January Surfing

Frozen out of his normal surfing location in Lake Erie, Derek Smuk of Dunnville has shifted to the icy waters of Lake Ontario along the beach strip in Hamilton to ride winter waves. The air temperature along the strip was -9 without the windchill Monday morning.

Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator


Barry Gray’s 2017 Favourites

Once again, a look back at another year in Hamilton, through my lens. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – A salmon makes its way up Grindstone Creek in Hidden Valley in Burlington, part of their annual fall spawning run.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, January 8, 2017 – A red tailed hawk from the Canadian Raptor conservancy flies over the crowd Sunday during a show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. The Conservancy, President’s Choice SUPER DOGS, and Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo combined to bring the Great Animal Adventure to the Fair Grounds to entertain and educate people in the process.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Traffic ground to a halt in west Hamilton after a pedestrian was struck by a truck on the 403 eastbound west of the Aberdeen exit. Shoes and a sweater left atop the walkway over the 403.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Hamilton police arrest Global News photographer Jeremy Cohn at the scene of a child struck on Evans Rd. in Waterdown.

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17 year old Brooke Sampson practises her figure skating moves on the ice at Dundas Rotary Skating Rink Wednesday morning. She and her friend Serena Kirschen were on the ice for a good time but not a long time in the chilly -12 temperatures. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Cold Sledding at Chedoke Golf Course!

7 year old Sure Oh has a blast sledding with her friend Bella Jeong , not seen, at Chedoke Golf Course on Boxing Day.

8 year old Bella Jeong works on her snowboarding skills in her sled at Chedoke Golf Course on Boxing Day.

15 year old Toon Jay Oh catches some air after hitting a bump on the hill at Chedoke Golf Course on Boxing Day. 

The extremely cold temperatures seemed to be no deterrent to the dozen or so who braved icy windchill in the early afternoon hours to sled on the hill. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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