Homage to Virgin Mary

  Portuguese parishioners of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Hamilton’s only Portuguese church, celebrate the Festival of the Virgin Mary with a special mass and parade. Photos by Cathie Coward/The Hamilton Spectator.

Historic Lancaster Bomber en Route to England

Photos by Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator These photos are of  Monday’s failed attempt by the Lancaster crew to get the historic bomber into the air and on route to Goose Bay, Labrador. See the updated story about the eventual takeoff, here on thespec.com  

Fairies in the RBG Garden

Photos by Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator The Royal Botanical Garden’s annual “Fairies in the Garden” included a botanical scavenger hunt, fairytales, crafts, and face painting.

Traffic Grinds to Halt in Hamilton

Thursday’s accident involving a dump truck atop the Skyway bridge Toronto-bound resulted in the closure of the bridge – today, and for the foreseeable future. Given that the bridge carries upwards of 40,000 vehicles a day, that traffic has to go somewhere. And it has – onto the Linc, the 403, and most of the […]

Hamilton Muslims celebrate EID

Photos by Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator Thousands of local Muslims took part in early morning EID prayers at the Hamilton Mountain Masjid Monday. Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This is a day when Muslims around the world show […]

Aerobic Gymnasts Head to Las Vegas

Photos by Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator Niki Marsillo 10 years , Abby Cook 11, Sara Rosati 20, Elissa Tantaru 15 and Alena Scarcelli 16 make up the contingent from World Class Gymnastics who are traveling to Las Vegas for the ANAC International Aerobic Gymnastics Championships next week.

New Laker MV Algoma Harvester is Christened in Hamilton

Photos by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator The brand new laker MV Algoma Harvester was officially christened Thursday at Pier 26 in the Port of Hamilton. The 225-metre Equinox class laker travelled across the Pacific Ocean, through the Panama Canal and up the eastern seaboard during her voyage from the shipyards in China where she […]

Hanging On the Fringe

Hamilton’s Fringe Festival kicked off Wednesday night, and to get everyone in the spirit of the event, the Hamilton Aerial Group performed in a parking lot off Rebecca St. The event runs through July 27; for more info, head to hamiltonfringe.ca Here’s a look at the athleticism  and grace of the performance in the air. […]

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