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Homeless campers product of ‘out-of-control’ Hamilton housing market

"We don't really know for sure that there are more homeless people than there were previously," said Michelle Baird, a director in the city's public health department.

In fact, a snapshot of Hamilton's homeless population in April showed a decrease in numbers from the last time the "point-in-time" count was conducted. The most...

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Public school board asks Ontario to maintain current sex ed curriculum

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is asking the Ministry of Education to keep the revised health curriculum for this September.

At a board meeting Tuesday, trustees supported maintaining the 2015 revised health and physical education curriculum until the new Ontario government has completed consultation of the curriculum.

"We have a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion...

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Ontario government scraps basic income pilot project

The new Doug Ford government is scrapping the basic income pilot program his Progressive Conservatives Ontario promised to keep during the spring election campaign and is cutting a planned three per cent welfare increase in half.

About 1,000 people in Hamilton were expected to be receiving a monthly, no-strings-attached payment of up to $1,400 in the...

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