• The biggest stories in Spectator history By Mark McNeil Stories are like strands of DNA that are passed from generation to generation and help define the essence of a community. Just as a person’s potential is influenced by genetics, so is the destiny of a community forged by historical events. Just as scientists have engaged in a genome project to better […]
  • Flashbacks: Hamilton military landmarks On Sunday, Nov. 8, a  garrison parade assembles at the John Weir Foote Armoury, takes a turn onto James Street North before heading five blocks to Gore Park. It’s a short march for a soldier, but a giant glimpse into the military history of the city. The armoury is where most of Hamilton’s reservists train. And […]
  • Flashbacks: The armoury   By Mark McNeil The John Weir Foote Armoury on James Street North is a giant fortress of local military history that most people in Hamilton only know from the outside. The imposing big brown building — which is used for training by the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, among […]