Justin Mowat


Justin Mowat is a reporter with CBC Hamilton and also spends time in Toronto at News Network. Reach him at: justin.mowat@cbc.ca

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Niagara to receive first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in coming days

Vaccinations will begin soon after the shipment is received. Shots will first go to front-line healthcare workers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and hospitals. They will be administered at a Niagara Health's St. Catharines site.  

Residents 'anxious' as Brant County sees 'surge' of tourists from COVID hotspots

Brant County says it has been experiencing "never before seen" numbers of tourists and group gatherings in the downtown core of Paris during the past few months — and residents are concerned about the "surge" of visitors.

COVID-19 impact on city's homeless population unclear, officials say more data needed

Tent encampments have sprung up around the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials say without an annual survey that takes stock of homelessness numbers, there's no real way of knowing how many people are living rough right now. 

500 public health nurses will help keep schools safe: This nurse explains what they'll do

It is unclear what education will really look like in the COVID-19 era — and what happens if an outbreak occurs in a school. The province has pledged to hire up to 500 extra school nurses to help prevent and deal with possible infections. 

Complaint against Hamilton police chief for LGBTQ comments dismissed by watchdog

A public complaint filed against Hamilton Police Chief Eric Girt for comments he made about LGBTQ issues during a September radio interview has been dismissed by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD).

'I thought it was a dying art': Why this Hamilton veteran wants to revive ham radio

John David was surprised to learn a five-minute phone call from the Golan Heights to his parents in Hamilton, Ont., cost a $20 in 1978 — a pricey expense for a Canadian Forces soldier with a monthly income of just over $300. So he sought a cheaper option.

The 99th Boxing Day Run puts a spring in Hamilton's step

While some Hamiltonians were cashing in on Boxing Day deals at the mall, hundreds of runners and walkers commandeered a few of the city's downtown streets for an almost 100-year-old race. 

'Can these people really sing?': Yes, and these Hamilton women just won the Karaoke World Championships

Hamilton's Candace Miles and Kate Dion are the first-ever Canadian duet team to win gold at the Karaoke World Championships (KWC), which took place in Tokyo at the end of November.

Hamilton climate group behind manure dump at Doug Ford's Etobicoke office

The Hamilton branch of a global climate action group has claimed responsibility for dumping manure outside of Doug Ford's Etobicoke constituency office — a video of which went viral on social media Sunday. 

After 8 months, Hamilton has chosen a location for its 2nd safe injection site

After eight months of searching, the city has now picked a location for its second permanent safe injection site, which they say will be in the area of Hamilton "most impacted by the opioid crisis." 

Halton Police plan to show community the pervasiveness of domestic violence

Halton Police have announced they will begin publishing media releases about intimidate partner violence, which they say will heighten the awareness of "how pervasive this violence is" in the community.

Fire set during cleanup at homeless campsite in Brantford under investigation

A campsite on private property in Brantford was set on fire by, allegedly, one of the 12 occupants Wednesday morning, the city said in a release, after Brantford Police executed a "tresspassing order." 

'A chance to see who we really are': Six Nations builds own stock image library

One woman in Six Nations of the Grand River says there's a severe lack of Indigenous representation in most stock imagery available online, and she's excited to now work for a company that's building its own image library for community use — "it gives people a chance to see who we really are."

Another person charged in protest outside People's Party September event in Hamilton

Five people have now been charged in connection with protests outside the September event held by Maxime Bernier and Dave Rubin in Hamilton.

Niagara Region's CAO hiring was 'inside job', provincial ombudsman rules in report

The official provincial watchdog has ruled the hiring of former-Chief Administrative Officer for Niagara Region was an "inside job," and has offered 16 recommendations to improve the municipality's hiring practices.