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GROWING GREEN: The dark side of mistletoe
Mistletoe and holly have long played an important role in Christmas celebrations.

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Friday, November, 21, 2014 - 6:06:10 PM
Stoney Creek tree plantings aimed to ward off emerald ash borer "Lets be real though you cannot replace a tree. A tree lost is forever lost, the best you can do is plant others to mitigate the loss and perhaps someday come close to what once was years into the future. I say this because there is an epidemic in thi"
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Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 7:07:37 PM
Column: Getting to know my great-grandfather "I very much enjoyed reading your column on your great-grandfather who died in the Great War. I often think of my grandmother's uncle, Ivan Newell Wallis, of Greensville who died in the Great War in Aug 1918 at the age of 20 years. I know a few things"
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Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 6:06:53 PM
Chris Charlton hopeful about Remembrance Day bill "Unnecessary and a waste of time. What we need to put our efforts in is for actual services and aid for our veterans not an empty holiday so politicians can pretend for a day they care and to pump up patriotism so they can squeak harmful unpopular leg"
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COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Bridge: A game of aptitude or attitude?
There’s an old joke that asks who’s easier to talk to – a serial killer or a bridge player?
Column: My latest adventures in papersitting
For the last few weeks I’ve been papersitting the Ancaster News and the Dundas Star News for Senior Editor Debra Downey who is off on a well-deserved vacation in the sun. Judging from the fact that readers haven’t come after me with torches and pitchforks it leads me to believe that I haven’t done too horrible of a job as editor pro tem.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: The Bridge offers men a fresh start
What would you think of an organization that would help your son, brother, friend or relative make better choices than a life of crime?
Column: Why I can empathize with Taylor Reed
Whether or not Reed could have avoided the penalty, he’ll be wearing the goat horns over it for a long, long time. Many will be angry at him, others may feel sorry for him, but few of us can truly empathize with him.
GROWING GREEN: Time for reflection
Fall is drawing to a close and with it the end of another gardening season.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: The majority must be heard on LRT
Even though I support the LRT, maybe it is time for us to pause for some sober second thought.
Column: Tim Hortons Field still flawed, but will be great
For the last year or so you’ve been reading in our pages all about the gong show that has been the construction of the new Tim Hortons Field. We’ve been very critical of not only the delays in the construction process, but how fans were seemingly deliberately mislead about the stadium’s progress. We’ve said time and time again how the city and Tiger-Cat fans deserve better. However, for all problems that beset it, a stadium exists and is (mostly) functional enough to have hosted seven games and seven Ticat victories.
Column: Living la dolce vita during Italian getaway
After three years of planning my wife, Susan, and I embarked upon our month-long dream Italian getaway. We had been to Italy three years ago and fallen in love with the country; its art, food, culture and way of life. We have embraced Italy so much that we have contemplated joining the Venetian Club of Hamilton and changing our name from Coe to CoChelli.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: HWDSB must be accountable
They cannot be accountable without a record that can be accessed, should there be a challenge.
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.
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.
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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