Victoria Stunt

Victoria Stunt is a Canadian freelance journalist based in Medellin, Colombia. Follow her at @vgstunt.

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Many Colombians say price too high for peace deal with FARC

After four years of negotiation, President Juan Manuel Santos announced last week a peace deal with FARC to end the bloody guerrilla war in Colombia. But many Colombians are unhappy with a deal that could mean no jail time for killers and kidnappers, and a guaranteed role for the rebels in their Congress.

'I'm filled with joy': Colombians celebrate as dream of peace comes step closer to reality

Hundreds of people crowd the steps of Museo de Antioquia, Medellín's largest museum. From a distance, they're loud and holding white flags high in the air. But move closer and you see their pure joy. Drums rage. People embrace. A conga line even starts up. They're convinced Colombia's 52-year war is about to end.

Toronto man buys historic Avon theatre

The building that once housed the Avon theatre on Ottawa St. North was sold this week to a Toronto antique store owner.

Cootes Drive fence will save turtles from deadly road crossing

The Hamilton Conservation Foundation is fundraising to build a fence to create a blockade that divert the turtles from a dangerous crossing of the four lane highway.

Unemployment rate drops marginally in Hamilton

Hamilton’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 per cent in March, a number that’s 1.1 per cent lower than the national average, according to Statistics Canada.

Police launch program to collect unwanted firearms

Today the police service launched the Firearm Amnesty Program, which during the month of April, encourages people to surrender unwanted firearms.

Hamilton mom of murdered child rejects PM Harper's Victims Bill of Rights

The Conservative government introduce the Victims Bill of Rights Thursday. They say it will give victims of crime an effective voice.

Man accused in Hess stabbing released on bail

Raleigh Stubbs, the man accused of first degree murder in a Hess Village stabbing in mid-September was released on bail Thursday afternoon from a Hamilton courtroom.

Men accused in Tim Bosma's death appear in court

The two men accused of killing Ancaster man Tim Bosma made video appearances in a Hamilton courtroom Thursday afternoon.

Cold snaps result of global warming, study says

Attention, climate change deniers. The latest polar vortex is no longer a valid claim against global warming. A Rutgers University study reports the prolonged cold snaps we’ve experienced could be a direct result.