Cara Nickerson

Cara Nickerson is a journalist with the CBC's Ontario local news stations, primarily CBC Hamilton. She previously worked with Hamilton Community News. Cara has a special interest in stories that focus on social issues and community.

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London Alzheimer's Society tries to keep up with rising dementia rates

A study by the Ontario Medical Association shows the rate of dementia diagnoses in Ontario has grown almost 50 per cent since 2010. In London, referrals for support programs at the local Alzheimer's society are going up—and it's hard to find the volunteers to help out.

City of Windsor investigating slick substance on Little River

City workers in Windsor are investigating after the Little River, which leads into the Detroit River, was clouded with an oily substance earlier in the week.

Windsor councillor wants to revisit housing money decision

Ward 9 Coun. Kieran McKenzie says Windsor city council should review its decision to not allow fourplexes, as part of an application for up to $70 million in federal housing money.

Home in Hamilton for the holidays? Here's what's happening

The holidays are here and there's plenty to do in Hamilton for the festive season.

Hamilton threw a wild Grey Cup party and the Montreal Alouettes ended up being guests of honour

It's been a wild Grey Cup week in Hamilton and visitors from across Canada will know one thing for sure — Hamilton knows how to throw a party.

4 Hamilton-area hospitals already over capacity as COVID and flu season begins

Leaders at Hamilton's four hospitals say they are facing capacity issues, as officials note cold and flu cases are rising.

Police looking for brown SUV after weekend shooting near Club 77

Police are looking for a brown Mercedes-Benz connected to a weekend shooting near Club 77 that left two men hospitalized.

Province grants $51.6M to rebuild London's Regina Mundi Catholic College

The Ministry of Education has granted additional funding to rebuild Regina Mundi Catholic College in south London, Ont. The London District Catholic School Board says the extra funding will be used to meet rising material costs.

London Afghan community devastated over earthquake in western Afghanistan

Members of London's Afghan community say the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that destroyed six villages in western Afghanistan and killed over 2,000 people is "devastating," as the death toll continues to climb.

Hamilton Good Shepherd serves Thanksgiving dinner to community struggling with inflation

The Good Shepherd's annual free Thanksgiving dinner served people from all walks of life on Monday afternoon.