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There’s no place like home

Worry comes out of Joan Del Villar’s voice every time she talks about her parents, a couple in their sixties, who spend their days trying to survive. Del Villar was born and raised in Barquisimeto, a city in the warm lands of Venezuela. A country where people struggle daily to ...

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Hamilton takes action on Islamophobia

Hamiltonians gathered at city hall on Monday evening, at the same time as other citizens around Canada, to commemorate the attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on Jan. 29, 2017. Six men were gunned down during prayers in the attack. The ceremony was filled with paintings and ...

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Breaking the fashion mould

As a young girl in grade school, Candice Gowans was called The Secretary because of her quirky fashion sense. She would wear long skirts and clothes other children her age thought were odd. She got her first pair of jeans in grade 10, preferring to wear clothes she designed with ...

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Crazy D’s soda: a pop that’s actually good for you

Most of us know soda as a sweet, bubbly beverage, usually high in sugar content. What if you heard that there was a soda that not only tastes good but also is good for you? Darren Portelli has done the trick.  It took specific changes to his diet over five years ago to lead ...

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