Jennifer La Grassa


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Here's how COVID-19 is changing what people want from the design of their homes

Realtors and home designers are starting to notice a shift in what people want out of their living spaces as a result of the pandemic.

Hamilton hospitals launch virtual care with senior homes during COVID-19 outbreaks

The city's long-term care homes have partnered with Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare to receive virtual care for elderly residents.

Real estate association says Hamilton home sales crashed, local realtors disagree

Hamilton's housing sales take hard hit during COVID-19, according to national numbers, but local realtors are reporting otherwise.

Thunder Bay libraries close "indefinitely" until COVID-19 emergency lifted

Thunder Bay public library locations announced Thursday that they will close "indefinitely" until the COVID-19 emergency order is lifted. 

Wife of Hamilton doctor starts support group for families of health-care workers

When Hamilton Health Sciences surgeon John Harlock got the call that he had likely been exposed to COVID-19, his wife Hayley immediately worried about the health of their three children. 

18-year-old man injured after Stoney Creek shooting, police say

A teen was treated for non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in Stoney Creek.

4 new arrests made in September shooting at Karma Nightclub in St. Catharines: police

Police have concluded an investigation into a shooting in downtown St. Catharines last September that injured six people.

Assault inside Thunder Bay District Jail leaves two injured

Thunder Bay Police charged two jail inmates with assaulting two men inside the facility.

Sioux Lookout OPP hand out first COVID-19 offence in northwestern Ontario

After a hotel gathering, one person was charged with breaking orders under the provincial emergency act.

Hamilton's must-read book for 2020: Waub Rice's Moon of the Crusted Snow

Hamilton has selected Waubgeshig Rice's book about a northern Anishinaabe community as the city's must-read novel for 2020.

Red tape pushes Hamilton's foreign-trained doctors to the sidelines amid COVID-19

Nearly 900 foreign-trained doctors across Canada have joined a Facebook group, created by a Hamilton-based researcher, asking to be placed on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Hamilton lawyers offer free will planning for anxious frontline COVID-19 workers

A local law firm offers free will and power of attorney planning for frontline workers during COVID-19 as uncertainty looms.

Niagara man stranded in Nepal finally comes home after weeks in COVID-19 lockdown

A Hamilton man trapped in Nepal during the COVID-19 shutdown has returned home.

A note of optimism about impact of social distancing, even as Hamilton records 10th death

Here's the latest updates on COVID-19 in Hamilton, including the city's 10th virus-related death.

Hamilton could host the 2026 Commonwealth Games — but does the city want them?

Hamilton has been chosen to represent Canada for the 2030 Commonwealth Games, but it also has the option of the 2026 games as the only bidder.