Dan Taekema

Dan Taekema is a reporter/editor with CBC Hamilton. Email: daniel.taekema@cbc.ca

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Elephant that attacked trainer still with herd at African Lion Safari

A worker at the drive-through wildlife park in Flamborough Ont., was airlifted to hospital Friday afternoon after he was "attacked" by the animal, according to Hamilton police.

'I'm a cyclist': SoBi adds trike to help people enjoy the freedom of biking

Adding a trike to its stable of options is a great way to help older riders or those with balance issues feel confident when cycling, said Bike Share general manager Chelsea Cox.

Trainer seriously injured after elephant attack at Ontario's African Lion Safari

A trainer at African Lion Safari suffered serious injuries Friday afternoon when he was attacked by an elephant.

Fire department wants specialized all-terrain vehicle for emergencies along trails

Chief David Cunliffe says they're looking for a utility vehicle similar to a John Deere Gator, which would have a small water tank and hose line on the back and could be used to transport patients out of backwoods areas.

34 jobs eliminated at Hamilton-area LHIN as Ford government merges health agencies

Fifteen employees of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN will lose their jobs as Ontario's government merges the provinces 20 regional health networks into one new, super-agency.

Officer made '20 minutes of mistakes' before Binbrook crash, says judge in sentencing

An OPP officer, who hit speeds in excess of 150 km/h while pursuing a robbery suspect who crashed into another vehicle, made "20 minutes of mistakes," according to the judge who he handed her a conditional sentence.

Toronto-bound Porter flight makes emergency landing in Hamilton

A plane flying from Montreal to Toronto experienced a hydraulic issue and had to make an emergency landing in Hamilton that caused several of its tires to pop.

Baby boy born on the side of the QEW is 'healthy and happy'

A "healthy and happy" baby boy was born on the side of the QEW near Niagara Falls Monday morning with the help of paramedics and police.

Police took 'far too long' to respond to 'violent' Pride protest: Pride Hamilton

Pride Hamilton says it believes a physical confrontation that broke out at the Hamilton Pride festival Saturday could have been prevented by police who took "far too long" to respond.

Dundas moms band together to battle racist graffiti with scrub brushes

When swastikas and racist slurs were scrawled across the schoolyard at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary over the weekend a group of Dundas women didn't hesitate to take action.

Patient 'rotting alive' from bedsore dies, Burlington hospital launches action plan

Bob Wilson's daughter Linda Moss says doctors and the coroner told her his primary cause of death, at a palliative-care facility in Burlington, Ont., on the weekend, was a bedsore infection that got into his bones and blood.

Brantford rubber fire under control, air monitoring is ongoing, says city

The fire that burned rubber mats and wooden pallets sent a massive cloud of black smoke billowing into the sky.

Hundreds more firefighters needed to keep up with Hamilton's growth, chief says

The department hopes to add 104 full-time firefighters and 145 volunteer firefighters over the next decade.

People's Party of Canada slammed for racist tweet from Burlington account

A person working for the People's Party of Canada riding association in Burlington has been removed from their role after sharing a racist meme on a party-branded Twitter account.

Mobsters, movies and maybe a ghost: The Trocadero celebrates 75 years on Barton

In all that time the restaurant's lava stone facade have been a rock of stability amid the ever-changing landscape of Barton Street and Hamilton. It still serves up the same homemade, Italian food that's kept satisfied customers coming back for generations.