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THE SKY THIS MONTH: New eyes for an old sky

New radar systems are revealing more details of objects close to the Earth.


Column: Feeling at home thanks to Stan Rogers’ music

They played with such skill, love and reverence for the music without treating it as a sacred artifact. It was alive to them and they made each song their own without dimming the essential truth of the piece. They were not Rogers, but they weren’t trying to be. They just wanted to share that music with the audience and have the audience become part of the music.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: CAP helps cancer patients in many ways

The Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering free services for individuals and families impacted by cancer, living in the greater region of Hamilton and surrounding areas.


March 10 meeting will gather input for new Winona community centre

Brenda Johnson, Ward 11 councillor A community meeting to discuss the soon-to-be-opening Winona Community Centre on Winona Road  will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. After a long wait, I’m pleased to announce that the city now owns the former Winona Public School on Winona Road at Highway 8.  It’s taken a [...]

Column: How to help stranded water fowl in extreme cold conditions

With the cold temperatures we have been having, many water fowl are running into trouble.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Much work to do at public school board

Dawn Danko is the Hamilton public school board trustee for Ward 7 (central Mountain)


Column: These great youths do Hamilton proud

Last Saturday night I met a remarkable young woman by the name of Jasmine Francis. She’s a Bishop Ryan grad who’s in the first year of a psychology degree that she hopes will lead her into practice working with teens and youths. She was a four-year honours student, on the school’s indoor and outdoor track and field team, the dance team, the step squad, the cheerleading team, the soccer team, and worked with the breakfast club, yearbook club, athletic committee and graduation committee. Oh yeah, and she’s also a musician, having spent nine years with the Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Winter really is one of the best seasons

Who needs medication when a cold, crisp winter wind can clear those plugged sinuses naturally!

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Column: Our national flag has a feisty history

Our Maple Leaf flag is only a half-century old and February 15 marks the 50th anniversary of its proclamation.


Column: I just can’t seem get away from newspapers

It was 10 years ago this week that I packed my life into a trailer and started my journey home from four years out in Alberta.