Samantha Craggs


Samantha Craggs is journalist based in Windsor, Ont. She is executive producer of CBC Windsor and previously worked as a reporter and producer in Hamilton, specializing in politics and city hall. Follow her on Twitter at @SamCraggsCBC, or email her at

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Long-time Haldimand-Norfolk MPP says he won't run again

Instead of Toby Barrett, Ontario PC Party says Ken Hewitt, current mayor of Haldimand County, will run as its candidate in the upcoming election.

Federal budget will help fix Hamilton's housing crunch, Trudeau says during local stop

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked up the affordable housing aspect of the federal budget in Hamilton Friday.

Hamilton police should expand its mental health response unit: MacDougall inquest jury

Every police service in Ontario should have a joint response unit with community mental health partners, and Hamilton's should expand and operate 24 hours a day, a jury recommended Friday evening.

Jury starts deliberating in inquest of Hamilton teen who was shot and killed by police

A jury is deliberating in the inquest into the death of Hamilton teen Quinn MacDougall, and will report back with recommendations of how authorities can avoid similar deaths.

Hamilton will put money toward bike share program, helping to ensure its long-term future

Hamilton city councillors voted Friday to contribute more than $300,000 per year to the popular program.

Ambassador Bridge reopens after police clear protesters

The Canada Border Services Agency says the Ambassador Bridge border crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit reopened late Sunday — after protests against COVID-19 restrictions closed it for almost a week.

Protest crowd remains on Ambassador Bridge after police clear out part of blockade

A crowd of defiant anti-mandate demonstrators remained on the street leading to the Ambassador Bridge border crossing in Windsor, Ont., on Saturday night, hours after police had moved in to break up the days-long protest and clear some of the blockade.

Former Norfolk solicitor suing county and its mayor for a 'toxic work environment'

Norfolk County's former top lawyer is suing the county for more than half a million dollars.

Why the average Hamilton resident will pay $39 more for water next year

One councillor says the city needs to do more to bill the owners of large, paved properties.

Indigenous health-care leader will chair Hamilton's police services board

Pat Mandy is the new chair of Hamilton's police services board.