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Residential School Survivor Speaks to Mohawk Students leading into Orange Shirt Day

On Sept. 28, Mohawk College hosted an information session featuring residential school survivor Karen Hill. The visit was in commemoration of the upcoming Orange Shirt Day, held annually on Sept.30, and recognizes the kind of problems people experienced in forced residential schooling at the hands of the Canadian government and ...

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Orange Shirt Day is coming to Mohawk College

Mohawk College students and teachers can come together to learn about and celebrate aboriginal culture on Friday, Sept. 29 in the annual Orange Shirt Day, run by the school’s Aboriginal Education and Student Services (AESS) department. Orange Shirt Day has been held every year since 2013 to shine a light ...

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Harvest season is upon us

Burlington families took a step back in time and enjoyed an unseasonably warm Harvest Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park last weekend. There was plenty to get taste buds watering, including fresh apple cider, corn dogs, sweet kettle corn, and apple blossoms. Autumn scents wafted through the air as children ...

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Charlie Angus returns to his punk rock roots to announce his NDP leadership bid

You could say that NDP MP Charlie Angus put the “social” back into Canadian Socialism when he announced he was joining the NDP leadership race. On the last Sunday of February, a large crowd of supporters, curious observers, and media squeezed into the back room of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern. ...

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Canadian leaders must be united against Trump’s travel ban

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” tweeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau short hours after an executive order from the Trump administration was hastily put into action on Jan. 28. The order banned more than 218 million ...

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Islam: Let’s talk about it

A religion like Islam is not always the easiest thing to understand and it may come with many misconceptions. Malik Datardina came to Mohawk College on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 8) to give a presentation and hold a Q&A session on Islam, explaining it in simple terms and dispelling any misconceptions. ...

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Burlington stands with Muslim community

Burlington residents came together by the hundreds on Monday night (Jan. 30) to hold a vigil to show their support for the Muslim community after the tragic shooting at Quebec’s Grand Mosque the previous night. The vigil was held outside of City Hall where Burlington residents brought flowers and lit ...

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