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Blood drive a success

Blood drive a success

🕔11:54, 23.Feb 2018

By Torcia Velthuizen Have you ever thought of giving the gift of life? Canadian Blood Services hosted a blood drive at St. Clair College on Feb. 15 and had a goal of at least 100 donations from students. Chelsea Derenoski,

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Health roundup

Health roundup

🕔11:40, 23.Feb 2018

By Torcia Velthuizen   Recalls   A variety of Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein bars have been recalled due to the possible presence of metal pieces. A full list of what flavours should be returned or thrown out can be found

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Breaking the colour barrier

Breaking the colour barrier

🕔12:13, 9.Feb 2018

By Torcia Velthuizen The Chimczuk Museum revealed a new exhibit on Feb. 1 to kick off Black History Month. Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred “Boomer” Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars highlights the first all black baseball team to win

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Health roundup

Health roundup

🕔11:55, 9.Feb 2018

By Torcia Velthuizen Blood drive at St.Clair College   Canadian Blood Services is holding a blood drive at St. Clair College. According to Canadian Blood Services, 375 donors are needed weekly in Windsor-Essex and they are hoping to get approximately

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Health roundup

Health roundup

🕔11:03, 2.Feb 2018

Eating disorder awareness week This week is dedicated to eating disorder awareness from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7. The Canadian Mental Health Association and the National Eating Disorder Information Centre have teamed up this year to spread the message, “one

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Sickle cell awareness day

Sickle cell awareness day

🕔13:21, 26.Jan 2018

By Torcia Velthuizen Social media is inundated with posts for national days such as boyfriend day or national puppy day, but lost among the innocuous holidays is a day meant to bring awareness to a serious health issue. On June

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Health roundup

Health roundup

🕔12:58, 26.Jan 2018

By Torcia Velthuizen Best foods to eat during cold and flu season There are a few ways you can avoid the sniffles, keep your body healthy and keep the germs at bay. Here is a list of the best foods

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Health roundup

Health roundup

🕔11:36, 8.Dec 2017

By Torcia Velthuizen Holiday dinner warning Health Canada would like to remind everyone about poultry cooking safety. Poultry that is not cooked properly can lead to food poisoning by salmonella or campylobacter bacteria. Here are some tips outlined on the Health Canada website.

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Health over heels

Health over heels

🕔12:27, 1.Dec 2017

By Torcia Velthuizen It is not unusual to see women hobbling in painful high heels in many parts of the service industry. However, if Bill 168, the Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act passes, employees will no longer be required

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Canada to say goodbye to trans fat

Canada to say goodbye to trans fat

🕔11:50, 22.Sep 2017

By Torcia Velthuizen As the Canadian government gets ready to legalize marijuana in the next year, there is another substance that will become illegal and has many health experts applauding the decision. As of Sept. 15, 2018, any food items

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Spring into the gym

Spring into the gym

🕔11:51, 21.Apr 2017

By Torcia Velthuizen. After a few cold months of comfort food, hibernation is over and many are finding themselves anxious for the upcoming beach season. Kelly Reed, manager at World Gym in Windsor, said people usually join the gym to

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Blaze at Point Pelee

Blaze at Point Pelee

🕔12:02, 31.Mar 2017

By Torcia Velthuizen Officials at Point Pelee National Park and the Leamington Fire Department attended to a fire on Wednesday night. While it is park policy to let fires in the marsh run its course, firefighters were alerted to the

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Shocking facts on use of force

Shocking facts on use of force

🕔11:01, 24.Feb 2017

The Windsor Police Service board held a public meeting and their findings in the use of force annual report may come as a shock. The number of injuries sustained by members of the community decreased in 2016 compared to previous

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Keeping count

Keeping count

🕔13:14, 3.Feb 2017

Ontario is making it easier for those who count calories but some feel the new rules are more harmful than helpful. The new regulation is part of the Healthy Menu Choices Act and requires all restaurants with 20 or more

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Down With Zwarte Piet

Down With Zwarte Piet

🕔12:39, 25.Nov 2016

For children who celebrate Sinterklaas, every holiday season is full of excitement. For some adults it triggers a racial debate. Sinterklaas is an annual celebration in the Netherlands and the Caribbean. It is also celebrated by Canadians of Dutch and

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City council funds study on dangerous intersections

City council funds study on dangerous intersections

🕔11:41, 25.Nov 2016

By Torcia Velthuizen   City council has approved spending $20,000 for an independent study of four intersections deemed the most dangerous for cyclists. The four intersections have been identified in a report released by the City of Windsor based on

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Baby it’s cold outside

Baby it’s cold outside

🕔14:14, 11.Nov 2016

By Torcia Velthuizen The winter months can get uncomfortably cold for some people but for the 235,000 Canadians each year who are homeless, it is a more difficult season. According to statistics from the Homeless Hub, on any given night

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Rebel, trendsetter or artist?

Rebel, trendsetter or artist?

🕔13:47, 21.Oct 2016

Tattoos and piercings are no longer just for risk takers and criminals and are becoming part of the way young adults express themselves. Getting a tattoo or a piercing has had different meanings over time. According to Anne E. Laumann’s

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Upcoming U.S. election leaves students proud to be Canadian

Upcoming U.S. election leaves students proud to be Canadian

🕔14:34, 14.Oct 2016

The behaviour of the U.S. Presidential Candidates is making students proud to be Canadian. Members of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity at the University of Windsor said they have not been following the election besides the occasional meme or reddit

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