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Walk the Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is an annual fundraiser that raises money to help “the hungry, homeless, and hurting” in over 100 communities across Canada. The event consists of two, five, and 10-kilometre walks. Erik Hoeksema is a volunteer at the food bank at Hamilton’s Neighbour 2 Neighbour (N2N). ...

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Post-apocalyptic dance party attracts out-of-towners

Fishnets, face masks, goggles, war paint, and a whole lot of black. At the post-apocalyptic-themed event called Asylum, the crowd stepped, swayed, and stomped to electronic beats while dressed in outfits inspired by Mad Max and Fallout. The dark dance event has been growing in popularity. Previously hosted on a ...

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North end developments raise concerns for residents

The Beasley Neighbourhood Association (BNA) and the North End Neighbours (NEN) met with local residents last week to discuss concerns about how the neighbourhoods surrounding John Street North will be affected by developments slated to occur in the area. Topics discussed included the design of the John Street bridge renovation, ...

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Reinstatement of the long-form census important for students

Just one day after officially taking office, Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal administration announced the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census. The Conservative government led by Stephen Harper had axed it back in 2010. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister, Navdeep Bains, addressed the media following the official announcement. ...

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Hamilton doctors are making a difference in Uganda

Dr. Anthony Batte arrived in Hamilton from Kampala, Uganda in October. Batte works at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital, training doctors and treating patients in pediatrics – caring for children. Batte came to Canada with the help of the St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program (IOP). The IOP celebrates ...

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