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Look to us for news, not endorsements
In many ways the whole notion of a news organization telling its readers who they should vote for seems rather paternalistic. Yes, we’ve been studying the candidates and are among the best informed people in the city on the issues, but every voter places a different emphasis on what’s important to them and their community.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Glad to know I’m not the only one
I’m starting off a bit foggy, but we will get into the swing of things soon, I hope.

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Friday, October, 17, 2014 - 5:05:46 PM
Leanne Pluthero selling T-shirts to help save Ancaster’s Hermitage ruins "Great article and thank you so much for writing this up! So glad to spread the word!"
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Friday, October, 17, 2014 - 6:06:05 AM
LETTER: Can’t sit back and let ISIS expand at will "ISIS is hardly Hitler who had created a regime in a country that already exists and not trying to carve one out of two other destablized countries. It is curious the author would rather commit ineffectual attacks that will draw further extremist atte"
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Saturday, October, 11, 2014 - 5:05:15 PM
Will Hamilton's next mayor have urban or suburban vision and priorities? "As a suburbanite, and supporter of the city I'm pretty sure this part is wrong, "This will be the first time a mayoral candidate is trumpeting Hamilton’s suburbs to have a place at the decision-making table rather than just being the cash cow that "
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GROWING GREEN: Beware of garden thugs
Mount Hamilton Horticultural Society column
Newspapers are here to stay, really
As a lover of newspapers, I’m tempted to wax rhapsodic about the joys of holding it in your hand, never quite knowing what delights you’ll find inside to excite, entertain or elucidate. As a journalist, I’m tempted to tell you about all the times I’ve written or edited something that has made a difference in the community. As an advocate for the newspaper industry, I’m tempted to rattle off readership data which says newspapers are still the best read, most trusted source of news.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Changing lives one story at a time
October is Canadian Library Month
Night time is the right time for editor to work
It’s after 1 a.m. and I can’t sleep. I’ve got no one to blame but myself. Given my low caffeine tolerance, I should have known better than to have a double-double at 9 p.m. But it was a Faustian bargain that I made willingly as the alternative was to risk falling asleep at my desk or having to re-do the night’s efforts in the morning.
David SweetWEB
MP David Sweet column: Celebrating Eco-Park tree-planting, fall fairs and more
On the sunny, warm Saturday that blessed the annual Ancaster Fair in late September, there was also another great community gathering taking place in Dundas at the former Ben Veldhuis greenhouses land along the Desjardins Canal.
GROWING GREEN: Bring in the outdoors
Having a few friends or family over for dinner? Maybe you’d like to make a small floral arrangement for the table.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Falling into my favourite season
Fall is a season of opportunities
It’s the exhibits that make the Ancaster Fair special
Columnist went to judge, but came away with a renewed respect for farmers and the rural lifestyle.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Large impersonal schools not answer
The focus should have been what do we do as a community to keep our schools open and neighbourhoods thriving.
GROWING GREEN: Growing sweet potatoes in a pot
Yes, you can grow your own sweet potatoes. Here’s how.
Lessons learned when tables turned
As a journalist, I’ve done hundreds, if not thousands of interviews.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Time for public school board to get creative
I considered running for trustee because of the declining amount of learning being done in our schools.
At long last, summer was finally here
For those who long to spend their days lying on a towel down at the Beach Strip, splashing in a lake or an outdoor pool and using the temperature as an excuse to gorge on ice cream, this summer has been a season of bitter disappointment. Adding insult to injury, it followed a bitterly cold winter that seemed to last for 10 months and cover us all in seven or eight metres of snow.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Libraries offer help beyond Google
While some of us might still be in denial, fall is definitely in the air and school is back in full swing.
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Ted McMeekin column:EcoPark System an ambitious plan for Ontario Greenbelt
The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is an ambitious plan to link together 1,900 hectares of natural areas and create a protected, permanent and connected natural lands sanctuary from the Harbour to the Escarpment that promotes ecosystem and human health within Ontario’s Greenbelt.
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