Saira Peesker

Saira Peesker is a freelance reporter with CBC Hamilton.

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Hamilton woman's ODSP cut after selling her home to pay off debt

A woman from Hamilton, Ont., says her Ontario disability support program payments were reduced after she sold her home to her daughter to pay off a debt. The family’s story highlights the challenges in paying down debt and maintaining long-term financial health for people on disability payments, says an anti-poverty advocate.

City council objects to liquor licences for two Hamilton 7-Eleven stores

Hamilton city council unanimously passed a motion Wednesday to object to on-site drinking at the city’s two 7-Eleven convenience store locations.

Hamilton's 'dwindling' supply of vaccines delays Rosedale mass vaccination site

Hamilton receives 14,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesdays, but challenges with Moderna shipments have left the city waiting for many expected doses.

Feds give $206,679 to new community hub near Barton-Tiffany

The federal government is chipping in $206,679 to help bring the Bridgeworks Community Space - a municipal building in the Barton-Tiffany area operated by Supercrawl Productions - to life. 

Feds give $206,679 to new community hub near Barton-Tiffany

The federal government is chipping in $206,679 to help bring the Bridgeworks Community Space - a municipal building in the Barton-Tiffany area operated by Supercrawl Productions - to life. 

SIU clears 2 Hamilton police officers after man shot dead at Cannon Street plaza

The SIU says the investigation into the July 2020 incident at the plaza and Cannon Street East and Gage Avenue North found the man fired a shotgun before he was shot by police.

Library's outdoor bookmobile brings books - and friends - to 13 stops around Hamilton

Eager readers can’t go inside the big blue bus and browse like they used to, but for loyal Bookmobile clients, it’s still better than the dark days of last spring and summer when the roving reading room was removed from the road.

165-year-old MacNab Presbyterian Church needs $1.5M in repairs

​​​​​​​MacNab Presybertian Church is 165-years-old and sits near a busy rail corridor, but its congregation is trying to raise $1.5 million to repair it over the next decade.

United Church takes over St. Giles housing project but plans to demolish 107-year-old church

The property development arm of the United Church of Canada has taken on the affordable housing project planned for the site of Hamilton’s St. Giles Church.

Hamilton's first mass vaccination site opens Monday

While daily capacity will depend on vaccine supply allotted to Hamilton by the province, city officials say the clinic is a major step toward getting local residents vaccinated on an efficient timeline.

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