Recapping the week's top stories for Hamilton, Ontario. New episodes every Friday!
Leanne Pluthero: Hamilton historian and researcher
Leanne Pluthero is a historic researcher and Auchmar historian. Currently she is promoting the protection of Century Manor, which is an 1884 Hamilton building currently at risk of demolition. You can help by signing the petition at chng.it/KXkZtN4y
Gemma New: Conducting since she was 15!
Gemma New is music director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra who have just announced their upcoming 2020-21 concert season!
Emily O'Brien: From prison to a Hamilton entrepreneur
Emily O'Brien is the owner and operator of Comeback Snacks which was inspired during her time in prison after being caught in a drug smuggling operation. Hear how she used her life-changing experience to kickstart a Hamilton business after spending nearly a year behind bars.
Hamilton moves to Stage Three, $500 million plan for downtown entertainment facilities, Unruly passenger forces Hamilton-bound flight to land
Hamilton moves to Stage Three today. Free masks are available at Burlington City Hall. Hamilton selects $500 million plan for downtown entertainment facilities. Activists paint massive ‘Defund the Police’ message across Main Street. HSR is ending all paper tickets and bus passes, switching exclusively to Presto. Unruly passenger forces Hamilton-bound Swoop flight to land in Thunder Bay. Highway 6 begins constructing new expansion and connection to 401.
Kara & Brett Liersch of The Dirty South food truck
Kara & Brett Liersch are a husband/wife duo best known for their food trucks The Dirty South as well as The Salted Pig. They also own a catering business with a bunch of new brick-and-mortar restaurants opening soon in the Hamilton area.
Hamilton & Burlington make face masks mandatory, Ontario begins Phase 3 reopening, Hamilton libraries waiving all fees for overdue books
Hamilton, Burlington & Brantford council votes to make masks mandatory in public spaces. Hamilton’s iconic duck Lewis Mallard is making face masks during COVID-19. Ontario reports lowest number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases since March. Ontario announces plans for Stage 3 of reopening. City of Hamilton amends bylaw to make way for more patios. Hamilton libraries will be waiving all fees for overdue books during COVID-19. Art Gallery of Hamilton is reopening with free admission for the rest of July. Hamilton charity receives $800k to assist Black and racialized newcomer youth.