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Vigil held in honour of slain Brock University student

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Vigil held in honour of slain Brock University student

Brock University press release – The mother of slain Brock student Yosif Al-Hasnawi fought back tears and spoke in a hushed voice about her first-born son, as 150 people stood silently listening at a vigil at Brock University on Friday afternoon Dec. 8/2017. “Yosif had a beautiful soul,” said Amal Alzurufi, “and a smile that […]

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Wainfleet selects winners of Christmas Card contest

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Wainfleet selects winners of Christmas Card contest

The Township of Wainfleet has announced the winners of this year’s Christmas Card design contest at the regular meeting of council on Tuesday Dec. 5/2017. The winners of this year’s contest are Kyah Gaylord, Coralie Gooderham and Zach Vandebeld. The Township issued a call for entries from the school children of Wainfleet in the early fall. “When I […]

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Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament donates $10,000 to Gillian’s Place

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Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament donates $10,000 to Gillian’s Place

Mayor Walter Sendzik and the Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament committee have made a $10,000 donation Tuesday Dec. 5/2017 to Gillian’s Place from the proceeds of the summer tournament. The donation will assist Gillian’s Place in providing necessary items and programs for women and children seeking safety and support at the St. Catharines shelter. “For 40 […]

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Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer’s disease deaths

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Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer’s disease deaths

Brock University press release – Trace elements of lithium in drinking water can slow death rates from Alzheimer’s disease, Brock University research has found. Rates of diabetes and obesity, which are important risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, also decrease if there is a particular amount of lithium in the water, says the study, published recently in […]

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Tap into your inner bootlegger at Project Brew Friday

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Tap into your inner bootlegger at Project Brew Friday

NC Brewmaster students to host Prohibition-style beer festival Brewmaster students from Niagara College are turning back the clock to the Roaring Twenties and serving up their next craft beer festival, Prohibition style. Project Brew Bootlegger’s Ball will be held on Friday, Dec. 8/2017 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Catharines Market Square. Seventeen […]

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Despite three decades of activism, violence against women not decreasing

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Despite three decades of activism, violence against women not decreasing

Brock University press release – The Dec. 6, 1989 École Polytechnique massacre changed the conversation around violence against women, and led to the creation of Brock University’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. But Brock Assistant Professor Robyn Bourgeois, an indigenous woman who was a victim of violence as a teenager, says that despite nearly […]

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