Bobby Hristova


Bobby Hristova is a reporter/editor with CBC Hamilton. Email:

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Political trailblazer Lincoln Alexander would have turned 100 Friday and is still touching hearts

Lincoln Alexander is remembered as Canada's first Black member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister, and Ontario's first Black lieutenant-governor. To those whose lives he touched, Alexander, who would have turned 100 on Jan. 21, he's much more.

Burlington park renamed Sweetgrass Park, no longer honouring residential school architect

A park in Burlington, Ont., previously named after one of the architects of the residential school system, has been renamed to Sweetgrass Park.

Niagara's school COVID-19 measures to proceed despite concerns by Ontario's chief medical officer

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health sent a letter to Niagara’s top doctor saying the regional health unit's stringent measures in schools could “lead to increased harms to the children and youth.” Dr. Mustafa Hirji says the region is still going ahead with its plans.

Hamilton schools reopen again, but they're still waiting for 95 air filters from the province

Hamilton schools have reopened but they are still waiting on extra HEPA filter units from the province to try and make in-person learning safer.

Keanin Loomis running for mayor, will step down as CEO of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

The CEO of Hamilton's Chamber of Commerce is stepping down to run for mayor in the upcoming municipal election.

Family of gunsmith killed in raid files $23M lawsuit against Toronto police board

The family of a world-renowned gunsmith who died after officers raided his workshop is suing the Toronto Police Service for $23 million, alleging their actions were illegal.

Actor and comedian Gerry Dee visits virtual classrooms across Canada

When Christine Stephen created a Twitter account last week, she had one person in mind — Canadian teacher turned actor and comedian Gerry Dee.

This Ontario man has waited over 2 years for his broken electric wheelchair to be replaced

It's been two years since Shawn Brush tried to replace his broken wheelchair, but he's still waiting. The Burlington, Ont., man, who has a rare condition, is among those saying it takes too long to replace and repair electric wheelchairs.

Six Nations man in Brantford, Ont., golf course occupation faces charges related to land-claim protest

An Oneida man from Six Nations of the Grand River faces charges after months of helping lead a protest to stop the sale of a Brantford, Ont., golf course that Indigenous leaders say sits on their land.

Hamilton air quality is improving, but it's still worse than downtown Toronto: report

Air quality in Hamilton is improving, but is still worse than downtown Toronto and nearby municipalities, according to a new city report.