Dan Taekema


Dan Taekema is a reporter with CBC Hamilton. He has worked for CBC News in Windsor and Toronto and for newspapers around southern Ontario. You can reach him by emailing daniel.taekema@cbc.ca.

Latest from Dan Taekema

Hamilton residents urge city to make affordable housing mandatory along LRT route

Hamilton's Light Rail Transit sub-committee met for the first time in nearly five years Monday, and heard from residents urging the city to ensure affordable housing is built into construction plans along the transit corridor.

Families in Ontario grieve with Buffalo, N.Y., after 'heartbreaking' mass shooting

Sherri Darlene's father regularly shops at the supermarket where 10 people were killed and three were wounded in a shooting on Saturday. The Niagara Falls woman and her family are an example of close ties between the border communities. She says more must be done to combat white supremacy.

Hamilton hospital staff call for wage cap imposed by Ford government to be lifted

Meggin Kraft has been a nurse for 20 years, but these days she's exhausted and having trouble making ends meet. It's gotten so bad, she's considered quitting and working with her son in a factory, she said.

Hamilton MPP files $1.3M lawsuit against NDP, Horwath over ouster

Hamilton MPP Paul Miller has filed a $1.3-million lawsuit against the Ontario New Democratic Party and Leader Andrea Horwath, alleging discrimination, conspiracy and breach of contract.

Councillors call for Main Street to be converted to 2-way traffic after pedestrian deaths

Coun. Maureen Wilson has shared a copy of a motion calling for Main Street West to be converted to two-way traffic as a safety measure, following a series of crashes that have left Hamilton pedestrians injured or dead.

Man hit by truck at Flamborough business is Hamilton's 11th pedestrian fatality: police

Police say a 64-year-old man died after being hit by a transport truck at a business in Flamborough Tuesday morning. Investigators say his death is considered Hamilton's 12th traffic fatality, the 11th involving a pedestrian, this year.

Fire at The Bridge in Hamilton a 'magnifying glass' on struggle to find housing after incarceration

A shortage of affordable housing has made finding a place to call home a challenge for anyone. Advocates and at least one man who spent 19 years behind bars, say it's even more difficult for those who have been incarcerated.

Cherry blossoms are blooming across Hamilton. Go see them before they're gone

Pink, white and impossibly delicate, cherry blossoms have erupted across Hamilton — but they won't be here for long.

'This is such a tragedy': DARTS workers gather to mourn colleague killed in Main Street crash

A crowd of DARTS operators and CUPE 5167 members in bright yellow vest blocked off a lane of traffic on Main Street West Saturday and transformed a light post into a tower of flowers, cards and messages of mourning for Sherri D'Amour.

Councillors support installing signs that share Indigenous history at 'problematic' sites in Hamilton

Councillors have voted in favour of setting up signs at six sites in the city that will indicate they're "problematic" and provide Indigenous history, following a review of Hamilton's landmarks and monuments, including the statue of John A. Macdonald.