Justin Mowat

Reporter/Editor

Justin Mowat is a journalist and a filmmaker interning at CBC Hamilton. He’s a multi-faceted storyteller with a passion for classic films, the environment, and the occasional slick guitar solo. If you’ve got a story to tell, he wants to hear it: justin.mowat@cbc.ca

Latest from Justin Mowat

Young Hamilton poets drop words Louder Than a Bomb

Dennis Scherle came very close to flunking high school before he was introduced to poetry. His Grade 12 philosophy teacher offered him the chance to write a poem in exchange for a passing grade. From then on, he was "addicted."

Hamilton under flood watch, heavy rainfall in forecast

Area forecasts call for 20 to 45mm of rainfall on Thursday and possible thunderstorms could mean another 5 to 10mm, according to the Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Federal Building evacuated due to report of suspicious package

Emergency vehicles sat at all four corners of the 55 Bay Street North building and yellow caution tape blocked off the surrounding sidewalks. 

Niagara Falls will shine blue Monday to mark royal birth

The falls have been lit in previous years both blue and pink to celebrate the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Tonight, the newly-born royal baby boy will be celebrated.

Doors Open, Sew Hungry among many things to do in Hamilton this weekend

Here's a rundown of some of the goings-on around town May 4-5, including Doors Open, a massive food truck festival, and a student-run film festival.

Hamilton Jewish Federation will commemorate victims of anti-Semitism Thursday

The Hamilton Jewish Federation will host their second annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at city hall on Thursday, May 2. Anti-Semitic hate crimes have been steadily increasing in Hamilton since 2015.

Hamilton woman leads 25-city 'general strike' against Ford government cuts

Dakota Lanktree, a documentary filmmaker from Hamilton, teamed up with a stranger in Toronto, Florence O'Connell, to organize strikes in the two cities. The number of planned walkouts has since grown to 25 cities across the province.
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What's new at Doors Open Hamilton this year

This year sees 15 new sites opening their doors to the public for the annual event, which has taken place in Ontario since 2002.

Hamilton's new Forge FC soccer team kicks off Saturday

Hamilton has a new soccer team made up of mostly Canadian athletes. They're facing Toronto's York9 FC in the Canadian Premier League's inaugural game on Saturday.

OHIP+ changes force Hamilton student into health dilemma with risky consequences

The provincial government has taken away access to free prescription drugs for people under 25 if they have private insurance  — a move that's left one Hamilton student with a chronic illness forced to make a tough decision with dangerous consequences.

Two 13-year-old girls crash stolen SUV during joyride: police

A Toyota Highlander that was commandeered by two young girls early Thursday morning was involved in a hit and run, police say.

Laurier researcher aims to improve quality of Ontario's schoolyards, asks students for help

New study asks students, teachers to perform hour-long audit investigating current state of activity and learning opportunities in schoolyards.

Hamilton's first legal pot shop set for Saturday opening

Hamilton's first-ever legal pot shop is opening Saturday at The Centre on Barton and owner Steven Fry has adequately prepared for a busy debut weekend.

What's open and closed in Hamilton this Easter weekend

Here's a rundown of closures and holiday hours affecting liquor stores, public services, garbage collection, transit, and the post.

Things to do in Hamilton this Easter weekend

There's something for everyone this Easter weekend in Hamilton.