Conrad Collaco


Conrad Collaco is a CBC News producer for CBC Hamilton with extensive experience in online, television and radio news. Follow him on Twitter at @ConradCollaco, or email him at

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NDP's Singh stops in Hamilton to talk about new national dental care program, housing, Horwath and more

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visited Hamilton on Wednesday to talk about the new dental care program for low-income Canadians that will expand eligibility to uninsured Canadians under 18, senior citizens and people with disabilities with an annual family income of less than $90,000 a year.

Long-term care facilities in Ontario need more trained staff, official says

Donna Duncan, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, says long term care homes in Ontario need more trained staff. She spoke with the CBC's Wei Chen about the crisis facing long term care facilities during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Doug Ford's Buck-A-Beer plan made beer prices in Ontario go up, expert says

Doug Ford's Buck-A-Beer deal was supposed to save people money but, according to one Ontario beer writer, it has ended up making beer in the province more expensive.

How teenage Ontario Hockey League stars survive away from home, friends and family

For junior hockey players with big dreams being taken away from home, friends and family is part of the deal. Paige Martin, the CBC's Ontario Hockey League analyst, explains how these players, some as young as fifteen, survive.

From Russia and India with love, grandparents help make OHL hockey dreams come true

Having kids in competitive sports often means there are a lot of sacrifices to be made. Paige Martin found one Ontario Hockey League family who knows this well. We'll learn about how they made the leap across countries and oceans so that their kid could play.

Want to limit black market pot sales? Open more stores: Cannabis Policy Council

To put a dent in the sales of cannabis on the black market, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce says it will encourage the province to allow for the opening of more retail locations that sell cannabis products.

Shane Wright, Cole Perfetti top Ontario Hockey League watch list this season

The Ontario Hockey League season is just under way. Paige Martin, OHL columnist with CBC London takes a look at who to watch to start the 2019/2020 season.

How the Doug Ford government lost $42 million selling pot

Doug Ford's Ontario government lost more than $40 million selling cannabis even while they were, for a time, the only legal seller in the province. Jay Rosenthal, co-founder and president of Business of Cannabis explains how it happened.

Merchandise on wheels: why thieves are stealing cargo trucks

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, there's an estimated $5 billion worth of cargo theft in Canada every year. Angelique Magi, of the Guarantee Company of North America explains why customers should care.

Toronto man survives skydive plunge after parachute tangles

A Toronto man has survived a skydive plunge from high above the Hamilton airport on Thursday after his parachute became tangled, police say.