Justin Mowat


Justin Mowat is a reporter with CBC Hamilton and also spends time in Toronto at News Network. Reach him at: justin.mowat@cbc.ca

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Essential services are harder to access under COVID-19, Hamilton libraries are here to help

Before the pandemic hit, the Hamilton Public Library operated thousands of in-person programs. Now, they're evolving to provide essential services to those who may not have proper access at home.

Rebecca Towers outbreak declared over as Hamilton reports 77 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

The high-rise was the site of the first apartment building outbreak in the city, infecting 107 residents and three staff members. One person died.

Norfolk County farmers protest COVID-19 rules designed to protect migrant workers

Farmers in Haldimand-Norfolk took their tractors to area roadways Tuesday to protest COVID-19 rules designed to protect migrant workers, which they fear will severely impact the 2021 growing season.

Niagara to receive first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in coming days

Vaccinations will begin soon after the shipment is received. Shots will first go to front-line healthcare workers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and hospitals. They will be administered at a Niagara Health's St. Catharines site.  

Residents 'anxious' as Brant County sees 'surge' of tourists from COVID hotspots

Brant County says it has been experiencing "never before seen" numbers of tourists and group gatherings in the downtown core of Paris during the past few months — and residents are concerned about the "surge" of visitors.

COVID-19 impact on city's homeless population unclear, officials say more data needed

Tent encampments have sprung up around the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials say without an annual survey that takes stock of homelessness numbers, there's no real way of knowing how many people are living rough right now. 

500 public health nurses will help keep schools safe: This nurse explains what they'll do

It is unclear what education will really look like in the COVID-19 era — and what happens if an outbreak occurs in a school. The province has pledged to hire up to 500 extra school nurses to help prevent and deal with possible infections. 

Complaint against Hamilton police chief for LGBTQ comments dismissed by watchdog

A public complaint filed against Hamilton Police Chief Eric Girt for comments he made about LGBTQ issues during a September radio interview has been dismissed by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD).

'I thought it was a dying art': Why this Hamilton veteran wants to revive ham radio

John David was surprised to learn a five-minute phone call from the Golan Heights to his parents in Hamilton, Ont., cost a $20 in 1978 — a pricey expense for a Canadian Forces soldier with a monthly income of just over $300. So he sought a cheaper option.

The 99th Boxing Day Run puts a spring in Hamilton's step

While some Hamiltonians were cashing in on Boxing Day deals at the mall, hundreds of runners and walkers commandeered a few of the city's downtown streets for an almost 100-year-old race.