- Created on Friday, 12 December 2014 16:49
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By DAVID CHERNISH
Warning: This article contains strong content and curse words.
“Don’t quit before the miracle, enjoy life,” is a saying ex-National Hockey League (NHL) player Theo Fleury signs in each book he autographs, which is a perfect explanation of his post-hockey life.
His co-writer, Kim Barthel, of the book Conversations with a Rattlesnake, joined Fleury on day 36 of the book tour that started in Kingston, Ont. on Nov. 3.
“It has been an incredible month,” Fleury said.
Barthel is an expert in the field of science of occupational therapy and neurobiology as well as a therapist.
The tour isn’t you eavesdropping on a therapist-client conversation, but one on the issues around sexual abuse, as well as drug and alcohol abuse.
In the 2003 NHL off-season, Fleury decided to hang up the skates after the NHL handed him a suspension for violating its substance abuse program.
- Created on Thursday, 04 December 2014 07:58
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By LUCA GUARDARI
Shine a light; the Winter Festival of Lights is back for the holiday season.
Dazzling Niagara Falls with an array of beautiful lights since 1983, the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) invites you to walk into a winter wonderland.
With over three million stunning lights along five-plus kilometres throughout Niagara Falls, the OPG’s display has since attracted over 1.3 million people from around the world.
The Festival of Lights has become a winter getaway.
Tourists’ interest has increased over the years, as what used to be called off-season for the Falls has now become a busier and longer season due to the winter popularity of the lights.
One of the premier illumination festivals in North America, the festival has over 120 sparkling ensemble displays.
Adding even more excitement to the stunning array of lights is the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles display on Clifton Hill.
Colourful renditions of favourite turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo,...
- Created on Saturday, 29 November 2014 22:18
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By THAKURJIT SAGGU
All good things must come to an end. The women’s volleyball team’s undefeated streak halted against the Sheridan Bruins (6-2), of Oakville.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Head Coach Joey Martins. “I thought our game plan was on point with what they did. I just don’t feel that our offensive game plan was executing the way it should have been.”
In a game that looked winnable for the Knights (6-1), they were unable to adapt to the superior blocking of the Bruins, and unable to block as efficiently on their own end.
“Our girls need to look at the block and look where the open options are and play it accordingly,” said middle blocker Alexandria Botelho.
Despite having a good game, Botelho wasn’t satisfied because the team did not win.
“I thought I played well, but any accomplishments of mine doesn’t account for us...
- Created on Thursday, 04 December 2014 04:06
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Niagara News Staff
Rebecca Patterson, a decorated Royal Canadian Navy captain and Niagara College nursing graduate, was awarded the prestigious Premier’s Award on Nov. 24.
She was presented with it at the Higher Education Summit in Toronto in the Health Sciences category.
Niagara College President Dan Patterson said, “Capt. Patterson is an outstanding example of the significant contributions that college graduates make – not just here in Ontario, but around the world.”
Patterson’s resumé is extensive; her conflict-zone experience caring for Canadian Forces includes the Persian Gulf, Croatia, Bosnia and Rwanda.
The efforts that brought her the award were more than just combat experience. She supported the Olympics when they were held in Vancouver, served as national senior medical planner for Canada’s combat operations in Afghanistan and led a multinational team to design a military medical program that met the Canadian Medical Association’s accreditation.
She said, “I have been deeply privileged to have spent my career...
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By JEN HARDY
Students felt appreciated and were looking for free food.
Today, Niagara College’s Student Appreciation Day, from mid-morning to mid-afternoon challenged the various departments to present their best side by giving students what they want: free food and tons of games with prizes to be won.
Lesley Calvin, manager of the Centre for Student Leadership and Engagement, and her team went all out this year to show the students just how much they are appreciated.
The office had a Survivor theme with two Minute to Win it games for students to demonstrate their strengths.
Calvin said she is “living the dream,” being able to call a day like this work.
Cassandra Reid, a Graphic Design student here, was one of the lucky ones to win an instant price from the CSLE office.
Reid said in preparation for today she read the itinerary and originally came to L20 at the Welland campus to...
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By KEVAN DOWD
Canada will be singing “Silver and Gold” for a whole new reason this holiday season.
The Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) proved it produces great food, great wine and great chefs.
Junior Culinary Team Canada returned home with a gold and silver medal from the World Culinary Championship in Luxembourg.
The team, consisting of culinary students from the CFWI, represented the nation at the competition held Nov. 21 to Nov. 27.
“It’s exactly what I’d hoped for,” said Craig Youdale, team manager and dean of the CFWI.
“It’s our first ever international event, but now we’ve learned how to deal with it. Stress, eating, sleep, all the things that go with a big event, and getting us ready for the real big prize, and that’s to be on the podium, the final podium, in Germany.”
The World Culinary Championship is the first step towards the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany.
- Created on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 19:15
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By KEVAN DOWD
Gold was the colour of the day for Junior Culinary Team Canada.
And there were tears of joy when it was announced that the team had earned a gold medal at the Culinary World Championships. Canada was told Nov. 26 that its hot program, cooked and served the night before, had earned them the highest honour at the international competition in Luxembourg.
“We’ve received support back home since we left, and it’s been so heart-warming, and inspiring, I think it helped us when we got into the kitchen,” said team captain Iain Dawson. “We realized it wasn’t just for us. Everyone wanted us to do well, we were representing all junior cooks in Canada, all aspiring-chefs and I just want to thank them for their undying support.”
The team, comprised of students and recent graduates from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, is competing against the top junior culinary...