looks at a product's label.

Thomas Posie looks at a product’s label.

A member's card.

A member’s card.

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