Day: February 2, 2018

Did You Know…

By Brian Roulston The first known use of police dogs to police the community in Ontario was in Hamilton in 1878 when officers took in an old stray dog named “Bob”. Dogs have been used in some form of law enforcement since the middle ages but it was in Continental Europe that they were used on a large scale. Police in Paris, France began using dogs to target roaming criminal gangs at night. Bloodhounds were used in Scotland and were called “Slough Dogs” which is where the word “Sleuth” originated, meaning ‘Detective’. The first real attempt to use dogs...

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St. Lawrence Church Town Hall Meeting

The Diocese of Hamilton has conducted viability studies on a number of Catholic churches in Hamilton, including St. Lawrence Church. As part of their information gathering, the Diocese has requested a Town Hall meeting with St. Lawrence parishioners, community members and anyone else interested. The purpose of the meeting is to hear the Diocese’s thoughts and recommendations for the church, to ask questions of the Diocese and to share our thoughts and ideas for our church. This is a very important meeting for our church. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. MEETING DETAILS: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM St. Lawrence Church, Parish Hall (Mary St....

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Community Events for February

It’s February – Celebrate! February may be the shortest month of the year – but boy is it full of things to do, learn and celebrate. Here’s a brief list of a few both free and fee. Black History Month – Hamilton is rich in Black History and there are activities, music and books to help you learn and to participate ranging from fee ($) to free. 2018 Rev. John C. Holland awards banquet and entertainment. Feb. 10 – Tickets $ http://www.johnhollandawards.com for information. Jackie Washington Day – musical tribute February 16 at noon. Central Library (Free) Pick up...

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Valentines Day Facts

Won’t you be…..my Valentine? Don’t we all dream of love and romance? Since we were children in kindergarten, we waited for the cards from our classmates and hoped we would be someone’s Valentine. But, Valentine’s Day is not all about ordering the roses or buying the chocolates and making the dinner reservations or about getting them either! To me, whether you are waiting for your Valentine or trying to choose your Valentine, remember, we should celebrate love every day and no matter who you love, you need to love yourself first. But, like everything, Valentine’s Day has a history...

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