Aura Carreño Rosas

Freelance reporter, CBC Hamilton

Aura Carreño Rosas is a Hamilton-based freelance journalist from Venezuela, with a passion for pop culture and unique people with diverse journeys.

Latest from Aura Carreño Rosas

'Fatigue, frustration and anger' felt in Hamilton, Niagara region after Roe v. Wade overturned in U.S.

Community members in Hamilton and Niagara regions say they worry about the impact in Canada and the U.S., following Friday's ruling that has the potential to claw back abortion access across the U.S.

38% of HWDSB students identify as non-white, student census says — and just 12% of teachers

In their first ever student survey, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board asked students nine questions relating to their gender identity, race, Indigeneity, language and more. Community leaders found the census revealed disparities between student and teacher demographics.

Migrant worker killed by SUV in St. Catharines remembered as 'great cook,' friend and father

Fermin Soto Sanchez died after being hit by an SUV while he was walking home on Monday evening. He was a husband, son and father of three children in Mexico, where his family relied on his income.

People in Fort Erie and Hamilton march and mourn for victims of racist attack in Buffalo

Deb Kohler, an American living in Hamilton, had never been to a political march before Sunday, when she stood beside strangers in Fort Erie, Ont., all gathered to remember the 10 people killed and the three people wounded when a white gunman opened fire at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo on May 14.

Hamilton man lends free canoes to help others connect to nature in the city

Matt Thompson, of Hamilton, started lending his canoes to friends at the beginning of the pandemic during quarantine two years ago. Now, he lets those who want to explore Hamilton waters use them at no cost.

People in Hamilton face long, long waits for passport renewals as summer travel plans begin

As summer travel plans begin, people in Hamilton are facing long waits to get their passports renewed. On Thursday morning, at least 40 people were waiting under the rain outside Service Canada on Upper James Street before it opened at 8:30 a.m.

Meet the youngest-ever Juno Awards nominee, a food-loving 4-year-old from Burlington, Ont.

The four-year-old son of Walk Off The Earth's Sarah Blackwood and Gianni (Luminati) Nicassio is the youngest nominee in Juno Awards history. Romeo Eats & Romeo Eats, Vol 1 is nominated in the children's album category at Sunday's show honouring the best in Canadian music.

Women make the 'best welders': Ontario programs bring them to the skilled trades

Kaylyn Roloson never thought she'd end up as a welder when she first enrolled at McMaster University. Now, she wants other women to join the trades and "not be afraid" of messing up. Various programs in the area are encouraging women to enter the trades.

A new French-language school to open in Hamilton in 2024

Hamilton will be welcoming a new French-language school on Rifle Range Rd. The school will create 271 spaces for elementary students, 49 new licensed childcare jobs, three new dedicated childcare rooms and is expected to open its doors in September 2024.

A cup of zoom and a dash of isolation? This Hamilton mother wants to make a 'recipe book' of pandemic stories

Edith Chavez has made a unique contribution to an exhibit at Hamilton's Workers Arts and Heritage Centre: her own COVID-19 story, in the form of a soup recipe.