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1 OPINION COLD CASE PROJECT KEEPS UNSOLVED INVESTIGATIONS IN PUBLIC EYE SIGN UP FOR OUR UNSOLVED NEWSLETTER . AND RECEIVE AN ARTICLE - EACH WEEK, LORI ~ MARTIN SAYS LORI MARTIN Column ESET, It's about trust. Our relation- ship with our readers is built on transparency, honesty and integ- rity. As such, we have launched a trust initiative to tell you who we are and how and why we do what we do. This article is part of that project. A vivid mental image of Syl- via Rudge cherishing the earring she helped remove from her daughter's ear the last time she saw Amanda, 27, started report- er Louie Rosella's cold case sto- . ry. » Published online on April 2, 2017, the story of Amanda Rudge's disappearance was the first in an ongoing series by Tor- star Corporation Community Brand journalists. What began as a digital pro- ject of nine community websites to tell stories about unsolved po- lice investigations has expanded to include all 27 Torstar commu- nity sites and the Hamilton Spec- tator. Under the searchable tag "Ontario Cold Case," these arti- cles are added every Thursday morning to websites serving communities from Ottawa to Windsor and Niagara Falls to North Bay. : Every week, community jour- nalists throughout Torstar reach out to victims' families, former and present police inves- tigation teams, old friends and often previous articles to shed light on the unsolved cases of the murdered and missing from our communities. Some of the 130 stories are de- cades old and fading fast in the collective memory of the com- munity. Others are high-profile cases, including a three-part se- ries about the murder of nine- year-old Christine Jessop in 1984. Written by Jeremy Grimal- di, the series resulted in six peo- ple contacting police with new information. : Our Nov. 7 story by Rick Van- derlinde follows a tip from a Hamilton Spectator reader re- garding Ken Worth's execution- style murder in 1975. Reporters Danielle Marr and Sarah Bissonette retold the sto- ry of the 1998 murder of Renee Sweeney in Sudbury. Thanks to great police work, an arrest was made in the case in 2018. And while not every story has resulted in new leads for police or arrests, we look at Ontario Cold Cases as a partnership with our readers to remember those we've lost to tragedy, to help po- lice solve cases and to remind RSI ONE DAY RUE: ONLY! LINGLE EE TIE; NOOO MIN IN QUALIFYING AREAS Halton police photo Missing boy Cameron Gerald March, who lived near the Milton-Burlington border, was last seen on May 7, 1975. those families affected that we will never forget what happened -to their loved ones. If you would like us to tell a story about an unsolved case in your community, please reach out with the details. You can sign up for our cold case newsletter, "Unsolved," at . It is delivered to your inbox every Friday. Lori Martin is editor-in-chief in Simcoe County. We welcome your questions and value your comments. Email our trust committee at - ili PURCHASE LE STORE FOR OF TALS LET'S REFOCUS MEDICINE TO QUALITY OF LIFE FAMILIES SHOULD TALK ABOUT IT. WRITES NADIA ALAM NADIA ALAM Column All life comes to an end. As a family doctor who pro- vides palliative care, I'm acutely aware of that fact. Having cared for patients who are frail and elderly, I'm also aware that we are living longer than ever before. Many of us are living well into our 80s and 90s. Medicine can do a lot to prolong life. But it doesn't always mean that we should. More is not always better. As a society, we must be able to talk about not just what a good life looks like, but what a good death looks like. I'm not just talking about med- ical assistance in dying. I'm talk- ing about when to stop life-pro- longing treatment. When to refo- cus medicine on quality of life, not quantity. None of us knows when our time will come. But when life-threatening ill- ness strikes, we have a choice: in- vestigate and try and treat it, or fo- cus our attention on comfort and time with loved ones while nature takes its course. This is an important consider- Brett J Strano, CFP®, FMA, CIWM Financial Advisor 330 Bronte Strest South' Suite 217 Milton, ON LOT iva 905-864-9969 ation at any and all stages of our lives. In fact, my husband and I have had conversations around advance care planning. It becomes especially signifi- cant the older we grow. Each ill- ness takes its toll. Each illness im- pacts overall quality of life. Patients do not return to what they were before their illnesses. I had the privilege of caring for a patient who took the time to talk to his family about his life -and his death. This doesn't always happen. "And it should. I encourage you all to talk to your family and help them understand the kind of life you want to live, the extent of ag- gressive treatment that you want, and what a good death means for you. In fact, when my patient be- came suddenly unresponsive, his daughters could speak up for him. After we discussed all the options, they told me that he would not want more done. Had I automatically sent him to uejpeue) uo | | 0 6102 'LZ Jequanon 'Aepsiny] | uoidwey the Emergency Department, he . would have endured IVs, blood draws, chest x-rays, CT scans and other tests. Instead, he chose to stop. We fo- cused on keeping him comfortable and pain-free. Giving him the dig- nified death that he wanted. This is what a-good death looks like. Like I said, there is a lot that medicine can do nowadays. What that means needs due consider- ation by you and your family. For those looking for more guidance, check out www.advan- Nadia Alam is a Georgetown physician and past president of the Ontario Medical Association. Her columns also appears on madia. She can be reached at Financial solutions are around the corner. Carlee MacQueen Financial Advisor 310 Main Street East Suite 103 Milton, ON LOT 1P4 905-864-6959 Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING woo uoyeyapISuI

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