The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority has partnered with Heddle Shipyards and Mohawk’s City School to deliver a brand-new Ship Repair and Fabrication course that is now open for enrollment and will begin online this fall. The 9-week, online program will introduce participants to core and foundational concepts of ship repair: from the parts of a vessel, to retrofits, and even the legislative requirements involved in the business of fixing and fabricating a ship. It is a free program open to anyone looking to get into the field or try something new.  Learn more or apply online at:

Crime Stoppers of Hamilton is ‘On the Water’

Hamilton Harbour is home to a vibrant recreational boating scene, and an avid sailing and fishing community. This summer, Crime Stoppers of Hamilton, HOPA Ports’ Harbour Masters Office/Port Patrol team, and the Hamilton Police Marine Unit are forming a new partnership with the debut of Crime Stoppers “On the Water” to help keep all 200 square kilometers of Hamilton’s waterways safe for everyone who uses them.

Common crimes that can be reported, but not limited to, include:

  • Illicit activates
  • Thefts
  • Vandalism
  • Break and enters
  • Drugs
  • Habitual watercraft violations

Crimes that should not be reported as TIPS, and should instead go to 911 are:

  • In progress criminal activity
  • Impaired driving

Remember, if you are the victim of a crime you cannot be a tipster. Please contact 911 or emergency services instead.

If local residents, boaters, or visitors have information regarding illicit activities that have taken place on or around the water, or any other crimes, and wish to remain anonymous, they are welcome to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit and Submit a Tip.