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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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Specializing in Canada to inspire young doctors back home

Dr. Jackie Zirabamuzaale works at a teaching hospital at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She is involved in patient care as well as teaching students gastroenterology – caring for the digestive system. Currently Zirabamuzaale is studying and working in Hamilton with the St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program. The ...

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Learning in Canada to care for the elderly back home

Dr. Harriet Nankabirwa works at Mulago Hospital as well as Makerere University, both in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She works in geriatrics (medical care for the elderly) and she came to Hamilton through the International Outreach Program to further her skills as a geriatrician, a discipline of medicine she says ...

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Loving kindness to commemorate World Kindness Day

November 13th not only marks the date of the recent Paris attacks, but also World Kindness Day. On November 14th Hamiltonians came together at the Ryerson Recreation Centre on Duke St. with a collective goal: to complete 1,000 acts of kindness. Organizer Nicole Coghlin came up with the idea of Loving-Kindness ...

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Mohawk signs national Indigenous Education Protocol

A historic initiative was signed at Mohawk College on Monday, November 2nd when Mohawk President Ron McKerlie, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer and Mohawk Board Chair Joe Parker signed the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes . “The protocol has seven elements to it,” said Zimmer. “If we can ...

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