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Reaching out to those in crisis
For most people, the holidays bring joy, excitement and a chance to reconnect with family and friends.
A holiday reminder
The first snowfall and Christmas music reverberating through every retail establishment has brought to everyone’s attention that we have officially entered the holiday season.

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Sunday, December, 07, 2014 - 7:07:36 PM
FAITH MATTERS: Worth the wait "Let me get this straight. God does nothing in your life. Utter silence for your whole life and suddenly something happens that you then attribute to this specific god who sent himself down to be tortured to death for sins you never committed... F"
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Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - 3:03:04 AM
PARLIAMENT HILL: New benefits boost vets and families "On the surface $200 Million sounds like a great deal of money, a significant investment the government is making to those that have and who are serving in our Armed Forces. What most people may not be aware of (the smoke) is that the funding is to be"
Comment by MrClyde
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 6:06:35 PM
Reader questions choice of federal Liberal candidate "I AM a member of the Liberal Party who was present and voted at the nomination, and advocated for local Liberal candidate Ian Dunlop, who spoke in English and French, a well-spoken author experienced in our local affairs and schooled in economic deve"
Comment by Wayne Powell
Openness at City Hall
One of the predominate themes Hamilton voters told their prospective politicians during the recent election was to be open and transparent on difficult and important decisions.
Make season bright for local businesses
As the voice of the community, we are encouraging residents who are spending money this holiday season to make sure their dollars stay close to home.
What will it take?
The disturbingly low voter turnout levels for October’s municipal election – just a shade above 34 per cent, the lowest in the past four elections – have spawned a search for something that could result in more people taking the time to actually vote.
Unified force
Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, has become an instant folk hero, and rightly so.
Heroes all
They are our sons and daughters, husbands and wives, friends and relatives.
Thank you for voting
Last week, as politicians and the press across the province clamoured towards the crescendo of activity that only happens the in the days leading up to an election, the world suddenly stopped.
Searching for local stars
Star quality doesn’t necessarily mean jet-setting with celebrities, or hogging the limelight.
The race is on
In theory, anyone with the fortitude and the registration fee can sign up for the chance to represent their neighbours and colleagues, at the municipal level – even to lead as their mayor. It is grassroots democracy at its finest.
Give thanks – and the gift of life
As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, most of us have plenty to be grateful for, not the least of which is our health.
The campaign trail(s)
With a little more than three weeks left in Hamilton’s municipal election campaign, the mayoral race is shaping up to be a choice between bolstering what the former suburban areas have lost over the years versus limiting the continued babying of the urban areas of the pre-amalgamated city of Hamilton.
What will your role be on Oct. 27?
And they’re off! A total of 148 candidates have registered to challenge for 37 elected positions across Hamilton in the Oct. 27 municipal election.
Loopholes may sink lobbyist bylaw
Hamilton city council last week approved the city’s first compulsory lobbyist registry, to take effect in 2015.
Election a chance to get to know Flamborough
Here we go. Mark your calendars as the municipal election is set for Oct. 27 and the candidates are busy vying for your support.
Bike crash fact and fiction
Last month’s serious local motorcycle crash is the latest to be investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police in what could become the worst year for motorcycle fatalities since 2007.
It took a bucket...
They say it takes a village to raise a child and now we have learned it takes a bucket of ice water to raise millions of dollars.
Know your government
How well do you know your municipal government?
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