Science or Myth! What are your thoughts about HIV? By: Jean Pierre Mukuna

By: Jean Pierre Mukuna - Regional Worker for Haldimand-Norfolk and Brant  The Aids Network    I have a friend who has an untold story. In fact, more than twenty years after its first appearance, my friend’s experience is the same: more and […]

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Rising from Rock Bottom by Stevan Bodrozic

There are countless stories of people from Brantford suffering because of the city’s economy. Thousands of people lost their jobs almost overnight and the city had one of

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Red Kettles: Make a difference this Christmas (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

Poverty:  It’s something we don’t think about very often unless we’re going through it. In that case,  you think about it all the time.  If you’re struggling with


My Relationship With Christmas – by Tina Draycott

Christmas and I have run hot and cold over the years. By this I mean the whole Christmassy part of the holiday. My own religious affiliations and beliefs

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Christmas Traditions – by Sylvia Collins

I was 34 years old. A single mother of two children ages 6 and 7.  I had been working four part-time jobs in order to make ends meet.

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How Do You Celebrate? (Markus McDaniel)

December has crept up on us again. Hopefully it won’t be the last - you know, because the world is supposedly going to end. I’m sure it’s just

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Santa and the Human Meat Pies of Death (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

There were a few years where I was a rabid Anti-Santite. I was a Christian darn it! That jolly old man was one of the great deceivers of

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A Symbol of the Holidays – by Steph Paige

While in university, I lived in a very multicultural environment, so come the holiday season, there were multiple events in celebration of almost every holiday imaginable. As a


Cambrie’s Little Boxes (Debbie Daggett)

Cambrie’s Little Boxes is in our fourth year of raising funds for Cancer Charities and we have already been hard at work gathering Christmas and every day cards


Free Speech is Awesome by Marc Laferriere (@MarcLaferriere)

Free speech is a wonderful thing. Without free speech The Brant Advocate wouldn’t exist. I am grateful for it every single day. I love it. I love the

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