Richard Haddad

WNI News Content & Digital Media Director

Richard Haddad is the News Content & Digital Media Director for Western News&Info, Inc., the parent company of The Daily Courier.

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Column: Hope has no limits for parents of a missing child

This is a personal message written with a heart full of concern for a little girl who vanished 19 years ago this week.

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Column: A Christmas pause for freedom

In November a B.C. comic strip carried a message that may have been lost in the fanfare and pageantry leading up to this holiday season.

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Newspaper owner poisoned with potentially lethal toxins

Medical experts urge police investigation

The co-owner of The Daily Courier was poisoned with what could have been lethal doses of thallium and other chemicals, according to leading toxicology and medical experts.

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Column: Too many men fail to keep their promises

A bicycle for a kiss and a broken promise

When I was 7 years old, I sat in a vacant lot across from my house and promised a neighbor girl my bicycle in exchange for a kiss.

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Column: Two boys with flowers, and a revelation on gratitude

I left my office one evening with a dozen thoughts about work still lingering on my mind. With appointments to keep and children to feed, I paid little attention to what was going on around me.

Column: Hate destructive in all its guises, even in our vocabulary

When I was young I met a girl who told me I used the word “hate” far too often in my everyday conversations.

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Column: 11 traits that reveal the measure of a man

A few years ago I was feeling somewhat testosterone-deficient as I sat in the bleachers of a rodeo event surrounded by a crowd of larger, stronger men of the cowboy persuasion.

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Column: Reporting a DUI: Are we as brave as a 13-year-old girl?

Some years ago a Michigan man was arrested on drunken driving and child endangerment charges after his 13-year-old daughter called 911 from the backseat of the van he was driving.

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Column: Oft overlooked 4th verse of National Anthem carries a reminder

On Sept. 14, 1814, while detained aboard a British warship during the bombardment of Ft. McHenry, Francis Scott Key witnessed at dawn the failure of the British attempt to take Baltimore.

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Chivalry over Tokyo: The WWII story of Hap Halloran and Hideichi Kaiho (Part 2)

At the end of part 1, 22-year-old navigator Raymond ‘Hap’ Halloran had just bailed out of his B-29 Superfortress after it was critically damaged by a Japanese fighter.

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