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Conquering anorexia one day at a time

Conquering anorexia one day at a time

🕔05:54, 26.Apr 2018

By Alyssa Horrobin   Lilyana Neposlan leads a small group of pre-teen girls in an exercise routine to warm up for a ballet class. She bends over to touch her toes and her shirt falls up, revealing her stomach. She

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Windsor becoming a draw for trans community

Windsor becoming a draw for trans community

🕔08:19, 22.Apr 2018

Windsor-Essex Trans Support celebrated its first Transgender Day of Visibility this year. The day has been recognized on March 31st since 2010. It started as a way to celebrate the accomplishments trans people have made around the globe, according to

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Women’s empowerment brunch raises more than $5k for local shelter

Women’s empowerment brunch raises more than $5k for local shelter

🕔10:18, 14.Apr 2018

A group of students want to empower the women of Windsor by bringing the community together. The all-female class of St. Clair College’s event management program planned a fundraising brunch as their final project of the year. They exceeded their

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Windsor becoming a draw for trans community

Windsor becoming a draw for trans community

🕔09:32, 7.Apr 2018

Windsor-Essex Trans Support celebrated its first Transgender Day of Visibility. The day has been recognized on March 31 since 2010. It started as a way to celebrate the accomplishments trans people have made around the globe, according to U.S.-based Trans

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Windsor’s 36th Easter Seals Telethon a huge success

Windsor’s 36th Easter Seals Telethon a huge success

🕔15:53, 30.Mar 2018

The 36th annual Easter Seals Telethon blew past its fundraising goal of $145,000 raising more than $176,000 this year. The telethon brings in about 70 per cent of Easter Seals’ funds for the year. It takes about 40-50 volunteers and

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Black Oak Heritage Park is reopening

Black Oak Heritage Park is reopening

🕔15:47, 30.Mar 2018

After being closed to the public since 2015, Black Oak Heritage Park is reopening. The only public entrance, on the north side of the woods, has been closed during construction of the Gordie Howe Bridge plaza near the park. The

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Local athlete breaks all-time OCAA scoring record

Local athlete breaks all-time OCAA scoring record

🕔10:56, 24.Mar 2018

A player for the St. Clair women’s basketball team recently broke the all-time scoring record for the OCAA. Fifth year student athlete Shannon Kennedy now holds the title of top scorer in the province for women’s basketball with 1,401 points.

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games wrap-up

2018 Paralympic Winter Games wrap-up

🕔09:57, 24.Mar 2018

Canadian paralympic athletes raised the bar high with a new 28-medal record at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. This is nine more than the last record, set in Vancouver, at the 2010 Paralympic Games. The Games wrapped up in Pyeongchang,

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Windsor’s sole cricket league hoping to keep playing

Windsor’s sole cricket league hoping to keep playing

🕔09:54, 24.Mar 2018

Windsor’s only cricket league is finishing up its first season. An indoor winter league, the Intramural Cricket League is open to anyone who has an interest in learning and playing the sport. “It all began with everyone’s will to play

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St. Clair Saints women’s volleyball team wins first medal in 20 years

St. Clair Saints women’s volleyball team wins first medal in 20 years

🕔20:03, 27.Feb 2018

The St. Clair College women’s volleyball team won bronze at this year’s OCAA tournament, ending a 20-year medal drought for the team. Head coach Jimmy El-Turk said when he started three years ago and saw the banner hanging in the

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Windsor’s first cat cafe a huge success

Windsor’s first cat cafe a huge success

🕔22:00, 29.Jan 2018

On the heels of Windsor’s first ever cat yoga at a local animal rescue mission came a two-day “PAWp up” cat cafe where people could cuddle a cat while drinking their coffee – and fill out an adoption form. For

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Humane Society urges dog owners to take caution

Humane Society urges dog owners to take caution

🕔19:09, 9.Jan 2018

By Alyssa Horrobin If you get cold standing outside in the snow, your pet does too. That’s the message from the Windsor-Essex Humane Society, which is urging pet owners to be careful in winter. “If they are holding feet up,

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Humane Society extending services to Amherstburg

Humane Society extending services to Amherstburg

🕔11:33, 4.Dec 2017

By Alyssa Horrobin The Windsor-Essex Humane Society is extending animal control and pound service for dogs to Amherstburg. The Town of Amherstburg put out a bid for the service and Humane Society reps felt they could fill the need. The

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The Willistead Night Market delivers, rain or shine

The Willistead Night Market delivers, rain or shine

🕔17:52, 2.Oct 2017

By Elisabeth Remington It’s a good thing the Willistead Night Market had a back up plan on Friday, Sept. 29. The skies were clear and the tables were full at the beginning of the event, formerly known as the Walkerville

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Kennel cough outbreak in Windsor dogging canines

Kennel cough outbreak in Windsor dogging canines

🕔14:40, 25.Sep 2017

By Alyssa Horrobin   There is a bug going around Windsor and it could affect your canine comrades, taking up to a month for recovery. Infectious tracheobronchitis, otherwise known as kennel cough, is a highly contagious (but not life-threatening) respiratory

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150 Minutes

150 Minutes

🕔12:46, 24.Mar 2017

By Janeen Kratochvil Celebrate Canada with 150 minutes of art, music and food. Mark your calendars for an evening of fun! Ford City and St. Clair College are about to celebrate. The graduating students of the public relations program at

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Digital dependency

Digital dependency

🕔11:33, 24.Mar 2017

By Alyssa Horrobin In a time where technology is advancing and being consumed more than ever, it is important for people to set limits for themselves to avoid negative effects. Some see too much of this consumption becoming an issue of mental

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New year, new you?

New year, new you?

🕔12:58, 27.Jan 2017

  By Alyssa Horrobin Hit the gym, get in shape, live healthier…these are commitments people make on the first day of January every year. According to the Statistic Brain website, weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution people make

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Teens targeted for drive safely message

Teens targeted for drive safely message

🕔09:30, 11.Nov 2016

By Alyssa Horrobin Windsor police are getting the word out about the dangers of distracted driving through students and social media. Canada recently recognized National Teen Driver Safety Week, with the WPS and many local high schools participating. In Ontario,

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Black lives matter everywhere

Black lives matter everywhere

🕔14:26, 21.Oct 2016

The activist movement Black Lives Matter may have started far from Canada, but there are people in Windsor who also feel very strongly about it. The movement began after the man who shot and killed African-American teen Trayvon Martin was acquitted.

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