City Matters


Veteran Local Journalist New Host for City Matters
Scot Urquhart joins the Cable 14 program in March

Cable 14 has announced veteran local tv journalist Scot Urquhart will host its local current affairs program City Matters starting March 2nd.  

Urquhart has 35+ years experience in local journalism, covering the people and issues that make up the story that is Hamilton. First arriving in the city in 1981, the originally reluctant Hamiltonian quickly grew to love the city -- and says Hamilton is more home now than the town he was born and raised in.  “Hamilton grows on you,” Urquhart says. “You can’t shake it. It becomes part of you.” 

As the new host of City Matters, Urquhart says, “I'm looking forward to holding many conversations with people who can make a difference in your life, and mine, as citizens and residents of Hamilton.”

With Urquhart at the helm, City Matters will continue to provide news from around the community with a summary of some of the issues of the day along with more in-depth conversations with Hamilton’s decision makers and other movers and shakers. New episodes will premiere weekdays at 6:30 pm with a repeat at 10:30 pm, except on Wednesdays when Cable 14 features Hamilton City Council and General Issues Committee meetings.  

Urquhart’s initial episodes as host in March will include a visit from Mayor Fred Eisenberger, an update on bullying and suspensions in Hamilton’s public schools, a look at the city’s rental market and the latest plans to bid on the 2030 Commonwealth Games.  Scheduling and guest details will be updated regularly in your Cogeco or Rogers program guide and at cable14.com/cable14-schedule.  Along with its initial broadcast on Cable 14, City Matters can be streamed and found on-demand online at cable14now.com. The City Matters weekend edition featuring recent guest highlights will continue to be hosted by David Boda. 

Cable 14 is a division of TV Hamilton Limited, an independent Community Programming Network as approved and licensed by the CRTC in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-467 expiring August 31, 2020. Cable 14 is owned and operated as a community channel by its shareholders, Cogeco Communications Holdings Inc. and Rogers Communications Canada Inc.