Category Archives: News/Local

Barriers would save lives on the Linc and Red Hill, say grieving families

Kim Lackie's sobs are out of control when she tells the story of her son's death on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway.

But on Monday, she told the story anyway.

She was among four families urging councillors to put centre median barriers on the Red Hill Valley and Lincoln Alexander Parkways.

All of them had children who died on the roads..

Lackie's son...

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Innovation notebook: Treating leukemia to the effect of stress on preemies

Leukemia treatment discovery

Powering up fat cells in bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, reveals a McMaster University study.

Boosting the fat cells with a drug commonly used to moderate diabetes suppressed cancerous leukemia cells, found researchers at the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute.

A surprise discovery was that it also induced the regeneration...

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UPDATE: Woman dead after ‘targeted’ shooting

It was only seconds from the loud knocking on an apartment door to the sound of gunshots inside an east Hamilton apartment building.

In the aftermath lay the victim, identified by neighbours and friends online as 37-year-old Nicole Dragisic. Police say she was gunned down in the doorway to her ground level apartment unit at 778...

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