Samantha Beattie

Samantha Beattie is a reporter for CBC Hamilton. She has also worked for CBC Toronto and as a Senior Reporter at HuffPost Canada. Before that, she dived into local politics as a Toronto Star reporter covering city hall.

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Ontario government says it won't revisit decision to expand Hamilton urban boundary

The province ordered the expansion in November 2022, opening up 2,200 hectares of countryside for development, at the same time it announced it would be removing land from the Greenbelt.

Hamilton high school receives bomb threat 2nd day in a row, police say

The emailed threat on Friday was similar to the one received on Thursday, police say. Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School recently hired a teacher who'd previously made international headlines for wearing large prosthetic breasts.

'Tough decisions' ahead says Hamilton mayor as city considers double-digit tax hike

Finance general manager Mike Zegarac estimates the city is looking at a 14.2 per cent tax hike. The average household would see a $678 increase on their property tax bill in 2024, he told the general issues committee this week. 

Ford vows to return land to the Greenbelt. That's a 'victory' for Hamilton, says councillor

In a sudden reversal, the Ontario government says it will not remove land from the Greenbelt and instead will add back in hundreds of hectares of land in the Hamilton area. 
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Developers who own ex-Greenbelt land also benefited from province's order to expand Hamilton urban boundary

The same day the province announced its plans to remove three Hamilton sites from the Greenbelt, it also opened up an additional 2,200 hectares of local countryside for development, including land owned by developers Sergio Manchia and Paul Paletta.

Bear rescued from Marineland 'didn't understand trees.' Finds new home at wildlife sanctuary

Coming from Marineland, the Niagara Falls, Ont., theme park, he was quiet and unsure in the natural habitat. Now he's thriving, confident and "a ham," says Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hamilton mulls taking Ontario to court over Greenbelt land removal

In an effort to quash the Ford government’s decision to remove Hamilton land from the Greenbelt, the city is considering turning to the courts. Meanwhile, an environmental group encourages council and staff to stall development for as long as possible.

Council approves $8M to help ease family shelter crisis in Hamilton

'We have never experienced a demand for shelter space like it exists today in this community, or experienced the level of desperation that we now see in families,' says Good Shepherd's Katherine Kalinowski.

Ontario paramedics see number of patients rushed to hospital related to opioid use quadruple in decade: study

A new study reveals the mounting toll the opioid crisis is having on emergency departments and paramedic services in Ontario, and should serve as a 'wake up call' to policymakers, says the report’s author.

Hazardous waste plant, directors face 84 charges after explosion killed worker in St. Catharines

The provincial charged Ssonix Products following a series of explosions Jan. 12 that killed a worker.