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COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Changing the language of mental illness

Robin Williams, suffering from depression, took his own life. The media stated he died by suicide. But did he?

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MPP Ted McMeekin column: Remembering how they lived

We gathered in solemn remembrance earlier this week to honour the sacrifices Canadian soldiers have made in the two great wars, in Korea, in Afghanistan and in numerous peacekeeping missions.

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Column: Looking for Ontario’s best Junior Citizens

Helping to pick the Ontario Junior Citizens of the year is one of the toughest jobs Stoney Creek Editor Mike Pearson has to do.

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GROWING GREEN: Grow figs in cold climates

Grow them in pots. Place them in a hot, sunny spot in the garden and bring them inside for the winter. What could be easier?

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: I’ve got a secret that I’m not ashamed of

When I was 19, my doctor discovered I had minimal hearing loss in my right ear.

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COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Clark’s out of touch on transit

Reading Brad Clark’s latest statements on public transit, it’s eye-opening just how far Hamilton is from achieving the kind of quality of life it purports to offer one day.

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Column: Getting to know my great-grandfather

I never met my great-grandfather John Reid. In fact, I’m not even sure that I’d ever met anyone who knew him. Like 67,000 other Canadians, he died in the Great War. He left behind a wife and kids, including my maternal grandmother, but almost no stories of his life were passed down to my generation.

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COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: HPL’s new look highlights changes

We wanted a new logo that better communicates who we are and what we do

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MP DAVID SWEET COLUMN: Responding to Canadian heroes

Each Nov. 11, we participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies at local cenotaphs. Schools and businesses also pause for two minutes of silence to remember the brave women and men who fought for the freedoms we cherish as Canadians.

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Column: Canadian values hold strong in the face of attack

Amidst all the concern and confusion surrounding both attacks, the country kept its head. There were no calls for police-state security measures. There was no reactionary backlash against the Muslim community. On the contrary, we reacted in a very Canadian style. We celebrated the lives of those taken too soon, and moved forward, unchastened and unbowed by those deplorable acts.

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