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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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A perfect day for an old fashioned Christmas festival

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A perfect day for an old fashioned Christmas festival

To describe a perfect old fashioned Christmas festival you would have to talk about chestnuts roasting on the fire, hot apple cider, making crafts by hand and exploring the pioneer spirit. That describes what was happening at the Grand Old Christmas Festival Sunday Dec. 3/2017 at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. Port Colborne […]

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Port Colborne welcomes the Jolly Old Elf

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Port Colborne welcomes the Jolly Old Elf

It was an amazing day, Port Colborne rolled out the ‘Welcome’ mat Saturday Dec. 2/2017 as Santa Claus came for his annual visit, checking up on all the local children and collecting their Christmas wishes. “I love coming to Port Colborne,” Santa said. “The city has such nice children.” “We could’ve used some snow, though,” […]

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Institutions must do more to support those with mental illness

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Institutions must do more to support those with mental illness

Brock University press release – We as Canadians must do a better job of both recognizing and supporting those around us who are struggling with mental health. That was the message from Lieutenant General (ret) Roméo Dallaire as he addressed a crowd at Brock University to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Friday, […]

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Niagara Health employees raise $78,714 for United Way

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Niagara Health employees raise $78,714 for United Way

Compassion, optimism and a commitment to achieving ambitious results. All of these things have proven to be key components of another successful employee-giving campaign. Niagara Health employees proudly raised $78,714 during our United Way Workplace campaign in October. In addition to the generous one-time donations and payroll deductions, staff placed change jars on their units […]

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Two new reasons to raise a glass to the NC Teaching Winery

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Two new reasons to raise a glass to the NC Teaching Winery

When it comes to award wins at the Niagara College Teaching Winery, the apple doesn’t fall far from the vines. The Teaching Winery, based at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, was celebrated with new awards this month for its wine and hard cider. Its 2013 Prodigy Icewine won Best in Show Dessert Wine at the 95th […]

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