Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Hamilton’ Category

Canada froze out Mexico in World Cup soccer qualifier in Edmonton. Will it happen again in Hamilton?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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Soccer in extreme cold is "difficult" and "very unsettling," says Jelani Smith, head of soccer operations for Hamilton's Forge FC. But the former player believes the weather will also be an advantage for Canada in the World Cup-qualifying game in Hamilton against the U.S. on Jan. 30.

Are athletes at post-secondary schools elite? Ontario’s new COVID-19 rules say no, but now there’s pushback

Friday, January 7th, 2022
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Student athletes, coaches and other college and university sports interests feel Ontario dropped the ball when it left them out of the "elite" designation that allows Olympic, Paralympic and other athletes to continue competing under the latest pandemic restrictions.

Party like a champion: Your guide to Grey Cup celebrations in Hamilton

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
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There's lots going on in advance of the Canadian Football League’s biggest game of the year, featuring the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in Hamilton on Sunday.

New McMaster course aims to spark conversation about context, history behind ‘We The North’

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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A new course at McMaster University is aimed at kick starting conversations about the history of slavery and how Black freedom struggles impact life today, including the Raptors' "We The North" slogan.

Six Nations team refuses to play until lacrosse association makes changes to address racism

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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A Six Nations lacrosse team has pulled out of competition and says it won't play again until the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) makes changes to address what the players describe as incidents of racism and years of disrespect.

Foundation led by Toronto Raptors coach gives $20K to Hamilton-based music charity

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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Head coach of the Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse says he can't wait to visit Hamilton — his "2nd favourite city in Canada" — once the pandemic is over to hear the kids involved with the local charity jam out.

Tiger-Cats focused on future, hosting Grey Cup after CFL cancels 2020 season

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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News the CFL is cancelling its 2020 season has the Tiger-Cats turning their eyes to the future and preparing for a season where Hamilton is slotted to host the Grey Cup.

Forge FC players speak out in support of assistant coach fighting racism charge

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Hamilton Forge FC soccer players are speaking out in support of assistant coach Peter Reynders, whose battle to clear himself of allegations of racial comments is now into its second year.

Due to COVID-19 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta cancelled for first time since WWI

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta has been cancelled for just the fourth time in its 139 years because of COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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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.