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Cathedral High unveils memorial honouring former Hamilton students who died in world wars – Hamilton
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Cathedral High unveils memorial honouring former Hamilton students who died in world wars – Hamilton

The addition of students who were casualties and a historic staute are highlights of an augmented memorial for former Hamiltonians who died in two world wars. Cathedral High School used the observance of Remembrance Day on Friday as an opportunity to unveil it’s ‘Wall of Distinction and War Memorial Project’ honouring 74 students who died in World War I and II in the presence of students, staff, descendants and family members of those who died. Story continues below advertisement “The new war memorial will actually have plaques of the 74 Cathedral heroes, and those plaques will each contain, for the most part, portraits of the soldiers, as well as military information,” teacher and memorial facilitator Vince Lepore to...
Ontario municipal candidates face ‘organized hatred’ as campaign nears close
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Ontario municipal candidates face ‘organized hatred’ as campaign nears close

Kojo Damptey’s campaign expected one of his ads at a Hamilton bus station would be defaced well before a sticker that read “white people first” was found placed over the poster of the city council hopeful. The first-time candidate often encountered anti-Black racist messages and threats in his former role as executive director of Hamilton Center For Civic Inclusion, he said in a phone interview. His campaign planned to regularly check on the ad in anticipation of similar backlash.“Now running for city council, I knew that it will probably happen again, and lo and behold, it happened,” he said. “It didn’t surprise us.”The racist sticker on Damptey’s ad is one of three incidents being investigated by Hamilton police’s hate crime unit related to election candidates. Read more: ...