Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a freelance reporter based in Hamilton. Her writing has appeared in CBC News, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Voice of San Diego and in the National Observer for the Local Journalism Initiative. You can follow her on Twitter @kellyrbennett or email

Latest from Kelly Bennett

Online magazine has young people asking big questions about African and Caribbean culture

A group of young people in Ontario are exploring their African heritage. Calling themselves TRAD, they’ve launched an online magazine that weaves together videos, art, poetry and live virtual gatherings to examine big questions through the lenses of philosophy and the arts.

Some Ontario nurses no longer paid during self-isolation if they test negative after COVID-19 exposure

Nurses in Hamilton and Niagara hospitals aren’t being paid for self-isolation time if they test negative after being exposed to COVID-19. Advocates are calling on the province to reinstate a benefit from the pandemic’s first wave that did pay employees sent home.

Technological barriers leave low-income renters at risk of eviction under COVID-19

While COVID-19 rages, the Ontario tribunal that hears complaints and considers measures like eviction is conducting its business online, which poses technological challenges for local tenants without internet or with limited phone minutes.

Downtown brick buildings housing families and businesses for decades to be demolished

Metrolinx to begin demolition on 21 downtown Hamilton homes and storefronts that bear decades of history and character
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Hamilton house prices explode amid COVID as Toronto buyers leave commuting worries behind

A wide range of pandemic fuelled factors is pushing up prices in Hamilton as buyers look to flee Toronto and the supply of homes for sale isn't keeping up.

Hamilton police tested controversial facial recognition technology Clearview AI

The company has built a bank of billions of photos from web sources including Instagram and Facebook and provided that bank of images for use by hundreds of law enforcement agencies.

Niagara financier facing more fraud charges 

Peter Corbière, a Niagara-on-the-Lake man at the centre of a 2018 CBC News investigation, was arrested on Thursday by Niagara police.

Lawsuit claims disgraced Hamilton cop planted gun that sent man to prison for 4 years

While he awaits a second criminal trial, disgraced former Hamilton police officer Craig Ruthowsky is named in a civil lawsuit claiming he devised a gun-planting scheme that sent a man to jail for four years.

Amazon's need for speed creating safety risks, delivery drivers say

Delivering Amazon packages to doorsteps as quickly as promised is no easy feat. Delivery drivers tell CBC News the hustle required to meet the demands of Amazon pushes them to prioritize speed, sometimes at the expense of safety.

Union leaders still have hope Hamilton steel company can be saved

Even though a Hamilton steel mill has been officially transferred to a liquidator, union leaders at Hamilton Specialty Bar still think there's a chance their company won't be sold for scrap.