Alex Smyth


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I am a graduate of the journalism program at Mohawk College. I am continuing to pursue opportunities that allow me to tell unique and interesting stories. I have worked at Global News, ET Canada, InnerSpace, Hamilton Red Wings Hockey, and with MoCast.


News, Sports, and Features

Zika Virus Outbreak (with images, tweets) · AleSmyth

The Zika virus, known to cause a range of health issues, including Microcephaly, has been exploding in the Americas as of late. There have been thousands of reported cases, especially among pregnant mothers and newborn babies. The symptoms of Microcephaly include a smaller head, which leads to underdevelopment of the brain.

Ignite News
Ingenuity at Work showcases the best Mohawk has to offer

The halls of Mohawk College were filled this week as business owners from Hamilton and Burlington, along with representatives from the city of Burlington, toured the campus for Ingenuity at Work. The event promoted partnerships between local businesses, the city of Burlington, and Mohawk College.

Ignite News
Mohawk creating new media accessibility course

A new course is being developed at Mohawk College to help Journalism students create media content that is more accessible. The development of the course, and modifications to the Journalism Lab in the F-wing of the college are being funded by a federal Broadcasting Accessibility Fund.

Ignite News
Rick Campanelli: Hard work, persistence, and a little luck

First impressions can tell you a lot about a person: how they approach strangers, new situations, and how they handle themselves around others. With Rick Campanelli, the first impression is a genuine snapshot of who he is and what he's all about. With a smile and handshake, he makes any new acquaintance feel like they are lifelong friends.

Ignite News
Michael Peca: From star on the ice to rising star behind the bench

by Alex Smyth There haven't been many players who have been able to transition as Michael Peca has, shifting seamlessly from a 15-year NHL career to award-winning head coach. As a player, his resume includes winning Olympic gold as part of the 2002 Canada Men's Hockey Team, two Frank J.

Art, Entertainment, and Reviews

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World Film Festival offers Hamilton a unique experience

Crowds gathered at the Art Gallery of Hamilton Thursday night to get a sneak peak at the lineup of the 7 th Annual World Film Festival. The festival, organized through the AGH, promises this year will be even bigger than before. Ryan Ferguson, the director of the festival, says that this year they will be including new elements.

A Look at the Bruegel Bosch Bus

We look at the Bruegel Bosch Bus by Kim Adams on display at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and talk with curator of Contemporary Art, Melissa Bennett about the piece.


Ignite News
Novemburger returns for seconds

November is alive with the smell of hamburgers. Novemburger is back in Hamilton for its second year, and this year It's bigger and better than ever. The festival, organized by local publication Urbanicity, expanded the roster of restaurants participating this year.

Hamilton Comic Con

Ignite News
Captain Canuck has a special spot for Mohawk College

Captain Canuck is arguably the most iconic Canadian superhero ever created (Wolver-who?) and much like Captain America, he has no problem showing his true colours. What many people don't know about Captain Canuck, is that the superhero will forever be linked to Mohawk College.

Ignite News
Comic Con is for more than just the fans

Spiderman, Batman, Walter White, and Xena: all were on display at Hamilton's Comic Con, the one place where you find them interacting in harmony. Everyone knows fans love to come to conventions, meet their idols, dress up as their favorite characters, and connect with thousands of people who love the same things they do.

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