Month: May 2017

A Huge Thank You!

We couldn’t continue to bring you the news of the North End without the support of our donors: Joan & Morley Balinson, Harold Baynham, Lillian Brown & Anna Paris, Alan (Tubby) Bruce, Jim Davies, Mary & Vic Coomer, Kathleen Flood, Edward Gleeson, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, William MacKinnon, Clarence Maitland, Clayton Mitchell, SIR Administrations, Shoppers Drug Mart, Edna Snelling, Ed Stewart, Larry & Pat Taggart, Joan A. Thompson and Robert & Maty Young. Let’s not forget our Century Club Donors: |Robert Gregson, Patricia Gudlaugson, Stan Obremski, Sheri Selway, TCA/Their & Curran Architects and Anne Tennier. Nevada Pull Tickets are on sale at James Milk. Proceeds go towards the publication of The  North End Breezes monthly edition. Remember to support our supporters. North End Breezes T-Shirts: Well, we’ve depleted our supply of t-shirts and need your opinion. Should we order more? Are you interested? Are there other marketing materials (buttons/postcards) that you would like to see available? These are all excellent ideas to raise funds to help the Breezes. Send your thoughts and ideas to:...

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Ontario Breast Screening Program Now Available

Wellington X-Ray and Ultrasound 1 in 9 Canadians will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Family history or genetic makeup accounts for approximately 5 to 10% of breast cancer.  90% of breast cancer is linked to other factors, including one’s work and home environment.  The goal of the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is to screen as many women as possible to find breast cancer at a very early stage to have a better chance for successful treatment and surviving the disease. Wellington X-Ray and Ultrasound provides x-ray, ultrasound and mammography services in the Hamilton Community Health Centre, which is located at 414 Victoria Avenue North.  Wellington X-Ray was approved to be an OBSP imaging centre in December 2016.  The qualifications for OBSP participation include certification with the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) and approval from OBSP.  The Radiologists and technical staff must have continuing education in mammography and are required to perform a minimum number of studies annually to maintain their credentials. OBSP is available to a woman who is a resident of Ontario and between 50 to 74 years of age.  Your family physician may advise you to enroll in the program to have the mammogram done.  You may enroll in the programme yourself (no requisition required).  Women who are not eligible for the program are ones that have had breast cancer, breast implants or symptoms such as...

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Port Authority Update May 2017

  Did you know: More than 2,100 people work on-site at the Port of Hamilton, at 130 companies located on Hamilton’s working waterfront. Port jobs are good jobs, concentrated in the areas of manufacturing, engineering and transportation/warehousing. These jobs tend to be full-time, and pay 20% more than the provincial average. Port employment has grown by 30% in the past eight years, and these employees pump more than $261 million back into the local economy each year through personal spending. To explore jobs available at companies located at the Port of Hamilton, please visit and click ‘Careers’. Events Annual General Meeting – May 4 Hamilton Port Authority will present its financial statements, a review of 2016 results, and a roadmap for the years ahead. Please Join us!  This meeting is open to our Port Partners and the public: Thursday, May 4 @ 4:00pm/Arts & Science Brewery/207 Burlington St. E./ Please RSVP via our website Doors Open Hamilton – May 6-7 We are participating in Doors Open Hamilton this year, May 6-7 at our new maintenance and boat storage facility at 210 Hillyard. We hope you can pop in for a behind-the-scenes look at port operations, including a unique view of Hamilton’s working waterfront and the construction activity at Randle Reef. Marine Industry Job Fair – June 27 Have you ever considered a career in the marine industry? To...

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Michael Antonic – December 1974~February 2017

Michael Antonic Dec 1974 – Feb 2017  Thank You to Our North End Community You are too many to mention by name but you were always there standing shoulder to shoulder beside Michael throughout his journey. – You were there through his surgeries, chemo and radiation cycles. – You worked tirelessly on a very successful fundraiser to help finance Michaels prosthetic leg. – You were always available as a chauffeur or delivery service. – You made sure Michael remained connected via Facebook. – Your offers of love and support were endless. – You came by the hundreds to say goodbye and to share our loss. – You kept us fed and occupied when we felt like we couldn’t go on.  The Northend is a place like no other. Michael was very proud be born and raised in the Northend and the  Northend collectively opened it’s arms and embraced him when he needed it most.  Thank You is not enough. Love you all. Mike, Angela and Marc Antonic...

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Book Club Corner – Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

by Kit Darling In April we discussed Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang. This is the story of 3 generations of Chinese women, and ranges from Manchuria during the Sino-Japanese war to Mao’s Cultural Revolution. The grandmother, a beautiful young girl,  has bound feet a traditional practice. She is essentially sold by her father to be a concubine to a General in the Kuomintang Army. After his death she eventually finds love and marries a doctor of traditional medicine. Her daughter becomes a spy for the Communists and eventually joins Mao’s Long March. She and her...

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